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Dayton wants Minnesotans to take clean water pledge
Does Dayton talk to farmers enough?
KRA fined for Willmar fireworks incident
Willmar convenience store robbery suspect pleads not guilty
Willmar offense comes alive in second half, downs Eagles
Cards fall to Rocori
Willmar loses early lead in loss to Marshall
Cardinals open season with shutout loss
Updated: Bridgewater out for season with dislocated knee, torn ACL
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
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
Charles "Chuck" Green
Victoria "Vicki" Lee
Steven Warren Sachs
Letter: Day of reckoning is near
Letter: Governor should call special session
Marcus: Obliging a donor is not necessarily criminal
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
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
December 19, 2009
Late goose migration reduces take
WATSON -- A trend towards an ever later geese migration was evident again at the Lac qui Parle refuge, where the 2009 season ended with only 185 birds taken from state blinds. Refuge Manager Dave Trauba with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said the number is one of...
December 19, 2009 - 12:00am