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Records published Oct. 27
Turf wars: NLS plan to upgrade football field under scrutiny
Dayton fails to visit all 87 counties in 86 days
Spicer man charged with kidnapping in alleged violent assault of woman
Man injured in Atwater electrical accident
Analyst: Zimmer tackle rotation versus Eagles 'horrible'
Wild's Niederreiter gaining confidence on new line
Conley, Grizzlies hold off Timberwolves
Roundup: Ridgewater sees win streak end in tough five-set match
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Melissa Heen Peterson
Francis H. "Fran" Uhlenkamp
Election letter deadline is Nov. 2
Thomas commentary: Donald Trump's contract with America?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Julie Asmus to Willmar's Ward 2 seat
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Schwantes is the right choice for Willmar's Ward 1 seat
August 18, 2016
Zebra mussels found in Detroit Lake
DETROIT LAKES--Zebra mussels have been found in Detroit Lake. DNR invasive species staff confirmed two juvenile zebra mussels and two adults...
August 18, 2016 - 4:11pm
DNR proposes changes to 48 trout stream designations
Portions of 48 streams with the cold, clear water needed to support trout populations would get stronger protection as newly designated trout...
August 18, 2016 - 1:46pm
DNR seeks designs for Minnesota’s 2017 pheasant stamp
Wildlife artists can submit entries for the 2017 Minnesota Pheasant Stamp from Sept. 5 to 4 p.m. Sept. 16. The pheasant stamp validation for...
August 18, 2016 - 10:17am
August 15, 2016
Albino deer spotted near Minnesota town with regular fawns
An albino deer was pictured recently with fawns just east of Upper Mission Lake, north of Merrifield. It’s rare to see an albino deer in the...
August 15, 2016 - 1:47pm
Three young girls look to clean regional lake one zebra mussel at a time
Three 10-year-old girls visiting the Alexandria area have big dreams this summer. After hearing about recent zebra mussel infestations, Margaret...
August 15, 2016 - 1:43pm
August 11, 2016
Zebra mussels confirmed in five Minnesota lakes
The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed five new reports of zebra mussels in central Minnesota lakes.Infested waters signs have been...
August 11, 2016 - 3:22pm
August 8, 2016
Northland Outdoors: Minnesota's high school clay target state championship drew 7,000 shooters
BRAINERD, Minn.—In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, we explore the phenomenal growth of the Minnesota Clay Target League, the...
August 8, 2016 - 2:46pm
August 5, 2016
Here’s a breakdown of permit area designations for Minnesota deer hunters
Minnesota deer numbers are on the rebound after two mild winters and several years of conservative hunting regulations. The slight increase in...
August 5, 2016 - 12:41pm
August 4, 2016
You may not know him, but Brad Olson played a big role in how you enjoy the regional wild
APPLETON – If you’ve chased pheasants on public lands in western Minnesota, hunkered down in a goose blind at the Lac qui Parle refuge,...
August 4, 2016 - 3:09pm
DNR loosens Minnesota's deer season regs
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced its deer season frameworks this week, and hunters in some permit areas can expect bag...
August 4, 2016 - 1:32pm
August 3, 2016
Hunters will soon no longer be able to bring entire deer carcasses into Minnesota
Starting this fall, hunters can no longer bring whole deer carcasses into Minnesota from anywhere in North America. This restriction includes...
August 3, 2016 - 9:04am
August 2, 2016
Jack Rajala, godfather of modern efforts to restore Minnesota’s white pine forests, dead at 77
Jack Rajala, a leader in the state’s logging and lumber industries for decades and the godfather of modern efforts to restore Minnesota’s...
August 2, 2016 - 2:22pm
Crisis averted on Minnesota lake after boat catches fire
Dan Koppy and his girlfriend, Heidi Mouch, were out cruising Cross Lake Saturday afternoon on their 1996 Sea Ray boat to meet some friends when...
August 2, 2016 - 1:10pm
August 1, 2016
First new bat species discovered in Minnesota in more than a century
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in collaboration with Central Lakes College, has discovered a bat species new to Minnesota: the...
August 1, 2016 - 12:20pm
July 31, 2016
Local milkweed seeds helping butterfly population
WILLMAR—The monarch butterfly is a welcome summer visitor to Minnesota, but in the past few years the butterfly population has suffered...
July 31, 2016 - 6:48pm