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Law enforcement urges peace during pipeline protests
How will it end? Experts weigh in on possible outcomes of Dakota Access Pipeline protest
Fire at California loft party kills 9, higher death toll feared
Kandiyohi County Board to meet Friday
Truth-in-Taxation hearing to be held Monday at Willmar council meeting
Toriumi's hat trick powers WarHawks
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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
MPCA taking comments on transfer station
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is taking public comments on a permit reissuance for the continued operation of a solid waste management transfer station operated by West Central Sanitation of Willmar. If MPCA reissues the permit, West Central Sanitation will be...
July 29, 2009 - 12:00am