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It took a study to show Pokemon Go is a distracted-driving hazard
Supreme Court has reasons to duck transgender rights fight
Despite big discounts, auto sales expected to decline
Bank of America to cut Asia investment banking jobs
US new home sales fall less than expected in August
McIlroy wins Tour Championship playoff, FedEx Cup
Tigers win three at star-studded Warehouse Invitational
Warriors top Fergus, move above .500
Willmar sweeps invitational
Warriors remain unbeaten in MCAC
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
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Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Likely world record elk shot by Montana archer
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
Lyla M. Porter
Charles "Chuck" Theodore Erickson
Don E. Miller
Dionne: Debate moderators shouldn't duck
Larry.R. Swenson: Different requirements for some?
Kent Syverson: Pedestrian bridge should be fixed
Frazee letter: Thank you for protecting and serving
Marcus: In praise of good government geeks
September 13, 2012
House approves Boundary Waters land swap
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. House approved legislation Wednesday that would swap 86,000 acres of state-owned land inside the Boundary Waters for an equal value of federal land outside the wilderness. The bill, which has not been introduced in the Senate, is an effort to end a decades-long...
September 13, 2012 - 9:09am
August 9, 2012
Water quality issues lead to closing of Robbins Island swimming beach in WIllmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- The Robbins Island swimming beach on Foot Lake remains closed after routine testing last week uncovered a high fecal count. Water...
August 9, 2012 - 12:00am
July 28, 2012
Patience and compassion has enable 10-year-old Willmar, Minn., girl to keep her blind Arabian horse in competitions
WILLMAR -- From a distance, the beautiful gray Arabian nuzzling his young owner looks just like any other horse -- and he is, except he's completely...
July 28, 2012 - 12:00am
July 23, 2012
Funds available to protect riparian lands in Minn.
LITCHFIELD -- Contracts on 60 percent of the land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program in Minnesota will expire in the next five years,...
July 23, 2012 - 12:00am
July 20, 2012
Requirements by law for boaters
- Remove aquatic plants, zebra mussels and other prohibited species from boats, trailers and equipment before transporting from any water access. - Drain all water from bilge, livewell, motor, ballast tanks, and portable bait containers before leaving water accesses or shoreline...
July 20, 2012 - 12:00am
Citizen discovers what is thought to be zebra mussel in Lake Minnewaska
GLENWOOD -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is investigating a report that a zebra mussel was found in Lake Minnewaska in Pope...
July 20, 2012 - 12:00am
July 13, 2012
DNR lengthens wolf hunt period
Minnesota's first regulated wolf hunt will be longer than earlier announced, with a late season ending Jan. 31 instead of Jan. 6, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials said Thursday. Among other changes announced Thursday, hunters and trappers must register the wolves...
July 13, 2012 - 10:00am
July 12, 2012
Research remains murky on danger of Asian carp invasion
HAVANA, Ill. -- As scientists aboard a research boat activate an electric current, the calm Illinois River transforms into a roiling, silvery...
July 12, 2012 - 1:46am
July 7, 2012
Paddling a canoe at Minn.'s Sibley State Park
July 7, 2012 - 12:00am
June 18, 2012
Comment sought on Chippewa River bank stabilization project near Watson, Minn.
WATSON -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is inviting public comments on its plans to stabilize and protect the banks of the Chippewa River Diversion approach channel near Watson. The channel has experienced substantial bank erosion due to high flows and ice...
June 18, 2012 - 12:00am
June 16, 2012
Kandiyohi County: 'Where the lakes begin'
WILLMAR -- It's no secret that Minnesota boasts some of the most gorgeous natural scenery in the United States, due in large part to the state's...
June 16, 2012 - 12:00am
Increase in water-related fatalities so far this year in Minnesota attributed to warm weather earlier
WILLMAR -- More than two dozen people have died in water-related accidents this year in Minnesota, which is up from 14 at this time last year. Kim Elverum, coordinator of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Boat and Water Safety, said the increase is directly related to the...
June 16, 2012 - 12:00am
May 24, 2012
Family Energy FaceOff blog: Unplugged in the great outdoors
May 24, 2012 - 8:33am
May 15, 2012
Fisheries biologist to talk about low head dam removal, fishing
MONTEVIDEO -- Fisheries biologist Chris Domeier of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be the featured expert giving a presentation on the health of the fish in the Minnesota River at a special presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Montevideo/Chippewa County Public...
May 15, 2012 - 12:00am
May 14, 2012
Reports abound of happy anglers in west central Minn.
WILLMAR -- The consensus is west central Minnesota's 2012 fishing opener experience was an unqualified success. Even those few folks who didn't...
May 14, 2012 - 12:00am