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Community steps forward to help as water recedes
From digging to grain bins, farmers face varied dangers
Tractor roll bars help save lives in most common farm accidents
Milan dedicates new Liberty Bell
Video: Moving history down the road
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
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
Harris P. Hinderaker
William "Bill" Bradford
William R. Heitke
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Minnesota Opinion: The long wait for mental health care needs fixing
Thomas: Abolishing 'man' at Princeton
Klinger: Where Has All the Money for Our Schools Gone?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Willmar dog park anniversary celebration cancelled due to high number of mosquitoes
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