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October 22, 2016
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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently designated the Bonanza Valley Groundwater Management Area. It is designed to protect the groundwater resources in an area including portions of Stearns, Pope, and Kandiyohi counties as well as lesser areas of Douglas, Meeker, Swift and Todd counties.
Minnesota DNR designates Bonanza Valley Groundwater Management Area
October 22, 2016 - 9:24am
September 4, 2016
Nuns from the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, India, watch a live broadcast of the canonisation of Mother Teresa at a ceremony held in the Vatican, September 4, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
Pope proclaims Mother Teresa a saint
September 4, 2016 - 10:10pm
August 29, 2016
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The Chippewa River Project is aiming to increase the amount of perennial cover in the watershed to improve water quality. Part of that effort included last summer’s Simon Lake Bio-Blitz, shown here, where participants could view the benefits of perennial cover. Two reports on water quality in the watershed are  available for public comment until Sept. 7.
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
August 29, 2016 - 9:33pm
September 24, 2015
U.S. senators, including Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (with hands on chin), listen as Pope Francis addresses Congress Thursday. “His basic humility should provide hope,” said Tim Marx, of Catholic Charities in the Twin Cities. (JONATHAN ERNST | REUTERS)
Franken: The pope’s message was one of tolerance and compassion
September 24, 2015 - 11:32pm
September 18, 2015
Pope’s visit draws Minnesotans to East Coast
September 18, 2015 - 10:43pm
November 5, 2014
Voters decide municipal races in region
November 5, 2014 - 12:59pm
December 27, 2013
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Weather advisory as Arctic blast on way
December 27, 2013 - 10:53pm
December 25, 2013
Pope Francis waves as he delivers his first "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and world) message from the balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican December 25, 2013. Francis, celebrating his first Christmas as Roman Catholic leader, on Wednesday called for dialogue to end the conflict in South Sudan and all wars, saying everyone should strive to be personal peacemakers. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Be peacemakers all, Pope says in first Christmas message
December 25, 2013 - 9:00am
December 11, 2013
Pope Francis named Time's Person of the Year
December 11, 2013 - 7:49am
October 1, 2013
In this picture provided Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis poses with his so-called "Group of Eight" cardinals, during their first meeting at the Vatican. From left, they are: Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, bishop Marcello Semeraro, serving as secretary, Oswald Gracias, Reinhard Marx, Pope Francis, Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, Giuseppe Bertello, Sean Patrick O’Malley, George Pell, and Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)
Pope urges reform, wants church with modern spirit
October 1, 2013 - 1:06pm
July 29, 2013
Pope Francis greets Italian Police and Carabinieri paramilitary police officers after landing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at Ciampino's military airport, on the outskirts of Rome, Monday, July 29, 2013. The pontiff returned after a week in Brazil. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
Pope Francis: He won't judge gay priests
July 29, 2013 - 6:00am
July 28, 2013
Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 28, 2013. Francis wrapped up a historic trip to his home continent Sunday with a Mass on Copacabana beach, urging the young people on hand for World Youth Day's concluding Mass to go out and spread their faith "to the fringes of society, even to those who seem farthest away, most indifferent." (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Pope draws 3M in Rio, one of largest papal Masses
July 28, 2013 - 2:20pm
July 23, 2013
In this photo released by Prefeitura do Rio, Pope Francis waves to people from his popemobile in Rio de Janeiro, Monday, July 22, 2013. Pope Francis returned to his home continent for the first time as pontiff, embarking on a seven-day visit meant to fan the fervor of the faithful around the globe. (AP Photo/Raphael Lima, Prefeitura do Rio)
Pope all smiles as Brazilians swarm his car in Rio
July 23, 2013 - 7:51am
July 22, 2013
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 19, 2013 file photo, Pope Francis is driven through the crowd in his popemobile in St. Peter's Square for his inauguration Mass at the Vatican. The Vatican said Wednesday, July 17, 2013 that Pope Francis is forgoing the bulletproof popemobile for his upcoming trip to Brazil and that he will use the same open-topped car he uses for zooming around St. Peter's Square. Photo by Reuters
Brazil buzzing with anticipation for Pope Francis
July 22, 2013 - 12:39pm
Argentinian pilgrims takes pictutres in Rio de Janeiro Sunday July 21, 2013, with a giant television monitor erected for the papal visit in the background. Pope Francis arrives July 22 in Rio de Janeiro for the World Youth Day.(AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
Brazil buzzing with anticipation for Pope Francis
July 22, 2013 - 6:44am