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Higher minimum wage, new laws begin Aug. 1 in Minnesota
Willmar Utilities to test its network security
Former ag association treasurer to serve jail time for $50,000 theft
Angel investor group to focus on agriculture development in Kandiyohi County
Study looking at economic feasibility for whitewater park in Granite Falls
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
MLB notebook: Yankees send Chapman to Cubs
Vikings rookie Treadwell says he's finally healthy after 2014 injury
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Injury forces Loadholt to retire
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Linda Kay Larson
Fern A. Heglund
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Commentary: Herr Trumpf, how horrifying
April 24, 2015
Letter: That letter writer was misleading
On April 16, in Public Forum, a letter, "Hebrink letter is misleading", appeared. Tom Kalahar was very vague on the fact that he is no longer on the taxpayers' payroll since March 31, 2015. He should apologize to James Hebrink for his very abusive, borderline slanderous and...
April 24, 2015 - 2:00am
April 16, 2015
Letter: Hebrink letter misled the public
After reading James Hebrink's letter in the West Central Tribune on April 10, I was compelled to respond. Hebrink should be careful how he signs letters to the editor.
April 16, 2015 - 4:05am
April 9, 2015
Letter: Flaws in buffer strip proposal
I am writing in regards to Gov. Dayton's 50-foot grass buffer proposal along waterways. Our corn and soybean family farm near Redwood Falls has been around for 111 years, and we have a major interest in preserving our soil and water quality for our children to farm in the future....
April 9, 2015 - 4:46am
March 10, 2015
U of M ag talk to focus on adapting to climate change
LAMBERTON — Our changing climate and innovative agricultural practices to adapt to it are the subjects of an upcoming event: ‘Farmers Lead the Way.’ University of Minnesota Extension Climatologist Mark Selley and Jerry Hatfield, from the USDA National Laboratory for Agriculture...
March 10, 2015 - 9:32pm
February 16, 2015
Local lawmakers expect action on flexible school schedules
MONTEVIDEO — No guarantees at this point, but debate in the Legislature over bills allowing flexible school schedules and requests to fund...
February 16, 2015 - 12:09am
February 15, 2015
Ice fishermen leaving too much trash on waterways
BRAINERD — Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Bret Grundmeier spends hours each ice fishing season checking anglers and encouraging them to clean up after themselves and remove garbage from lakes. “Once again, the most common complaint dealt with while...
February 15, 2015 - 11:59pm
January 16, 2015
Big bucks aimed at little bird
DULUTH — The federal government is working to bolster the dwindling population of golden-winged warblers across the Great Lakes states in a...
January 16, 2015 - 9:00am
August 27, 2014
River Congress sets meetings
MONTEVIDEO — Montevideo and Morton are among the sites hosting an opportunity to hear about and discuss the June 19 Minnesota River Congress, leading up to a second congress scheduled for October 30 in New Ulm. The organizers believe there’s a need for greater unity and communication...
August 27, 2014 - 11:07pm
May 28, 2014
Or there may not be enough water: Conservation discussed as a strategy for Bonanza Valley groundwater plan
BELGRADE –– Minnesotans need to have a change of attitude when it comes to thinking about how much water there is in the state, and have...
May 28, 2014 - 11:13pm
September 26, 2013
Missouri anglers face fines for catfish over-limits
ST. PAUL — Two anglers from Missouri face fines and restitution for over-limits of catfish caught on Lac qui Parle Lake, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Conservation Officer Ed Picht observed two people fishing on a public fishing pier on Lac...
September 26, 2013 - 8:10pm
July 1, 2013
Video: Kandiyohi County hosts prairie summit, where state’s strategy to save prairie is well underway
SPICER — If Minnesota is to be successful in saving its disappearing prairie and grasslands, we’ll know it first in Kandiyohi County. The...
July 1, 2013 - 8:59am
June 10, 2013
Willmar, Minn., to receive GreenStep City Award
WILLMAR -- The city of Willmar will be recognized as a Minnesota GreenStep City and will receive an award for advancing to become a Step 2 City by completing 12 best practices. The award will be presented at the upcoming League of Minnesota Cities 2013 Annual Conference June 20....
June 10, 2013 - 8:00am
March 30, 2013
Land workshop set Thursday in Glenwood, Minn
GLENWOOD — A workshop on the pros and cons of long-term conservation leases and land contracts for beginning and retiring farmers will be at 5:30 p.m. April 4 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glenwood. There is no charge for this workshop, but please reserve a spot by contacting...
March 30, 2013 - 8:20am
January 7, 2013
New London-Spicer teacher honored by state's conservation districts
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts has named Tracy Tebben of New London-Spicer High School as their 2012 Teacher Award winner. The award was announced at the 76th association annual meeting recently in Minneapolis. Tebben was nominated...
January 7, 2013 - 12:00am
October 22, 2012
Sibley to host youth deer hunt this weekend
NEW LONDON -- Sibley State Park will have limited public access during a special youth deer hunt Saturday and Sunday, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Visitors are advised to wear blaze orange or brightly colored clothing if they will be in the park this...
October 22, 2012 - 7:00am