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Republican wins Montana special election despite assault charge
Twins emphasis on nutrition goes down to farm club level
Minnesota teacher's lawsuit over high school assault dismissed
Minnesota man found guilty in attempt to kill his ex-wife at work
UPDATE: Dispute over trail detours final Minnesota legislative work
James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors
United's Venegas, front office don't see eye-to-eye
Wild's owner sees no need to rebuild
Kunitz scores 2 as Penguins edge Sens in Game 7
Prep Baseball: Dragons blanked in season-ender
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Mary Ann Nagel
Marlyn W. Wacholz
Marlys J. Mithun
Manworld tried extra hard this week to tell women 'no.' We weren't listening.
Five startling things Betsy Devos told (or wouldn't tell) Congress
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Dionne: The wider Trump scandal
Cartoon by Steve Benson
May 21, 2017
Always in Season: Rose-breasted grosbeaks are doubly well named
Ahem, dear reader: The subject this week is bird breasts. To be sure, the breast is not the first part to examine when trying to identify a bird....
May 21, 2017 - 4:41pm
April 9, 2017
Similar distances, different experiences
National Park Week begins Saturday and continues through April 23, and the annual event offers an opportunity to learn more about these recreational...
April 9, 2017 - 11:45am
April 3, 2017
Sweet new facility highlights syrup-making at Maplewood Park
PELICAN RAPIDS, MINN.—It takes 40 gallons of sap from the sugar maple tree to make a single gallon of pure maple syrup, a process that's...
April 3, 2017 - 9:41am
March 19, 2017
Always in Season: Spring brings another cycle in bird lives
This is a good time of year to appreciate black-capped chickadees. They're conspicuous this time of year, but pretty soon they'll be hard to...
March 19, 2017 - 4:46pm
March 5, 2017
Always in Season: Signs of spring appear in the valley
Horned larks are back in the valley. Horned owls are back on their nests. These are signs of spring in the Red River Valley. Both are right on...
March 5, 2017 - 6:44pm
Dokken: Time to pony up for Minnesota's state parks
ST. PAUL — A lot of good things are happening this summer at Minnesota state parks, but additional funding is necessary to ensure services...
March 5, 2017 - 10:23am
February 26, 2017
Jacobs: Early migrants reach the valley
Last week brought an influx of rough-legged hawks to our area that was both larger and earlier than expected. Matt Spoor alerted Grand Cities...
February 26, 2017 - 6:15pm
February 19, 2017
Jacobs: A new bird mystery for a new week
This week's bird mystery is the opposite of the one presented here last week. Last week, we had a bird that was seen and not heard; this week,...
February 19, 2017 - 3:31pm
February 17, 2017
Redwood, Renville counties aim to make most of Minnesota River Valley
OLIVIA — There's no mystery about what attracts people to the Minnesota River Valley corridor shared by Renville and Redwood counties....
February 17, 2017 - 5:46am
January 30, 2017
Public input shapes goals for Kandiyohi County bike and pedestrian plan
WILLMAR — When Kandiyohi County sought the public's feedback on how to create a user-friendly trail system, people were clear about what...
January 30, 2017 - 7:33am
January 16, 2017
Fort Ridgely 'Friends' to rally Jan. 19 for golf course
FAIRFAX — Supporters of the golf course at Fort Ridgely State Park will hold a public rally at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Fairfax Community...
January 16, 2017 - 8:50am
November 27, 2016
Jacobs: Goldfinches lead cavalcade of winter bird species
Not many species become "bird of the week" twice in one year, but the American goldfinch is a changeling, and so it earns the dual designation....
November 27, 2016 - 1:28pm
November 14, 2016
Iowa community's plunge into whitewater pays off; Granite Falls may take a page out of their playbook
GRANITE FALLS — The answer to whether Granite Falls can turn the Minnesota River into a destination whitewater park might be found 255...
November 14, 2016 - 8:00am
Watson pitches a baseball comeback story
WATSON—It may be too late for a Twins comeback story, but the tiny community of Watson has one to tell this season. Youth baseball has...
July 14, 2016 - 12:00am
May 15, 2016
Fishermen brave the cold for opener
Sunrise often marks the transitory time of predatory gamefish in Minnesota. When walleyes, which are primarily nocturnal move away from the light...
May 15, 2016 - 11:39pm