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Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
AgweekTV: Sweet crops
Twenty-First Century Fox offers $14B for UK's Sky
Willmar Middle School rings in new year with new classrooms
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
July 15, 2016
State parks’ online reservation system a welcome change for some
BUFFALO RIVER STATE PARK -- Sitting around a slightly smoking campfire, with an early July breeze rustling trees overhead, Dan Hilgert and Ryan...
July 15, 2016 - 12:00am
June 14, 2016
State park officials try new approach to hear from campers
UPPER SIOUX AGENCY STATE PARK – Pitch a tent in a state park campground this summer, and there’s a chance the camper at the next site will...
June 14, 2016 - 1:52pm
June 8, 2016
Minnesota campgrounds primed to make history
For the first time, every campsite at Minnesota state park and recreation areas will be occupied on one night during the historic “Total Takeover”...
June 8, 2016 - 12:54pm
December 14, 2015
Minnesota cuts back at less popular state parks
WILLMAR — Lucy Tokheim is not among those celebrating this December’s wimpy weather. She is an avid cross country skier waiting for snow...
December 14, 2015 - 12:30am
June 20, 2014
Flooding closes campgrounds at two state parks in region
ST. PAUL — Heavy rains this week have resulted in the temporary closure of the campgrounds, horse camp and trails at Fort Ridgley State Park near Fairfax and the closure of two campgrounds at the Upper Sioux Agency State Park near Granite Falls. Both parks are open for day use...
June 20, 2014 - 10:51pm
April 15, 2014
Attracting residents: Renville County launching marketing campaign for parks
OLIVIA — With over 1,300 acres of woodlands and prairie, and lots of shoreline on the Minnesota River and two lakes, Renville County’s seven parks offer camping, hiking and fishing opportunities all within a short drive for all of the county’s residents. Yet last year, only...
April 15, 2014 - 11:26pm
March 5, 2013
The Armchair MVP blog: Planning an escape from winter
By Mark Walters Thearmchairmvp.areavoices.com
March 5, 2013 - 8:57am
May 24, 2012
Family Energy FaceOff blog: Unplugged in the great outdoors
May 24, 2012 - 8:33am
August 27, 2011
State park's tipis offer a unique camping experience
UPPER SIOUX AGENCY STATE PARK -- Some of Rhonda Gronseth's fondest childhood memories were made on camping trips with her mother. She's just...
August 27, 2011 - 12:00am
October 9, 2010
Park looks to expand
DAWSON -- Lac qui Parle County's only park is getting discovered for all the right reasons. "You can come down here any day of the week and...
October 9, 2010 - 12:00am
July 17, 2010
Camping at its best
Consider a local vacation. 'Are we there yet?' can hold off for another summer.The sun has nearly set on the first half of summer, yet the...
July 17, 2010 - 12:58am
July 16, 2010
Finding comfort at Sonshine
WILLMAR -- When most people camp out at Sonshine, they make sure to bring the essentials: a sleeping bag, sunscreen and plenty of snacks. But...
July 16, 2010 - 12:00am
July 15, 2010
Sonshiners beat weather, boredom of festival down time with fun ideas
WILLMAR -- Not even heavy bouts of pouring rain could dampen Sonshiners' spirits as they continued to arrive at the festival Wednesday. All...
July 15, 2010 - 12:00am
July 3, 2010
Ready for camping action
NEW LONDON -- Everybody prepares for the Fourth of July weekend. Plans need to be made, things need to be packed and all the little things need...
July 3, 2010 - 12:00am
October 24, 2009
Big year at Sibley, Monson state parks
SPICER -- Minnesota State Parks are reporting one of their busiest seasons ever, with an announcement this week that annual permit sales jumped 36 percent and daily sales by 32 percent from one year ago. The final numbers have yet to be tallied, but there's reason to believe that...
October 24, 2009 - 12:00am