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Crosby City Council members want embattled mayor to resign after arrest on four felonies
Anglers rescued after falling through ice on northern Minnesota lakes
Minn. Republicans' cuts to health, human services include shifts into next fiscal year
Man agrees to $2 million settlement after St. Paul police biting, kicking incident
Minn. man convicted of attempted murder loses appeal centering on photo ID
Twins coach tries to help Sano take the next step
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
Peterson says he's in 'no rush' to latch onto another NFL team
Wild's slump can be blamed on just about everyone
ND native who once made 2,750 free throws in a row dies at 94
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
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'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Dave & Vivian Swanson
September 30, 2010
Carving a niche
DAWSON -- To the hundreds of visitors who watch them every day, Jarrett and Jordan Dahl are surrounded by more noise than can be made by a frenzied...
September 30, 2010 - 9:56am
May 4, 2010
Small towns, but big housing needs
MONTEVIDEO -- So far, the five counties comprising the Upper Minnesota River Valley have escaped the big rise in housing foreclosures that trouble...
May 4, 2010 - 12:00am
Aged housing stock and poverty among the challenges
MONTEVIDEO -- Housing issues in the Upper Minnesota River Valley are many and complex, but demographics offer some insight into the situation. Data collected from 2006-2008 and updated this spring by Minnesota Housing can help explain much of what is happening, both good and bad,...
May 4, 2010 - 12:00am
No vacancy is opportunity lost
MONTEVIDEO -- Anyone who doubts how important a diverse housing stock can be to a community need only speak to Gene Bies, mayor of Canby in western Yellow Medicine County. He is proud to point out that the community of 1,710 has added 30 new homes in the last 10 years, thanks in...
May 4, 2010 - 12:00am
March 17, 2010
Rivers still rising, but alarm not being sounded
MONTEVIDEO -- Water levels on the Minnesota River are continuing to rise at a faster-than-expected pace, but current forecasts are not sounding...
March 17, 2010 - 12:00am
March 15, 2010
Prairie's Edge planning major improvements
UPPER SIOUX COMMUNITY -- Seven years after the Upper Sioux Community opened Prairie's Edge Casino Resort, it's about to make a major investment...
March 15, 2010 - 12:00am
March 13, 2010
Waters coming faster, but not necessarily higher
GRANITE FALLS -- Predicting a flood is a lot like cheering for a certain Minnesota sport team: You never really know what's going to happen,...
March 13, 2010 - 12:00am
February 20, 2010
Weather Service warns of increased chance of flooding in Montevideo and Granite Falls
MONTEVIDEO -- A newly issued forecast raises the potential for flood problems along the Minnesota River in Montevideo and Granite Falls this spring. In a word, the new forecast issued by the National Weather Service in Chanhassen "increases'' the risk for flooding from the season's...
February 20, 2010 - 12:00am
February 3, 2010
Granite Falls man faces charges for alleged stabbing
GRANITE FALLS -- Erich Ryan Blue, 26, of Granite Falls, was arraigned in district court in Granite Falls on Tuesday on charges he stabbed his brother following an argument Sunday at their father's home. Blue is charged with two felony counts of second-degree assault, for causing...
February 3, 2010 - 12:00am
February 2, 2010
Man faces stabbing charges in Yellow Medicine County
GRANITE FALLS -- A 26-year-old man is scheduled to be arraigned in district court in Granite Falls today after being accused of stabbing his brother on Sunday. Erich Ryan Blue, rural Granite Falls, is charged with two felony counts of assault in the second degree, for causing substantial...
February 2, 2010 - 9:13am
January 30, 2010
'Wet' snowpack brings flood potential on Minnesota River
MONTEVIDEO -- Spring flooding is expected in the upper Minnesota River watershed this spring due to a higher-than-normal water content in the...
January 30, 2010 - 12:00am
September 5, 2009
Stalking prehistoric predators
UPPER SIOUX AGENCY STATE PARK -- We know our mosquitoes too well in Minnesota, but we know very little about the winged insects that love to...
September 5, 2009 - 12:00am
August 27, 2009
Minnesota announces health improvement grant awards
Area counties have received a share of $47 million in state grants to help fight chronic disease. The Minnesota Department of Health announced the inaugural Statewide Health Improvement Program grant awards Wednesday afternoon.
August 27, 2009 - 12:00am
August 1, 2009
Join Odonata survey at Upper Sioux State Park
GRANITE FALLS -- The Upper Sioux Agency State Park is offering an opportunity learn about dragonflies and help survey the park to determine what species are found there. The Odonata survey project workshop will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the park. The day...
August 1, 2009 - 12:00am
July 29, 2009
Upper Sioux and Olivia police will get COPS funding
WASHINGTON -- The Upper Sioux Community near Granite Falls and the city of Olivia are among 14 Minnesota entities to receive federal recovery grants to support law enforcement through the Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, program. The Upper Sioux Community will receive...
July 29, 2009 - 12:00am