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Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
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'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
Lippert -- Marcus
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
Doty — St. Aubin
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
Robert J. Swanberg
Evelyn "Evie" M. Mulder
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
October 22, 2012
UPDATED: Madison, Minn., man killed by falling tree
MADISON -- A 32-year-old Madison man has died as a result of injuries sustained Sunday afternoon when a tree fell on him at a rural Madison location. According to a news release from Lac qui Parle Sheriff Rick Halvorson, Robert Tonn was one of three men cutting down trees in Section...
October 22, 2012 - 3:05pm
April 14, 2012
A timely help for an untimely accident
MADISON -- There are a lot of thoughts that can go through your mind while lying helpless on the ground with four broken ribs and the bones in...
April 14, 2012 - 12:00am
April 6, 2012
Man pleads to rustling cows in Lac qui Parle Co. in west central Minn.
MADISON -- The man accused of rustling 26 Holstein steers from a Lac qui Parle County farm and selling them at sales barns in Benson and Pipestone...
April 6, 2012 - 8:00am
March 10, 2012
Burglars shoot doors on businesses in Milan, Clara City, Minn.
MONTEVIDEO -- Burglars used a shotgun to blast glass doors on two Chippewa County businesses located 68 miles from one another. They may also be responsible for shooting out the windows and the radiator of a pickup truck parked at the Lac qui Parle Valley High School in rural Madison. The...
March 10, 2012 - 12:00am
March 9, 2012
Wrobleski granted request to move trial out of Renville County, Minn.
OLIVIA -- A district court judge has approved a request to move the trial for a Willmar man accused of stealing vehicles and burglarizing a farm...
March 9, 2012 - 3:43pm
February 2, 2012
Arrest made in alleged cattle theft in western Minn.
MADISON -- Authorities in Lac qui Parle County said late Thursday afternoon that all the cattle missing in an alleged theft Saturday from a rural Madison feedlot have now been accounted for. According to the Lac qui Parle County Sheriff's Office, 40-year-old Richard Kenneth Nelson...
February 2, 2012 - 7:04pm
December 12, 2011
Western Minn. counties take varying views of coyote bounties
MONTEVIDEO -- A $10 price was placed on the head of coyotes in Chippewa County starting Dec. 1, and some bounty hunters are answering the call. One week after the start of the bounty program, Chippewa County had paid out $10 bounties for eight coyotes. All of the coyote bounties...
December 12, 2011 - 12:00am
November 9, 2011
No serious injuries in Lac qui Parle Valley school bus accident in Swift County
MADISON -- A school bus driver and a 17-year-old student were transported to the Morris and Appleton hospitals to be treated for non-life threatening injuries after a Lac qui Parle Valley school bus left a rural highway this morning. The Minnesota State Patrol reported that the one-vehicle...
November 9, 2011 - 11:14am
September 28, 2011
Even better than hole-in-one
A hole-in-one is pretty good. A hole-in-one that nets you $10,000? It couldn't have gotten much better for Brianna Pillatzki of Madison last weekend. Pillatzki aced the Madison Country Club's 150-yard, par-3 No. 6 on Saturday. She had the good fortune of it coming during a last-chance...
September 28, 2011 - 1:03am
August 13, 2011
Field day on cover crops, alfalfa mulch planned Aug. 22
MADISON -- A field day on cover crops and alfalfa mulch is planned Aug. 22 at the Carmen Fernholz farm near Madison. How do you ensure crops are getting enough nutrients? Organic producer Fernholz is attempting to answer that. With funding from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture...
August 13, 2011 - 12:00am
Rural Madison man dead in ATV accident
MADISON -- A 54-year-old rural Madison man died as a result of an all-terrain vehicle crash reported around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday west of Madison. According to a news release from Lac qui Parle County Sheriff Rick Halvorson, Thomas Bly was found under the ATV and was pronounced dead...
July 13, 2011 - 9:02am
April 22, 2011
Madison to hold 7th annual sports auction, burger feed
The seventh annual Madison burger feed and live auction will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Madison V.F.W. The build-your-own burger will be free-will donation with proceeds going toward improvements to the Madison ball field. Many items will be auctioned off, including...
April 22, 2011 - 12:00am
March 24, 2011
Water over Highway 75 at location three miles south of Madison
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises motorists to travel with caution on Highway 75 due to water over the highway at a location three miles south of Madison. Twenty-four flagging operations will guide motorists through the area. Message boards and barrels...
March 24, 2011 - 9:49am
February 21, 2011
Madison "wins" snow crown, 19 inches as of this morning
WILLMAR -- According to National Weather Service information, Madison has recorded the most snow in the state. The Lac qui Parle county seat recorded 19 inches of snow as of 9:36 a.m. and is followed closely by 17 inches measured in the northwest portion of Eden Prairie. As of...
February 21, 2011 - 10:55am
September 15, 2010
Detour on Highway 75 in Madison begins today
MADISON -- Highway 75 in Madison will be detoured from First Street to Ninth Street West, beginning today. The detour is expected to last until Monday, depending on the weather, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Crews from the city of Madison...
September 15, 2010 - 11:46am