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Former Watson mayor pleads guilty to burglary
Landfill fees to change Jan. 1
Public open house for roundabout set for Thursday
Minnesota potato salad thief pleads guilty
Negative tone of White House race sours young voters
WCT Sport Show: 5A tournament filled with state contenders
WCT Sport Show: Willmar preps for TRF, four locals vie for 6AAA section
Roundup: Cardinals volleyball team 2-2 at Moorhead Invite
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Managers win measure of credit for World Series showdown
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
David O. Johnson
Kathleen H. Diederich
Donna G. R. Gilman
Presidential Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
John Gehrking letter: Sawatzky is a typical politician
Paul Hoffer letter: Lang is ready to serve his district
Dionne commentary: Trump is not a GOP aberration
Estrich commentary: Trump is the uncontrollable man
August 26, 2016
Wake restrictions lifted off area lakes
WILLMAR -- The slow, no wake restrictions placed on Kandiyohi County lakes after the massive rains earlier this month have been lifted in time...
August 26, 2016 - 4:15pm
August 16, 2016
Sheriff: No-wake restrictions on local lakes still in effect
WILLMAR—Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputies were out in force last weekend, making sure boaters observed no-wake restrictions. No-wake...
August 16, 2016 - 8:15pm
August 11, 2016
No-wake restriction in place for all Kandiyohi County lakes
WILLMAR—The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office placed a no-wake restriction on all area lakes Thurday, in effect until further notice. In...
August 11, 2016 - 10:36pm
Zebra mussels confirmed in five Minnesota lakes
The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed five new reports of zebra mussels in central Minnesota lakes.Infested waters signs have been...
August 11, 2016 - 3:22pm
July 29, 2016
Cameras could be the next weapon against aquatic invasive species
WILLMAR—Kandiyohi County is proud of its lakes, and there is a group of people who want to keep those natural gems healthy and viable for...
July 29, 2016 - 1:38pm
Lake Koronis takes on starry stonewort
PAYNESVILLE — An aggressive, five-year campaign that is expected to cost over $800,000 is being launched to manage starry stonewort in Lake...
April 29, 2016 - 11:07am
October 13, 2015
Green Lake’s zebra mussel population explodes
SPICER –– Last fall when docks and boat lifts were pulled from Green Lake, there was just a handful of the tiny zebra mussels stuck onto...
October 13, 2015 - 10:59pm
August 31, 2015
Algae blooms threaten state’s $13B tourism industry
ST. PAUL — On a recent summer day, Dylan, Madysen and Colten King escaped the heat in time-honored Minnesota fashion: with a swim in a lake. But...
August 31, 2015 - 8:00am
August 14, 2015
The heat is on
Relief from a two-day heat wave could be found at the lakeshore. This is Games Lake at County Park No. 7 late Friday morning where families enjoyed...
August 14, 2015 - 12:00am
June 2, 2015
More chemicals found in remote Minnesota lakes
ST. PAUL -- A chemical associated only with X-ray technology is showing up in Lake Kabetogama in Voyageurs National Park and other northern lakes, one of many industrial compounds showing up in samples taken from Minnesota waterways. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Tuesday...
June 2, 2015 - 11:51pm
April 16, 2015
Ice-out moves north fast
DULUTH -- Ice has left Minnesota lakes from the Iowa border to near the Ontario border already this year, in most cases more than a week ahead of normal. Thanks to record warm temperatures, ample sunshine and strong winds in recent days, ice has been leaving lakes across the state...
April 16, 2015 - 11:35pm
March 4, 2015
Few southwest Minnesota lakes, rivers swimmable
ST. PAUL — Few streams or lakes in the far southwestern corner of Minnesota are fishable or swimmable, according to the latest study of water bodies in that area by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The study released Wednesday said of 93 streams studied, only three could...
March 4, 2015 - 11:47pm
January 30, 2015
Minnesota DNR suspends invasive species training program
ST. PAUL — A requirement that Minnesota boaters receive training and place decals on their trailers is being postponed while legislators consider changing the program, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday. A law passed in 2012 requires people pulling...
January 30, 2015 - 7:00am
January 26, 2015
Battle against invasives goes local
DULUTH — Minnesota’s battle against aquatic invasive species is going to be a lot more obvious starting this summer as counties and local...
January 26, 2015 - 9:52pm
December 14, 2014
Warm weather leads to unsafe ice conditions; Sheriff's Office urges extreme caution
WILLMAR - After an early start to winter, many folks are welcoming the warm weather, but a March-like spate of above-freezing temperatures has...
December 14, 2014 - 3:56pm