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Colorado Springs police seek runner who won't stop pooping in front of a family's house
NDSU students feel safe despite high-profile crimes in recent years
UPDATE: Boyfriend with a record arrested in crash that killed University of St. Thomas student
Minn. motorcyclist in Panda suit ticketed by State Patrol
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Wild thrilled Mikko Koivu keeping 'flag in the ground' three more years
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek looks like he belongs. Now he's ready to make an impact.
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CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
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What's coming to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime in September 2017
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Arts festival celebrates 20 years in Willmar
Fall Home Improvement 2017 now available online
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Bygone staples and technology of the 1970s
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Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
December 16, 2015
No increases in electric, heat or water for Willmar utility customers
WILLMAR — No increases in electric, water and district heating rates are expected in the 2016 budget approved by the Willmar Municipal Utilities...
December 16, 2015 - 10:16pm
December 15, 2015
Dayton lays out conservation plan
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton wants the state and the federal governments to spend nearly $800 million to improve water quality by taking 100,000 acres out of crop production in western and southern Minnesota. Half of the land would become vegetated buffers between crops and bodies...
December 15, 2015 - 11:20pm
November 24, 2015
Pennock dairy becomes Kandiyohi County’s first certified for water quality
PENNOCK — No point telling Rich and Carol Radtke it can’t be done. Bankers tried. Seven years later, the Radtkes are proving at Prairie’s...
November 24, 2015 - 10:09pm
November 16, 2015
Proposed Bonanza Valley groundwater management plan nears approval
PAYNESVILLE — For the past year-and-a-half the groundwater in a large swath of land from Glenwood to Paynesville has been the subject of a...
November 16, 2015 - 11:13pm
October 12, 2015
Video: Clean Water from garbage! How it's done at Kandiyohi County Landfill
It's billed as a first in North America, producing water so clean it meets "Drinking Water Standards." In a landmark project, the Kandiyohi...
October 12, 2015 - 2:34pm
October 9, 2015
U.S. court places hold on clean water rule
WASHINGTON (Forum/Reuters) — A U.S. court issued an order Friday temporarily blocking the implementation of a federal water rule across the country, the latest in a series of legal setbacks for Obama administration environmental regulations. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th...
October 9, 2015 - 10:00pm
September 4, 2015
Buffer law draws a crowd to Kandiyohi County informational meeting
WILLMAR — More than 200 people are estimated to have filled the lower level meeting room of the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services...
September 4, 2015 - 12:37am
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