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Why Americans - including hunters - are souring on big-game hunting
House GOP tax plan would fall $1.3 trillion short of paying for itself, study finds
'Our family is complete': Minnesota family reunited with dog who spent 10 days in ND cold
Moorhead lawyer fights two-decade war on circumcision
He was a rookie cop in a small Pennsylvania town. Now there's a massive manhunt for his killer.
Wild's Jason Zucker is already down $17,600 -- and he's hoping for more
Pistons hang on for 100-97 win over Timberwolves
Local Roundup: Willmar's Schramm second in Class A 1-meter diving
NFL Roundup: Ravens hand Packers first shut out since 2006
NA3HL Hockey: WarHawks cut ties to Blaisuis
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
'Marian' opens tonight on Ridgewater College stage in Willmar
Jimmy Fallon to host live Super Bowl edition of ‘The Tonight Show’ in Minneapolis
Garth Brooks lip-syncing controversy at the CMA Awards really hit a nerve
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Thomas "Tom" Rice
Shelby Kingman Jr.
Donald Schmitz Sr.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
Tribune Editorial: County sales tax needed to invest in critical infrastructure
Letter: Do your part to keep roads safe
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
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Emma Anne Williams
Meeker Co. Board OKs expansion of recreation area boundary
LITCHFIELD -- The boundary for the Greenleaf State Recreation Area in Meeker County is being expanded to include a four-acre tip of an island in Sioux Lake. Acting on the recommendation of the Meeker County Planning Commission, and at the request of the Minnesota Department of Natural...
January 20, 2011 - 12:00am
December 14, 2010
Meeker Co. ratifies final employee contracts
LITCHFIELD -- Meeker County has finished its union negotiations with employees, agreeing to a zero increase in salary for the next two years. The contracts for the highway department, jailers, dispatchers and assistant county attorney were approved Thursday by the Meeker County Board...
December 14, 2010 - 12:00am
November 20, 2010
Meeker County approves seven-year highway plan
LITCHFIELD -- The Meeker County Commissioners approved a seven-year road construction plan this week that calls for utilizing $1.6 million in county-state highway aid next year. The major project for 2011 is the grading and bituminous overlay of a three-mile stretch of County Road...
November 20, 2010 - 12:00am
September 23, 2010
Program could provide health insurance for businesses in Meeker County
LITCHFIELD -- Small businesses in Meeker County that can't afford health insurance for their employees might be able to do so next year if a new health insurance program gets off the ground. PrimeWest Health, a health plan owned by 13 central Minnesota counties, including Meeker...
September 23, 2010 - 12:00am
September 9, 2010
Meeker County budget goes down but levy goes up
LITCHFIELD -- Despite a 1.6 percent decrease in the proposed budget figure, the amount Meeker County will levy is expected to increase 2.3 percent next year. The preliminary $12.2 million levy was approved this week. The commissioners cut the county's $25 million budget by about...
September 9, 2010 - 12:00am
June 17, 2010
$644K contract awarded by Meeker County officials for Lake Koronis bicycle trail
LITCHFIELD -- The next two phases of construction on an 18-mile recreational trail around Lake Koronis got the go-ahead from the Meeker County...
June 17, 2010 - 12:00am
February 18, 2010
$502K grant will assist Meeker County in funding its new emergency radio network
LITCHFIELD -- Meeker County has been awarded a $502,000 grant to help fund the new 800 MHz emergency radio network. The county is pursuing additional grants to help off-set the nearly $4 million project that's part of the state's Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response system,...
February 18, 2010 - 12:00am
February 5, 2010
$150,000 DNR grant will fund major improvements to Koronis Regional Park
LITCHFIELD -- The third time was the charm for Koronis Regional Park, which recently received a $150,000 grant to improve safety and recreational facilities. The grant will provide partial funding for the $229,000 project, according to Meeker County Administrator Paul Virnig. The...
February 5, 2010 - 12:00am
January 8, 2010
Meeker County officials to conduct meeting next month to talk about plan to increase some fees
LITCHFIELD -- A public hearing will be held next month on proposed increases to the 2010 fee schedule for some Meeker County services. At their meeting this week, the Meeker County Commissioners agreed to set the hearing for 9 a.m. Feb.
January 8, 2010 - 12:00am
December 17, 2009
Meeker County Board of Commissioners approves budget and levy for next year
LITCHFIELD -- The Meeker County Board of Commissioners gave final approval this week to a $25.4 million budget. The 2010 budget is a decrease of 1.6 percent from last year. The $408,541 in savings comes from having at least five fewer full-time equivalent positions. Employees made...
December 17, 2009 - 12:00am
November 23, 2009
No action taken on request to remove two Meeker County commissioners from HRA board
LITCHFIELD -- Amid claims that two Meeker County Commissioners acted inappropriately, some residents of a subsidized apartment complex in Dassel are asking that those commissioners be removed from the governing board that oversees the apartments. The request was presented in a letter...
November 23, 2009 - 12:00am
November 12, 2009
Meeker County reaches agreement on $47K health-related debt
LITCHFIELD -- An agreement has been reached between Meeker County and Hutchinson Area Health Care for the payment of services for mentally ill individuals who require 72-hour acute care. The county had refused to pay the bill for the last four to five years, resulting in a $47,000...
November 12, 2009 - 12:00am
November 7, 2009
Meeker County approves purchase of vital radio link
LITCHFIELD -- Meeker County Commissioners approved the purchase of a microwave link for more than $175,000 that is a vital part of the county's law enforcement mobile radio system. The county received only one bid for the equipment. The current equipment was about 12 years old and...
November 7, 2009 - 12:00am
October 16, 2009
Meeker County supports Little Crow Transit Corridor study
LITCHFIELD -- A resolution to study a passenger rail route in west central Minnesota was approved Tuesday by the Meeker County Board of Commissioners. The resolution, which was adopted at the request of Rep. Dean Urdahl, directs the Minnesota Department of Transportation to "continue...
October 16, 2009 - 12:00am
October 8, 2009
Meeker County OKs abatement for First District project
LITCHFIELD -- Meeker County Commissioners approved an abatement agreement Tuesday that will give a local dairy processor up to $190,000 in tax rebates over a 20-year period. The city of Litchfield has taken similar action. The Litchfield School District is not participating in the...
October 8, 2009 - 12:00am