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Court-ordered mediation between Dayton, Legislature falls apart
Russian hackers targeted Minnesota's elections website
Twin Cities homeowner fights off intruder using his rifle
Lightning punches hole in roof, causes fire at Wis. assisted living residence
The future of the state's rural economy is already here, and it looks a lot like southwest Minnesota
College volleyball: Minnesota West sweeps Riverland
Timberwolves' 18-day pre-season trip could help new group bond
Wiggins has no doubt he'll re-sign with Timberwolves
Vikings' receiver Wright just happy to be playing
VIKINGS: Injured Bradford to miss Sunday's game, will meet with orthopedic specialist
Watching "Vietnam," rethinking one's own youth
Finders keepers doesn't apply to kindness
GREAT INDOORS: Oozing with fall flavors, spiced rum adds richness to pumpkin cobbler
In a pickle over a side dish?
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
Polly Anna Van Der Linden
Marjorie Ann Leen
Rick "Ricky" Twait
Looking Back: 1992 -- Wellstone was speaker at King Turkey Day
KTD speaker: Start noticing people
Disheveled Theologian: Evening reminiscences
Column: Sunday afternoon outing sufficient for true world wonder
Looking Back: 1992 -- Bristow joins staff of local insurer
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Bruns 50th anniversary
Jensen 85th birthday
Hohensee 50th anniversary
Wallace 80th birthday
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August 11, 2017
Water quality remains a Minnesota problem. State launches effort to make improvements.
ST. PAUL—The governor called for making the Minnesota River "fishable and swimmable" within 10 years. That was then-Minnesota Gov. Arne...
August 11, 2017 - 11:35am
April 28, 2017
Livestock advocates worry about appeals court ruling on feedlot operators
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Livestock advocates in the Upper Great Plains say it's too soon to know how a District of Columbia ruling that sided...
April 28, 2017 - 8:05pm
March 18, 2017
Outside Camp Ripley, pine trees and prairie stand sentinel
CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. — Two years ago, Minnesota lawmakers jump started efforts to keep the area around Minnesota's main military base green and...
March 18, 2017 - 4:30pm
December 27, 2016
Letter: Carbon dioxide is not pollution
By Phil Drietz, Delhi Here’s a response to the Dec. 19 column, “If Trump stands athwart progress on climate change, he'll be in for a fight.” Burning fossil fuels creates carbon dioxide (CO2), but does it cause global warming? Open two 12-ounce cans of soda, and put one in...
December 27, 2016 - 10:39pm
November 25, 2016
Capital Chatter: Legislature by the numbers
ST. PAUL -- The Nov. 8 election was unpredictable and the 2017 Minnesota Legislature likely will be, too. GOP candidates took many by surprise, including some fellow Republicans, and took over the state Senate. The GOP held a Senate majority in 2011-2012, but because of the election...
November 25, 2016 - 9:01pm
August 30, 2016
Does Dayton talk to farmers enough?
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- First it was an effort to keep agriculture runoff out of the state's waters by the use of plant buffers, then last week it was a restriction on the use of some pesticides. Many of Minnesota's farmers and farm organizations are not happy with Gov. Mark Dayton,...
August 30, 2016 - 9:23pm
August 3, 2016
Farm leaders: Federal water rules are game changers
MORGAN, Minn. -- Scott VanderWal came across the South Dakota border to southwest Minnesota's Farmfest to scare farmers. The American Farm Bureau vice president wasted no time doing that as keynote speaker Wednesday before a panel launched into a water issues discussion. "Right this...
August 3, 2016 - 9:04pm
May 31, 2016
U.S. top court backs MN property owners over wetlands permits
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a setback to federal authorities on environmental law by ruling Tuesday that property owners can...
May 31, 2016 - 5:04pm
March 3, 2016
U.S. top court denies bid to block mercury air pollution rule
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Obama administration Thursday in rebuffing a bid by 20 states to halt an Environmental Protection Agency rule to curb emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from power plants. The action came about a month after the high...
March 3, 2016 - 3:56pm
January 7, 2016
Volkswagen CEO to hold high-level talks in Washington on emissions scandal
WASHINGTON — Volkswagen Chief Executive Matthias Mueller will meet with the top U.S. environmental regulator next week for the highest-level...
January 7, 2016 - 3:39pm
December 14, 2015
City of Windom honored as Community Conservationists
BLOOMINGTON — The Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD) and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) have...
December 14, 2015 - 8:33pm
September 25, 2015
Rules aren’t made to be broken: Despite MPCA regulations to protect water, non-compliance is a problem
WORTHINGTON — From grass clippings left on city streets to nutrient runoff from well-manicured lawns and farm fields, it seems everyone shares...
September 25, 2015 - 9:16pm
July 20, 2015
MPCA issues fines to area entities
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concluded 52 enforcement cases in 32 counties throughout Minnesota during the second quarter of 2015. Penalties from all 52 cases totaled $311,303. Environmental enforcement investigations often take several months, and in highly...
July 20, 2015 - 8:34pm
July 8, 2015
River cleanup of wood waste nearly complete
DULUTH — Daryl Peterson reached over the gunwale of the airboat and grabbed a small board floating on the surface of Radio Tower Bay. It...
July 8, 2015 - 9:25pm
July 6, 2015
Wet weather dampens southwest Minnesota
WORTHINGTON — The National Weather Service at Sioux Falls, S.D., issued a flood warning for Split Rock Creek in Pipestone and Rock counties...
July 6, 2015 - 8:22pm