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Dylan talks Minnesota, Duluth in new interview
Minnesota man, 29, gets probation for fondling 67-year-old woman in her apartment
One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
Bat-killing fungus expanding across Minnesota
State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
Wild draft pick Kunin inks 3-year deal
Twins' Puerto Ricans rejoin camp
Wild sign Wisconsin captain Kunin
Former juniors reunite at NCAA West Regional, recall lessons from Clark Cup season
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially ordered at CBS
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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February 24, 2013
Hiring expert help: Complexity of agriculture leads some landowners to hire professional farm managers
It’s been a staple of agriculture in the Upper Midwest: direct negotiations between owners of farmland and producers who want to farm it. The practice is far from dead, but as agriculture continues to evolve, the use of professional farm managers, once confined primarily to the...
February 24, 2013 - 11:44am
September 13, 2012
House approves Boundary Waters land swap
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. House approved legislation Wednesday that would swap 86,000 acres of state-owned land inside the Boundary Waters for an equal value of federal land outside the wilderness. The bill, which has not been introduced in the Senate, is an effort to end a decades-long...
September 13, 2012 - 9:09am
August 1, 2012
Canadian pilot lands plane on Meeker County, Minn., highway, fixes engine, takes off again
LITCHFIELD -- A Canadian pilot safely landed his Cessna 172 on a State Highway 24 in Meeker County Tuesday evening, then fixed an engine problem and flew on his way. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, a 911 call reported that an airplane had landed...
August 1, 2012 - 8:55am
FAA OKs first phase of Willmar old airport land release
WILLMAR -- Mayor Frank Yanish announced today the Federal Aviation Administration has approved the city of Willmar's request for the first of...
June 1, 2012 - 10:59am
January 14, 2012
Soaring farmland values make proper estate planning even more important
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- Now more than ever, area farmers need a plan to pass on their farm to the next generation, according to a farm estate planner. Even farmers with an estate plan may need to update it because of soaring land values, said Mike Baron, owner/manager of Great Plains...
January 14, 2012 - 12:00am
April 30, 2011
Prime hunting land is target for 'no net gain' debate in west central Minnesota
LAKE JOHANNA TOWNSHIP, POPE COUNTY -- Kurt Nelson has 80 acres of land in the southeast corner of Pope County that are the kind often touted...
April 30, 2011 - 7:50am
January 10, 2011
Farmland values rising
WILLMAR -- Farmland values in west central Minnesota are continuing to climb to new, historic highs, assessors in the seven-county area around Willmar report. The rising values come despite some angst over whether the values might represent a bubble in the making. "Is this the new...
January 10, 2011 - 12:00am
December 18, 2010
Community land trust creates affordable housing solution
WILLMAR -- The Westwind development is offering affordable single-family housing opportunities as well as affordable rental housing. Homeownership...
December 18, 2010 - 12:00am
April 12, 2010
When moms get angry ... school lunches get a whole lot more nutritious
MONTEVIDEO -- A childhood obesity epidemic has many fearing this generation of children will have a shorter lifespan than their parents or grandparents. A lack of physical activity is one of the causes, but the biggest culprit is a diet high in calories and low in nutrition. A growing...
April 12, 2010 - 12:00am
January 23, 2010
United FCS buys land in Willmar for new building
WILLMAR -- United FCS has purchased 6.4 acres of land at the south edge of Willmar for a future expansion of its offices. CEO Marc Knisely announced the purchase Friday morning at the United FCS offices in Willmar. "Sharing positive news in this economic environment is good for...
January 23, 2010 - 12:00am
December 18, 2009
Editorial: City must complete airport parcel sale
The city of Willmar's efforts to obtain the federal release of the former municipal airport land and complete a subsequent land sale with a valid purchase agreement have been delayed. The delay is due in part to continuing efforts by some, including City Councilman Jim Dokken and...
December 18, 2009 - 12:00am
August 1, 2009
Glup honored with USFWS manager award
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- At a ceremony held in Washington, D.C., on July 17, Litchfield Wetland Management District Project Leader Scott Glup was...
August 1, 2009 - 12:00am
September 27, 2008
Farmers will attend Italy's 'Terra Madre' slow food conference
MONTEVIDEO -- Recently married and just out of college, Richard Handeen and Audrey Arner settled in 1972 on the land his great-grandparents first tilled exactly 100 years earlier. They came with aspirations to defy the conventional wisdom: They intended to keep the farm small, and...
September 27, 2008 - 12:00am
September 24, 2008
Commission works on revising comprehensive land use plan
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Planning Commission could complete work during the next 30 to 60 days on a proposed revision of the city's comprehensive land use plan. The goals, objectives and policy guidelines in the comprehensive plan assist the Planning Commission and city planning officials...
September 24, 2008 - 12:00am
September 20, 2008
Land's natural beauty preserved for all
I don't get around much, but last fall I found myself on main street in Moab, Utah. Moviemakers discovered Moab in the 1950s. Nearby parks and the Colorado River drew tourists and adventures. Most recently, mountain bikers made the hard-rock plateaus surrounding this distance outpost...
September 20, 2008 - 12:00am