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March 18, 2018
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Ashley Hanson recently got the go-ahead from the city council in Granite Falls to work towards putting together an artist-in-residency program to embed an artist in the city. Hanson believes there is no other community of under 10,000 with an embedded artist, even though small communities may have the most to gain.
Looking for artists to take on city hall
March 18, 2018 - 9:37pm
March 10, 2018
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State Senator Andrew Lang, R-Olivia, is chief author of the $113.9 million outdoor heritage bill in the senate, which allocates funds for a wide range of conservation projects across the state. A fishing pond is located in Lang's hometown of Olivia.
Lang carrying outdoor heritage bill in Senate
March 10, 2018 - 7:06am
March 7, 2018
Fairfax bookkeeper charged with embezzling $535,000
March 7, 2018 - 6:26pm
February 16, 2018
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Reductions in Local Government Aid forced Granite Falls to postpone the purchase of a new fire truck, according to Mayor Dave Smiglewski. As president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, he is urging an increase in LGA to help rural communities meet public safety needs. Granite Falls firefighters respond to a December 2015 house fire in this file photo.
Rural cities to press Legislature for greater state aid
February 16, 2018 - 6:42am
October 28, 2017
Minnesota Department of Agriculture photo

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture confirmed Friday a find of Palmer amaranth in Douglas County, making it the fourth county where the invasive weed has taken root in Minnesota.
Palmer amaranth found in Douglas County
October 28, 2017 - 5:38am
October 20, 2017
Supreme Court temporarily suspends Willmar attorney
October 20, 2017 - 6:10pm
June 21, 2017
Andrew Dikken
Court rejects Minn. man's attempt to withdraw guilty pleas in double homicide
June 21, 2017 - 1:18pm
Andrew Dikken
Court rejects appeal by Dikken in double homicide
June 21, 2017 - 11:27am
June 2, 2017

Streambank erosion remains a concern in Hawk Creek, which flows 65 miles from its start at Eagle Lake in Kandiyohi County to its confluence with the Minnesota River near the Upper Sioux Agency State Park. Large quantities of water at high velocity erode the banks during rain events and snowmelt periods.
Draft reports available on Hawk Creek pollution issues
June 2, 2017 - 7:14am
April 11, 2017
Environmental study available for proposed Renville County OHV park
April 11, 2017 - 9:02am
April 6, 2017
A corn field is planted right up to the banks of a ditch, something a new state law will forbid in the next two years. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
BWSR releases possible alternatives to buffers
April 6, 2017 - 6:39pm
April 4, 2017
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House approves Appleton prison bill
April 4, 2017 - 5:41pm
March 3, 2017
State Parks and Trails Director Erika Rivers, second from right, visits with campers at the Upper Sioux Agency State Park in rural Granite Falls in this June file photo. Rivers spoke to reporters Thursday about a park system proposal to raise user fees and increase general fund support to maintain existing service levels. (Tom Cherveny / Tribune file photo)
Minnesota state parks seek funding increase
March 3, 2017 - 5:07am
January 6, 2017
Lac qui Parle Lake level to return to normal
January 6, 2017 - 10:27pm
September 3, 2016
Tom Cherveny / Tribune file photo 

An angler tries his luck below the Lac qui Parle dam in late July. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin work to replace the gates on the dam after the Labor Day weekend.
Corps to replace Lac qui Parle dam gates
September 3, 2016 - 9:16am