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Minnesota moose herd stable but still down
North Dakota considers creating Department of Environmental Quality
Multiple searches, tips fail to find missing northern Minnesota 13-year-old
Minnesota police sergeant loses job, put on probation for sex with 17-year-old
Catch and release returning to Mille Lacs for open water season
Prep Basketball: 'Jays wrap up Camden championship
Junior Hockey: 3 WarHawks in top prospect tournament
Wild score 12 seconds into overtime to beat Kings
Girls Basketball: Small stature, big talent
Trade energizes Wild as they aim for playoffs
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
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
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
Melvin Clarence Woltjer
Marvin C. Woehler
Grace E. Peterson
Pinke: Find ways to wage peace
OPINION: Property rights measure would have been positive move for ND agriculture
Column: What's a family farm?
Column: The power of noticing can save lives
AstroBob: Can you see the Russian landers, rovers on the moon? Yes!
February 6, 2017
Canada reintroduces bison to its oldest national park
CALGARY, Alberta—Rangers have successfully reintroduced a herd of plains bison to Canada's oldest national park, officials said on Monday,...
February 6, 2017 - 4:09pm
February 1, 2017
DNR deer management plan takes first steps
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Officials from the Department of Natural Resources met with Bemidji area residents Wednesday as part of a new initiative...
February 1, 2017 - 9:11pm
December 29, 2016
Canadian man punches cougar attacking dog during stop at Tim Hortons
CALGARY, Alberta — A Canadian man punched a cougar in the face to stop it attacking his dog in a wooded area near a fast food chain in Whitecourt,...
December 29, 2016 - 11:55pm
December 6, 2016
Willmar area bird count to be Dec. 17
WILLMAR — The 55th annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count in the Willmar area will be held Saturday, Dec. 17. Those wishing to participate...
December 6, 2016 - 9:45am
September 3, 2016
Trees have a place on the prairie, with benefits to landscape and economy
SPICER—Trees have a place on the prairies of west central Minnesota. Always have. And today, the need is as great as ever. "The wide open...
September 3, 2016 - 3:20pm
October 5, 2015
Boater accused of drowning buck says he was trying to herd it to shore
DETROIT LAKES — A Moorhead man who faces possible charges in the drowning death of a buck on Tulaby Lake told the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources he wasn’t trying to harm the deer.
October 5, 2015 - 12:08am
May 12, 2015
Please don’t drunkenly chase the bears, Massachusetts police urge
BOSTON (Reuters) — Add a new worry to the list facing police officers in western Massachusetts: People getting drunk and chasing bears. “The North Adams Police Department is urging everyone to not chase bears through the woods with a dull hatchet, drunk. Yes that really did happen...
May 12, 2015 - 3:37pm
April 4, 2015
Kandiyohi County wins grant funds to develop 'AIS Hunter' app
WILLMAR –– The support of local online voters in a competitive BoatUS Foundation grant contest has made Kandiyohi County a winner. The county’s...
April 4, 2015 - 1:17am
April 3, 2015
Fire department, DNR rescue deer stuck in Red Lake River
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A successful rescue of a deer that was stranded in the icy waters of the Red Lake River in Crookston was caught on video Wednesday.
April 3, 2015 - 8:05am
Dayton proposes budget to improve fish, wildlife management
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday proposed a budget to enhance the state’s management of fish and wildlife, recreation programs and enforcement efforts. The proposal would improve fisheries population surveys, create more forest wildlife habitat, help landowners improve...
April 3, 2015 - 6:00am
February 19, 2015
Rescuers aid ailing trumpeter swan
HUDSON, Wis. — A trumpeter swan was seen on Valentine’s Day helping free a sick swan from ice on the St. Croix River near Hudson. Days later,...
February 19, 2015 - 6:00am
December 14, 2014
Pheasant Summit: Habitat needs to be improved on private land
MARSHALL — Minnesota’s strategy to reverse a steady decline in its pheasant population should focus on making habitat improvements on private...
December 14, 2014 - 11:42pm
November 30, 2014
Dec. 20 set for annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count in Willmar
WILLMAR — This year’s National Audubon Christmas Bird Count will take place on Dec. 20, local organizers have announced. Anyone with an interest in birding is invited to participate in what will be the 53rd annual in the Willmar area. Organizers will provide data sheets, any...
November 30, 2014 - 10:21pm
October 29, 2014
Moose on the loose
Talk about taking a wrong turn. Just a little more than a week ahead of the Minnesota deer firearm season in southern Minnesota this disoriented moose from the north woods made his way into Yellow Medicine County. Julie Oftedahl-Volstad caught this image of the unexpected visitor...
October 29, 2014 - 11:38am
April 5, 2014
Letter: Where the real madness lies in climate change
As March Madness is in full swing and life is sweet for 16 teams, some plants and animals that are mascots for prominent college teams are on a losing streak, reports the National Wildlife Federation. Climate change is the most serious environmental threat today to many animals and...
April 5, 2014 - 2:00am