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Prosecutors want police conduct expert to testify at Minnesota police officer's manslaughter trial
Minn. legislators weigh increasing penalties for blocking highways during protests
Teenager supporting veterans around Minnesota with clothing
Two vineyards challenge Minnesota grape law
Subsidy cuts could mean 'death spiral' for small airports in upper Midwest
Rubio's three FTs send Wolves past Pacers
Local Roundup: Jackson earns All-America honors
U.S. women's team settle pay dispute, avoid boycott
Gimenez hardest transition to Twins may be getting son on the bandwagon
Tonkin polishing new cutter in Twins bullpen
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Violet Gurtrude Swanson
Keith L. Sorenson
Delores A. Larson
Ethel L. Anderson
LeRoy H. Koenen
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
February 4, 2009
Minnesota River Valley site eyed for protection likely to be mined
OLIVIA -- A rock outcrop in the Minnesota River Valley being eyed for inclusion in a protective easement program is likely to be mined instead. The Renville County Board of Commissioners was told Tuesday that the county's Planning Commission had unanimously recommended approving...
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am
January 7, 2009
Chippewa River Watershed Project seeking public input on high turbidity
BENSON -- The Chippewa River Watershed Project is conducting two public meetings to kickoff the process to address high turbidity levels in the river. People with an interest in water quality in the watershed and the effort are urged to attend either of two meetings scheduled for...
January 7, 2009 - 12:00am
January 3, 2009
Upper Minnesota Valley RDC loses role in senior services
APPLETON -- As of the new year, the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission in Appleton no longer has a role in how services such...
January 3, 2009 - 12:00am
December 31, 2008
County snow plowman fired after driving loader through ice on river in Crookston
CROOKSTON -- The man who drove the county's loader onto, then through, the ice into the Red Lake River early Monday here in Central Park was...
December 31, 2008 - 9:00am
December 30, 2008
Polk County snow remover rides loader to bottom of Red Lake River
Mike Raymond figured he was doing the city and his fellow ice fisherpeople a favor in the dark morning hours Monday when he wheeled the county's big John Deere 544 loader to the boat ramp in Crookston's Central Park. A 28-year employee of Polk County, Raymond was working the graveyard...
December 30, 2008 - 3:00pm
River Lakes tops Willmar
WILLMAR -- River Lakes' forward Jon Cole picked up a free puck and scored the game-winning goal late in the third period on Monday as the Stars...
December 30, 2008 - 12:00am
December 4, 2008
American Crystal records second-biggest crop in company history
FARGO - American Crystal Sugar Co.
December 4, 2008 - 3:00pm
December 3, 2008
Silver carp found in Mississippi River near La Crosse
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - The silver carp, one of the notorious leaping fish brought to the U.S. from China, has been found in the Mississippi River...
December 3, 2008 - 8:00am
November 20, 2008
Grace: Beautifully told, painful quest for mental peace
To spend each day in what he describes as a mental "murk" is as ugly as it sounds. That so much beauty can emerge from it is just one of the lessons to discover in Dana Yost's first book of poetry, "Grace.'' The beauty is in his telling. Yost gives us a collection of jabbing, succinct...
November 20, 2008 - 12:00am
November 18, 2008
Area's girls hockey season starts tonight
River Lakes hosts Brainerd/Little Falls in the area's girls hockey opener tonight in Richmond. The Central Lakes Conference game starts at 7 p.m. The Stars were 8-16-3 overall last season and 6-7-3 in conference action. River Lakes beat Brainerd/Little Falls once and tied once last...
November 18, 2008 - 12:00am
October 25, 2008
Freshwater mussels really matter to river's ecosystem
MONTEVIDEO -- As far back as the turn of the century, there were "clammers" who dug freshwater mussels in the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers...
October 25, 2008 - 12:00am
Bet that you didn't know ...
MONTEVIDEO -- Mussels don't win popularity contests for being cuddly or cute, but many species do come with some interesting names: Elephant ear, hickory nut, butterfly, Round pigtoe and elktoe among them. Here are some other interesting facts: - Some individual mussels can live...
October 25, 2008 - 12:00am
October 2, 2008
Take time to Meander through the Upper Minnesota River Valley this weekend
Organizers promoted the first Meander, Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl in 2004 by pointing to the surprising number and variety of talented artists who choose to live and create their art in the region. Five years later, the bragging rights have only grown -- and so too have the...
October 2, 2008 - 12:00am
September 9, 2008
Big Bear goes bye-bye
September 9, 2008 - 12:00am
June 23, 2008
Forecaster: End is near to Mississippi River rise
LOUISIANA, Mo. (AP) - The water is still well above the banks of the upper Mississippi River, but residents of both flooded towns and those protected by levees and sandbags can see an ending: The river is cresting. "It's quieter compared to earlier this week," said Louisiana emergency...
June 23, 2008 - 8:00am