Stop Asian Carp With Fish Barrier? Look To Hassel Lake In Swift County To Know How Difficult That Really Would Be

BENSON — Absent the political will in Congress to close the Mississippi River lock system at St. Paul, the only certain means of stopping Asian carp from making their way upstream is off the table. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has turned instead to the possibility of spending $12 million to build a light,…
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Middle Fork Little Crow River Watershed District Administrator Moving On For Career Opportunity

SPICER – The Middle Fork of the Little Crow River Watershed District will be looking for a successor to its administrator of the last five years, Chad Anderson. A career opportunity is leading him downstream to Minneapolis, where he has accepted a position with a firm that helps public utilities, private companies and others comply…
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A Life Changing Adventure Begins Here

MONTEVIDEO — Natalie Warren and Ann Raiho celebrated their graduation from St. Olaf in 2011 by setting out on a 2,000 mile adventure. They became the first women to follow Eric Sevareid’s route from “Canoeing With the Cree’’ and paddle from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay. Neither left their studies at St. Olaf behind them thinking…
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Anglers Venturing Out For First Ice Opportunities On Lakes In Kandiyohi County

Anglers are venturing out to enjoy some of the season’s first ice fishing in Kandiyohi County. While caution is always a must, there are reports of four inches of good, solid ice on some of the area’s larger lakes. It’s adequate for foot traffic, but not strong enough for four-wheelers or other vehicles. The best…
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A Polar Explorer’s Legacy May Be As First To Inspire Action

WILLMAR — We know Will Steeger as a modern-day polar explorer who earns a place in history for impressive firsts. He led the first confirmed expedition to the North Pole by dogsled without re-supply in 1986, and was the first to cross Antarctica by foot in 1990. During a visit to Willmar on Tuesday, he…
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