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Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say cold could hit next week
Montevideo father sentenced for assault of baby
Early ice fishing on Willmar Lake
Records published Dec. 10
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
June 29, 2016
Family of rural New London man restores his classic muscle car
When Larry Bajari was a younger man, he owned a 1968 Dodge Coronet R/T. He purchased it in late-1967 straight from the factory for $3,400. He...
June 29, 2016 - 3:01pm
May 6, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Maintain momentum to clean up Great Lakes
Congress doesn’t agree on much, it seems, but when it comes to restoring the Great Lakes following decades of factory-spewing, sewage-oozing, industrial and wastewater pollution, Republicans and Democrats alike, in both the U.S. House and Senate, seem to be able to agree about getting...
May 6, 2016 - 12:18am
May 5, 2015
Grass Lake restoration project gets go-ahead
WILLMAR — There were times during the last 30 to 35 years that Kandiyohi County Commissioner Harlan Madsen had little hope that a project to restore the dry lake basin of Grass Lake near Willmar would ever happen. “Doom and gloom,” is how Loren Engelby, the county’s drainage...
May 5, 2015 - 11:20pm
April 1, 2014
House looks at $850 million bonding bill, with $125 million more in cash
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House will consider borrowing $850 million for public construction and using part of a state budget surplus for another $125 million in projects, but the lawmaker whose job it is to write the bills says that is not enough money,. "The one defining word...
April 1, 2014 - 11:53am
August 3, 2013
District 25 school house renovated, open house scheduled (with video)
For eight years Nancy Peterson Salmi walked about a mile from her parent’s rural New London farm home to a one-room prairie school house where...
August 3, 2013 - 3:00am
May 28, 2011
Restoring lost habitat
Some of the most valuable real estate in Kandiyohi County has taken a real beating. High water, saturated soils and a winter that produced big...
May 28, 2011 - 6:00am
Spring song may be falling silent on bomming grounds
WATSON -- It's getting noticeably quieter on the prairie each spring, much to the disappointment of Dave Trauba. Since 1999, he's been part of an effort to re-introduce prairie chickens to the grasslands of the Lac qui Parle wildlife management area and protected prairie areas, including...
May 28, 2011 - 12:00am
May 14, 2011
Restored waterfowl lake site in west central Minnesota to remember Adam Hoekstra
RAYMOND -- Friends and family of Adam Hoekstra answered his untimely death in the best way they knew how. They made a lasting gift in the Spicer...
May 14, 2011 - 8:00am
Olson Lake making a comeback in west central Minn.
RAYMOND -- Olson Lake is a 124-acre, shallow water lake that was once a waterfowl hunter's Mecca and could be soon again. It's part of a 450-acre...
May 14, 2011 - 8:00am
Born again: Local couple transforms Lake Lillian church into event center
LAKE LILLIAN -- In what used to be the choir loft at Grace Lutheran Church, intimate tables for four are clustered under the rafters of the sloping...
December 14, 2010 - 12:00am
November 19, 2010
City Council receives comparison report on Willmar's private street sweeper service
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council this week received a report from the Public Works/Safety Committee on the first year of private street-sweeping service. The council in May voted to contract on a trial basis with Cleaning and Restoration Services of Willmar to provide additional...
November 19, 2010 - 12:00am
September 16, 2010
Editorial: Work on vital Grass Lake site continues
It is good to see the Grass Lake restoration project near Willmar has finally gotten on the political radar this week. Elected officials, state natural resource officials and property owners met Tuesday to discuss Grass Lake developments and building consensus on phase two options. The...
September 16, 2010 - 12:00am
September 15, 2010
Grass Lake restoration discussed at meeting attended by stakeholders
WILLMAR -- As the first phase of the Grass Lake restoration project gets finalized in preparation for spring construction, stakeholders were...
September 15, 2010 - 12:00am
August 28, 2009
Project will restore a piece of Green Lake shoreline and serve as education site for homeowners
The slope on the west shore of Green Lake is so steep it almost looked like Jeanette Jacobson was gripping the sides of a vertical wall on Wednesday...
August 28, 2009 - 12:00am
June 29, 2009
Aiming for a natural solution
NEW LONDON -- Two of New London's biggest attractions have a conflict. The Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District believes it has the natural...
June 29, 2009 - 12:00am