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NLS approves funding for track and field projects
Prosecutors want police conduct expert to testify at Minnesota police officer's manslaughter trial
Minn. legislators weigh increasing penalties for blocking highways during protests
Teenager supporting veterans around Minnesota with clothing
Two vineyards challenge Minnesota grape law
Rubio's three FTs send Wolves past Pacers
Local Roundup: Jackson earns All-America honors
U.S. women's team settle pay dispute, avoid boycott
Gimenez hardest transition to Twins may be getting son on the bandwagon
Tonkin polishing new cutter in Twins bullpen
'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
Delores A. Larson
Ethel L. Anderson
LeRoy H. Koenen
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
November 6, 2010
Two changes to keep in mind
The new phone-in registration system and a new regulation prohibiting the cross-tagging of bucks are changes that hunters should be aware of this season, said Jeff Miller, assistant wildlife manager with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in New London. While hunters may...
November 6, 2010 - 12:00am
November 4, 2010
Gimse: 'It was a very good night' for GOP in Minnesota
WILLMAR -- With the exception of Republican Bruce Vogel's upset of 14-year legislative veteran Al Juhnke in House District 13B, voters in west...
November 4, 2010 - 12:00am
October 27, 2010
District 20A: Backer believes healthy jobs climate is key for state
GRACEVILLE -- Jay Backer wants to pack twice the punch in St. Paul. Backer and his twin brother, Jeff, are both campaigning for the state Legislature....
October 27, 2010 - 12:00am
September 7, 2010
Commentary: On missing 'Big Labor'
WASHINGTON -- Watching the great civil rights march on television in August 1963, I couldn't help but notice that hundreds carried signs with a strange legend at the top: "UAW Says." UAW was saying "Segregation Disunites the United States," and many other things insisting on equality. This...
September 7, 2010 - 12:00am
September 2, 2010
Big Ten Conference announces division assignments
By Ralph D. Russo, AP College Football Writer Any Michigan man will tell you, there is nothing quite like beating Ohio State. Every Buckeye agrees, a win over that team from up North is priority No. 1. Well, now Michigan and Ohio State could get two chances in a season to beat...
September 2, 2010 - 12:00am
August 27, 2010
Dustup over group's charge that coal ash from Big Stone plant contaminating area
BIG STONE COUNTY -- A public interest group is charging that heavy metals and chemicals are leaching from coal ash stored at the Big Stone power plant near Milbank, S.D., and contaminating groundwater at the site. The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources --...
August 27, 2010 - 12:00am
August 10, 2010
Swan song: Last year for 11-team Big Ten alignment
By Rusty Miller, AP Sports Writer It's the end of the Big Ten as we know it. With Nebraska joining in 2011 -- not to mention the possibility of others also climbing aboard the expansion train -- the Big Misnomer puts its 11-team alignment on the field for one final time this fall. Next...
August 10, 2010 - 12:00am
August 7, 2010
Newcastle Disease causes bird die-off in Big Stone
APPLETON -- Hundreds of double-crested cormorants and ring-billed gulls on Marsh Lake in Big Stone County have died from Newcastle Disease, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). As of Wednesday, about 500 cormorants and 400 ring-billed gulls had been found...
August 7, 2010 - 12:00am
Wildlife addition retraces our outdoor heritage
LAKE LILLIAN -- The first surveyors in southern Kandiyohi County scribbled in their notes that they could not take 100 steps in any direction...
August 7, 2010 - 12:00am
July 29, 2010
July 29, 2010 - 12:00am
July 16, 2010
Packers ask Big Ten about football title game at Lambeau
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers are interested in hosting a potential Big Ten conference championship game at Lambeau Field. A team spokesman said the Packers have made preliminary contact with Big Ten officials to request information on hosting a new conference championship...
July 16, 2010 - 12:00am
June 30, 2010
Big Store auction off, but buyer could be hooked
NEW LONDON -- The scheduled auction of a New London grocery store was cancelled about a half-hour after it was set to begin Tuesday morning. There...
June 30, 2010 - 12:00am
June 12, 2010
Nebraska to join Big Ten
By Eric Olson, AP Sports Writer LINCOLN, Neb. -- So long, Big 12. Nebraska's membership in the Big Ten Conference is official. The Big Ten's board of presidents and chancellors unanimously welcomed Nebraska to the club on Friday, just a few hours after the school formally disclosed...
June 12, 2010 - 12:00am
Big Ten quashes rumors of extensions to four teams
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany e-mailed conference officials Tuesday to stamp out a rumor that four schools had already been offered a chance to join the league. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith confirmed Tuesday that Delany had quashed a report that...
May 12, 2010 - 12:00am
March 8, 2010
PUC kills certificate of need for Big Stone II lines
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has killed the certificate of need for the transmission lines that would have served the failed Big Stone II power plant in eastern South Dakota. But the PUC has kept the route permit for the transmission lines open for one year...
March 8, 2010 - 12:00am