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Prairie protection to be part of Renville County park study
Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
Alaska man injured in morning rollover in New London Township
High speed chase ends in Willmar with arrest of juvenile
Convictions published Feb. 21
Girls Basketball: Cards streak by Alex
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wld with win in St. Paul
Boys Basketball: Montevideo overpowers YME
Boys Basketball: Dragons edge NLS
Boys Basketball: Eisenbacher's double-double leads ACGC
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Howard J. Powers
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Willmar Commentary: America's predictable pension crisis
Harrop commentary: Trump has media crying ... all the way to the bank
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
December 8, 2016
Your fleece jacket might be polluting the Mississippi River
MINNEAPOLIS — Over the past decade, environmentalists have worried about the effect of microbeads, those tiny bits of plastic in facial scrubs that wash down the drain into rivers and lakes. But it turns out a bigger threat might be our clothing.
December 8, 2016 - 10:34pm
October 6, 2016
Missing northern Minnesota woman found dead
Authorities found the body of a missing 37-year-old Grand Rapids woman in the Mississippi River on Wednesday. The body of Lindsay Voltz was...
October 6, 2016 - 11:30am
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
October 27, 2015
National Geographic to visit Mississippi River cities
BEMIDJI — National Geographic wants to know what the best places of interest near the Mississippi River are, and they want the citizens of Minnesota river cities to help. On Friday, representatives from National Geographic will hold a workshop at Bemidji City Hall in the Council...
October 27, 2015 - 9:55pm
October 22, 2015
Second body in four days pulled from Mississippi in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS — The body of 36-year-old Michael Robert Arndt was recovered Wednesday from the Mississippi River in Little Falls — the...
October 22, 2015 - 10:15am
May 6, 2015
U cancels Showboat season
ST. PAUL — Last year’s Mississippi River flooding has washed out this year’s University of Minnesota Centennial Showboat season. About two weeks of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” — about one-fourth of the shows — were canceled because of river conditions in June. According...
May 6, 2015 - 11:12pm
April 10, 2015
Man’s body found in Mississippi River at Fridley
FRIDLEY -- Authorities recovered a man’s body from the Mississippi River in Fridley on Thursday afternoon. The Anoka County sheriff’s office said a fisherman spotted the body about 2 p.m. near Manomin Park. Authorities said the body might be related to a likely suicide...
April 10, 2015 - 9:00am
April 2, 2015
Body pulled from Mississippi River identified as missing student
MINNEAPOLIS — The body of a young woman pulled from the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis on Wednesday night was identified as Jennifer Houle, the University of Minnesota college student who went missing early March 27. Authorities had been searching the river since the...
April 2, 2015 - 10:57pm
Body of young woman pulled from river in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Hennepin County sheriff’s water patrol pulled the body of a young woman from the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis Wednesday evening, but have yet to confirm her identity. Authorities have been searching that area of the river since the Friday morning...
April 2, 2015 - 9:00am
March 30, 2015
March 30: Video shows missing U of M student going into Mississippi River
MINNEAPOLIS -- Jennifer Houle, the University of Minnesota student missing since early Friday, was caught on surveillance video going into the...
March 30, 2015 - 1:01pm
March 4, 2015
The March sun shines over a stream Wednesday near the Mississippi River in Brainerd.
March 4, 2015 - 10:57pm
May 26, 2014
Body of 14-year-old drowning victim found in St. Paul Park
ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. -- Authorities found the body of a 14-year-old drowning victim in the Mississippi River in St. Paul Park.
May 26, 2014 - 11:04am
Editorial: Farmers need to be part of solution
Here in west central Minnesota lies some of the richest and most productive farmland in America. The Minnesota River and other rivers flow through it into the Mississippi River basin. At the southern end of the Mississippi River is the Gulf of Mexico. At that point, there is a growing...
September 26, 2013 - 4:00am
July 3, 2013
1 missing after tugboat goes over dam on Mississippi River
DRESBACH, Minn. (AP) — One person is missing after a tugboat went over the rollers of the Dresbach dam in eastern Minnesota. La Crescent firefighter Cassie Buehler says three people were involved altogether but she doesn't know the condition of the other two people....
July 3, 2013 - 10:22am
May 28, 2013
Officials say motor failure led to houseboat tipping on Mississippi River
DRESBACH, Minn. (AP) — Winona County sheriff's officials say a houseboat that went through a lock and dam roller gate in Dresbach and tossed eleven people into the Mississippi River had electrical and mechanical problems that caused its motor to fail. Chief Deputy...
May 28, 2013 - 12:42pm