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At last, Minnesota native Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm
Federal judge extends order blocking Trump's travel ban from six Muslim countries
Thieves illegally cutting birch saplings in Minnesota and Wisconsin woods
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
$542 million plan emerges to help 4 percent of Minnesotans in individual health insurance market
UPDATE: UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Evonne C. Frost
Delores A. Larson
Keith L. Sorenson
Elna Grace Paschka
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
May 28, 2011
Spring song may be falling silent on bomming grounds
WATSON -- It's getting noticeably quieter on the prairie each spring, much to the disappointment of Dave Trauba. Since 1999, he's been part of an effort to re-introduce prairie chickens to the grasslands of the Lac qui Parle wildlife management area and protected prairie areas, including...
May 28, 2011 - 12:00am
May 21, 2011
'Sensations' shows the way to Minnesota destinations
UPPER SIOUX COMMUNITY -- A television program that motivates viewers to explore the great outdoors found right outside their front doors is about...
May 21, 2011 - 8:31am
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
Pioneer TV to feature four Minnesota River state parks
APPLETON -- Pioneer Public Television is offering viewers a guided tour of four state parks on the Minnesota River. The locally produced "Our State Parks: Minnesota River Sensations'' will feature Big Stone Lake, Lac qui Parle, Upper Sioux Agency and Fort Ridgely state parks. A...
May 14, 2011 - 7:56am
May 2, 2011
Tight budgets thinned its ranks, but remaining members positive
APPLETON -- It is a challenge to keep a regional tourism collaborative together. Its member counties and communities sometimes have competing...
May 2, 2011 - 12:00am
March 24, 2011
Water over Highway 75 at location three miles south of Madison
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises motorists to travel with caution on Highway 75 due to water over the highway at a location three miles south of Madison. Twenty-four flagging operations will guide motorists through the area. Message boards and barrels...
March 24, 2011 - 9:49am
March 23, 2011
Cold slows rising waters, give a reprieve to flood fighters on Hawk Creek in west central Minn.
CLARA CITY -- A return to sub-freezing temperatures is giving flood fighters a reprieve in the area, but worries remain about the additional moisture held in the six- to 12-inches of snow and slush that now blankets the landscape. Clara City volunteers completed additional sandbagging...
March 23, 2011 - 10:44am
March 22, 2011
Flood fighting now underway in west central Minnesota
CLARA CITY -- Flood fighting efforts have got underway as waters swelled over the banks of tributaries to the Minnesota River on Tuesday afternoon. Volunteers...
March 22, 2011 - 4:09pm
March 11, 2011
Montevideo repels LQPV in 3AA boys basketball
GRANITE FALLS -- Jake Douglas scored all 19 of his points in the second half to lead Montevideo to a 66-57 win over Lac qui Parle Valley on Thursday...
March 11, 2011 - 12:00am
March 7, 2011
Big leap across digital divide in Lac qui Parle County, Minn.
BOYD -- Lac qui Parle County is about to leapfrog the rural-urban technology divide by extending broadband Internet access to all corners of...
March 7, 2011 - 8:30am
March 1, 2011
Some couples choose adoption to start a family. Not many would wait more than two years -- and have to file more paperwork than getting a mortgage...
March 1, 2011 - 12:00am
MnDOT advises no unnecessary travel in southwestern Minnesota this evening
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no unnecessary travel in southwestern Minnesota due to blowing snow, heavy drifting and reduced visibility. As of 4 p.m. today, travel conditions in the following counties are considered hazardous with extremely cold wind...
February 1, 2011 - 4:35pm
January 20, 2011
Flood outlook for Minnesota River Valley: You can bet on it
WILLMAR -- The stage is set for spring flooding in the Upper Minnesota River Valley and its tributaries. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen is urging residents in the upper Minnesota River Valley to consider purchasing flood insurance so that it is in effect by the spring...
January 20, 2011 - 12:00am
January 10, 2011
Farmland values rising
WILLMAR -- Farmland values in west central Minnesota are continuing to climb to new, historic highs, assessors in the seven-county area around Willmar report. The rising values come despite some angst over whether the values might represent a bubble in the making. "Is this the new...
January 10, 2011 - 12:00am
December 18, 2010
Lac qui Parle Refuge in December
WATSON -- Hunting geese in December takes some adjustment and, as we discovered, some cooperation from Mother Nature. For the first time ever,...
December 18, 2010 - 12:00am