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Kandiyohi County Board to meet Friday
Truth-in-Taxation hearing to be held Monday at Willmar council meeting
U.S. presidential commission issues recommendations on cyber security
AgweekTV: Weather outlook
U.S. retirement investors not hitting post-election panic button
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
Gophers look to toughen up after first loss
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
May 5, 2012
Planting in Minnesota continues around intermittent rain showers
WORTHINGTON -- Eastern Jackson County farmer Loren Tusa is wondering when, exactly, farmers were supposed to start planting this year. It was warm and dry early, then it cooled off. They now have intermittent rain showers to work around. "Conditions were ideal two weeks ago and...
May 5, 2012 - 12:00am
January 22, 2012
Olivia corn facility's safety efforts to be recognized
OLIVIA -- Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry will recognize the Monsanto corn research facility in Olivia as a "Minnesota Star'' worksite during a ceremony on Wednesday. According to a news release from the department, MNSTAR recognizes worksites...
January 22, 2012 - 12:00am
January 20, 2012
Olivia corn research facility's safety efforts to be recognized
OLIVIA -- Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry will recognize the Monsanto corn research facility in Olivia as a "Minnesota Star'' worksite during a ceremony on Wednesday.
January 20, 2012 - 11:27am
January 12, 2012
USDA: MN 2011 corn yield was 156 bushels per acre, beans at 38.5 bushels
WILLMAR -- As expected, USDA's crop production report finds that farmers in Minnesota harvested lower yields for corn and soybeans in 2011. According to the report, which was released this morning, Minnesota averaged 156 bushels of corn per acre in 2011, well behind the 177 bushels...
January 12, 2012 - 9:49am
December 3, 2011
U of M research helps growers narrow yield gap for corn
ST. PAUL -- With high production costs for corn, growers must focus their management on factors that have the greatest potential to increase yield. Prerequisites for high-yield corn include favorable weather and adequate levels of drainage, soil fertility and pest management. Recent...
December 3, 2011 - 12:00am
October 15, 2011
Mages of Belgrade elected to top post of state corn growers group
SHAKOPEE -- John Mages, of Belgrade, will serve as president of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association for the coming year. Mages, 54, was elected by the Corn Growers board of directors at its recent meeting to lead the grassroots, farmer organization. "The single most important...
October 15, 2011 - 12:00am
October 11, 2011
Belgrade man elected president of MN Corn Growers
SHAKOPEE -- John Mages, of Belgrade, was elected president of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association. The grassroots farmer organization made the announcement today. Mages, 54, raises corn and soybeans on his farm in Belgrade. He has been involved in leadership positions with...
October 11, 2011 - 3:53pm
October 8, 2011
Increase seen in Goss' wilt corn disease this season in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Corn producers in Minnesota have historically had few widespread and significant problems with leaf diseases, in contrast to most major Midwestern corn-producing states. A leaf and stalk disease on corn called Goss' leaf blight and wilt -- or just Goss' wilt -- has been...
October 8, 2011 - 12:00am
August 30, 2011
Selling sweet corn
August 30, 2011 - 12:00am
August 20, 2011
Warm temperatures moved corn crop along but also caused stress
August 20, 2011 - 12:00am
June 11, 2011
Minnesota Corn Growers welcome new crop of agvocates
SHAKOPEE -- The Minnesota Corn Growers Association announces the new Agvocates ("Advocates for Agriculture") for 2011-2012. They are Kelsey Gunderson of Raymond, Leah Johnson of Evansville and Greg Tusa of Alpha. The program, in its second year, is designed to create a learning environment...
June 11, 2011 - 12:00am
April 27, 2011
Crop progress in Minnesota essentially nil
WILLMAR -- University of Minnesota research shows that April 25 marks the beginning of the ideal time to plant corn in Minnesota, but the state...
April 27, 2011 - 9:00am
December 16, 2010
Mycogen Seeds expands with research site on 11 acres of land in Olivia
OLIVIA -- Mycogen Seeds is constructing a new and expanded seeds research and development facility in Olivia, according to an announcement Wednesday by Dow AgroSciences. It will continue Olivia's role as an important seed production and research center for the northern Corn Belt....
December 16, 2010 - 12:00am
October 21, 2010
For area farmers, this year's harvest is nearly in the bin; weather has made a world of difference over last year
Wow. What a difference a year makes. At this time last year, area farmers were struggling with wet weather, immature and wet crops and a long,...
October 21, 2010 - 12:00am
October 8, 2010
Area corn harvest begins
October 8, 2010 - 12:00am