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Trump could privatize nation's air traffic controllers
Your fleece jacket might be polluting the Mississippi River
No draft for women in $618.7 billion annual defense bill heading to Obama
Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
Man facing 16 felonies for alleged kidnapping, assault of Willmar woman
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
Cards warm up for Classic with win over Rocori
Tough night on ice
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'
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
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Cindy K Skaalerud Pasatiempo
Henry "Hank" Weseman
Estrich commentary: How to get in to the next step
Letter: Does Trump want to take our rights away?
Parker commentary: You wanted anti-establishment?
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
Will commentary: Trump's Carrier ploy is not conservatism
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
April 14, 2012
Tips to make the most of your spring cleaning this year
It's that time of year again: time to clear out the closets, power wash the garage floor and kill those dust bunnies living on the refrigerator...
April 14, 2012 - 8:00am
Top 5 spring cleaning supplies
To spring clean most effectively, you need to have the right supplies, said Russ Lammers, owner of Lammers Household Services in Willmar. Here are his top five must-have cleaning supplies: n Clorox or a similar bleach product. n Phosphoric acid. "This is great at removing hard...
April 14, 2012 - 8:00am
Spring cleaning? Get rid of unwanted items at ReStore in Willmar, Minn.
As you do your spring cleaning and declutter your home, consider donating your gently used furniture, appliances and electronics to the new Habitat...
April 14, 2012 - 12:00am
February 7, 2012
Clean Energy Resource Team networking event slated for Feb. 14 at Spicer, Minn.
SPICER -- Interested in clean energy and want to help promote its development in West Central Minnesota? Join West Central Clean Energy Resource...
February 7, 2012 - 12:00am
January 30, 2012
Willmar, Milan projects gain Minnesota energy grants
WILLMAR -- Clean energy projects in Willmar and Milan are among 27 in the state being awarded grant funds by the Clean Energy Resource Teams. Known as CERTs, the University of Minnesota-sponsored initiative is kicking off 2012 by announcing seed grant awards in each of the seven...
January 30, 2012 - 12:00am
December 7, 2011
Letter: A plea for clean water
Soon the Barrasso Amendment will be voted on in the Senate. This amendment will remove the Environmental Protection Agency's regulatory authority over water that is not navigable. In other words, throughout the nation, waters such as wetlands, intermittent streams, intermittent ponds,...
December 7, 2011 - 12:00am
December 15, 2010
Friendship tour wins statewide contest with $25,000 prize
MONTEVIDEO -- A project designed to foster friendly relationships between up-streamers in the Minnesota River Watershed with down-streamers from the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin area has received the most votes in a statewide on-line contest to promote collaboration. Clean...
December 15, 2010 - 10:33am
November 12, 2010
Area wind projects topic of meeting
OLIVIA -- The Renville County Housing and Economic Development Authority, Southwest Initiative Foundation and Clean Energy Resource Team will host a free informational meeting from 1:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 23 at Max's Grill in Olivia. The event is an opportunity to learn about the latest...
November 12, 2010 - 12:00am
October 4, 2010
Newest Chippewa River project aims to make cleanup a profitable measure
BENSON --If 10 percent of the lands now used to produce annual crops like corn and soybeans were instead converted to pasture or perennial cover...
October 4, 2010 - 12:00am
July 31, 2010
Targeted conservation efforts help clean up state's namesake waterway
OLIVIA -- A couple of years ago, a group of paddlers made their way down the Minnesota River as the creeks and tributaries churned and gushed...
July 31, 2010 - 12:00am
July 22, 2010
Funding can be found for clean energy
WILLMAR -- With the stated goal of using biofuels as an engine to move the region to a positive economic future, community leaders heard Wednesday about tools to make that happen. Bill Glahn, director of the Minnesota Office of Energy Security, discussed during a forum in Willmar...
July 22, 2010 - 12:00am
June 26, 2010
Lots of support opens trips to many
MONTEVIDEO -- Richard "Butch" Halterman purposely makes the annual river trips as economical as possible so that all students who want to participate can do so. He said community support goes a long ways towards making that possible. Clean Up the River Environment provides canoes...
June 26, 2010 - 12:00am
May 29, 2010
Divers returning to clean up Green Lake
SPICER -- Scuba divers will be returning to Green Lake for a second annual Clean Day and Underwater Recovery Challenge on June 12. The event's sponsor, Let's Go Fishing with Seniors is putting out a call for volunteer divers and others willing to lend a hand that day. Volunteers...
May 29, 2010 - 12:00am
May 10, 2010
Minnesota River shows signs of improving quality
MONTEVIDEO -- Drop a baited hook in the Minnesota River and your chances of catching a fish are better than they were 10 years ago. Fish abundance and diversity appear to be on the increase in the river, while turbidity in the river has decreased over the past decade. The level of...
May 10, 2010 - 12:00am
Letter: Minnesota needs clean air
Air quality in Minnesota is declining. Yet, Rep. Collin Peterson has introduced a "disapproval resolution" to take away the power of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate some of the gas emissions coming from smokestacks. I urge voters to call his office to request that...
April 10, 2010 - 12:00am