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Two arrested in Litchfield, had stolen items from across region
MnDOT seeks public participation for Statewide Bicycle System Plan
Failure in rotor hub stalls south wind turbine
MPCA completes 60 enforcement cases in quarter
Man gets stayed prison, long probation for criminal sexual conduct
NASCAR: Part-time anchorman Kenseth has his eye on Richmond victory
Prep Track: Willmar boys first, Card girls second at Rocori Invitational
NHL Playoffs: Wild’s Cooke suspended for seven games
The Insider: Jackson, Knicks owner already clashing
MLB: Colabello’s big night leads Twins to win in extra innings
Paul McCartney to play Fargo on July 12 and Minneapolis on August 2
Stephen Colbert named to takeover 'Late Show' on CBS
4-part harmony on stage Saturday at WEAC in Willmar, Minn.
Bemidji featured as FX posts first seven minutes of 'Fargo' series
Mickey Rooney, versatile actor and master showman, dies At 93
Best Western Plus opening marks end of 3rd phase of reconstruction
Family Dollar to cuts jobs, plans to close about 350 stores
Green Mill reopens after extensive remodel
BlackBerry severs sales ties with T-Mobile
Nominatinations sought for B2B’s ‘5 Over 40’ issue in west central Minnesota
Genevieve Margaret Niklaus
Dale Herman Weilage
Hanley S. Reigstad
Jerry A. Bengtson
Helen M. Person
Pahl — Odens
For area Magic: The Gathering fans, it’s more than just a game
Twitter rolls out new look to user profile pages
Motorcycle safety: Training key to saving lives this riding season
Valle — Steinhaus
Cartoon by Joe Heller
Editorial: It’s time to get weather prepared
Letter: Do we need ‘placemaking’?
Letter: The stigma of mental illness
Midwest Opinion: Wind farm reclamation deserves consideration
November 23, 2013
St. Cloud-based GNP Co. formerly Gold’n Plump, getting new owner
LUVERNE, Minn. -- St. Cloud-based GNP Co. and its subsidiaries, formerly known as Gold’n Plump, are being acquired by The Maschhoffs LLC, the largest family-owned pork production company in North America. The agreement was signed Thursday and announced Friday. GNP Co. and...
news / state
November 23, 2013 - 7:17am
Cartoon: By Bruce Plante - Playing chicken
Congress, Obama are budget failures
opinion / cartoons
February 23, 2013 - 12:00am
December 16, 2011
Minnesota Medical Association issues advisory against chickenpox parties
The Minnesota Medical Association issued a strongly worded statement this week about "chickenpox parties," or playdates organized by parents to purposely expose their children to chickenpox in hopes of acquiring "natural" immunity. The so-called chickenpox parties put kids at risk...
December 16, 2011 - 4:29pm
July 4, 2011
In a pickle for dinner? How about a Dilled Chicken Avocado Melt?
Many summers ago, while living in our first house on an all-American kind of street, it was not uncommon for neighbors to gather for an evening...
July 4, 2011 - 12:00am
May 28, 2011
Spring song may be falling silent on bomming grounds
WATSON -- It's getting noticeably quieter on the prairie each spring, much to the disappointment of Dave Trauba. Since 1999, he's been part of an effort to re-introduce prairie chickens to the grasslands of the Lac qui Parle wildlife management area and protected prairie areas, including...
outdoors / region
May 28, 2011 - 12:00am
Spring chicken? Yes!
I can remember sitting in front of the television set with my dad when Shirley Temple, the famous, cute little dimpled and curly-haired child...
March 28, 2011 - 12:00am
Chicken with Charred Cauliflower and Peppers
As a child, I remember going out to the chicken coop with my grandma when I visited her and my grandpa at their Indiana farm. We'd walk through...
February 28, 2011 - 12:00am
June 14, 2010
Grilled chicken gets a certain curtain call
Picture a man on his deck with a brand new kettle-style charcoal grill trying to get the domed top to go down over a chicken sitting on a can....
June 14, 2010 - 12:00am
May 20, 2010
N. London chickens out
NEW LONDON -- New London Mayor Bill Gossman will not be allowed to keep five laying hens in a backyard chicken coop. His request was denied...
news / local / region
May 20, 2010 - 12:00am
October 12, 2009
Chicken thighs: Eat some now, freeze some for later
These days, it seems we're all looking for meals that are quick to prepare, economical and healthful. It's not much different from the kinds...
October 12, 2009 - 12:00am
July 9, 2009
New Fergus Falls law takes roost to allow chicken raising in city
Despite some clucking by concerned neighbors, city dwellers in Fergus Falls, Minn., will soon be able to raise backyard chickens. John Demuth, who suggested the ordinance, was pleased to see the poultry provision pass. He plans to order fertilized eggs this week in hopes of having...
news / state
July 9, 2009 - 8:35am
May 20, 2009
Chicken pox outbreak reported at Yellow Medicine East
The Minnesota Department of Health, Countryside Public Health and Yellow Medicine East School District are investigating an outbreak of chicken pox in the school district. Since May 13, about 25 cases have been reported to school nursing staff and the state Health Department. Officials...
news / region
May 20, 2009 - 2:24pm
May 9, 2009
Bell ringer days relaying a quiet message
WATSON -- Venus and a crescent moon hold court in a star-filled sky, and a red blush on the horizon gives promise of day break to come. Dave Trauba is already out of the pickup truck, miles from home and surrounded in all directions by open grasslands. He listens. There is a wild...
May 9, 2009 - 12:00am
Audio: Listening for prairie chickens in Lac qui Parle County
Dave Trauba listens to the early-morning sounds of the Watson prairies, hoping to hear a prairie chicken.
May 9, 2009 - 12:00am
Slideshow: Sounds of the prairie
It's all about listening, and lots of practice has allowed Dave Trauba to discern the sounds of prairie chickens from the many other bird songs...
May 9, 2009 - 12:00am