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Legislators drop increased penalties for highway protesters in exchange for ban on undocumented immigrant driver's licenses
UPDATE: At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Curry hits 36 as Golden State advances to NBA finals
Richard Pitino's message to Minnesota: 'We can really take the next step'
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
September 19, 2016
Champion waterfowl caller gets his edge in the off season
NEW LONDON - Success in the waterfowl blind starts months before the season opens. Just ask Mike Benjamin. He makes a practice of watching and...
September 19, 2016 - 1:58pm
December 10, 2013
Tree removal underway on Kandiyohi County waterfowl production areas
To hear the uplifting song of grassland birds come spring, brace for the grumble of chainsaws this winter. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...
December 10, 2013 - 11:35pm
September 20, 2013
Drought affecting local prospects for waterfowl opener today; opportunity better for hunters heading north and west
NEW LONDON — Today’s waterfowl opener is expected to be a story of “haves” and “have-nots” in the Willmar area, where drought has dried up some wetlands. Opportunities for success look to be distributed more equitably to the west and north,...
September 20, 2013 - 11:22pm
September 27, 2012
Inside Scoop blog: Early waterfowl opener proves a good one in region
September 27, 2012 - 8:41am
May 14, 2011
Restored waterfowl lake site in west central Minnesota to remember Adam Hoekstra
RAYMOND -- Friends and family of Adam Hoekstra answered his untimely death in the best way they knew how. They made a lasting gift in the Spicer...
May 14, 2011 - 8:00am
Olson Lake making a comeback in west central Minn.
RAYMOND -- Olson Lake is a 124-acre, shallow water lake that was once a waterfowl hunter's Mecca and could be soon again. It's part of a 450-acre...
May 14, 2011 - 8:00am
December 18, 2010
Lac qui Parle Refuge in December
WATSON -- Hunting geese in December takes some adjustment and, as we discovered, some cooperation from Mother Nature. For the first time ever,...
December 18, 2010 - 12:00am
October 9, 2010
2010 waterfowl season opener was spotty at best
WILLMAR -- The 2010 waterfowl season got off to a "spotty'' start at best, and to no one's surprise. "Odd'' is how Leroy Dahlke, wildlife manager with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources described the opener in Kandiyohi County. Overall, he said waterfowl hunters reported...
October 9, 2010 - 12:00am
September 25, 2010
Portions of Marsh Lake islands to be closed for waterfowl hunting
MARSH LAKE -- Waterfowl hunters are being advised that portions of islands in Marsh Lake will be closed during the waterfowl season as a precaution to prevent the possible spread of Newcastle disease. The islands are located in a nonmotorized zone of the lake, which is near Appleton...
September 25, 2010 - 12:00am
September 18, 2010
Prairie Pothole Day 2010: Outdoors activities abound
September 18, 2010 - 12:00am
August 7, 2010
Wildlife addition retraces our outdoor heritage
LAKE LILLIAN -- The first surveyors in southern Kandiyohi County scribbled in their notes that they could not take 100 steps in any direction...
August 7, 2010 - 12:00am
July 31, 2010
Benefit celebrates passion for outdoors
WILLMAR -- Friends and family of Adam Hoeskstra would agree: this is the way he would have wanted to do this. A little more than a year after his death, a benefit was held July 23 in honor of Hoekstra with the proceeds going to Ducks Unlimited's Living Lakes Initiative, and more...
July 31, 2010 - 12:00am
March 20, 2010
Good and bad for area's waterfowl
WILLMAR -- Good and bad occurs with most situations. Take the warm temperatures and rapid snow melt over the past week. For people, the water...
March 20, 2010 - 12:00am
March 13, 2010
Waterfowl enthusiast's best season is just ahead
NEW LONDON -- October could never come soon enough for Dr. Roger Strand, a life-long waterfowl hunter. He still looks forward to October, but...
March 13, 2010 - 12:00am
January 23, 2010
Managed sanctuary being looked at as part of strategy to improve waterfowl hunting
APPLETON -- Waterfowl enthusiasts in the state were all ears when the news was announced at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource's Stakeholders...
January 23, 2010 - 12:00am