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Spicer couple injured in crash on Highway 23
Car plunges into northern Minnesota river
WTO cuts 2016 world trade growth forecast
Hobbyists search for treasure in Minnesota outhouse pits
Minnesota couple trusts in God for at-risk twins in womb
Bluejays soar in four
Roundup: Wildcats snap streak with win over GSL
Basketball lifer Thibodeau ready to lead Timberwolves
Salute for Palmer planned at the Ryder Cup
Cardinal Pride to induct four into Hall of Fame
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Vote in our Readers' Choice 2016
Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Mary A. Krogfus
Donald R. Holmgren
Wallace "Wally" Heggestad
William "Bill" D. Latham
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Froma Harrop: Can Califorinia help lower drug prices?
George Will: A Republican worth voting for
Dionne: Debate moderators shouldn't duck
Larry.R. Swenson: Different requirements for some?
November 3, 2015
Dayton: Time to get tough on turtle takers
ST. PAUL — It is time to get tough on turtle and other wildlife poachers, Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday, reacting to reports that the Becker...
November 3, 2015 - 8:57pm
August 12, 2015
Ripe wild rice harvesting season starts Saturday
ST .PAUL — Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wildlife managers say it’s shaping up to be a good season for wild rice harvesting as the dry spring provided favorable water levels and rice beds have been growing well in most areas. Harvest of ripe wild rice is allowed between...
August 12, 2015 - 12:04am
November 6, 2014
Bucks-only hunting is the name of game in northeast Minnesota
DULUTH — Five shooters chambered rounds in their high-powered rifles on the firing line. All had come to the United Northern Sportsmen’s...
November 6, 2014 - 11:30pm
July 27, 2012
Editorial: Vikings fans: It's time for football
The sunrise looked like it had a purple tint this morning as it shed light upon the football fields of Mankato. And it should as the Minnesota Vikings opened training camp today. The land of Minnesota Viking fans is once again ripe with the pre-season enthusiasm.
July 27, 2012 - 8:41am
Areavoices.com: Holiday traditions should continue all year long
We've made it! Christmas is behind us, and we hope you were able to spend at least some of yesterday relaxing in your PJ's. It is a great time...
December 27, 2011 - 8:40am
October 29, 2011
Firearms deer season refresher course for '11
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's deer archery season has been underway for about five weeks and the general firearms season is set for Saturday, Nov. 5. The state's hunting regulation booklet is available online at www.mndnr.gov/buyalicense. Lou Cornicelli, big game program coordinator for...
October 29, 2011 - 12:00am
DNR: Deer season looks good
Hunters who venture into fields and forests for Minnesota's firearms deer season can expect a good deer season and ample hunting opportunities,...
October 29, 2011 - 12:00am
May 24, 2011
For area businesses, stocking and planning for high school graduation can rival Christmastime
WILLMAR -- For some area businesses, the high school graduation season can be as busy as Christmastime, maybe even busier. At The Paper Place in Willmar, owner Deb Lenz has arranged napkins, plates, confetti, balloons and table covers in a rainbow of colors.
May 24, 2011 - 12:00am
December 18, 2010
Expert predicts wet, cold winter and spring
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Our polar thermostat is out of whack, and that threatens to make the Northern Plains colder and wetter than usual this winter, spring and early summer, an area meteorologist says. "It does look like it will be a late planting season this year," Leon Osborne says. But...
December 18, 2010 - 12:00am
October 9, 2010
2010 waterfowl season opener was spotty at best
WILLMAR -- The 2010 waterfowl season got off to a "spotty'' start at best, and to no one's surprise. "Odd'' is how Leroy Dahlke, wildlife manager with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources described the opener in Kandiyohi County. Overall, he said waterfowl hunters reported...
October 9, 2010 - 12:00am
April 10, 2010
Turkey prospects looking good in area
NEW LONDON -- All ears will be perked for the sounds of gobblers come Wednesday and the start of the spring wild turkey season. Hunters taking to the woods and fields for the start of the season have reason for optimism. Wild turkey numbers in the area are good. The early arrival...
April 10, 2010 - 12:00am
Time to make bobbers go 'kerplunk' in area waters
WILLMAR -- Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to start the outboards or find a spot along the shoreline of a back bay. The open-water season is...
April 10, 2010 - 12:00am
March 11, 2010
After slow start, tornado season under way
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Forecasters say a wetter-than-usual winter and a jet stream ripping over the part of the country known as "Tornado Alley" could lead to an active spring -- perhaps starting with the strong twister that nicked a small western Oklahoma town Monday night. "It's...
March 11, 2010 - 9:20am
December 5, 2009
Area waterfowl hunters have hard time finding ducks in mild weather
WILLMAR -- Work commitments kept Joe Schlagel from waterfowl hunting as much as he wanted this last season, but he got out early and found the action "slow.'' The West Central Ducks Unlimited chapter member from Clara City said that other waterfowl hunters told him things never really...
December 5, 2009 - 12:00am
November 21, 2009
More boom than bust
WILLMAR -- There was more boom than bust for those participating in the 2009 deer firearm season. Unofficial counts at deer registration stations in the area indicate that hunters did better than was expected. The record amounts of corn standing in fields at the onset of the season,...
November 21, 2009 - 12:00am