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North Korea detains third U.S. citizen
Sec. Kelly: U.S. Homeland Security not targeting Dreamers
North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
White House official: deal to avoid government shutdown could come today
'Happy Days' Star Erin Moran Dies at 56
Superior Hiking Trail Association hires new leader
The Wild didn't get the job done
Wild couldn't produce in playoffs
Blues oust Wild on Paajarvi OT goal
Local Roundup: Cards tennis team clips Litchfield
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
Invasive aquatic species is topic for open house
WILLMAR -- Zebra mussel infestations are less than an hour's drive away, putting Kandiyohi County lakes at risk, warns the Green Lakes Property Owners' Association. It is one of many local groups urging everyone with a concern for protecting the county's lakes to attend an open house...
January 23, 2010 - 12:00am
January 14, 2010
Natural gas tumbles after supply report
NEW YORK (AP) -- Natural gas prices tumbled today after a government report showed that even after a frigid two-week winter blast, U.S. stockpiles are still well above average for this time of year. Since March, natural gas held in underground caverns has remained at the high end...
January 14, 2010 - 11:35am
January 11, 2010
Feds recommend approval of 2 Rockies gas lines
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Federal regulators are recommending approval of two natural gas pipelines that could sharply increase fuel shipments from the Rockies to population centers in the Midwest and on the West Coast. Combined, the proposed pipelines would move almost 2 billion cubic...
January 11, 2010 - 2:15pm
Snow, cold also hard on wildlife
WILLMAR -- This winter's growing snowpack and spate of subzero temperatures is not record-setting, but it is putting stress on wildlife populations...
January 11, 2010 - 12:00am
October 28, 2009
Yellow Medicine County officials express frustration over state rules regarding overpopulation of coyotes
GRANITE FALLS -- Dare we say it, but the Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners intends to continue to raise a howl of protest over state rules that prevent aggressive action against what the members see as an over population of coyotes. The commissioners reiterated their...
October 28, 2009 - 12:00am
October 24, 2009
Late harvest has made for a slow start to waterfowl, pheasant seasons
WILLMAR -- Area hunters are hoping for better days ahead after experiencing disappointing starts to both the waterfowl and pheasant seasons. "Pretty...
October 24, 2009 - 12:00am
September 3, 2009
Wis. utilities say cost to heat homes with natural gas dropping
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The price of natural gas is at its lowest point in nearly 7 and a half years. That has Wisconsin utilities predicting lower costs to heat a home this winter. The price of the fuel has dropped by nearly 80 percent since a year ago. Reduced manufacturing because of...
September 3, 2009 - 11:08am
July 1, 2009
DNR moves wildlife office out of Willmar; position is cut
Clarification: A story July 1 concerning the move of the Department of Natural Resources' wildlife office in Willmar to Sibley State Park contained...
July 1, 2009 - 12:00am
January 8, 2009
Meeker County added to DNR Internet-based burning permit system
LITCHFIELD -- The state Department of Natural Resources has added Meeker County to its Internet-based burning permit system. As of Jan. 1, citizens can get a yearlong open burning permit on the Internet. According to a news release from Sheriff Mike Hirman, the traditional paper...
January 8, 2009 - 12:00am
December 11, 2008
Land dispute leads to partial closure of local trail
NEW LONDON -- Snowmobilers eager to use the Glacial Lakes Trail will have to find a new route to get between New London and Hawick. Until it's...
December 11, 2008 - 12:00am
December 1, 2008
Minnesota DNR disputes cougar sighting claims
A deer shot north of Duluth that was said to be ravaged by a cougar showed no evidence of a cougar eating it, according to two biologists who...
December 1, 2008 - 8:00am
October 25, 2008
Freshwater mussels really matter to river's ecosystem
MONTEVIDEO -- As far back as the turn of the century, there were "clammers" who dug freshwater mussels in the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers...
October 25, 2008 - 12:00am
Bet that you didn't know ...
MONTEVIDEO -- Mussels don't win popularity contests for being cuddly or cute, but many species do come with some interesting names: Elephant ear, hickory nut, butterfly, Round pigtoe and elktoe among them. Here are some other interesting facts: - Some individual mussels can live...
October 25, 2008 - 12:00am
January 23, 2007
DNR instructed to ask South Dakota to convene Boundary Waters Commission
MONTEVIDEO -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty has instructed the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to look into requests that the Boundary Waters Commission be reconvened to consider water appropriation requests for Big Stone Lake. Kent Lokkesmoe, director of waters for the DNR, will make...
January 23, 2007 - 12:00am