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Is homemade baby food healthier for infants?
Licorice during pregnancy linked to health issues for kids
Trump decides to skip White House press dinner
Men more at risk of cognitive impairment, death after hip fracture
Minnesotan Ellison’s DNC campaign falls short
Cook: Another kind of winter: dove, robin, cardinal
Gymnastics: Schramm, Henjum in state All-Around top-20
Wrestling: 18 area grapplers win section titles
Twins linked to Dominican shortstop Marte
Minnesota United about to discover learning curve for MLS expansion teams
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Keith L. Kendall
Lawrence "Junior" Johnson, Jr.
Swift: Expiration dates are just suggestions
Phillips: A well-timed letter reminded me to look for kindness
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
Little things make a big difference with gardening
Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
February 18, 2017
Renville County buffer law meetings slated Feb. 27-28
OLIVIA — Four meetings over two days in separate locations will be conducted in Renville County to provide information on the new buffer...
February 18, 2017 - 7:34am
January 25, 2017
Farm couple urges YM County to take on buffer enforcement
GRANITE FALLS — A Yellow Medicine County farm couple is appealing a finding that a private ditch on their farm meets the criteria of being...
January 25, 2017 - 2:00am
January 20, 2017
District 16 legislators hopeful for bonding, transportation
GRANITE FALLS — Two area legislators said the new session is off to a "fast and furious start,'' and so were the issues on Friday as they...
January 20, 2017 - 10:17pm
August 30, 2016
Does Dayton talk to farmers enough?
FALCON HEIGHTS—First it was an effort to keep agriculture runoff out of the state's waters by the use of plant buffers, then last week it was a restriction on the use of some pesticides. Many of Minnesota's farmers and farm organizations are not happy with Gov. Mark Dayton,...
August 30, 2016 - 6:39pm
June 1, 2016
Prinsco could play role in improving farmland buffers
WILLMAR — Water management structures manufactured by Prinsco could help improve water quality in Minnesota and lessen flood impacts in the...
June 1, 2016 - 9:58pm
April 22, 2016
Commentary: Preserve our water for our future
My father, Bruce Dayton, taught me that good stewardship is one of our most important responsibilities: to take what we have been given, or have...
April 22, 2016 - 12:16am
April 21, 2016
Bill clarifying Minnesota water buffers set for Dayton’s pen
ST. PAUL — Nearly a year after he signed the first one, another bill regulating the use of vegetative buffers strips to protect Minnesota’s waters is headed to Gov. Mark Dayton’s desk. Dayton has said he supports the bill that the House passed Thursday by a 105-24 vote and...
April 21, 2016 - 9:44pm
April 14, 2016
Senate votes to eliminate buffer confusion
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature is close to cleaning up misunderstandings in a law meant to clean up the state’s water. Senators passed legislation 61-0 Thursday making it clear that vegetative buffers will not be required along private ditches. The measure also clears up...
April 14, 2016 - 11:58pm
March 16, 2016
Buffer change passes committee
ST. PAUL — Changes in Minnesota's year-old law requiring vegetative buffers received approval of a Senate committee Wednesday. Over objections of environmental groups, a Senate agriculture committee on a split voice vote moved Sen. Rod Skoe’s bill to extend until 2025 the time...
March 16, 2016 - 11:20pm
State legislators to revisit ‘buffer strip’ law
ST. PAUL — A key water-quality initiative of Gov. Mark Dayton last year — vegetative buffer strips along streams and drainage ditches — is returning for an encore performance at the Capitol in St. Paul this week. On Wednesday, a Senate committee will hold a hearing on a series...
March 16, 2016 - 5:30am
March 10, 2016
First of buffer maps to debut soon
WILLMAR — The first rendition of the maps showing where buffers will be required along public ditches in Minnesota will be released in about...
March 10, 2016 - 12:11am
February 26, 2016
Watersheds offer programs to improve water quality
WORTHINGTON -- Heron Lake Watershed District Administrator Jan Voit said the work her staff does within the watershed district is on a willing...
February 26, 2016 - 5:30am
February 18, 2016
Buffer maps to come out by July 1, but questions remain
ST. PAUL — Minnesota landowners are to have access to maps showing where they need to install buffer strips by July 1, but questions, distrust...
February 18, 2016 - 11:33pm
January 29, 2016
Dayton backs off buffer strips for private ditches
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has ceded ground to farm interests, Republicans and some Democrats over a contentious aspect of his plan to require vegetative buffer strips to help protect water from agricultural runoff and erosion. Privately owned drainage ditches are off...
January 29, 2016 - 11:21pm
December 15, 2015
Dayton lays out conservation plan
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton wants the state and the federal governments to spend nearly $800 million to improve water quality by taking 100,000 acres out of crop production in western and southern Minnesota. Half of the land would become vegetated buffers between crops and bodies...
December 15, 2015 - 11:20pm