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Republican wins Montana special election despite assault charge
Twins emphasis on nutrition goes down to farm club level
Minnesota teacher's lawsuit over high school assault dismissed
Minnesota man found guilty in attempt to kill his ex-wife at work
UPDATE: Dispute over trail detours final Minnesota legislative work
James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors
United's Venegas, front office don't see eye-to-eye
Wild's owner sees no need to rebuild
Kunitz scores 2 as Penguins edge Sens in Game 7
Prep Baseball: Dragons blanked in season-ender
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
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
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
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
Mary Ann Nagel
Marlyn W. Wacholz
Marlys J. Mithun
Manworld tried extra hard this week to tell women 'no.' We weren't listening.
Five startling things Betsy Devos told (or wouldn't tell) Congress
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Dionne: The wider Trump scandal
Cartoon by Steve Benson
September 4, 2012
Ethanol production resumes at plant in Buffalo Lake, Minn.
BUFFALO LAKE -- This is the day that trucks are expected to rumble out of the gate carrying the first ethanol produced at the former Minnesota...
September 4, 2012 - 12:00am
August 25, 2012
West central Minn.crops largely escape drought
The fall harvest probably isn't a bin-buster for farmers in west central Minnesota, but area producers are expecting to bring in respectable...
August 25, 2012 - 12:00am
August 18, 2012
West central Minn. ethanol producers enjoy benefits of local supply, efficient plants amid high corn prices
ATWATER -- Ethanol producers in west central Minnesota are coping with corn prices that are squeezing margins and have no plans to reduce production. "We've certainly seen throughout this year different challenges, pressures on that margin,'' said Mike Jerke, general manager of...
August 18, 2012 - 12:00am
July 28, 2012
No dent in the corn supply for annual Corn Capital Days in Olivia, Minn.
OLIVIA -- The summer drought that is damaging the corn crop throughout the Midwest will not put a dent in this weekend's Corn Capital Days celebration...
July 28, 2012 - 12:00am
July 26, 2012
Special air show at Sunday's Olivia, Minn., Lions Flight Breakfast
OLIVIA -- A special aerobatic show featuring one of the world's most famous stunt planes will highlight the Olivia Lions Flight Breakfast on...
July 26, 2012 - 8:46am
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