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Two killed in Minnesota crash leave behind total of seven children
Minnesotan charged with passing fake $20 bill at Kool-Aid stand
14-year-old girl charged with hours-long assault of another teen, slitting her throat
Records published July 29
Work continues on Willmar's Minnesota Avenue
Fast start propels Stingers past Waterloo
Peterson sets sights on another NFL record
Zimmer grateful for contract extension
Vikings expectations as high as a clear sky
Greenway enters his 11th and final training camp
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Charles "Jim" Syverson
Chris H. Nissen
Anita "Ricky" G. Hoyt
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
May 21, 2014
Mixed grades on Greater Minnesota’s legislative issues
ST. PAUL — Minnesota farmers are happy that lawmakers lowered some farm property taxes, but small businesses complain that a higher minimum...
May 21, 2014 - 10:40pm
May 11, 2014
Grain trains almost a month behind in N.D.
DICKINSON, N.D. — North Dakota’s lone U.S. representative has released a BNSF Railway report that says rail cars carrying grain from North Dakota are almost a month behind schedule.
May 11, 2014 - 11:25pm
May 9, 2014
Severe drought in Calif. continues to impact state’s agriculture sector
WILLMAR — While in recent months Minnesota’s weather has been dominated by wetter- and cooler-than-normal conditions, just the opposite has been true in California. And while we tend to equate California with palm tree-lined streets, mansion-sized homes overlooking the ocean,...
May 9, 2014 - 11:12pm
May 3, 2014
PED virus reporting required by USDA in order to slow spread
WILLMAR — In an effort to enhance biosecurity and the health of the U.S. swine herd, but still allow the movement of pigs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued an order that will require mandatory reporting of all herds diagnosed with the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus...
May 3, 2014 - 4:49pm
May 2, 2014
After a long, hard winter: Rain, cold stalls farmers at starting gates of crop year
WILLMAR — It could be the middle of next week before farmers in west central Minnesota get into the fields to begin planting this year’s...
May 2, 2014 - 11:24pm
April 26, 2014
Orsten elected to Turkey Research and Promotion Council
BUFFALO — Robert Orsten of Willmar has been elected to the 16-member Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council board of directors, according to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the agency responsible for conducting and certifying agricultural promotion council elections....
April 26, 2014 - 9:00am
Bird Island, Sacred Heart farmers inducted into Corn Growers Recruiter Hall of Fame
SHAKOPEE — Doug Toreen, a farmer in Bird Island, and Myron “Mickey” Peterson, a farmer in Sacred Heart, have been inducted into the inaugural class of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association Recruiter Hall of Fame. Toreen has recruited 1,099 members and Peterson has recruited...
April 26, 2014 - 9:00am
U.S. hogs and pigs inventory at its lowest level since 2007
WILLMAR — According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest quarterly hogs and pigs report, as of March 1, there were 62.9 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, the lowest inventory since 2007. Of the total inventory, 57 million were market hogs and 5.85 million were slated...
April 26, 2014 - 8:08am
April 19, 2014
Commentary: Irrigation helps U.S. farmers feed the world
Recently an article was published by Minnesota Public Radio that criminalized irrigation agriculture and tried to embarrass the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for not protecting our groundwater.
April 19, 2014 - 5:30am
April 1, 2014
Farmland values continue upward but some signs of cooling market
WILLMAR — The value of tillable farmland continues to rise in the region, although some county assessors are seeing signs suggesting that the...
April 1, 2014 - 6:00am
March 28, 2014
Lower corn prices dropped Minnesota farm income in 2013
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s farm income plunged in 2013 after breaking records the year before, due partly to much lower corn prices, a report out Thursday said.
March 28, 2014 - 2:00am
March 20, 2014
Propane supplies likely to remain tight for years to come
MONTEVIDEO — If you rely on propane, put your thoughts of spring away and start concentrating on this coming fall and winter. Planning ahead...
March 20, 2014 - 11:08pm
March 19, 2014
Congressman hopeful EPA will not cut Renewable Fuel Standard by 10 percent
MONTEVIDEO — Seventh District Congressman Collin Peterson is hopeful that the Environmental Protection Agency will not reduce the nation’s...
March 19, 2014 - 11:06pm
March 8, 2014
Wetland banking an option for farmers seeking mitigation acres
WILLMAR — Several years of high grain prices have given farmers an added financial incentive to increase crop production. Two primary means of increasing production are to devote more acres to crop production, or increase the yields on the acres already producing crops.
March 8, 2014 - 9:00am
March 4, 2014
Kandiyohi County Commissioners delay action on wetland appeal
WILLMAR –– A Kandiyohi County farmer is appealing a decision by a three-member panel that denied his after-the-fact application for digging...
March 4, 2014 - 10:56pm