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November 29, 2012
Grass fire near Grove City, Minn., burns shed, vehicles
GROVE CITY -- A grass fire, apparently started by wood stove ashes dumped on a brush pile, burned a shed and nine vehicles on a property near Grove City Wednesday morning. According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, deputies, firefighters from the Grove City and Cosmos departments...
November 29, 2012 - 9:55am
October 17, 2012
Sparks from locomotive believed to be cause of grass fire outside Regal, Minn.
REGAL -- A grass fire last week near Regal that burned nearly 300 acres of public and private land is believed to have been started by a Canadian Pacific Railway train. Belgrade Fire Chief Jeremy Glieden said Tuesday that an investigation by the state Department of Natural Resources...
October 17, 2012 - 12:00am
October 2, 2012
Grass fire of undetermined origin burns 10-15 acres north of Olivia, Minn.
OLIVIA -- The Olivia Fire Department was called around 8 p.m. Monday to a grass fire of undetermined origin along U.S. Highway 71 about three...
October 2, 2012 - 9:51am
May 3, 2012
Grass Lake restoration project inches forward
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Commissioners approved an amended contract Tuesday with Barr Engineering that will keep the Grass Lake restoration project inching forward. The $59,880 contract will be paid for with a state grant that was awarded in 2010. The contract reflects a...
May 3, 2012 - 12:00am
April 6, 2012
Fire warning issued for most of western Minnesota tonight, Saturday
Lack of rain, coupled with a warm and early spring, has created a high fire risk across much of Minnesota. State officials warned today that fire danger will be extremely high this weekend because of high winds and low humidity. The National Weather Service has issued a red flag...
April 6, 2012 - 6:31pm
Video: Grass Fire southeast of Sunburg, Minn.
Multiple fire departments respond to a grass fire burning southeast of Sunburg, Minn. on Friday. The fire was located along 210 Avenue North...
April 6, 2012 - 4:08pm
February 9, 2012
Grass fire torches nearly 200 acres of CRP land near Sunburg
SUNBURG -- A brush fire that got out of control roared across rolling hills of tinder-dry prairie grass and trees Wednesday afternoon in a secluded...
February 9, 2012 - 12:00am
February 8, 2012
Fire crews battling 80-acre blaze north of Sunburg
SUNBURG -- Firefighters from four area fire departments are on the scene of a grassland fire north of Sunburg. According to Tribune reporter Carolyn Lange, who is on the scene, Sunburg, New London, Brooten and Willmar fire crews are using grass rigs in attempts to extinguish the...
February 8, 2012 - 3:50pm
September 16, 2010
Editorial: Work on vital Grass Lake site continues
It is good to see the Grass Lake restoration project near Willmar has finally gotten on the political radar this week. Elected officials, state natural resource officials and property owners met Tuesday to discuss Grass Lake developments and building consensus on phase two options. The...
September 16, 2010 - 12:00am
September 15, 2010
Grass Lake restoration discussed at meeting attended by stakeholders
WILLMAR -- As the first phase of the Grass Lake restoration project gets finalized in preparation for spring construction, stakeholders were...
September 15, 2010 - 12:00am
September 13, 2010
State says city won't get storm water credits for Grass Lake project, but project planning continues
WILLMAR -- Construction activities could begin next year on the 1,200-acre Grass Lake restoration project, even though the city of Willmar is...
September 13, 2010 - 12:00am
April 14, 2009
Photo gallery on Kandiyohi County 5 grass fire
April 14, 2009 - 6:37am
September 17, 2008
Grant will be used to help monitor water quality, levels of local lake
WILLMAR -- A grant agreement between Kandiyohi County and the state will dedicate $136,690 for monitoring water quality and quantity and modeling effects of proposed changes to Grass Lake. Projects approved Tuesday by the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners are part of a $2.2...
September 17, 2008 - 12:00am