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Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
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August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
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Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
August 24, 2015
The Local Pantry in Brooten features freezer meals that bring delicious food, without the guilt, to the table
BROOTEN –– For four years, Pam Rach delivered fresh vegetables from her community-supported agriculture garden near Brooten to people’s...
August 24, 2015 - 11:04pm
November 30, 2012
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. According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Logan Pautzke, 26, of Litchfield reported...
November 30, 2012 - 8:53am
November 16, 2012
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...
November 16, 2012 - 12:00am
February 1, 2012
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,...
February 1, 2012 - 12:00am
January 21, 2012
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 members held a special meeting Friday afternoon to approve the franchise for Dooley's Petroleum of Murdock,...
January 21, 2012 - 12:00am
January 10, 2012
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...
January 10, 2012 - 2:19pm
January 7, 2012
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...
January 7, 2012 - 12:00am
January 6, 2012
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 time in years, the DNR will use roadside check stations to enforce laws aimed at keeping boaters...
January 6, 2012 - 2:38pm
November 23, 2011
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 ponds, streams and other water bodies that now have a thin coating of ice. Sunday afternoon, an eight-year-old...
November 23, 2011 - 9:45am
August 6, 2011
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...
August 6, 2011 - 12:00am
July 9, 2011
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...
July 9, 2011 - 12:00am
July 7, 2011
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 Minnesota Falls Dam located on the Minnesota River in Yellow Medicine and Chippewa counties. The...
July 7, 2011 - 12:00am
June 17, 2011
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 73-27 to repeal the $5 billion annual subsidy. This repeal vote came just two days after the...
June 17, 2011 - 12:00am
May 14, 2011
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...
May 14, 2011 - 8:00am
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