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A slice of Granite Falls' history comes crumbling down
Kidney dialysis center to open in Renville County
Cop resigns after probe reveals he used police resources for nearly 100 sexual encounters
Canada to phase out older crude-by-rail tank cars by November
Sen. Franken mocks Donald Trump in opening night DNC remarks
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
Fern A. Heglund
Jervey C. Christiansen
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
department of natural resources
Record number of watercraft inspectors to monitor boats
ST. PAUL — More than 800 watercraft inspectors helping to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species in Minnesota will be at public water accesses this summer. Counties employ and supervise the vast majority of the inspectors, all trained by the Department of Natural Resources...
May 26, 2016 - 6:57pm
February 24, 2016
Southwest Minnesota: Land of impaired waters
WORTHINGTON — When Gov. Mark Dayton took the stage at the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s annual convention last month, it was within hours of his announcement that vegetation buffers would not be required on private ditches. The decision, he said, was necessary to get support...
February 24, 2016 - 11:34pm
September 25, 2015
DNR launches voluntary program to test ducks for avian influenza
WILLMAR — Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field testing staff will offer voluntary testing to waterfowl hunters in seven western and central Minnesota counties when the waterfowl season opens this weekend. No cases of avian influenza have been detected in Minnesota ducks...
September 25, 2015 - 11:14pm
May 14, 2015
Black bear spotted this week in Spicer
SPICER – Residents living in the area of Kandiyohi County Road 10 and 51st Street Northeast in Spicer reportedly spotted a black bear this week. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office took reports of the bear roaming the area Monday morning and again on Tuesday evening, attempting...
May 14, 2015 - 4:32pm
April 28, 2015
Willmar-area hunters help monitor virus
NEW LONDON — A dozen successful wild turkey hunters have brought their birds to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource’s wildlife office...
April 28, 2015 - 10:32pm
Former Kandiyohi County DNR officer sentenced on felony theft charge
WILLMAR — A former Department of Natural Resources conservation officer was sentenced Wednesday on a felony theft charge for allegedly charging more gasoline on his state-issued fleet card than what he used while on patrol. James Clifford Steffen, 48, formerly of Sunburg, was sentenced...
January 28, 2015 - 11:10pm
July 11, 2014
Happy campers as naturalist programs return to Sibley State Park
SIBLEY STATE PARK — Bennett Schwartz has not been invited to the Home Run Derby at Target Field, but at Sibley State Park he proved he could...
July 11, 2014 - 11:32pm
July 10, 2014
More Minn. boaters ticketed for invasive species violations
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials said Thursday that they are finding too many boaters who are not taking required steps to...
July 10, 2014 - 11:00pm
April 15, 2014
A large cloud of smoke rises above a field west of Priam Tuesday as the Department of Natural Resources conducts a controlled burn in the ar...
April 15, 2014 - 11:38pm
March 29, 2014
AIS law compliance improving but 1 in 5 boaters still in violation
SPICER — Minnesota’s boaters are doing a better job of complying with laws to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species, but there’s...
March 29, 2014 - 12:00am
September 26, 2013
DNA test confirms ID of wolf that bit Minn. teen
ST. PUL, Minn. (AP) — DNA tests confirm a wolf trapped and killed at a northern Minnesota campground is the same wolf that attacked a 16-year-old there. The Department of Natural Resources says the wolf's DNA matched samples obtained from a comforter used when he was taken...
September 26, 2013 - 1:13pm
August 30, 2013
Alligator surprises boys fishing on Minnesota lake
SCANDIA, Minn. (AP) — An enforcement officer for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has shot and killed an alligator in an east metro lake, but another alligator remains on the loose. The gator surprised two boys fishing in a Washington County lake. The alligator,...
August 30, 2013 - 9:43am
July 29, 2013
DNR open house set Thursday to discuss plans for Spicer, Minn., Public Water Access
SPICER - The public is invited to learn more about design concept plans for the Spicer Public Water Access during an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Spicer City Hall. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources staff will be on hand to discuss the project plan, which...
July 29, 2013 - 7:27am
July 23, 2013
Minn. bear researcher stripped of permit allowed to appeal
By Sam Cook Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Famed Minnesota bear researcher Lynn Rogers remains under orders to remove radio collars from bears he’s studying by the end of the month, but he will be allowed to appeal the state order. Rogers met Monday with Gov. Mark...
July 23, 2013 - 7:12am
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