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September 30, 2017
A road at the then-Essar Steel Minnesota site leads to the pellet plant as it was under construction in October 2015. (Forum News Service file photo)
Dayton supports Essar site plan: Governor says Chippewa Capital Partners has made ‘significant’ progress
September 30, 2017 - 4:53pm
September 28, 2017
Tom Cherveny / Tribune
John Larson creates functional ceramic works, such as dinnerware, shown above, as well as abstract objects. He uses native clays which he will blend with some commercial clays.
Celebrating a community of artists: Meander artist inspired by those around him
September 28, 2017 - 2:10pm
September 19, 2017
Susie Island in Lake Superior just off Minnesota's North Shore has been transferred from the Nature Conservancy to the Grand Portage Band. Submitted photo by Richard Hamilton Smith
Susie Island transferred to Grand Portage Band
September 19, 2017 - 6:15pm
Upper Minnesota counties making progress, but rural needs remain
September 19, 2017 - 7:28am
Tom Cherveny / Tribune 
Dan Richter, president, and Pam Rosenau, marketing, of MVTV Wireless, are urging counties to consider a mix of fiber optic and wireless networks to provide the broadband internet access needed in sparsely populated areas of our region.
Keep wireless in mix to serve rural areas
September 19, 2017 - 7:26am
Danielle Oxendine Molliver stands near Lake Superior in Duluth recently. Oxendine Molliver resigned from the state Dept. of Commerce on July 24. She was brought in as a tribal liaison in the spring, in advance of the 22 public meetings on Enbridge's proposed line 3. She thought it was laudable when she was hired but in short order, she became disillusioned. (Clint Austin / Forum News Service)
Origin of an activist: Tribal liaison leaves pipeline review, controversy in her wake
August 19, 2017 - 3:04pm
March 12, 2017
The National Weather Service advised Minnesota drivers to be cautious while driving Sunday afternoon as a significant snowfall was expected. This still photo from a Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplow camera shows snow accumulating around 2 p.m. in Willmar.
Caution advised as winter storm moves into west central Minnesota
March 12, 2017 - 2:54pm
March 2, 2017
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Permits to carry handguns in Minnesota rose in 2016 to the highest number of permits issued in a single year since the current firearm laws were implemented in 2003. Kandiyohi County issued nearly twice as many permits in 2016 as 2015, and Lac qui Parle County nearly quadrupled the number it issued.
Kandiyohi County permits to carry nearly doubled in 2016
March 2, 2017 - 10:19am
January 27, 2017
Yellow Medicine County supports broadband study for unserved areas
January 27, 2017 - 8:00am
November 26, 2016
Christian Goyne-Yarns takes his blank ballot into a voting booth Nov. 8 at Word of Faith Family Church in Willmar. Most voters still prefer to cast ballots on Election Day, but there were an increased number of voters who utilized absentee voting this year.

Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo
Absentee voting numbers up in region
November 26, 2016 - 7:34am
November 22, 2016
As shown on this map from the National Weather Service, most of central Minnesota is under a Winter Weather advisory that began Tuesday morning and will last through Wednesday at 6 a.m.
Snow and freezing rain expected to continue through holiday weekend
November 22, 2016 - 1:54pm
September 29, 2016
Doug Pederson enjoys the quiet time of creating art in his shop. His works celebrating the beauty of the Upper Minnesota River Valley region have served to inspire many to explore its rivers, woodlands and open prairie. (Tom Cherveny / Tribune)
Celebrating the spirit of the landscape he loves
September 29, 2016 - 11:11am
September 22, 2016
Zebra mussels have been confirmed in Lac qui Parle Lake, putting them in the waters of a popular destination for anglers and hunters from throughout much of the state as well as the Minnesota River system.
Zebra mussels confirmed in Lac qui Parle Lake
September 22, 2016 - 1:44pm
August 29, 2016
Tribune file photo 

The Chippewa River Project is aiming to increase the amount of perennial cover in the watershed to improve water quality. Part of that effort included last summer’s Simon Lake Bio-Blitz, shown here, where participants could view the benefits of perennial cover. Two reports on water quality in the watershed are  available for public comment until Sept. 7.
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
August 29, 2016 - 9:33pm
August 1, 2016
Bryan DeGroot, owner of DeGroot Farmland Sales in Prinsburg, says farmland values in west central Minnesota have softened, but he remains hopeful. He thinks corn prices will rebound, and fields in the region seem to promise strong yields this fall. (Tom Cherveny / Tribune)
Specialist in farmland values: West central Minnesota values have softened
August 1, 2016 - 11:40pm
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