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Ford-Carter debate flashback: When the candidates went silent for 27 minutes
Police capture gunman who shot and killed five at Washington state mall
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Rising above the fire
In Trump/Clinton face-off on Monday, winning over women will be key
Panthers get the sack
NLS turns back Crusaders
Prep Football: Minneota edges 'Jacks in OT
Roundup: Ridgewater recovers from deficit to head off national champs
Second-half stumbles derail Willmar
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Likely world record elk shot by Montana archer
As baby leaves go gender-neutral, dads get time off
Choosing stronger sunscreen would reduce women's melanoma risk
Organic oats make these Monster Cookies scary good
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Don E. Miller
Jozy Lyn Saterbak
Pauline M. Chambers
Thomas: Just more terror, more denials
Harrop: Could Britain Become the Fourth Amigo?
Deepen Charleston's port, and the big ships will come
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Commentary: Table is set for special session
May 15, 2016
With funds secure, work on Marsh Lake rehabilitation to begin in September
APPLETON — The date for the demise of Marsh Lake can be pegged to the years 1936 to 1939, when Works Progress Administration workers installed...
May 15, 2016 - 11:32pm
May 10, 2016
Officials eye the start of Marsh Lake's recovery project
We can peg the date for the demise of Marsh Lake to the years 1936 to 1939, when Works Progress Administration workers installed a dam and rerouted...
May 10, 2016 - 12:13pm
January 9, 2013
Gateway to what many expect to be a regional gem for paddling, fishing is about one month from opening
GRANITE FALLS — Workers are only about one month away from opening what some expect will become western Minnesota’s top destination for paddle...
January 9, 2013 - 11:24pm
April 20, 2012
Montevideo, Minn., approves removal of dam on Chippewa River
MONTEVIDEO -- A 54-year-old dam on the Chippewa River will be coming down this summer. The Montevideo City Council approved plans and specifications...
April 20, 2012 - 12:00am
October 4, 2011
DNR says further environmental study not required for Minnesota Falls dam removal
MINNESOTA FALLS -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has determined that an environmental impact statement will not be required for...
October 4, 2011 - 12:00am
August 12, 2011
Missing worker's body has been located downstream from the Minnesota Falls dam
MINNESOTA FALLS - The search for a missing Xcel Energy worker's body at the Minnesota Falls dam here is over. The body of Tom Stich, 50, of...
August 12, 2011 - 12:30pm
July 7, 2011
DNR seeks comments on environmental assessment worksheet for the Minnesota Falls Dam Removal Project
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comments until July 27 on an environmental assessment worksheet that was prepared for a project to remove the Minnesota Falls Dam located on the Minnesota River in Yellow Medicine and Chippewa counties. The...
July 7, 2011 - 12:00am
June 29, 2011
Dam gets done under the wire
NEW LONDON -- A $2.6-million construction project to replace the Mill Pond Dam in New London won't be affected, for the most part, by a potential...
June 29, 2011 - 12:00am
January 31, 2011
Saving Granite Falls dam will be an upstream battle; solutions laborious so far
GRANITE FALLS -- It seems a difficult task to save a 105-year-old dam to spare an ethanol company the estimated $2 million cost for revamping...
January 31, 2011 - 9:00am
December 1, 2010
Despite ongoing work, water flowing through dam in New London
NEW LONDON -- Water is now flowing over a brand new dam at New London's Mill Pond on the Middle Fork of the Crow River. Construction workers...
December 1, 2010 - 12:00am
November 17, 2010
Montevideo orders manufactured home park work
MONTEVIDEO -- Orders to repair and improve manufactured homes -- or demolish those not meeting safety and building codes -- will be presented to the owners of multiple units in the Northdale Community park in Montevideo. Montevideo City Council members approved resolutions directing...
November 17, 2010 - 12:00am
September 24, 2010
Dam weakened in Olmsted Co. community
ORONOCO, Minn. - A dam weakened by torrential rain has caused some residents of a small southeastern Minnesota community to evacuate. Olmsted County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Mark Darnell said Friday the water is still rising on the Zumbro River in Oronoco. Darnell says residents of...
September 24, 2010 - 9:14am
September 17, 2010
Xcel planning to remove large dam; upstream water users say they're worried
GRANITE FALLS -- Xcel Energy intends in 2012 to remove an aged dam that no longer serves any purpose for the company, but upstream water users...
September 17, 2010 - 12:00am
New London dam to be replaced this summer
NEW LONDON -- Construction is set to begin this week on a project to replace New London's Mill Pond dam. The $2.6 million project will be completed...
May 17, 2010 - 12:00am
February 13, 2010
Safety, environmental benefits of dam removal topic for CURE event
MONTEVIDEO -- Dam safety and the environmental and recreational benefits associated with removing aged dams along Minnesota's waterways will be the featured topic when Clean Up the River Environment holds its annual meeting. The 18th annual gathering will be held from 5-10 p.m. on...
February 13, 2010 - 12:00am