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Cameras could be the next weapon against aquatic invasive species
Kerkhoven pilot dies in Wisconsin plane crash
Two killed in Minnesota crash leave behind total of seven children
Minnesotan charged with passing fake $20 bill at Kool-Aid stand
14-year-old girl charged with hours-long assault of another teen, slitting her throat
Fast start propels Stingers past Waterloo
Peterson sets sights on another NFL record
Zimmer grateful for contract extension
Vikings expectations as high as a clear sky
Greenway enters his 11th and final training camp
Judge dismisses 29 claims to late musician Prince's estate
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Charles "Jim" Syverson
Chris H. Nissen
Anita "Ricky" G. Hoyt
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
May 14, 2015
Teachers want test scores thrown out after second suspension of testing
ST. PAUL — Hundreds of Minnesota teachers want to throw out the results of this year’s academic assessments because they fear repeated problems with the online tests make scores unreliable for judging teacher and student performance.
May 14, 2015 - 12:19am
December 23, 2013
Upcoming Minn. law change involves radon reporting
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota public health officials hope a law change involving radon reporting will spur more buyers and sellers to test for the radioactive gas. Minnesota Public Radio News reports (http://bit.ly/1ezUf66 ) sellers currently have to report whether they are aware...
December 23, 2013 - 10:00am
January 28, 2012
FAQs about Radon
What is radon? Radon is an invisible, odorless gas produced by the decay of naturally occurring uranium in soil and water. How does radon get into homes? Radon typically moves through the ground to the air in your home through cracks and holes in the foundation. Any home, new...
January 28, 2012 - 8:51am
A silent danger: In Minnesota, about one in three homes pose health risks
A few months after moving into their Olivia home, Neil and Jackie Kaufenberg learned that one of their neighbors had found above-average levels...
January 28, 2012 - 8:51am
September 30, 2010
First-degree drug charges against Pennock couple dropped
WILLMAR -- First-degree drug sale charges against a Pennock couple have been dismissed because Bureau of Criminal Apprehension laboratory tests determined the powder confiscated from their home was not a controlled substance. The dismissal was filed Sept. 20 in Kandiyohi County District...
September 30, 2010 - 12:00am
July 15, 2010
Teen charged in burglary after DNA analysis
WILLMAR -- A 19-year-old Spicer teen made his first court appearance Monday on five felony charges for allegedly breaking into a Willmar home, causing the pipes to freeze, burst and cause water damage, and taking $10,000 in property, including a gun. According to the juvenile petition...
July 15, 2010 - 12:00am
May 21, 2010
Pollution testing at co. landfill will get second look due to costs
WILLMAR -- Plans to measure how far pollution has traveled in underground water from the Kandiyohi County landfill are getting a second look after cost estimates for the work came in more than double the estimate. The type of testing that was planned is unique and has apparently...
May 21, 2010 - 12:00am
March 31, 2010
Pollutants from farm water far fewer than stormwater
WILLMAR -- The water quality study evaluating runoff from farmland near Blomkest and stormwater from the city of Willmar shows that the farmland is contributing less pollutants, in seven of the eight pollutants measured, than the city's stormwater. There is more nitrate coming from...
March 31, 2010 - 12:00am
September 17, 2009
School district testing report looks at 2008-09 test results, other activities
WILLMAR -- Testing in fall and spring in the 2008-09 school year indicated that students in Willmar grew academically during the school year. However, the district did not make enough progress to meet state and federal education requirements. The two types of tests tell the district...
September 17, 2009 - 12:00am
August 4, 2009
Frontier Testing in Olivia knows how to find it
OLIVIA -- Olivia can lay claim to being host to one of the world's largest concentrations of seed company research and production facilities,...
August 4, 2009 - 12:00am
July 11, 2009
Nitrate testing to be offered at Farmfest
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will offer a free on-the-spot nitrate water-testing clinic at Farmfest. The three-day agricultural exposition is Aug. 4-6 on the Gilfillan Estate in Redwood County. The testing process will take less than five minutes and results...
July 11, 2009 - 12:00am
September 25, 2008
Willmar School Board discusses report on testing
PENNOCK -- Frustrations with the way the state labels school districts bubbled to the surface when the Willmar School Board discussed scores on last spring's standardized tests. Danith Clausen, director of curriculum and instruction, presented the district's annual report on curriculum...
September 25, 2008 - 12:00am