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Willmar man involved in new medical transportation business
Records published Oct. 25
Authorities seek new tips in 5-year-old death investigation
Former Watson mayor pleads guilty to burglary
Landfill fees to change Jan. 1
WCT 2016 Prep Volleyball Pairings
Roundup: YME opens 3A playoffs with straight-set win
Wild coach loves new Parise line
Zimmer says he has faith, but not proof yet of top team
NLS Football Preview: NLS, Melrose going in different directions
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
David O. Johnson
Kathleen H. Diederich
Donna G. R. Gilman
Presidential Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
John Gehrking letter: Sawatzky is a typical politician
Paul Hoffer letter: Lang is ready to serve his district
Dionne commentary: Trump is not a GOP aberration
Estrich commentary: Trump is the uncontrollable man
July 27, 2016
Minnesota family rescues bald eagle tangled in rope
A juvenile bald eagle in need of rescue was found in a somewhat distressing situation July 6 at the lake home of Arne Brekke on Island Lake north...
July 27, 2016 - 4:19pm
July 25, 2016
Lake Osakis latest Minnesota lake to be hit with zebra mussels
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed zebra mussels in Lake Osakis in Todd and Douglas counties, as well as in northwestern...
July 25, 2016 - 9:41pm
Little Minnesota tackle company is leaving a big mark
BOVEY — Derek Vekich tossed a chunk of black plastic "turf" onto his office lunch table and smiled. "This," he said, "is the next big thing."...
July 25, 2016 - 3:16pm
July 19, 2016
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
BRAINERD, Minn.—In this week's episode of Northland Outdoors TV, we travel to the western Minnesota "lake that speaks" to learn about a...
July 19, 2016 - 1:58pm
July 18, 2016
Study: Hundreds of impaired waters in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Scientists have identified pollution in hundreds of additional Minnesota lakes and streams. The new update comes as the state is...
July 18, 2016 - 8:57am
Planning begins on epic Minnesota touring trail
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has entered into a partnership that will significantly expand adventure touring opportunities for...
July 18, 2016 - 8:40am
July 15, 2016
State parks’ online reservation system a welcome change for some
BUFFALO RIVER STATE PARK -- Sitting around a slightly smoking campfire, with an early July breeze rustling trees overhead, Dan Hilgert and Ryan...
July 15, 2016 - 12:00am
July 13, 2016
Deer populations appear on the rebound in parts of Minnesota
People are seeing lots of twin fawns with adult does this spring, a sign that recent mild winters are allowing the deer population to rebound...
July 13, 2016 - 2:40pm
July 12, 2016
Minnesota hunters now eligible for lottery for prairie chicken season permits
Hunters can apply now to be included in a lottery for one of 126 permits available for the 2016 Minnesota prairie chicken season.Applications...
July 12, 2016 - 1:49pm
Minnesota's flathead catfish record broken
The catch-and-release flathead catfish record was broken in June. Jacob Robinson of Shakopee caught and released a big cat that measured 49 inches...
July 12, 2016 - 10:07am
July 1, 2016
Minnesota prairie restorers recruit a surprising ally: cows
Records say when the first plows sliced through the great Midwestern prairie, a popping sound rang through the air like a volley of pistol shots....
July 1, 2016 - 1:26pm
Paddleboard yoga a hit for Minnesota women
Stand-up paddleboarding has grown in popularity and now can serve as both a way to enjoy the lakes area, as well as practice yoga. It didn’t...
July 1, 2016 - 11:38am
June 27, 2016
Searching for Bigfoot in northern Minnesota
Mike Hexum says he first saw Bigfoot from a homemade deer stand on Minnesota's Iron Range. He was 14 years old then, old enough for his father...
June 27, 2016 - 11:00am
June 26, 2016
Minnesotan may have tied record with 57-inch muskie
Detroit Lakes - Check out this massive muskie. It was caught Saturday by 20-year-old Andrew Slette of Hawley. He doesn't want to give away the...
June 26, 2016 - 9:33am
June 24, 2016
Pollinator issue like staring at the barrel of a crisis
James Cook spends much of the year chasing the bloom of flowers, hauling hives of bees to pollinate crops. It’s his passion, but not the idyllic...
June 24, 2016 - 1:07pm