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August 25, 2017
Submitted  A deer feeding ban goes into effect in the shaded areas above on Monday.
Deer feeding ban begins Monday in Willmar area
August 25, 2017 - 5:40am
November 22, 2016
As shown on this map from the National Weather Service, most of central Minnesota is under a Winter Weather advisory that began Tuesday morning and will last through Wednesday at 6 a.m.
Snow and freezing rain expected to continue through holiday weekend
November 22, 2016 - 1:54pm
Tom Cherveny / Tribune file  
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently designated the Bonanza Valley Groundwater Management Area. It is designed to protect the groundwater resources in an area including portions of Stearns, Pope, and Kandiyohi counties as well as lesser areas of Douglas, Meeker, Swift and Todd counties.
Minnesota DNR designates Bonanza Valley Groundwater Management Area
October 22, 2016 - 9:24am
August 29, 2016
Tribune file photo 

The Chippewa River Project is aiming to increase the amount of perennial cover in the watershed to improve water quality. Part of that effort included last summer’s Simon Lake Bio-Blitz, shown here, where participants could view the benefits of perennial cover. Two reports on water quality in the watershed are  available for public comment until Sept. 7.
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
August 29, 2016 - 9:33pm
April 30, 2015
Three new, presumptive cases of avian flu bring total loss close to 4 million birds
April 30, 2015 - 2:56pm
July 2, 2014
Green Lake now has a 1,000-foot no-wake zone advisory from shore, Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog announced Wednesday. Restrictions, which were in effect Sunday when this photo was taken at the city dock in Spicer, were put in place June 18. They have been lifted on Eagle Lake, Diamond Lake, Elkhorn Lake and on the Little Crow River in New London. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton
Kandiyohi County modifies no-wake restrictions on area lakes
July 2, 2014 - 10:45pm
$1 million winning lottery tickets sold in Stearns and Beltrami counties
January 2, 2014 - 9:17am
November 20, 2012
Worker assaulted on roof of Stearns County, Miinn., Jail, assailant taken down to jail
November 20, 2012 - 10:34am
November 5, 2012
Eagan, Minn., teen sustains minor injury, shoots self in foot while hunting near Paynesville
November 5, 2012 - 9:37am
August 6, 2012
Fire claims rural Watkins barn, passerby saves animals
August 6, 2012 - 10:28am
July 30, 2012
Belgrade man hurt in motorcycle crash near St. Martin, Minn.
July 30, 2012 - 12:15pm
July 20, 2012
Stearns Co. lawsuit claims St. John's Abbey knew of past abuse
July 20, 2012 - 7:43am
July 6, 2012
Paynesville, Minn., man airlifted after two-cycle crash
July 6, 2012 - 9:05am
June 12, 2012
Watkins, Minn., man extricated from vehicle after semi-car crash
June 12, 2012 - 11:00am
May 15, 2012
Paynesville. Minn., man arrested, Belgrade resident to hospital after crash
May 15, 2012 - 11:22am