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Ford-Carter debate flashback: When the candidates went silent for 27 minutes
Police capture gunman who shot and killed five at Washington state mall
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Rising above the fire
In Trump/Clinton face-off on Monday, winning over women will be key
NLS turns back Crusaders
Prep Football: Minneota edges 'Jacks in OT
Roundup: Ridgewater recovers from deficit to head off national champs
Second-half stumbles derail Willmar
WCT Sports Show: Willmar and Morris volleyball play crucial matches; Willmar girls cross country rolls
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Likely world record elk shot by Montana archer
As baby leaves go gender-neutral, dads get time off
Choosing stronger sunscreen would reduce women's melanoma risk
Organic oats make these Monster Cookies scary good
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Don E. Miller
Jozy Lyn Saterbak
Pauline M. Chambers
Thomas: Just more terror, more denials
Harrop: Could Britain Become the Fourth Amigo?
Deepen Charleston's port, and the big ships will come
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Commentary: Table is set for special session
August 30, 2016
Does Dayton talk to farmers enough?
FALCON HEIGHTS—First it was an effort to keep agriculture runoff out of the state's waters by the use of plant buffers, then last week it was a restriction on the use of some pesticides. Many of Minnesota's farmers and farm organizations are not happy with Gov. Mark Dayton,...
August 30, 2016 - 6:39pm
August 4, 2016
Farm leaders: Federal water rules are game changers
MORGAN -- Scott VanderWal came across the South Dakota border to southwest Minnesota's Farmfest to scare farmers. The American Farm Bureau vice...
August 4, 2016 - 7:42am
June 10, 2016
MPCA issues air pollution advisory for high ozone levels Saturday
ST. PAUL (Forum News Service) — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air pollution health advisory for parts of eastern, southern and southwestern Minnesota from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Affected areas include the Twin Cities metropolitan area, Mankato, New Ulm,...
June 10, 2016 - 11:10pm
June 9, 2016
Heat advisory warns of adverse health effects
WILLMAR—Residents across southwestern Minnesota are being advised to limit strenuous outdoor activity and stay hydrated in the coming days...
June 9, 2016 - 5:32pm
May 20, 2016
It's a story straight out of a Hollywood script, and west central Minnesota is playing a lead role
It seems like a story scripted for the movies. Three chemical companies operate illegally near the homes of residents in a small town. The factories...
May 20, 2016 - 11:10am
May 17, 2016
MPCA completes two enforcement cases in Redwood Falls
ST.PAUL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency completed 22 environmental enforcement cases in the first quarter of 2016, two of them listed in Redwood Falls. According to a news release from MPCA, Duininck Inc. was fined $3,060 for stormwater violations. The Redwood County...
May 17, 2016 - 5:55am
April 11, 2016
Summer street work will relocate Spicer’s July 4 holiday activities
SPICER — A major street and utility project in downtown Spicer this summer will affect the town’s popular July Fourth activities, including...
April 11, 2016 - 12:05am
February 29, 2016
Minnesota summit produces ideas for clean water
ST. PAUL — Balancing water is tough.
February 29, 2016 - 12:00am
Anti-pipeline protesters interrupt governor at Minnesota water summit
ST. PAUL — Anti-pipeline protesters interrupted Gov. Mark Dayton as he spoke Saturday to more than 800 Minnesotans at a summit about how to...
February 29, 2016 - 12:00am
February 24, 2016
Southwest Minnesota: Land of impaired waters
WORTHINGTON — When Gov. Mark Dayton took the stage at the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s annual convention last month, it was within hours of his announcement that vegetation buffers would not be required on private ditches. The decision, he said, was necessary to get support...
February 24, 2016 - 11:34pm
September 2, 2015
Chemical use leads to water pollution
In the Aug. 24 Tribune, Ed Mickelson responded to my letter, “Water doesn’t belong to farmers.” I thank you for your retort. Due to word limits, my statements were not all inclusive. Mickelson states the pollution from lakeshore owners and town storm sewers also contribute...
September 2, 2015 - 5:08am
August 31, 2015
Algae blooms threaten state’s $13B tourism industry
ST. PAUL — On a recent summer day, Dylan, Madysen and Colten King escaped the heat in time-honored Minnesota fashion: with a swim in a lake. But...
August 31, 2015 - 8:00am
July 13, 2015
Dirty air may contribute to 2,000 metro deaths a year
ST. PAUL -- Polluted air in the Twin Cities likely contributes to several thousand deaths per year, a state study estimates. The roughly 2,000 deaths include asthma, respiratory infections and heart disease that are exacerbated by ozone and tiny particles suspended in the air....
July 13, 2015 - 10:31pm
August 18, 2014
Public invited to discuss Shakopee Creek water quality project Thursday
NEW LONDON — A project to improve the Minnesota River Basin by focusing on the water quality of the Shakopee Creek region in northern Kandiyohi County will be discussed at a meeting Thursday at Kandiyohi County Park 7 on Games Lake. A picnic and informal discussion takes place...
August 18, 2014 - 11:19pm
November 26, 2013
Meeting on water quality is today in Willmar
WILLMAR — A statewide plan to reduce the nutrients reaching Minnesota’s waters will be outlined in an open house meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building. The draft strategy developed by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency...
November 26, 2013 - 8:07am