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Pipeline opponents vow fight as Trump approves Keystone XL
GOP scrambling for health bill votes after ultimatum from Trump
Ms. Simplicity: Gift-giving during a health crisis
New London man charged with stalking
Intersections in Willmar railroad bypass corridor to be studied this spring
Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
Flyers keep Wild in check as Minnesota woes continue
Boys basketball: 'Jays leave feeling blue
Boys basketball: 'Jays leave feeling blue
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Ruth O. Jones
John E. Vold
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Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
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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
November 30, 2014
Study recommends Willmar Utilities hike electric and water rates in 2015
WILLMAR — Willmar Municipal Utilities Commissioners have taken under advisement a consultant’s recommendation to increase electric rates an average of 4.5 percent and a recommendation to increase water rates an average of 20 percent, both in 2015. Results of a study by Dave Berg...
November 30, 2014 - 10:36pm
October 21, 2014
Utilities work continues in Kandiyohi
An excavator from Voss Plumbing-Heating of Paynesville removes soil Tuesday so workers can replace water and sewer mains on Fourth Street in...
October 21, 2014 - 10:49pm
September 28, 2014
DNR says zebra mussels discovered in metro’s White Bear Lake, Lake Waconia
WHITE BEAR LAKE — Invasive zebra mussels have been found in White Bear Lake, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Friday.
September 28, 2014 - 11:33pm
September 19, 2014
Belgrade groundwater meeting set for Wednesday
BELGRADE — A meeting of the Bonanza Valley Groundwater Management Area advisory team will be conducted from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Soboe Leverson Post in Belgrade. The public is invited to attend the meeting, which is part of an ongoing project...
September 19, 2014 - 11:30pm
August 18, 2014
Public invited to discuss Shakopee Creek water quality project Thursday
NEW LONDON — A project to improve the Minnesota River Basin by focusing on the water quality of the Shakopee Creek region in northern Kandiyohi County will be discussed at a meeting Thursday at Kandiyohi County Park 7 on Games Lake. A picnic and informal discussion takes place...
August 18, 2014 - 11:19pm
August 10, 2014
Renville Co. groundwater resources mapped
OLIVIA — Icelandic Glacial bottled water calls itself “super-premium” and boasts that it is sourced from the 4,500-year-old Ӧlfus Spring...
August 10, 2014 - 11:28pm