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Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
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Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
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China's Shao Ting getting acclimated to Lynx and hoping to make roster
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'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
September 16, 2014
Leachate treatment project moves forward
WILLMAR — A nearly $2.8 million project was approved Tuesday to install a unique filtering system that engineers guarantee will remove contaminants from the liquid that seeps to the bottom of the Kandiyohi County landfill. The contract with two metro-area engineering firms, Apex...
September 16, 2014 - 11:49pm
June 17, 2014
Pilot project under way at landfill to test new leachate treatment
NEW LONDON — Every day thousands of gallons of putrid water laced with bacteria and nasty chemicals seep through heaps of garbage at the Kandiyohi...
June 17, 2014 - 11:18pm
May 6, 2014
Commentary: Gov. waste: Where does all of our money go
Most people, perhaps even the super-wealthy, who are usually accountable to auditors, want to know where their money goes. This is especially...
May 6, 2014 - 12:10am
December 24, 2013
Kandiyohi County Recycling Center encourages residents to recycle gift wrap
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Recycling Center is encouraging residents to recycle their Christmas wrapping paper, cardboard boxes and unwanted Christmas lights this year. Landfills across the region see increases in volume due to holiday gift-giving, the center said in a news...
December 24, 2013 - 11:56am
March 8, 2012
Color Me Green blog: Shop to reduce food waste
I read in a recent article that the United States generates more than 34 million tons of food waste each year, according to the EPA. Composting...
March 8, 2012 - 8:16am
December 31, 2010
10 stories that made 2010 history
While a number of stories played a part in shaping the region during 2010, the No. 1 news story of the year is the number of local elected officials...
December 31, 2010 - 12:03pm
August 25, 2010
Biofuel plant in Wyo to work with sugar cane waste
Wyoming is a long way from places where sugar cane is grown, but a test plant in the northeast part of the state will soon be turning sugar cane waste into biofuel. KL Energy Corp., based in Rapid City, S.D., and Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras announced an agreement Tuesday...
August 25, 2010 - 7:46am
August 23, 2010
Rice Hospital tackles waste reduction in ways big and small
WILLMAR -- Her hands clad in blue gloves, Robin Spencer, a medical technologist in the Rice Memorial Hospital laboratory, rinses a set of used...
August 23, 2010 - 12:21am
April 6, 2010
American Opinion: On the waste disposal
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: By The Associated Press On the waste disposal: Reps. Norm Dicks, Doc Hastings and Jay Inslee of Washington and John Spratt and James Clyburn of South Carolina signed the letter to Chu seeking the removal of $115...
April 6, 2010 - 12:00am
March 31, 2010
Body parts found at Kansas medical waste company
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Three individuals have been identified so far among six heads and numerous other human body parts found in a truck at a Kansas medical waste facility, including at least one man who was to have been cremated, a coroner said Tuesday. Sealed plastic bags containing...
March 31, 2010 - 10:05am
March 15, 2010
Requirement for hazardous waste could be harming the environment
WILLMAR -- A state system meant to track minimal quantities of hazardous materials that businesses bring to disposal facilities could be backfiring...
March 15, 2010 - 12:00am
September 10, 2009
Commentary: New city treatment plant is a good step
City officials and citizens recently saw up close the construction site of Willmar's new $86.2 million wastewater treatment plant and conveyance system. They saw good construction progress that is creating the new wastewater treatment system located nearly six miles west of the city...
September 10, 2009 - 12:00am
September 5, 2009
Wastewater treatment project on schedule
Officials say construction is on schedule and on budget for Willmar's new $86.2 million wastewater treatment plant and conveyance system. With...
September 5, 2009 - 9:52am
August 11, 2009
August 11, 2009 - 12:00am