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Helicopter crashes into garage in Maplewood suburb
Teens sustain minor injuries in early morning crash near Danube
FBI hunt for ex-Teamster boss Hoffa's remains ends
NYC to offer free phone-charging stations in parks
Report: U.S. adult smoking rate dips to 18 percent
VFW baseball: Willmar I pounds Willmar II
Legion baseball roundup: One day after state title, BOLD blows out Kerkhoven 11-0
Stingers sweep Alex in doubleheader
Heat win in OT, force Game 7
Mauer, Doumit lead Twins over White Sox
Studio Hop begins tonight in Willmar, Spicer, New London, Minn., area
Encore! NBA crowd roars for 11-year-old mariachi singer (video)
Attorney: Michael Jackson's daughter hospitalized but is OK
Chimp's pics sell for $76,000 at London auction
Calif. judge enters Kardashian-Humphries divorce settlement
Former problem property in Willmar, Minn., becomes extended-stay motel
Chrysler agrees to recall of Jeeps at risk of fire
Chrysler expected to formally refuse Jeep recall
Honda recalling 18,000 cars to fix brakes
Unpaid internships in jeopardy after court ruling
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Arvid E. Molin March 15, 1914 - June 17, 2013
Helen T. Paulson May 12, 1919 - June 18, 2013
Cheryl Mae Nelson Sept. 23, 1947 - June 18, 2013
Glen Allen DeTienne
Editorial: Mayor Yanish is not being open with Willmar about his Secret 8 meetings
Editorial: Arnold’s starts another recovery
Letter: Give credit where it’s due
Editorial: Willmar iPad plan has great first year
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Electric power pole burned, fire was controlled burn near Litchfield, Minn.
LITCHFIELD -- The Litchfield Fire Department and the Department of Natural Resources were called around 1:30 p.m. Thursday to contain a controlled burn that started an electrical pole on fire...
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 - 8:53am
Senior adviser to Secretary of Interior tours Minnesota River
GRANITE FALLS -- More than two decades of work to clean up the Minnesota River has brought together a diverse partnership of stakeholders in the state's namesake watershed, and produced...
news / region
Fri, Nov 16, 2012 - 12:00am
DNR hires invasive species specialist to serve west central Minnesota region
HUTCHINSON -- Nicholas Brown will serve as the primary contact for aquatic invasive species (AIS) in a 13-county area of south-central Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
news / region
Wed, Feb 01, 2012 - 12:00am
Clara City approves natural gas franchise
CLARA CITY -- City Council members in Clara City unanimously approved a franchise agreement that will bring natural gas service to the community by the end of the year. Council...
news / region
Sat, Jan 21, 2012 - 12:00am
Coahran to lead Spicer fisheries office, New London hatchery
SPICER -- Dave Coahran will lead the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources's fisheries staff in Spicer as supervisor, according to an announcement by the DNR today. Coahran has served as...
news / region / local
Tue, Jan 10, 2012 - 2:19pm
Minn. DNR plans stout efforts against aquatic invasive species
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced plans Friday for a much more aggressive effort to control the spread of aquatic invasive species this year. For the...
news / outdoors / region
Sat, Jan 07, 2012 - 12:00am
Minnesota DNR plans aggressive effort against aquatic invasive species
SAINT PAUL - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced plans for a much more aggressive effort to control the spread of aquatic invasive species this year. For the first...
news / news / outdoors / region
Fri, Jan 06, 2012 - 2:38pm
Minn. DNR warns parents: Keep children off thin ice
WILLMAR -- In the light of a near tragedy in Anoka County this weekend, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding parents to caution their children to stay off...
Wed, Nov 23, 2011 - 9:45am
Summer camp at Sibley State Park, New London, Minn.
NEW LONDON - Without a doubt, tears were shed at Sibley State Park on Friday morning. It's a ritual that goes back a few decades. Since possibly sometime in the...
outdoors / local / region / state
Sat, Aug 06, 2011 - 12:00am
Plenty of disappointed, would-be anglers
WILLMAR -- Ever since the state's electronic licensing system went dark with the shut down of state services, there has been no way to buy a fishing license. It may...
news / local / region
Sat, Jul 09, 2011 - 12:00am
DNR seeks comments on environmental assessment worksheet for the Minnesota Falls Dam Removal Project
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comments until July 27 on an environmental assessment worksheet that was prepared for a project to remove the...
news / region
Thu, Jul 07, 2011 - 12:00am
Editorial: Ethanol subsidy vote was unfair
The growing appetite in Congress to end special interest tax breaks hit west central Minnesota when the Senate vote Thursday to repeal tax credits for producing ethanol. The Senate voted...
opinion / editorials
Fri, Jun 17, 2011 - 12:00am
New stocking strategy helping numbers on Lac qui Parle Lake in western Minn.
MILAN BEACH RESORT -- Before most anglers catch their first walleye of the season, Kyle Anderson and Doug Pierzina will have let something like 25,000 of them slip through their...
outdoors / region
Sat, May 14, 2011 - 8:00am
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 in the classified ads...
outdoors / region
Sat, Apr 30, 2011 - 7:50am
In farm country, water quantity and quality inextricably linked
From his home along Hawk Creek, Renville County environment and community development director Mark Erickson has watched its rushing waters swell to two separate crests in the last couple of...
Sat, Apr 16, 2011 - 8:18am