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Negative tone of White House race sours young voters
New chalet set to open at destination northern Minnesota ski resort
New Jack Pine Brewery breaks ground in Baxter
Chevron sees big profits in California despite regulations
Angered with overflowing toilet, Minnesotan assaults girlfriend by strangling her
WCT Sport Show: Willmar preps for TRF, four locals vie for 6AAA section
Roundup: Cardinals volleyball team 2-2 at Moorhead Invite
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Managers win measure of credit for World Series showdown
WCT daily sports schedule
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
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Kathleen H. Diederich
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Arlene D. Rudy
Mervin LeRoy Speckman "Doc"
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
August 8, 2014
Council OKs permit for medical marijuana lab/dispensary
WILLMAR — Even before the Willmar City Council set an Aug. 18 date for a public hearing to consider an ordinance increasing building permit fees, contractors expressed concerns about the proposed increase. Chad Kompelien told the council during the open forum Monday night that...
August 8, 2014 - 11:31pm
July 9, 2014
MPCA plans to reissue permit for demolition landfill near Hawick
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has made a preliminary decision to reissue a permit for a demolition disposal landfill in Roseville Township in Kandiyohi County. The demolition landfill is located in Section 28 of Roseville Township near Hawick and is operated...
July 9, 2014 - 11:21pm
December 15, 2013
Difference of opinion: Zorbaz seeks continued permit for 2 a.m. closing
SPICER — The only bar in Kandiyohi County that is permitted to stay open until 2 a.m. is seeking approval to continue the extended operation...
December 15, 2013 - 11:00pm
December 29, 2011
Minn. DNR urges caution amid high fire danger
A lack of snow cover across all but one little corner of Minnesota has left the state with an unusually high fire danger for late December. The state Department of Natural Resources allows no outdoor burning of debris and vegetation burning without a permit, except in Cook County...
December 29, 2011 - 12:00am
May 21, 2011
Future of city chickens to be decided next month
NEW LONDON -- The New London City Council tabled a request Wednesday by a resident who wants to raise a half-dozen chickens in his backyard. According to City Clerk Trudie Guptill, the council members said they want more information on possible permits and fees the city could implement...
May 21, 2011 - 12:00am
May 14, 2011
Disposing of farm buildings gets more complicated
WILLMAR -- Tearing down and burying old farm buildings on-site is -- legally -- more difficult now than in the past. The process includes permits, site inspections, having a certified landfill operator on location, paying a state landfill tax and recording the burial location on...
May 14, 2011 - 12:00am
March 3, 2011
State revokes sales tax permit of Spicer cleaning business
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Revenue has revoked the sales tax permit of Gina Carlson, doing business as 4 Seasons Cleaning Services, for failing to file and pay sales taxes to the state. According to the Department of Revenue, the Spicer business owes more than $104,000....
March 3, 2011 - 12:40pm
January 24, 2011
Dayton orders agencies to speed up permits
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton today ordered two state agencies to issue permits quicker. Under his order, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Department of Natural Resources must try to issue permits with 150 days, down from the current informal 180-day guideline. The order...
January 24, 2011 - 12:53pm
October 12, 2010
Meadow Star Dairy again given preliminary OK for permit
WILLMAR -- For the second time in two years developers of a proposed 9,590-head dairy operation west of Willmar received preliminary approval...
October 12, 2010 - 12:00am
June 29, 2010
Court remands permit for three anhydrous ammonia storage tanks in Montevideo
MONTEVIDEO -- Kim Johnson's concerns over plans by the Farmers Union Co-op Oil Company or Cenex to build an expanded, anhydrous ammonia storage...
June 29, 2010 - 12:00am
May 20, 2010
N. London chickens out
NEW LONDON -- New London Mayor Bill Gossman will not be allowed to keep five laying hens in a backyard chicken coop. His request was denied...
May 20, 2010 - 12:00am
August 13, 2009
Table set in Watson for legal fight; city wants producer to dismantle growing area, citing a violation of city ordinances
WATSON -- The red-globed tomatoes that Aziz Ansari raises are ripe for the picking, and his cucumbers ready for the slicing. The table in Watson is set for a legal fight. The city of Watson is going forward with a lawsuit that would require Ansari to dismantle the four hoop structures...
August 13, 2009 - 12:00am
July 16, 2009
Public hearing to be held regarding Renville County landfill
ST. PAUL -- A public information meeting on the proposed reissuance of the Renville County landfill operating permit is scheduled for 6 p.m. July 28 at the Renville County Office Building in Olivia. The draft permit is open for public review and comment through Aug. 12, according...
July 16, 2009 - 12:00am
January 28, 2009
Kandiyohi County added to DNR Internet-based burning permit system
WILLMAR -- The state Department of Natural Resources has added Kandiyohi 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 Dan Hartog, the traditional paper...
January 28, 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