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Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
July 12, 2016
Minnesota hunters now eligible for lottery for prairie chicken season permits
Hunters can apply now to be included in a lottery for one of 126 permits available for the 2016 Minnesota prairie chicken season.Applications...
July 12, 2016 - 1:49pm
October 26, 2015
It's the chicken
Earlier this year I invested in some local, butchered, all-natural chickens. Last weekend I took one out of the freezer, deciding it was time...
October 26, 2015 - 12:59pm
July 7, 2015
Vaccine not at top of federal avian flu response plan
WASHINGTON — Poultry producers and government officials are preparing for a predicted renewed fall avian flu outbreak, such as improving biosecurity, but they disagree about whether a vaccine should be used. The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday heard from federal officials...
July 7, 2015 - 11:03pm
July 2, 2015
Frozen stuffed chicken entrees cause salmonella problems
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota health and agriculture officials said Thursday that seven recent cases of salmonellosis in Minnesota have been linked to raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned, stuffed chicken entrees. Investigators from the departments said the illnesses occurred in two separate...
July 2, 2015 - 10:12pm
May 14, 2015
Bird flu strikes Renville County
WILLMAR — A large chicken egg-laying facility in Renville County and another turkey farm in Meeker County are the latest cases of avian influenza...
May 14, 2015 - 11:55pm
September 5, 2014
Letter: Protected by the badge
While the actions of Atwater Police Chief Trevor Berger are despicable, even more disturbing is the fact that he seems to have no grasp of the laws he is sworn to uphold. Assuming a chicken was indeed being kept in violation of city ordinance, legal protocol must be followed....
September 5, 2014 - 4:00am
September 3, 2014
Community rallies for Atwater police chief
ATWATER — A loud and vocal crowd crammed into the Atwater City Council chambers Wednesday night in support of the small town’s police chief...
September 3, 2014 - 11:36pm
September 1, 2014
Atwater police chief kills boy’s pet chicken: Fowl were in violation of city ordinance (poll)
ATWATER –– An Atwater woman has filed a formal complaint against the Atwater Police Chief for trespassing on her property and killing her...
September 1, 2014 - 10:46pm
November 23, 2013
St. Cloud-based GNP Co. formerly Gold’n Plump, getting new owner
LUVERNE, Minn. -- St. Cloud-based GNP Co. and its subsidiaries, formerly known as Gold’n Plump, are being acquired by The Maschhoffs LLC, the largest family-owned pork production company in North America. The agreement was signed Thursday and announced Friday. GNP Co. and...
November 23, 2013 - 7:17am
Cartoon: By Bruce Plante - Playing chicken
Congress, Obama are budget failures
February 23, 2013 - 12:00am
December 16, 2011
Minnesota Medical Association issues advisory against chickenpox parties
The Minnesota Medical Association issued a strongly worded statement this week about "chickenpox parties," or playdates organized by parents to purposely expose their children to chickenpox in hopes of acquiring "natural" immunity. The so-called chickenpox parties put kids at risk...
December 16, 2011 - 4:29pm
July 4, 2011
In a pickle for dinner? How about a Dilled Chicken Avocado Melt?
Many summers ago, while living in our first house on an all-American kind of street, it was not uncommon for neighbors to gather for an evening...
July 4, 2011 - 12:00am
May 28, 2011
Spring song may be falling silent on bomming grounds
WATSON -- It's getting noticeably quieter on the prairie each spring, much to the disappointment of Dave Trauba. Since 1999, he's been part of an effort to re-introduce prairie chickens to the grasslands of the Lac qui Parle wildlife management area and protected prairie areas, including...
May 28, 2011 - 12:00am
Spring chicken? Yes!
I can remember sitting in front of the television set with my dad when Shirley Temple, the famous, cute little dimpled and curly-haired child...
March 28, 2011 - 12:00am
Chicken with Charred Cauliflower and Peppers
As a child, I remember going out to the chicken coop with my grandma when I visited her and my grandpa at their Indiana farm. We'd walk through...
February 28, 2011 - 12:00am