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City prepares to collect yellow bikes next week
Jacob Wetterling is remembered by family and Minnesota
Ford-Carter debate flashback: When the candidates went silent for 27 minutes
Police capture gunman who shot and killed five at Washington state mall
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Panthers get the sack, Vikings take the win
NLS turns back Crusaders
Prep Football: Minneota edges 'Jacks in OT
Roundup: Ridgewater recovers from deficit to head off national champs
Second-half stumbles derail Willmar
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Likely world record elk shot by Montana archer
As baby leaves go gender-neutral, dads get time off
Choosing stronger sunscreen would reduce women's melanoma risk
Organic oats make these Monster Cookies scary good
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Don E. Miller
Jozy Lyn Saterbak
Pauline M. Chambers
Thomas: Just more terror, more denials
Harrop: Could Britain Become the Fourth Amigo?
Deepen Charleston's port, and the big ships will come
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Commentary: Table is set for special session
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
April 22, 2016
Commentary: Preserve our water for our future
My father, Bruce Dayton, taught me that good stewardship is one of our most important responsibilities: to take what we have been given, or have...
April 22, 2016 - 12:16am
April 18, 2016
Dayton administration focuses on water quality
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Cleaning up Minnesota’s water takes more than new laws, Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday while proclaiming...
April 18, 2016 - 10:03pm
February 29, 2016
Minnesota summit produces ideas for clean water
ST. PAUL — Balancing water is tough.
February 29, 2016 - 12:00am
Anti-pipeline protesters interrupt governor at Minnesota water summit
ST. PAUL — Anti-pipeline protesters interrupted Gov. Mark Dayton as he spoke Saturday to more than 800 Minnesotans at a summit about how to...
February 29, 2016 - 12:00am
February 18, 2016
Letter:Safe drinking water in Minnesota
This topic is already an old one, and I should have written about it days ago. Because of circumstances beyond my control, I had to wait until now. It is too important to ignore. The water in Flint, Mich., has drawn a lot of attention. Gov. Dayton has since addressed the issue,...
February 18, 2016 - 3:00am