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Minnesota roundup: One dead in crash near Moorhead; Crow Wing County votes to not redistribute condoms
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
Area Easter bunny activities abound
Early-childhood education money in dispute
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Girls track preview: Talented trio to lead Tigers
Boys track preview: New faces fill Farmington roster
Baseball preview: Veterans looking to lead bounce-back season
Softball preview: Pitcher-catcher combo provides valuable experience for Tigers
A helping hand for ducks
Lerew Kaas achieves Eagle Scout
Local teen earns Eagle Scout rank
Master Recycler/Composter classes begin March 14
Carpet care 101: How to refresh after a brutal winter
Moon Glow lights up the night
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Letter: Budget is against the best interests of Minnesota
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Pat Rupp: Comparing the movie-going experience, then and now
Pat Rupp: New rule changes in golf still not enough
Joe Atkins: Good people are Dakota County's secret to success
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March 23, 2009
Farmington couple set to open batting cages
Todd Stephenson has always been a bit of a dreamer. As long as they've been married it's been wife Mechelle's job to make sure those dreams didn't...
March 23, 2009 - 12:54pm
March 19, 2009
North Creek: Restoring the ramble
The old Chiffon Margarine commercial of the 1970s proclaimed, "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature!" Well, it looks like maybe this time, Mother Nature is getting her way after all. Mother Nature should be a little happier these days, now that a portion of North Creek has been rerouted...
March 19, 2009 - 7:34am
Farmer's market is coming this summer
A new farmer's market in downtown Farmington might start out a little smaller than others in the area, but if it's successful, organizers figure it will -- for a lack of a better word -- grow. Expected to open in July, Farmington's new farmer's market will be held on Thursdays in...
March 19, 2009 - 7:31am
February 23, 2009
Skiing is life for Duluth's George Hovland, 82
George Hovland holds no illusions that his Snowflake Nordic ski center will ever make him rich. "I live with the hope that someday it will be...
February 23, 2009 - 10:57am
February 16, 2009
Into the BWCAW by dog team
ELY -- We had thought it was a lake trout trip, but the first walleye changed our mind. Hey, we could be flexible. Lake trout? Walleyes? Who's...
February 16, 2009 - 12:00am
January 12, 2009
Marijuana grown as 'a joke' suspect says
Jacob Bremner told police he started growing marijuana as a joke, but things just got serious. Dakota County Drug Task Force agents searched Bremner's Pine Street home last Aug. 22 and found 15 marijuana plants, including six located in children's bedrooms. Police also found grow...
January 12, 2009 - 12:00am
Ice fishing isn't the only way to get your angling fix during winter in Minnesota
In the dead of winter, open water isn't exactly easy to find in Minnesota. Unless, of course, you are on the Mississippi River between Hastings...
January 12, 2009 - 12:00am
January 7, 2009
Woman recovers after hours in snow bank, heart stopped for hour
Janice Goodger's body was as cold as Dr. Chris Delp has ever seen - so cold that it seemed Goodger couldn't possibly survive, especially at age 64. Instead, Goodger will walk back into St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth for a simple checkup today, just days after an "amazing" medical...
January 7, 2009 - 12:00am
December 12, 2008
DNR to allow special deer hunting season starting Dec. 27
The Minnesota DNR will allow a special late-season deer hunt Dec. 27 through Jan. 11 in Permit Area 101 near Skime in northwest Minnesota. The hunt is part of the state's ongoing bovine tuberculosis surveillance and eradication efforts. Details of the hunt include: Hunters...
December 12, 2008 - 12:00am
September 8, 2008
Will grouse drumming counts hold up?
We know the facts: Ruffed grouse drumming counts were up modestly in both Minnesota and Wisconsin this past spring. Here's what we don't know: How did the extended cool, wet weather in early June affect survival of nesting grouse chicks? Mike Larson, grouse biologist for the Minnesota...
September 8, 2008 - 12:00am
August 22, 2008
DNR adopts plan to enhance fisheries
Creating more opportunities for anglers to hook lunker northern pike and muskellunge is the goal of a new long-range management plan adopted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. "Anglers have a growing interest in catching larger fish," said Ron Payer, DNR fisheries...
August 22, 2008 - 12:00am
August 15, 2008
Dramatic cliffs draw hikers and campers back to Frontenac State Park
Brent Anderson says it's not uncommon for some Frontenac State Park visitors to arrive at the gate looking a bit perplexed. Heading south through Red Wing and Wacouta, they wonder just where the Mississippi River snuck off to. The park's entrance also provides no hint of the river,...
August 15, 2008 - 12:00am
July 31, 2008
Diamond Bluff park offers secluded place to play close to home
Folks in Diamond Bluff don't see a lot of strangers at Sea Wing Park except for boaters who pull ashore -- usually to go up the hill to the Nauti Hawg, a popular bar. There's also a boat ramp three blocks east of the park. If it were a theater, Sea Wing Park would be termed...
July 31, 2008 - 12:00am
July 18, 2008
California wildfires delay reopening of Apostle's Manitou Island
Wildfires in California are delaying the reopening of Manitou Island in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. It was closed in early July because of an overly familiar bear. Park officials hoped to put staff time into "aversion training" with the bear to encourage it to stay away...
July 18, 2008 - 12:00am
July 14, 2008
Ag chief disputes ethanol-food price link
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's agriculture commissioner says the country's grocery stores are misleading Americans when they claim that corn-based ethanol is driving up food prices. "Some of this message is the result of calculated efforts from groups such as the Grocery Manufacturers Association,"...
July 14, 2008 - 12:00am