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Fed's Yellen says case for interest rate hike has strengthened
Alexandria lifeguard credited following back-to-back emergencies
Search continues for victim after boat collision on Minnesota lake
Feared iPhone, iPad hacking software is now a reality
Minnesota men face felony charges after shoplifting sunglasses, possessing heroin
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
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
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
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
Carol J. Hansen
Alan Lee Midby
Paul J. Willems
Thomas: Abolishing 'man' at Princeton
Klinger: Where Has All the Money for Our Schools Gone?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
August 18, 2016
Zebra mussels found in Detroit Lake
DETROIT LAKES--Zebra mussels have been found in Detroit Lake. DNR invasive species staff confirmed two juvenile zebra mussels and two adults...
August 18, 2016 - 4:11pm
August 15, 2016
Three young girls look to clean regional lake one zebra mussel at a time
Three 10-year-old girls visiting the Alexandria area have big dreams this summer. After hearing about recent zebra mussel infestations, Margaret...
August 15, 2016 - 1:43pm
August 12, 2016
Kandiyohi County, DNR ramping up aquatic invasive species fight
SPICER - A third watercraft decontamination unit is on its way to Kandiyohi County, and more watercraft inspectors too. There will be more frequent...
August 12, 2016 - 10:06pm
August 11, 2016
Zebra mussels confirmed in five Minnesota lakes
The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed five new reports of zebra mussels in central Minnesota lakes.Infested waters signs have been...
August 11, 2016 - 3:22pm
August 5, 2016
Zebra mussels infest Lake Florida
SPICER—Zebra mussels now infest a second, popular recreational lake in Kandiyohi County. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
August 5, 2016 - 7:34pm
July 25, 2016
Lake Osakis latest Minnesota lake to be hit with zebra mussels
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed zebra mussels in Lake Osakis in Todd and Douglas counties, as well as in northwestern...
July 25, 2016 - 9:41pm
July 6, 2016
Letter: Saving a lake, one clam at a time
I recently spent another wonderful weekend on the north shore of Green Lake. As is usually the case with Green Lake, the water is clear, and the sandy beach on the north shore extends past our dock. How strange this year to see black clumps of zebra mussel-encrusted rocks and clams...
July 6, 2016 - 2:00am
June 17, 2016
Zebra mussels continue explosive growth in Green Lake
SPICER — Zebra mussels are likely to continue their explosive growth in Green Lake this summer, but it remains impossible to know what their...
June 17, 2016 - 2:27pm
May 19, 2016
When it comes to invasive species fight, 'unsuspecting boaters' don't cut it
Maybe it could have saved Gull from this fate. Or Mille Lacs. Or any of the waterways in west central Minnesota that have been infested with...
May 19, 2016 - 10:48am
April 15, 2016
Zebra mussels popping up in the thousands on Green Lake
SPICER - The zebra mussel invasion is full-blown on Green Lake. At 4 Seasons Lawn & Beach Service, owner Chris Pientka said that he first...
April 15, 2016 - 10:46am
Minnesota boaters will be affected by new North Dakota rules
BISMARCK – An emergency rule implemented last August that requires boaters to pull their drain plugs when entering North Dakota or exiting the Red River will be expanded statewide next month in an effort to prevent the spread of zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species....
March 15, 2016 - 5:30am
August 4, 2015
Zebra mussels infest first Meeker County Lake
HUTCHINSON – Two popular Meeker County lakes now join the growing list of lakes in Minnesota infested by zebra mussels. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported Tuesday that zebra mussels have been found in Lake Stella. It is now designated as an infested lake. The...
August 4, 2015 - 11:00pm
Zebra mussels confirmed in Lake Stella in Meeker County
HUTCHINSON – Two popular Meeker County lakes now join the growing list of lakes in Minnesota infested by zebra mussels. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported Tuesday that zebra mussels have been found in Lake Stella. It is now designated as an infested lake....
August 4, 2015 - 12:10pm
June 24, 2015
VIDEO: I-LIDS device records boaters, spouts reminders of aquatic invasive species rules
SPICER — After catching a few nice northerns Tuesday on Lake Florida, Roger Sweep pulled his boat out of the lake and then pulled the plug...
June 24, 2015 - 11:48pm
April 27, 2015
Kandiyohi County hosts Aquatic Invasive Species kickoff
NEW LONDON — Information about new programs to address aquatic invasive species in Kandiyohi County — and an appearance by a zebra mussel...
April 27, 2015 - 11:31pm