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Saving Rick's place: Friends rally to help keep Willmar man in his home
Chris Wallace to Reince Priebus: 'You Don't Get to Tell Us What to Do'
Box Office: 'Lego Batman' flies high over 'Great Wall,' 'Fist Fight'
Five injured in Pope County head-on crash with ambulance
Restarting out of bankruptcy, company revives former MN mining operation
Four Cards off to state
Prep Wrestling: Willmar wins fourth-straight section crown
Zucker and linemates lead Wild past Predators
Berrios more comfortable, feels command improving
Vargas gets help from Manny Ramirez this time
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Driving a hard bargain for taxes
States' rights? Not so much, when it comes to retirement savings
Murder and Mayhem are hers to tell in Redwood County
Fagen Fighters Museum in Granite Falls listed as a top Minnesota attraction
The many meanings of Valentine's Day
Lorraine "Lolly" Marlys Thompson
Daniel P. Schaefbauer
Gloria A. Schroeder
Dwaine B. Weber
Marlow W. Hanson
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
Minding Our Elders: Recovery from double grief may require professional care
February 1, 2017
MnDOT revises permit applications for mowing ditches
ST PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Transportation adjusted requirements and extended the permit application deadline for people who want to mow and bale hay on any state highway right-of-way that is adjacent to their land. The adjustments were made in response to concerns...
February 1, 2017 - 10:53pm
November 21, 2016
MPCA seeks comments on proposed hog feedlot in Swift County
HOLLOWAY — Public comments are being sought on a proposed hog farm in Swift County that is planning to double in size. Spring Valley Farms plans to add a second, 2,100-head finishing barn at The Pit Stop farm for a total of 4,200 head. The farm is located in Section 4 of Fairfield...
November 21, 2016 - 5:47am
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