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Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
Alaska man injured in morning rollover in New London Township
High speed chase ends in Willmar with arrest of juvenile
Convictions published Feb. 21
County proposes new traffic option for wye corridor
Girls Basketball: Cards streak by Alex
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wld with win in St. Paul
Boys Basketball: Montevideo overpowers YME
Boys Basketball: Dragons edge NLS
Boys Basketball: Eisenbacher's double-double leads ACGC
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
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
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Howard J. Powers
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Willmar Commentary: America's predictable pension crisis
Harrop commentary: Trump has media crying ... all the way to the bank
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
February 20, 2017
Corps prepares for final construction repairs at Lac qui Parle Dam
WATSON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is nearing completion of repairs to Lac qui Parle Dam. The final repairs...
February 20, 2017 - 9:05pm
February 3, 2017
Gov. Dayton wants public input on water quality plan
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton is making another push to clean up Minnesota's waters — and says he's learned lessons from his contentious battle two years ago to implement buffer strips along the state's waterways. In a speech Friday morning to the Minnesota Environmental Congress,...
February 3, 2017 - 9:10pm
January 6, 2017
Capitol Chatter: GOP in charge, a state Senate surprise
January 6, 2017 - 10:34pm
January 3, 2017
Renville County wants state funding before taking on buffer law enforcement
OLIVIA — The Renville County Board of Commissioners will be watching the Legislature to see whether counties will be reimbursed for enforcing the state's new buffer law before the county agrees to take on that responsibility.
January 3, 2017 - 9:23pm
November 28, 2016
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Forty-five large investors collectively managing $1.2 trillion in assets are pressing some of the nation's largest meat producers to set policies for reducing water pollution in their feeding, slaughtering and processing operations. The investors, who are members of sustainability...
November 28, 2016 - 6:06am
August 19, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Dayton says clean water tops light rail politics
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he plans to campaign for clean water in coming months instead of against Republicans he blamed...
August 19, 2016 - 8:20pm
August 12, 2016
Willmar water restriction lifted
WILLMAR -- Residents and businesses of Willmar are now able to use water as usual. The Willmar Public Works department said in a statement that...
August 12, 2016 - 9:53am
August 11, 2016
Willmar residents being asked to limit water use
WILLMAR -- Residents of Willmar are being asked to limit their water use after 8.5 to over 10 inches of rain fell on the city yesterday and overnight....
August 11, 2016 - 7:51am
July 18, 2016
Study: Hundreds of impaired waters in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Scientists have identified pollution in hundreds of additional Minnesota lakes and streams. The new update comes as the state is...
July 18, 2016 - 8:57am
June 24, 2016
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
The narrowed-down deal to allow the city of Waukesha, Wis., to tap into nearby Lake Michigan and use its water as a municipal supply before treating it and returning it is a workable, positive outcome, the result of compromise and compassion for others’ needs on one side and concerns...
June 24, 2016 - 4:00am
June 4, 2016
Hector issues boil order for water
HECTOR — Residents in Hector are being advised to boil municipal water before drinking it or to use bottled water. The boil order was issued Thursday as a precaution after the Renville County community of 1,150 temporarily lost pressure in its water system. Samples of the water...
June 4, 2016 - 12:01am
June 1, 2016
Prinsco could play role in improving farmland buffers
WILLMAR — Water management structures manufactured by Prinsco could help improve water quality in Minnesota and lessen flood impacts in the...
June 1, 2016 - 9:58pm
May 17, 2016
MPCA completes two enforcement cases in Redwood Falls
ST.PAUL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency completed 22 environmental enforcement cases in the first quarter of 2016, two of them listed in Redwood Falls. According to a news release from MPCA, Duininck Inc. was fined $3,060 for stormwater violations. The Redwood County...
May 17, 2016 - 5:55am
May 6, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Maintain momentum to clean up Great Lakes
Congress doesn’t agree on much, it seems, but when it comes to restoring the Great Lakes following decades of factory-spewing, sewage-oozing, industrial and wastewater pollution, Republicans and Democrats alike, in both the U.S. House and Senate, seem to be able to agree about getting...
May 6, 2016 - 12:18am
May 4, 2016
Protecting Willmar's water from potential contamination
WILLMAR — Contamination of the water supply is a concern whenever there is an unprotected cross connection, whether actual or possible, between the potable water supply and any source which could introduce contaminants into the water system. To decrease these events, the Minnesota...
May 4, 2016 - 10:58pm