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'Top Gun 2' is happening, Tom Cruise confirms
Another day, another missed Minnesota legislative deadline
Minnesota manufacturers' confidence high, but finding workers a challenge
Mom upset after bus makes unannounced stop at Dairy Queen on last day of school
Despite past disagreements, Pope Francis and Trump exchange gestures of peace
Prep Softball: Becker's late run sinks Willmar
Prep Baseball: Falcons close with a gem
Prep Baseball: Cards dazzle in win over Rocori
Local Roundup: Willmar tennis duo take sub-section title
Prep Baseball: BOLD firepower on display
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Alpha G. Finden
Parents of slain DNC staffer: Stop politicizing our son's murder
Port: Democrats already running campaign commercials on behalf of Heidi Heitkamp
Harrop: 'Bro Culture' companies may do poorly by being bad
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
April 14, 2017
Landowners hear alternatives to vegetation for compliance with buffer law
WILLMAR — It turns out the state's buffer law — part of which takes effect this fall — does not necessarily mean that vegetation...
April 14, 2017 - 5:12am
April 12, 2017
Smithfield makes move on market for pig-human transplants
CHICAGO - Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork producer, has established a separate bioscience unit to expand its role in supplying pig...
April 12, 2017 - 12:37pm
April 11, 2017
Soybean stock slides as USDA predicts more planting
MITCHELL, S.D.—In about one week, the price of soybeans has fallen by more than 20 cents per bushel, and one South Dakota farmer blames...
April 11, 2017 - 6:47pm
Global surplus leads to grain piled on runways, parking lots and fields
Reluctant to sell his harvest at today's rock-bottom prices, he has stuffed storage bins at his property full and left more corn piled on the...
April 11, 2017 - 8:22am
April 10, 2017
Ag officials hopeful about Trump administration moves
FARGO — A panel of agricultural leaders at a North Dakota State University student event had mostly positive reviews about prospects for...
April 10, 2017 - 10:00am
Survey shows power of ag on Kandiyohi County economy
WILLMAR — The surprising optimism of farmers in spite of bleak revenues and the powerful punch agriculture has on the local economy were...
April 10, 2017 - 6:11am
April 8, 2017
Herd headaches: Starting from square one with cattle is no easy feat
Starting a cattle herd from square one is not an easy task. but that's exactly what one man with a dream is doing. He lives near Casselton, North...
April 8, 2017 - 8:30am
This year, dozens of Red River Valley farmers look to grow hemp
GRAND FORKS — A few dozen farmers, including some in the Red River Valley, are trying something new this growing season. The North Dakota...
April 8, 2017 - 7:50am
April 7, 2017
The Pinke Post: Evaluating the safety of your meat
When you're standing at the meat counter in your grocery store, do you wonder, "Is this meat safe?" This past weekend, I attended the 97th annual...
April 7, 2017 - 10:32am
April 6, 2017
Titan Machinery looks to boost operating efficiency after reducing inventory, closing dealerships
WEST FARGO—An agriculture and construction equipment network headquartered in West Fargo expects to boost its operating efficiency after...
April 6, 2017 - 12:38pm
April 5, 2017
Destructive weed threatens U.S. corn fields
WINTERSET, IOWA - A U.S. government program designed to convert farmland to wildlife habitat has triggered the spread of a fast-growing weed...
April 5, 2017 - 4:08pm
How the sheep were shorn: Part-time jobs go full steam this time of year
VOLGA, S.D. — Sheep shearing is a chore, but the weather on April 1 was so balmy that the whole thing was pleasant for the sheep and the...
April 5, 2017 - 11:13am
April 4, 2017
How Frazee growers are creating their own year-round farm
FRAZEE, Minn. — For most gardeners living in northern Minnesota, the start of the spring growing season is still a few weeks away. But...
April 4, 2017 - 4:50pm
Lucky pig saved from slaughter after jumping from truck on interstate at 70 mph
NEW RICHMOND, Wis.—This little piggy won't go to market. A 250-pound pig who jumped off a truck at 70 mph on the way to a Sioux Falls,...
April 4, 2017 - 4:07pm
April 3, 2017
Farmers learn how to connect with consumers
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Research shows most consumers want to know more about where their food comes from. Farmers and agribusiness professionals...
April 3, 2017 - 9:00pm