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Cameras could be the next weapon against aquatic invasive species
Kerkhoven pilot dies in Wisconsin plane crash
Two killed in Minnesota crash leave behind total of seven children
Minnesotan charged with passing fake $20 bill at Kool-Aid stand
14-year-old girl charged with hours-long assault of another teen, slitting her throat
Fast start propels Stingers past Waterloo
Peterson sets sights on another NFL record
Zimmer grateful for contract extension
Vikings expectations as high as a clear sky
Greenway enters his 11th and final training camp
Judge dismisses 29 claims to late musician Prince's estate
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Chris H. Nissen
Charles "Jim" Syverson
Anita "Ricky" G. Hoyt
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
July 12, 2016
NWS warns of 'catastrophic flood' for areas of Minnesota
Campers and anyone near rivers or streams should seek higher ground as the potential for catastrophic flooding continues, the National Weather...
July 12, 2016 - 9:51am
July 11, 2016
MnDOT urges caution, potential for roadway flooding in Lac qui Parle, Chippewa counties
WILLMAR – Motorists should drive with caution in Lac qui Parle and Chippewa counties today due to the potential for some roadway flooding,...
July 11, 2016 - 11:07am
June 7, 2016
Five members of Congress listen to how tiling can help control flooding
MOORHEAD -- Farmer Scott Gillespie of Johnson, near the headwaters of the Red River in far western Minnesota, said farmers can’t just do it...
June 7, 2016 - 5:30am
May 20, 2016
Policy creates driveway, elevation standards to control stormwater, flooding in Willmar
WILLMAR — In an effort to control stormwater runoff, flooding and the amount of impervious surfaces in the city limits, the Willmar City Council has approved a policy which sets maximum driveway widths and minimum building elevations for new construction. “These are issues that...
May 20, 2016 - 10:59pm
July 6, 2015
Heavy rainfall causes road flooding in western Wisconsin, Twin Cities
RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- Rainfall that could total 9 inches since midnight closed several roads in west-central Wisconsin and the Twin Cities early today. The National Weather Service, which issued a flood warning, said emergency services personnel in southern St. Croix County and northern...
July 6, 2015 - 10:30am
January 23, 2015
Minnesota disaster relief passes Senate, 65-0
ST. PAUL — Minnesota senators voted without opposition to send $17 million for flood recovery to 47 Minnesota counties and three American Indian reservations. Much of the money in the bill that passed 65-0 comes from money appropriated but not needed for previous disasters. It...
January 23, 2015 - 10:56pm
January 16, 2015
Midwest Opinion: DNR finds retention alone can’t provide flood protection in Fargo-Moorhead
A recent editorial from a Midwest newspaper. A preliminary report from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources all but endorses the findings of several agencies and private engineers that water retention impoundment alone cannot provide the level of permanent flood protection...
January 16, 2015 - 2:48pm
July 21, 2014
Some parks remain closed in Renville County
OLIVIA — The Renville County Environment and Community Development office released an updated list of county parks that are open, partially closed, and totally closed due to flooding in the county on Monday. Anderson Lake County Park and Mack Lake County Park were closed at 4 p.m....
July 21, 2014 - 11:18pm
July 11, 2014
Renville County updates list of park closings, other restrictions due to flooding
OLIVIA — The Renville County Sheriff’s Office has issued an updated list of county parks that are closed or have restricted hours due to flooding. Parks closed until further notice: Anderson Lake, Mack Lake. Parks open with some restrictions: Beaver Falls County Park, partially...
July 11, 2014 - 11:25pm
July 9, 2014
Dayton seeks presidential disaster declaration
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday asked that counties damaged by floods last month be declared a presidential disaster ar...
July 9, 2014 - 11:23pm
July 1, 2014
Minnesota federal flood disaster likely, but homeowners in question
ST. PAUL — Local governments across Minnesota and state agencies should receive federal aid to recover from widespread flooding last month,...
July 1, 2014 - 11:02pm
FEMA begins to tally damage in southwestern Minn. counties
LUVERNE — Federal and state disaster officials conducted preliminary damage assessments Tuesday in southwestern Minnesota in the wake of flooding...
July 1, 2014 - 11:00pm
Kandiyohi County removes two lakes, Little Crow River from no wake advisory
WILLMAR — With some of the lake levels dropping, some of the Kandiyohi County lakes are being removed from the no wake advisory, according to a news release Tuesday from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office. Starting Tuesday, Eagle Lake, Diamond Lake and the Little Crow River...
July 1, 2014 - 10:52pm
Renville County parks located on Minnesota River remain closed
OLIVIA — All of Renville County’s parks along the Minnesota River remain closed due to high water conditions, but two other parks are open. The Renville County Parks Department issued a news release stating that as of Tuesday, Lake Allie and Birch Coulee parks are open. The...
July 1, 2014 - 10:43pm
June 24, 2014
Renville County takes brunt of high-water problems in western Minn.
OLIVIA — With seven of its nine roads crossing the Minnesota River closed, Renville County has taken the brunt of the problems associated with the heavy June rains. It will be days before all of the roads can reopen, but things are improving, according to Renville County Public...
June 24, 2014 - 11:28pm