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April 11, 2011
The ice cover on Foot Lake in Willmar was retreating from shore on Friday. The Spicer fisheries crew will begin assessing some of the shallow lakes in the region this coming week for possible fish kill. Foot Lake is aerated during the winter to prevent fish kills from oxygen depletion. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
DNR to begin assessing lakes
April 11, 2011 - 12:00am
April 6, 2011
Mn/DOT advises extra caution on Highway 19 between Morton and Redwood Falls due to mud slide
April 6, 2011 - 4:25pm
February 26, 2011
Jason Moeckel, fisheries operations supervisor, outlines the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources proposal for the first increase in fishing and hunting license fees in 10 years to the West Central Chapter of the Minnesota Dark House Anglers in Spicer on Feb. 17. Tribune file photo
DNR seeks license fee hike to stop downward funding slide
February 26, 2011 - 12:00am
No course change likely in northern pike management
February 26, 2011 - 12:00am
February 5, 2011
There are more reports of paddlefish being seen in the Minnesota River. It's not known if the apparent increase in their numbers can be credited to improving water quality, or higher, average water flows in the last decade, or a combination of these and other factors. Submitted photo
Electrifying fish stories
February 5, 2011 - 12:00am
January 22, 2011
A whole new world
January 22, 2011 - 12:00am
January 20, 2011
Little change seen by state in reportable patient harm at hospitals
January 20, 2011 - 12:00am
January 8, 2011
A wild turkey hunts for food alongside a railroad bed earlier this week. A growing snow pack that has been hardened by a freezing rain and the below-normal temperatures experienced so far are making this a difficult winter for wildlife. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Tough winter taking toll on wildlife
January 8, 2011 - 12:00am
January 6, 2011
Former fireman pleads not guilty to theft, trial date set
January 6, 2011 - 12:00am
December 24, 2010
Bruce Gilbertson retired as fisheries supervisor for the Spicer office of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. He's served as supervisor in Spicer for the last 16 years of a 36-year career in fisheries. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Hook was set long ago
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
Paul Otto has led Sibley State Park as manager for just a few days shy of 10 years. Its mix of woodlands, prairie, and wetlands and its hilly terrain offers the best of everything, he said. Tribune file photo
The perfect career landing
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
DNR early retirements to be felt in region
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
December 20, 2010
December 20, 2010 - 12:00am
December 18, 2010
This is the first time in more than 40 years that it is possible to hunt geese at the Lac qui Parle refuge. The December hunt at the refuge is being looked at as a learning experience, but hunters have praised the expanded opportunity it represents. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Lac qui Parle Refuge in December
December 18, 2010 - 12:00am
December 17, 2010
Willmar Firefighters respond Friday to a blaze that destroyed a garage on the 900 block of Second Street Southeast in Willmar. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Fire in Willmar destroys garage, contents
December 17, 2010 - 8:45pm