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Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
AgweekTV: Sweet crops
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
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'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Gregory W. Johnson
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
September 2, 2015
Chemical use leads to water pollution
In the Aug. 24 Tribune, Ed Mickelson responded to my letter, “Water doesn’t belong to farmers.” I thank you for your retort. Due to word limits, my statements were not all inclusive. Mickelson states the pollution from lakeshore owners and town storm sewers also contribute...
September 2, 2015 - 5:08am
August 25, 2015
Smithsonian traveling exhibit called ‘Water/Ways’ to make its first stop in Spicer in 2016
SPICER — Kandiyohi County, which carries the motto “Where the lakes begin,” will host a traveling Smithsonian exhibit next summer that...
August 25, 2015 - 11:00pm
July 9, 2015
Lakes are safe despite recent infections, officials say
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Throughout the summer, many people will make the trek to one of the region's many lakes. But with an infection contracted in a lake being blamed for the death of an Alexandria, Minn., boy, many may hesitate before packing up and heading out this weekend. However,...
July 9, 2015 - 11:58pm
June 2, 2015
More chemicals found in remote Minnesota lakes
ST. PAUL -- A chemical associated only with X-ray technology is showing up in Lake Kabetogama in Voyageurs National Park and other northern lakes, one of many industrial compounds showing up in samples taken from Minnesota waterways. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Tuesday...
June 2, 2015 - 11:51pm
June 1, 2015
Discussion gets testy over water line project's financing but Willmar committee OKs awarding contract
WILLMAR — Discussion became a little testy last week when a Willmar City Council committee discussed financing and assessing the cost of constructing an upgraded water line service to the site of a future downtown brewpub. The discussion occurred at the Public Works/Safety Committee...
June 1, 2015 - 12:59am
May 30, 2015
AIS boat inspections launched for season in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR –– Kandiyohi County’s aquatic invasive species inspection program was launched on Memorial Day weekend with about 300 boats inspected. One...
May 30, 2015 - 12:46am
May 12, 2015
Local Culligan owner heads national group
EAU CLAIRE, Wisconsin — The Water Quality Association, a national nonprofit in Lisle, Illinois, that serves as a resource and advocate for improved water quality, had named Bret Tangley of Sterling Water Inc. of Eau Claire as association president. Sterling Water serves Willmar...
May 12, 2015 - 1:40pm
April 21, 2015
DNR says divers find no zebra mussels in suburban lake after 3-step treatment
SHOREWOOD — Initial searches by divers indicate a three-step treatment of Christmas Lake in the western Twin Cities suburb of Shorewood for zebra mussels has been effective, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The dive, conducted inside and directly outside...
April 21, 2015 - 12:37am
April 4, 2015
Kandiyohi County wins grant funds to develop 'AIS Hunter' app
WILLMAR –– The support of local online voters in a competitive BoatUS Foundation grant contest has made Kandiyohi County a winner. The county’s...
April 4, 2015 - 1:17am
April 3, 2015
Dayton to seek more funds for Lewis & Clark water system
WORTHINGTON — Gov. Mark Dayton announced during Thursday’s gathering in Worthington that he will seek $39 million in state bonding funds this session to complete the Lewis & Clark Regional Water project from Luverne to Worthington. The proposal is part of a more than $800...
April 3, 2015 - 9:17am
Governor visits Worthington to talk buffer initiative with large crowd
WORTHINGTON — An estimated 200 people, including farmers from more than a 12-county area of southern and western Minnesota, packed inside the...
April 3, 2015 - 1:03am
February 25, 2015
MPCA warns lower water standards could lead to federal oversight
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency officials warned Tuesday that a bipartisan push at the Capitol to ease state water pollution standards could lead the federal government to assert control of water rules. In a bid to help U.S. Steel’s MinnTac plant in Mountain Iron, some lawmakers...
February 25, 2015 - 8:00am
February 15, 2015
Ice fishermen leaving too much trash on waterways
BRAINERD — Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Bret Grundmeier spends hours each ice fishing season checking anglers and encouraging them to clean up after themselves and remove garbage from lakes. “Once again, the most common complaint dealt with while...
February 15, 2015 - 11:59pm
February 10, 2015
Committee recommends March 2 public hearing on utility rate increases
WILLMAR — The Finance Committee will recommend the City Council set March 2 as the date for a public hearing on proposed electric and water rate increases. Committee members voted Monday afternoon to recommend the council set the hearing date after they received a report from Willmar...
February 10, 2015 - 11:55pm
January 16, 2015
Midwest Opinion: DNR finds retention alone can’t provide flood protection in Fargo-Moorhead
A recent editorial from a Midwest newspaper. A preliminary report from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources all but endorses the findings of several agencies and private engineers that water retention impoundment alone cannot provide the level of permanent flood protection...
January 16, 2015 - 2:48pm