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Records published Oct. 27
Turf wars: NLS plan to upgrade football field under scrutiny
Dayton fails to visit all 87 counties in 86 days
Spicer man charged with kidnapping in alleged violent assault of woman
Man injured in Atwater electrical accident
Analyst: Zimmer tackle rotation versus Eagles 'horrible'
Wild's Niederreiter gaining confidence on new line
Conley, Grizzlies hold off Timberwolves
Roundup: Ridgewater sees win streak end in tough five-set match
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Melissa Heen Peterson
Francis H. "Fran" Uhlenkamp
Suzie Richter letter: Get informed, then go and vote
Ryan Rauenhorst letter: Lang will hold true to his values
Election letter deadline is Nov. 2
Thomas commentary: Donald Trump's contract with America?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
September 26, 2016
E-cigarette users view smoke-free areas as okay for vaping
The majority of e-cigarette users have "vaped" in a smoke-free environment and most don't view use of the devices as harmful to themselves or...
September 26, 2016 - 2:28pm
August 16, 2016
Study finds Minnesota’s economy ‘average’ – with a dim future
While Minnesotans like to believe we’re above average, a new study shows the state’s economy has been average, at best, over the last 15...
August 16, 2016 - 9:53am
July 18, 2016
Study: Hundreds of impaired waters in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Scientists have identified pollution in hundreds of additional Minnesota lakes and streams. The new update comes as the state is...
July 18, 2016 - 8:57am
April 22, 2016
Kandiyohi County urges participation in broadband survey
WILLMAR — If you live in rural Kandiyohi County and get a phone call next month asking about your broadband service, don’t hang up. The telephone survey is being conducted during May as part of a countywide broadband feasibility study, and organizers want — and need — the...
April 22, 2016 - 11:15pm
April 19, 2016
Researchers: Too late to save endangered wolves on Lake Superior's Isle Royale
The longest running predator-prey study in the world revealed Tuesday that "the time has passed" to save the nearly extinct wolves on Isle Royale...
April 19, 2016 - 10:30am
March 18, 2016
Isle Royale narrows wolf study
ISLE ROYALE NATIONAL PARK -- With just two wolves left alive on Isle Royale and little or no hope for the population to rebound naturally, National Park Service officials Wednesday said they are narrowing the focus of a study on whether to transport new wolves to the island. Isle...
March 18, 2016 - 5:30am
March 15, 2016
Kandiyohi County awards contract for broadband feasibility study
WILLMAR — Work will start soon on a feasibility study intended to help Kandiyohi County move forward with better broadband access. The County Board of Commissioners awarded a consulting contract Tuesday to Communication Network Engineering of Fargo, North Dakota, to carry out the...
March 15, 2016 - 11:42pm
February 11, 2016
Rural sex assault victims often receive less care
ST. PAUL — Greater Minnesota sexual assault victims are less likely to receive adequate care, a new study shows. “Our current response is...
February 11, 2016 - 11:20pm
January 5, 2016
County to seek proposals for comparable worth study
WILLMAR — Job categories, job descriptions and pay scales for Kandiyohi County employees will be extensively reviewed in a comparable worth study to be launched by the county this year. The County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to seek proposals for conducting the study. The...
January 5, 2016 - 11:40pm
December 7, 2015
No human health study for PolyMet
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton has decided not to conduct a human health assessment of the proposed PolyMet copper mine project after all, agreeing with state regulatory officials that the study isn’t needed. Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger, Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr...
December 7, 2015 - 11:11pm
November 4, 2015
County board backs broadband feasibility study
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners gave its backing Tuesday to a proposed grant application for a broadband feasibility study. Board members voted unanimously to contribute up to $25,000 in matching funds for the Blandin Foundation grant application. County...
November 4, 2015 - 11:51pm
June 23, 2015
New research shows medical marijuana is effective on some — but not all — diseases
Moderate- or high-quality evidence supports the use of marijuana for some medical conditions, but not for others, according to a fresh review of past research. After reviewing 80 randomized trials that included nearly 6,500 people, researchers found moderate support for using marijuana...
June 23, 2015 - 11:26pm
January 14, 2015
Study finds murky perception of rape
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- It's all about phrasing. In a study, about a third of the men responding said if there weren't any consequences, they would rape a woman as long as the act wasn't defined as "rape." The research was spearheaded by Sarah Edwards of UND's Department of Counseling...
January 14, 2015 - 8:00am
October 28, 2014
City utilities hires energy consultant
WILLMAR — For over a year now, Willmar Municipal Utilities officials have been wondering how new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards to cut carbon pollution from new and existing power plants will affect Willmar’s 66-year-old coal-fired power plant and other local generating...
October 28, 2014 - 12:02am
October 8, 2013
Willmar looks at holding planning retreat to air issues
WILLMAR — City Council members continue discussing the possibility of holding a planning retreat. Council members have been discussing for the past several months the possibility of having a retreat and lining up a facilitator to lead the discussion. The latest discussion...
October 8, 2013 - 11:01pm