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MONTEVIDEO, Minn. — Two Montevideo brothers have taken on a challenge as big as getting kids to eat their vegetables. Which is kind of how they describe their goal of introducing regular folks to poetry. "Interesting People Reading Poetry" is a new independent podcast co-produced by Andy and Brendan Stermer of Montevideo.
WOOD LAKE, Minn. — A modern archaeological examination of the Wood Lake Battlefield offers new insights into what is considered the decisive engagement of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. The use of modern technology has allowed a team of archaeologists to recover nearly two-dozen conical bullets and musket balls fired by the combatants on the site on Sept. 23, 1862. They have also identified the locations of U.S. soldiers and Dakota warriors during the fight along a steep ravine and former military road in what is now Yellow Medicine County in western Minnesota.
WILLMAR, Minn. — Convicted sex offender Peter Hoagland, 70, will serve a minimum of eight more years in prison. District Judge Jennifer Fischer resentenced the former Willmar business owner to the maximum possible during a court appearance Monday, Aug. 28, in Willmar on two of the eight counts of criminal sexual conduct charges for which he had been convicted.
MADISON, Minn. — Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak needed only a garage to develop Apple computers and change the world forever. Carmen Fernholz hopes a 2-acre parcel of his Lac qui Parle County farmland will be what it takes to launch a change in Minnesota's agricultural landscape for a long time to come as well. At the request of a researcher he's known at the University of Minnesota, Fernholz planted 2 acres in 2011 with an intermediate wheatgrass grain trademarked as Kernza.
FRANKLIN, Minn. — They've experienced some of our country's most wild and scenic of locations doing work as wilderness guides and park rangers, and on their own as avid backpackers and canoeists. And everywhere they've been, they made it their point to leave it better. Paul Twedt and a friend hiked the Appalachian Trail and removed 1,100 pounds of litter they picked up along the 2,200 miles they covered. They followed that with a 2,659-mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, where they collected 720 pounds of discards others left behind.
OLIVIA, Minn. – The Renville County Board of Commissioners will be watching the Legislature to see whether counties will be reimbursed for enforcing the state’s new buffer law before the county agrees to take on that responsibility.
MONTEVIDEO – A Chippewa County jury has awarded a total of $10,199,000 in a civil lawsuit brought by a 42-year-old woman who alleged that her father had sexually abused her when she was a child.
CLARKFIELD, Minn. — There are lots of ways to measure the changes of the past 100 years, but ask those who have witnessed them and you will learn that what matters most hasn’t really changed. The Clarkfield Care Center held a party Wednesday in honor of four centenarians who make their home there, a day that also happened to be the birthdays for two of them: Angie Lee, 110, and Eunice Anderson, 105. Sharing the spotlight as family and friends gathered were Elise Husby, 101, and Grace Larson, 100.
WILLMAR, Minn. — Kandiyohi County is definitely not the place you want to be in the days before Thanksgiving if you are a turkey. Unless, that is, you are a...
WILLMAR, Minn. – A six-point buck head-butted a rural Willmar business owner, jumped over counters and tipped over boxes before fleeing out of the door in which he arrived on Wednesday. The “intruder” caused havoc at Johnson Fur on South Highway 71 where workers are in the process of handling thousands of deer hides harvested in the last two weeks. “It was something else,’’ said business owner Scott Johnson, who took a set of six-point antlers to his ribs and stomach.