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Willmar Middle School Principal Simenson wins statewide recognition
Willmar School Board to select new member Monday
USDA program connects school cafeterias with local farmers
Willmar city budget passes but mayor refuses to sign in protest
Bus route from Willmar to Litchfield to begin in February
Boys basketball: Wildcats smoke Melrose
Boys basketball roundup: BOLD rallies past ACGC
Girls basketball roundup: NLS’ Thunstedt scores 2,000th in win at EVW
Women's basketball: Warriors ride by Range
Men's basketball: Norsemen edge Warriors
‘Nuncrackers’ opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minn.
‘Come, Lord Jesus’ theme of Calvary’s Advent Festival this year
Taylor Swift sweeps top prize at American Music Awards
'Lend Me A Tenor': Comedy production on stage through Saturday at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minn.
Auto sales rise in November, boosted by discounts
Chrysler's November sales rise 16 percent, top expectations
Earlier-than-usual online deals to steal Cyber Monday thunder
Spam, Skippy give boost to Hormel's 4Q results
Fiat says no Chrysler IPO in 2013
Torison — Severson
Ide — Schroeder
Hanson — Petersen
Schack — Malkuch
Play our High School Football Pigskin Pickem Contest
Ruby Josephine Peterson
Arden Harold Pearson
Deann K. Johnson
Thomas J. H. Bonde
DuWayne C. Halvorson
Hats Off from Redeemer
Letter: Did anyone go outside except to shop over holiday weekend?
Letter: Perhaps EDC board member wishes to live in metro area
Letter: Praise for Willmar mayor, council protecting tax dollars
Letter: Get to know Mayor Yanish (link fixed)
November 5, 2013
Cargill to change beef labeling in wake of 'pink slime' furor
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Cargill Inc, one of the world's largest beef processors, will begin labeling when its finely textured beef is used in the making of its U.S. ground beef products, the company told Reuters on Tuesday.
November 5, 2013 - 4:21pm
May 23, 2013
Consumers will have to shell out more to have meat on their plates this summer grilling season
Beefing up could mean meat eaters will have to open up their wallets a little wider this summer, as the price of beef and other meats continues to climb. “Beef prices have been high this year at all levels,” said William Hahn, an economist with the animal products...
news / nation
May 23, 2013 - 11:19pm
January 10, 2013
S.D. beef plant clears final financial hurdle
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — A beef processing plant in South Dakota that has struggled to begin operations says it has enough finances to get to full production. The Northern Beef Packers plant in Aberdeen began production on a limited basis last fall. Land for the $109 million plant...
news / nation
January 10, 2013 - 7:35am
December 8, 2012
Beef slaughter plant in Aberdeen, S.D., has wasterwater problems
ABERDEEN, S.D. — City officials in Aberdeen have notified a long-delayed beef processing plant that is trying to get up to speed that it is violating its wastewater permit. The Northern Beef Packers plant allegedly has failed to monitor pollutants and properly operate its treatment...
news / nation
December 8, 2012 - 8:07am
September 24, 2011
Discover feeding, carcass value of your herd's genetics through Minnesota Carcass Merit Program
ST. PAUL -- Discovering how genetic selection and breeding impact performance and carcass traits is a critical step in preparing for today's value-based beef market. The Minnesota Carcass Merit Program provides cattle producers an opportunity to observe, understand, and, if necessary,...
September 24, 2011 - 12:00am
January 15, 2011
Morris dairy crossbreeding with beef genetics in fourth of its cows
MORRIS -- Riverview LLP with its 30,000 dairy cows is trying a new twist in its breeding program: Beef genetics. The change so far is implemented only in its Jersey dairy site at Riverview Dairy in Morris, which accounts for a fourth of the company's cows.
January 15, 2011 - 12:00am
August 30, 2010
You'll be the envy of the lunchroom with this Choice Roast Beef Sandwich
My granddaughters were talking with me recently about going back to school, wondering who their teachers would be and which of their friends...
August 30, 2010 - 12:00am
January 13, 2009
Buffalo Lake meat processor fined $40,000
BUFFALO LAKE -- A meat processor in Buffalo Lake will pay a $40,000 civil penalty for alleged violations of wastewater, permitting, and other hazardous waste rules. The agreement with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency requires North Star Beef, Minnesota Beef and William Gilger...
news / region
January 13, 2009 - 1:00pm