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Winter storm leads to area school closings
State troopers respond to 16,500 crashes this winter, remind motorists to be safe
OSHA report on Oct. 17 incident at Jennie-O Turkey Store's Plant 4
Mayor Marv Calvin's email concerning criticism of proposed Willmar City Council retreat
Blizzard warning in effect today
Winter storm postpones 7 area postseason basketball games
Girls Basketball: NLS spreading the wealth
Vikings, Peterson re-open communication
Wild bringing former Gophers star Leopold back to Minnesota
Rubio’s triple-double not enough for Wolves
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Lola June Gay
Donna M. Vigil
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
Williams — DeRiso
Krueger — Lingle
Lund — Willenbring
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Editorial: It is time to fund Homeland Security
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Duck season to open earlier this year
Minnesota's duck hunting season will open a week earlier than usual. Opening day shooting hours also will be earlier. Bag limits for wood ducks and hen mallards will be higher than last year. The 60-day, six-duck-limit waterfowl season opens Sept. 24. Opening day shooting will...
sports / outdoors
August 3, 2011 - 12:00am
May 14, 2011
Restored waterfowl lake site in west central Minnesota to remember Adam Hoekstra
RAYMOND -- Friends and family of Adam Hoekstra answered his untimely death in the best way they knew how. They made a lasting gift in the Spicer...
outdoors / region
May 14, 2011 - 8:00am
November 27, 2010
Handmade decoys still work like a charm, if you can get them to water
NEW LONDON -- Vern 'Bub' Coss hasn't changed a thing about the way he carves his decoys for spear fishing or waterfowl hunting, but every year it gets harder to get them to the water. "I make working decoys," said Coss, "but some people just want to hang them up." That includes...
outdoors / local / region
November 27, 2010 - 12:00am
July 31, 2010
Benefit celebrates passion for outdoors
WILLMAR -- Friends and family of Adam Hoeskstra would agree: this is the way he would have wanted to do this. A little more than a year after his death, a benefit was held July 23 in honor of Hoekstra with the proceeds going to Ducks Unlimited's Living Lakes Initiative, and more...
July 31, 2010 - 12:00am
April 3, 2010
Easter gift never to be given again
Last year, just before Easter, I saw an ad in the paper that caught my eye. One of the farm supply stores had baby ducks for sale. There is nothing cuter than a baby duck. I called my wife and asked her opinion on getting the grandsons each a baby duck for Easter. She was not crazy...
April 3, 2010 - 12:00am
March 20, 2010
Good and bad for area's waterfowl
WILLMAR -- Good and bad occurs with most situations. Take the warm temperatures and rapid snow melt over the past week. For people, the water produced by melting snow is not so good. It threatens basements and foundations and the general sanity of the public. But the good is for...
March 20, 2010 - 12:00am
March 13, 2010
Waterfowl enthusiast's best season is just ahead
NEW LONDON -- October could never come soon enough for Dr. Roger Strand, a life-long waterfowl hunter. He still looks forward to October, but now it's April that can't come soon enough. As happens to so many hunters, he's become just as passionate about learning about his prey and...
March 13, 2010 - 12:00am
January 23, 2010
Managed sanctuary being looked at as part of strategy to improve waterfowl hunting
APPLETON -- Waterfowl enthusiasts in the state were all ears when the news was announced at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource's Stakeholders Reunion on Jan.
January 23, 2010 - 12:00am
October 24, 2009
Late harvest has made for a slow start to waterfowl, pheasant seasons
WILLMAR -- Area hunters are hoping for better days ahead after experiencing disappointing starts to both the waterfowl and pheasant seasons. "Pretty fair at best,'' said Minnesota Conservation Officer Ed Picht, Montevideo area, of the limited hunting success he's witnessed over the...
outdoors / local / region
October 24, 2009 - 12:00am
March 21, 2009
Helping wood ducks have another successful nesting
March 21, 2009 - 12:00am