Two Counties Looking For Same Change, But Their Paths Couldn’t Be More Different

Two very similar counties are looking to change how they operate, but their paths could not be more different. With not so much as one voice raised in opposition, Yellow Medicine County has gone about re-organizing its governmental operations. In Swift County, an initiative to make similar changes has been the subject of very public…
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So Much To Tell About This Scenic Location, And For Good Reason

MONTEVIDEO— It’s easy to see why Audrey and Vernon Jahns are willing to speak out and work so hard to protect the waters of Carlton Lake. They are speaking out about the on-going degradation they’ve witnessed to water quality in the lake, which is located in the Minnesota River Valley near Montevideo. Vernon, 88, grew…
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Excitement And Hunt More Than Match Up With Expectations At Governor’s Pheasant Opener

MONTEVIDEO — They were keeping score at the Governor’s Pheasant Opener, and at the end of the day it added up to 52 roosters harvested and some 352 birds flushed. A good showing for 85 hunters when considering the nose dive we’ve seen in pheasant numbers. The inaugural Governor’s Pheasant Opener in Montevideo beat the…
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Some News Stories Come In Small Bites

OLIVIA — Some news stories come in small bites, and don’t always see the light of day as a result. One such case is an on-going health initiative in Renville County aimed at county employees. Some aspects of the effort have gotten attention, such as a tobacco cessation program that included a decision to ban…
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Changes In The Wind For Lac Qui Parle Goose Hunting

WATSON  – Changes are in the wind at the Lac qui Parle refuge, well-known for its goose hunting opportunities. The refuge and its establishment in 1958 is one of the often forgotten wildlife success stories. Originally, a vinyl record player was set atop a hill and played the call sounds of geese to lure the…
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