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October 4, 2011
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has determined that an environmental impact statement will not be required on plans by Xcel Energy to remove the Minnesota Falls dam on the Minnesota River south of Granite Falls. (Tribune file photo)
DNR says further environmental study not required for Minnesota Falls dam removal
October 4, 2011 - 12:00am
October 1, 2011
It's Meander time in Upper Minnesota River Valley
October 1, 2011 - 12:00am
September 29, 2011
Many of Kolke-Bonk's most popular works focus on buildings and places that hold special meaning to those who know them from childhood. This image of the entrance to the former Appleton High School hints at the bustle and activity once found inside. (Submitted image)
Meander kickoff to feature downtown Granite Falls, Minn., with music, food, history, art
September 29, 2011 - 10:57am
Kerry Kolke-Bonk creates her works in the house she and her husband,  Paul, have called home east of Appleton for 24 years. The home's décor is representative of what family and friends call "The Kerry Touch.'' When not creating on canvas, she turns her creative energy to home decorating and remodeling. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)
Meander artist's inspiration is homegrown in west central Minnesota
September 29, 2011 - 10:53am
September 6, 2011
Derrick Radke of Hastings took this photo of an alligator in a back channel of the Mississippi River on Friday afternoon.
Hastings, Minn., couple find three-foot-long alligator in Mississippi River near Prescott
September 6, 2011 - 9:15am
August 27, 2011
Rhonda Gronseth of St. Cloud and her sons enjoyed the unique opportunity to camp in a tipi at the Upper Sioux Agency State Park earlier this week. She is shown with sons, Calvin, 10, clockwise from left, Avery, 12, and Reece, 5. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
State park's tipis offer a unique camping experience
August 27, 2011 - 12:00am
August 11, 2011
Authorities search the Minnesota River Thursday for a missing Xcel Energy worker downstream of the Minnesota Falls dam. The worker apparently fell off the dam about 1 p.m. Wednesday. Tribune photo by Susan Lunneborg
Update: Authorities continue search for Xcel worker who fell off Minnesota Falls dam south of Granite Falls, MInn.
August 11, 2011 - 10:19am
July 7, 2011
DNR seeks comments on environmental assessment worksheet for the Minnesota Falls Dam Removal Project
July 7, 2011 - 12:00am
June 29, 2011
Yellow Medicine County will pursue discussions aimed at the possible transfer of the Minnesota Falls dam from Xcel Energy to public ownership. Xcel intends to remove the 105-year-old dam next year. Tribune file photo
Public ownership of Minnesota Falls dam?
June 29, 2011 - 12:00am
June 18, 2011
Natalie Warren, left, and Ann Raiho look over a Minnesota River map as they prepare Friday morning to portage around the Granite Falls dam. The two have been paddling upstream for 17 days but today are enjoying a break in Montevideo. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)
Hudson Bay Bound: Upstream paddle on Minnesota River intended to inspire others
June 18, 2011 - 12:00am
April 30, 2011
Shingo Yamane, right, a foreign exchange student from Japan studying in Clara City, and Glen Jacobsen, rural Bird Island, give Jacobsen's new Souris Canoe its maiden run April 23 on the Chippewa River. The river's bluffs offer a look back at more than 100,000 years of geological and glacial history in the area. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)
Chippewa River run: Trip offers modern perspective
April 30, 2011 - 8:01am
April 22, 2011
Natalie Warren, in stern, and Ann Raiho paddle the Cannon River. The two are preparing for their upstream slog on the flood-swollen Minnesota River by paddling against the current on the Cannon River. (Photo courtesy of Shane Kitzman, Northfield News)
Hudson Bay bound: A long adventure to shrink the gender gap
April 22, 2011 - 8:00am
April 19, 2011
Authorities stop casket cruiser on a Red River ride
April 19, 2011 - 9:23am
For Minnesota and Chippewa river communities, a sense of normalcy returns
April 19, 2011 - 9:00am
April 18, 2011
Sanitary sewer service returned to Smith Addition in Montevideo as flood waters recede
April 18, 2011 - 2:14pm