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AT&T purchase of Time Warner calls for scrutiny
WASHINGTON—AT&T Inc's agreement to acquire Time Warner Inc. for $85 billion drew skepticism from both Democrats and Republicans on Sunday,...
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October 22, 2016
AgweekTV: Combining Ag and Learning
It's an unlikely meeting of two worlds. But thanks to Banquet In A Field put on by the Women Of Common Ground, people who don't live on farms...
October 22, 2016 - 8:30am
October 17, 2016
Change the face of farming
STILLWATER — With cold weather in the forecast, organic farmer Eduardo Rivera was facing crunch time. By noon one day early in October,...
October 17, 2016 - 1:17pm
October 15, 2016
AgweekTV: Ag History
There are a few big names in the region's ag history that helped launch some famous brands. Melroe Bobcats and Steiger Tractors came to be known...
October 15, 2016 - 8:30am
October 13, 2016
U.S. jobless claims at 43-year low as labor market tightens
WASHINGTON — The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits held at a 43-year low last week, pointing to sustained labor market...
October 13, 2016 - 12:32pm
October 12, 2016
Allina and nurses reach deal to halt strike
ST. PAUL — Allina Health and the Minnesota Nurses Association reached a tentative agreement late Monday to settle outstanding contract...
October 12, 2016 - 9:55am
October 10, 2016
Bird Island opens old playbook to save grocery
BIRD ISLAND — A group of business owners in Bird Island has dusted off the town's playbook for economic development and put it back to...
October 10, 2016 - 7:00pm
October 8, 2016
Watch how North Dakota crops get from the US to Asia
The North Dakota Soybean Council's “See For Yourself" program recently took a group of area farmers to the west coast to get a closer look...
October 8, 2016 - 8:30am
October 7, 2016
Even with rising wages, robot revolution skips restaurants
LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO — Clamshell grills are making burger flipping obsolete at McDonald's, Johnny Rockets and other burger chains....
October 7, 2016 - 9:37am
Schwab 'robo adviser' more than doubled assets over the last year
Investments in Charles Schwab Corp's "robo adviser" service grew to surpass $10 billion in September, more than double the year-ago level, a spokeswoman said Thursday. The automated investment service, Schwab Intelligent Portfolios, allocates cash among exchange-traded funds according...
October 7, 2016 - 9:37am
Real estate investors target cheap, out-of-state markets
Even with a good salary as a data scientist at a San Francisco technology firm, Yang Guo, 30, knew he couldn't afford a home in the Bay Area, among the priciest U.S. markets. He still wanted to own property in addition to stocks, however, and soon found a way to buy cheap rental...
October 7, 2016 - 9:36am
October 6, 2016
Impact, a look at life in Kandiyohi County, is now available online
Kandiyohi County is an amazing place to live, work and play. Not only is it breathtakingly beautiful with its many lakes, streams, serene countryside...
October 6, 2016 - 1:26pm
Fighting fires: Samsung struggles to limit damage from smartphone recall
Heated meetings, sacrificed holidays and teams monitoring social media round-the-clock to track whether there have been any new smartphone fires:...
October 6, 2016 - 12:49pm
October 5, 2016
U.S., other countries issue declaration on export, use of armed drones
WASHINGTON — The United States and more than 40 other countries issued a declaration Wednesday, laying out principles they said should govern the export and use of armed drones to ensure they do not cause instability or help terrorism and organized crime. Many U.S. allies such...
October 5, 2016 - 7:30pm
October 4, 2016
PepsiCo misleads buyers of Naked juice, lawsuit says
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — PepsiCo Inc. has been accused in a lawsuit of misleading shoppers into believing its Naked juices and smoothies primarily contain "high-value" ingredients such as kale, when the main ingredient is often cheaper, less nutritious apple juice. According to a complaint...
October 4, 2016 - 9:08pm