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Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle lawsuit over account abuses
Driver avoids serious injury when vehicle plunges into drainage pond in Minn.
Poop and fish guts for the National Rotten Sneaker win
Trump signs order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies
'Dr. Doolittle' helps amputated animals walk again
Trump declines Nationals' Opening Day first pitch offer
Frozen Four-bound Bulldogs thriving in overtime as 2011 champions did
Former, current, future BSU women's players join Team USA boycott
Twins coach tries to help Sano take the next step
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Keith L. Sorenson
Doris I. Rasmusson
Cleo J. Holtberg
David "Doc" Halliday
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
July 23, 2012
Funds available to protect riparian lands in Minn.
LITCHFIELD -- Contracts on 60 percent of the land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program in Minnesota will expire in the next five years,...
July 23, 2012 - 12:00am
July 20, 2012
Requirements by law for boaters
- Remove aquatic plants, zebra mussels and other prohibited species from boats, trailers and equipment before transporting from any water access. - Drain all water from bilge, livewell, motor, ballast tanks, and portable bait containers before leaving water accesses or shoreline...
July 20, 2012 - 12:00am
Citizen discovers what is thought to be zebra mussel in Lake Minnewaska
GLENWOOD -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is investigating a report that a zebra mussel was found in Lake Minnewaska in Pope...
July 20, 2012 - 12:00am
July 13, 2012
DNR lengthens wolf hunt period
Minnesota's first regulated wolf hunt will be longer than earlier announced, with a late season ending Jan. 31 instead of Jan. 6, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials said Thursday. Among other changes announced Thursday, hunters and trappers must register the wolves...
July 13, 2012 - 10:00am
July 12, 2012
Research remains murky on danger of Asian carp invasion
HAVANA, Ill. -- As scientists aboard a research boat activate an electric current, the calm Illinois River transforms into a roiling, silvery...
July 12, 2012 - 1:46am
July 7, 2012
Paddling a canoe at Minn.'s Sibley State Park
July 7, 2012 - 12:00am
June 18, 2012
Comment sought on Chippewa River bank stabilization project near Watson, Minn.
WATSON -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is inviting public comments on its plans to stabilize and protect the banks of the Chippewa River Diversion approach channel near Watson. The channel has experienced substantial bank erosion due to high flows and ice...
June 18, 2012 - 12:00am
June 16, 2012
Increase in water-related fatalities so far this year in Minnesota attributed to warm weather earlier
WILLMAR -- More than two dozen people have died in water-related accidents this year in Minnesota, which is up from 14 at this time last year. Kim Elverum, coordinator of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Boat and Water Safety, said the increase is directly related to the...
June 16, 2012 - 12:00am
Kandiyohi County: 'Where the lakes begin'
WILLMAR -- It's no secret that Minnesota boasts some of the most gorgeous natural scenery in the United States, due in large part to the state's...
June 16, 2012 - 12:00am
May 24, 2012
Family Energy FaceOff blog: Unplugged in the great outdoors
May 24, 2012 - 8:33am
May 15, 2012
Fisheries biologist to talk about low head dam removal, fishing
MONTEVIDEO -- Fisheries biologist Chris Domeier of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be the featured expert giving a presentation on the health of the fish in the Minnesota River at a special presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Montevideo/Chippewa County Public...
May 15, 2012 - 12:00am
May 14, 2012
Reports abound of happy anglers in west central Minn.
WILLMAR -- The consensus is west central Minnesota's 2012 fishing opener experience was an unqualified success. Even those few folks who didn't...
May 14, 2012 - 12:00am
April 30, 2012
Getting down to basics
April 30, 2012 - 12:00am
April 24, 2012
Increase in license fees closer for hunters, anglers but not yet law
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota hunters and anglers could get their wish to pay higher license fees, but some House Republicans must be convinced first. "I think it is doable," Rep. Denny McNamara said of getting enough votes from fellow representatives, but it will be a tough job. Supporters...
April 24, 2012 - 12:00am
April 19, 2012
Fishing under the bridge in New London, Minn.
April 19, 2012 - 12:00am