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Passport services return to Willmar after a 3.5-year hiatus
Utilities work continues in Kandiyohi
Willmar wind turbines will be stopped periodically for repairs
Willmar and Kandiyohi County reinstate canine law enforcement
Keeping the vision alive
Prep volleyball: Grussing shows up, Cards’ playoffs begin
Prep football roundup: Jaguars edge HBC 21-20
World Series: Giants get to Shields to take Game 1
Prep football: Montevideo falls in Section 6AAA
Prep football: Cards over and out
Couch culture: New exhibit in Willmar looks at human interaction through passive relaxation
Rose Ensemble in Willmar, Minn., Friday
Opening our eyes on the prairie
Festivities surrounding Meander Weekend set in western Minnesota
Women in business section out now
Roland 'Stub' Johnson
Ruby V. Tjernagel
Patricia Ann Paananen
Hund — Hagemeyer
Drange — Sparks
Muench — Johnson
Juris — Dean
Enter your photo in our Signs of Fall contest
Editorial: Agreement is historic in nature and healing
Has governor’s race turned to Minnesota nasty?
Editorial: Deserved honors for helping people
Letter: Why City of Willmar employees seek a union?
Letter: Be fair about negative ads
August 3, 2011
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
October 8, 2008
Olson Lake to be drained
SPICER -- A shallow 140-acre lake in the southwest part of Kandiyohi County will be drained dry this fall so invasive species of rough fish can be killed off. Olson Lake, located in Edwards Township, will then be restored to it current water level so vegetation can grow to create...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am