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Minnesota special session wraps up $46 billion budget
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Softball: Close win puts Park in section championship game
Where the buffalo roam
Vaulting forward: East Ridge sophomore reaches new heights
Boys' Tennis: Raptors are headed back to state
Boys' Golf: Park gets highest SEC finish in years
The Busby brothers of River Falls
A cure for procrastination: Surgeon combines diverse background in decision-making framework
Body of work: Cottage Grove artists included in Red Wing exhibition
Health briefs: Biking for health in New Richmond; blood donation opportunities
Architect of the past: Newport woman recognized for historical preservation efforts
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Editorial: Honor WWII vets as nation salutes WWI
Viewpoint: Setting PTSD record straight
Editorial: Senate, help those suffering from mental illness
Judge Greg Galler Viewpoint: Numerous possible reasons to seek judge's removal
Sen. Dan Schoen Viewpoint: Fighting to make PTSD a workplace illness
Real Estate Showcase
April 8, 2010
What's the big stink?
You know spring is here as the smell of skunks begins to fill the air. With the smell comes story after story of those who got a little too close to the varmints and how they got rid of the ghastly odor. Tomato juice has been known as the cure-all for years. "I think that's my...
April 8, 2010 - 9:04am
April 2, 2010
Scientists: Nasty pests get boost from climate change
Nasty species like deer ticks and poison ivy may proliferate inside their current range and spread into new areas as carbon dioxide levels increase and climate change continues into the future. That's the finding of a new report released Thursday by the National Wildlife Federation...
April 2, 2010 - 8:23am
March 24, 2010
Sportsmen's Banquet is March 29 at The Point
The Missi-Croix Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will hold its 23rd annual Sportsmen's Banquet Monday, March 29, at The Point, Highways 10 and 61, north of Hastings. There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 7:30 p.m. The evening will feature live and silent auctions,...
March 24, 2010 - 8:42am
Formal 'business proposal' leads to approval of fishing trip request
An engineer friend with two young daughters recently came up with one of the more creative approaches I've ever witnessed for convincing his wife to let him take an ice fishing trip to Devils Lake. He submitted a written request just like he would a business proposal, complete with...
March 24, 2010 - 8:28am
Pilieated woodpecker: Remarkable bird from a remarkable family
Woodpeckers are remarkable birds, and in our area none is more remarkable than the pileated woodpecker. This is the largest, by far, of the...
March 24, 2010 - 8:19am
Good weather causes birds to head north
DULUTH, Minn. -- Birds large and small took advantage of good weather to move north last week. The highlight of the week occurred on Tuesday, when 679 bald eagles were counted by Karl Bardon and friends at the West Skyline Hawk Count. That's a whoppin' big day for eagles at the spring...
March 24, 2010 - 8:17am
March 19, 2010
'Demon in hunting community' sentenced
RED WING, Minn. -- A Cannon Falls, Minn., man accused of poaching a world-class buck was sentenced Thursday to a year in jail and had his hunting privileges suspended for five years. Troy Alan Reinke pleaded guilty to taking and possessing big game out of season, a gross misdemeanor,...
March 19, 2010 - 8:19am
February 8, 2010
Group trying to improve Mississippi River quality
A citizen advisory group and the Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District are trying to educate the public about the Mississippi River, at least the nearby part of it. They held a public open house last week, calling it "Mississippi Makeover," to educate and gather support...
February 8, 2010 - 8:35am
Fit and flying free: Harley the bald eagle recovered and released
A fully recovered Harley the bald eagle was released Saturday, Jan. 30, as a crowd of 200 to 250 people cheered on a hillside overlooking the St. Croix River near Hastings. "The energy of the crowd, it was so exciting," said Julia Ponder, director of the University of Minnesota Raptor...
February 8, 2010 - 8:25am
January 11, 2010
Viewpoint: Raingardens spread like wildflowers
Between 1965 and 2004, the Washington Conservation District (WCD) installed 197 water quality improvement projects, or roughly five per year....
January 11, 2010 - 8:03am
December 30, 2009
Out-of-state ATV owners must pay to use trails
All-terrain-vehicle riders from other states must buy passes to use Minnesota's 2,000 miles of trails. The new law begins on Friday for out-of-state ATV users as a way to help fund trail maintenance. An annual pass costs $21 and may be bought via telephone, on line or where hunting...
December 30, 2009 - 4:07pm
December 23, 2009
DNR trailing cougar across 3 counties; tips offered to avoid confrontation
EAU CLAIRE - Biologists with the state Department of Natural Resources have tracked what could be the same cougar through parts of St. Croix,...
December 23, 2009 - 7:59am
November 16, 2009
Cannon Falls man charged with 13 counts for alleged poaching
ST. PAUL -- Troy Reinke may have killed a record-setting buck last month in southeastern Minnesota. Goodhue County prosecutors on Thursday offered...
November 16, 2009 - 8:24am
November 11, 2009
Hunter shoots exotic deer in Minnesota
A deer hunter in northwestern Minnesota shot what turned out to be an axis deer Sunday. An exotic species, axis deer are native to India. Stuart...
November 11, 2009 - 8:34am
From posh to just unique, deer stands vary greatly
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Minnesota is smack dab in the middle of the 2009 deer hunting season. For many hunters, that means perching precariously...
November 11, 2009 - 8:32am