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Trump vows military to be ‘bigger and better and stronger than ever before’
Trump asks NASA to explore putting crew on rocket's debut flight
In sweeping move, Trump puts regulation monitors in U.S. agencies
Wall Street edges higher to give Dow 11th straight record
Kansas man charged with killing Indian engineer in possible hate crime
Girls Basketball: Cardinals hit a bump in the road
Vikings' Spielman raves about running backs in NFL draft
Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic
Twins plan to ease Mauer, Dozier into lineup
Local Roundup: Willmar hockey team clipped in 3A playoffs
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
February 20, 2017
South Dakota considers buffer strip bill
PIERRE, S.D. — A bill in the South Dakota legislature would give landowners a tax break for keeping riparian buffer strips along streams, rivers and lakes. Senate Bill 66 would define a riparian buffer strip and set out that such a buffer strip would be assessed at 60 percent...
February 20, 2017 - 11:30am
January 25, 2017
Farm couple urges YM County to take on buffer enforcement
GRANITE FALLS — A Yellow Medicine County farm couple is appealing a finding that a private ditch on their farm meets the criteria of being...
January 25, 2017 - 2:00am
December 23, 2016
Renville County takes cautious approach toward buffer law
OLIVIA – Renville County is taking a cautious approach toward implementing the state’s new buffer requirements. At its meeting Tuesday, the Renville County Board of Commissioners instructed the Soil and Water Conservation District to go ahead with plans to send letters notifying...
December 23, 2016 - 7:00am
August 31, 2016
Dayton wants Minnesotans to take clean water pledge
FALCON HEIGHTS—Gov. Mark Dayton paused Tuesday before making an announcement. "Good Minnesota clean water ..." he declared after drinking...
August 31, 2016 - 6:36am
August 29, 2016
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
MARSHALL — Two water quality reports for the Chippewa River Watershed water quality report are available for public comment. The Chippewa...
August 29, 2016 - 9:33pm
August 16, 2016
Sheriff: No-wake restrictions on local lakes still in effect
WILLMAR—Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputies were out in force last weekend, making sure boaters observed no-wake restrictions. No-wake...
August 16, 2016 - 8:15pm
May 19, 2016
Studies of water quality in Yellow Medicine River Watershed released
SAINT PAUL (Staff reports) — Streambank erosion and excess nutrients are among the water quality issues needing to be addressed in the Yellow...
May 19, 2016 - 11:31pm
April 25, 2016
First farmers finish new Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program
PIPESTONE — Almost surrounding Ian Cunningham’s fourth-generation family farm outside of Pipestone, passersby get a glimpse of green growth...
April 25, 2016 - 5:30am
Fighting nitrates in southwest Minnesota
ELLSWORTH -- A few southwest Minnesota towns have been treating drinking water for nitrates for years, and in at least one case, in Ellsworth,...
April 25, 2016 - 5:30am
February 26, 2016
Watersheds offer programs to improve water quality
WORTHINGTON -- Heron Lake Watershed District Administrator Jan Voit said the work her staff does within the watershed district is on a willing...
February 26, 2016 - 5:30am
June 2, 2015
Sugar beet co-op shows water quality improvements
OLIVIA — The Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative is continuing to meet water quality objectives and even gaining some recognition for it. The Minnesota Environmental Initiative named the cooperative among its finalists this year for water quality awards for its phosphorus...
June 2, 2015 - 11:53pm
May 27, 2015
Farmers analyze new water rule
ST. PAUL — Farmers who worry that the federal government wants to regulate mud puddles on their land are examining a 297-page rule the Obama administration released Wednesday. The new water quality rule was not well received in farm country, but agriculture groups’ attorneys...
May 27, 2015 - 11:32pm
April 29, 2015
With varied water quality across Minnesota, little time left to pass buffers
ST. PAUL — Water quality varies from good in northeastern Minnesota, where plenty of plants borders waters, to poor in the southwest, with...
April 29, 2015 - 11:36pm
March 24, 2015
Letter: Water belongs to all of us
After reading your story “Few southwest Minnesota lakes, rivers swimmable” published March 4, we lament the state of our shared water resources. Like many Minnesotans, we are frustrated that we have allowed such pollution to continue, and we question our unwillingness to own up...
March 24, 2015 - 10:52am
May 22, 2014
Kandiyohi County hears about project to enhance Diamond Lake water quality discussed
WILLMAR –– A project to draw down the water of three small lakes southeast of Spicer in an effort to reduce the carp population there and improve the quality of the downstream waters in Diamond Lake was presented Tuesday to the Kandiyohi County Commissioners. The proposal, which...
May 22, 2014 - 3:00am