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Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote
Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal
Bill O'Reilly to Return With Podcast on Monday
North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
Ibarra scores in Minnesota's win over Colorado
Hicks' five RBIs help power Tigers past Twins
Chappell birdies final hole to take Texas Open
UMD's defensive corps, led by freshman Mikey Anderson, will be youthful next season
All about the details: Awards mount for Minnesota taxidermist
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
March 12, 2017
Early season signs are everywhere
WILLMAR — Amy Rager spotted the first drops of sap seeping from a wound on the sugar maple tree on her Chippewa County farm, and was in...
March 12, 2017 - 9:58pm
March 8, 2017
'Beloved' eagles arriving back in Minnesota a few weeks early
ST. PAUL—Bald eagles are migrating back to Minnesota a few weeks early because of the warm February. People could see the birds in large...
March 8, 2017 - 4:20pm
March 6, 2017
Montana activists ramp up campaign against culling Yellowstone bison
SALMON, Idaho -- Wildlife advocates are ramping up their campaign against the annual culling of bison that roam onto state lands in Montana each...
March 6, 2017 - 9:14am
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