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Defying Trump, Green Party pursues recounts in 3 U.S. states
Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Keeping jobs on the prairie: Clarkfield Outdoors defies odds with American-made apparel
U.S. court puts Obamacare case on hold until Trump takes office
Abe to become first Japanese PM to visit Pearl Harbor
Bluejays girls team dominates Hendricks
Pitino has Gophers poised to take 12-1 record into Big Ten play
Is Dozier blockbuster trade in the works?
Wild remain unconcerned with middling special teams
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
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'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Dorothy M. Peterson
Luella O. Carlson
Harlow D. Skindelien
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
May 26, 2014
Groundwater team to meet again Wednesday at VFW in Belgrade
BELGRADE — A project advisory team for the Bonanza Valley Groundwater Management Area will conduct a public meeting from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Veterans of Foreign War post in Belgrade.
May 26, 2014 - 11:04pm
May 9, 2014
DNR crew in a sprint after ice-out this year to prepare public accesses for fishing opener
SPICER — Their starting gun is the splash of waves that comes with the first ice-out. Their finish line is today, when thousands of anglers...
May 9, 2014 - 10:57pm
May 8, 2014
Anglers catch all they need to know at new Fish Minnesota website
ST. PAUL — If reading through a 92-page book of regulations is not the homework you want to do before the fishing opener, try this: Minnesota fishing regulations and other helpful information are now available on a new mobile-friendly, easy-to-use Minnesota Department of Natural...
May 8, 2014 - 11:28pm
April 23, 2014
Sustaining groundwater: DNR project studying Bonanza Valley water management
BROOTEN –– The development of a plan to protect and preserve Minnesota’s groundwater supply for the future is being shaped by what’s...
April 23, 2014 - 11:18pm
April 5, 2014
Coming weeks are likely to shed light on winter kill in lakes; DNR officials expect some in west central Minn.
SPICER — We will likely discover winter kill of fish in some of the area’s shallow lakes when the ice melts in the upcoming weeks. While...
April 5, 2014 - 4:00am
February 25, 2014
Minn. state parks make sweet offer
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota state parks plan to teach people how to make maple syrup this spring. Naturalists will demonstrate the process at free programs in March and early April, according to the Department of Natural Resources. “We’ll teach you how to identify the...
February 25, 2014 - 4:00pm
Fishing licenses expire Friday in Minn.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota fishing licenses expire Friday. The Department of Natural Resources reports that 2014 licenses that take effect Saturday are on sale. Ice shelter permits for 2013 remain effective through April 30.
February 25, 2014 - 2:00pm
January 27, 2014
Bonanza Valley Groundwater Management open house slated Wednesday in Belgrade
BELGRADE — An open house meeting to learn about the Bonanza Valley Groundwater Management project will be conducted from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa High School in Belgrade. Those attending the open house will have an opportunity to listen to presentations...
January 27, 2014 - 3:00am
December 17, 2013
DNR says swans may be OK
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans should think twice before reporting swans or other waterfowl in trouble, the Department of Natural Resources says. The DNR has received several reports of swans having problems, but the department indicates that animals behave differently during different...
December 17, 2013 - 7:54am
September 12, 2013
Sunburg man makes first appearance on charges of theft for gas not used in DNR work
WILLMAR — A 47-year-old Sunburg man made his first court appearance Wednesday on two felony theft charges for making gasoline purchases on his state-issued fleet card, then not using the fuel for patrols while working as a state conservation officer. James Clifford Steffen...
September 12, 2013 - 11:47pm
August 29, 2013
Wolf suspected in attack not rabid, tests show
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A 75-pound gray wolf wildlife experts suspect bit a 16-year-old boy Saturday at a northern Minnesota campground has tested negative for rabies, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Thursday.
August 29, 2013 - 10:06am
August 27, 2013
Oldest known bear in North America dies in Minnesota
Forum News Service The world’s oldest-known wild bear has died of old age in northern Minnesota at the age of 39½, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The bear was known to DNR researchers as Bear No. 56. A female American black bear, she...
August 27, 2013 - 11:42am
August 13, 2013
Chimpanzee expert Goodall backs Lynn Rogers' bear work
By John Myers Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Independent bear researcher Lynn Rogers got a vote of confidence this week from Jane Goodall, the famed African chimpanzee researcher. Goodall sent a letter to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton saying she backed Rogers’...
August 13, 2013 - 7:59am
August 9, 2013
Signs of devastating bat disease found in two Minnesota caves
By John Myers Forum News Service A fungus that spreads a disease that’s nearly always fatal to bats has been found in two of Minnesota’s largest bat caves — the Soudan Underground Mine near Lake Vermilion in the northeast and a cave at Forestville/Mystery...
August 9, 2013 - 12:42pm
July 24, 2013
DNR officer charged with theft, allegedly charged gas not used for patrols
WILLMAR - A 47-year-old Sunburg man has been charged with felony theft related to gasoline purchases on his state-issued fleet card while working as a state conservation officer. James Clifford Steffen allegedly charged more gas on his fleet card than was used in the state-owned...
July 24, 2013 - 11:00pm