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Five decades on, allure of the bowling alley remains true for Willmar woman
Five injured in three-vehicle crash north of Dassel Friday evening
Asphyxiation used to kill condemned poultry
Avian flu won’t have negative effect on poultry supply, cost
USDA: Avian flu ‘extremely low-risk’ for humans
NHL playoffs: Wild right their ship
Hernandez, Mariners shut out Twins
Vikings can fortify Bridgewater’s cast at draft next week
Prep golf: Friday's results
College softball: Warriors drop two to Rochester
Prairie Winds Concert Band sets concerts Sunday in Willmar, Minnesota
Ridgewater college choir concert slated for Tuesday in Willmar, Minnesota
West Central Singers’ ‘Bedtime Stories’ concerts this weekend
Lac qui Parle Mission open house set for Sunday near Montevideo, Minnesota
Belgrade, Minnesota, author releases sequel to ‘Jude’s Gentle Giants’
D’Huyvetter joins Anez Consulting
Harvey Anderson & Johnson to build new Clara City funeral chapel
Ridgewater College partners for job training
Heritage Bank offers debit card fraud control
Moonlighting: Portion of U.S. workforce holding multiple jobs declines
Alvin G. Blom
Delores A. Rueff
Harold J. Dilley
Marlys L. Dalager
Dorothy E.L. Tollefson
Gartner — Hammond
Heiling — Zimmer
Olson — Schlitter
Video: Gorbie 10-weeks post-amputation
Video: West Central Connection Chorus
Letter: Christianson come down from your throne
Letter: This student wants your 'yes' vote
Letter: Humanity at the food shelf
Letter: A crisis in eldercare
Commentary: On immigration, Rand Paul speaks in circles
Avian flu: Public forum at 3 p.m. Saturday in Willmar with Dayton, other lawmakers
June 29, 2013
Summer Center Day is July 12 at West Central Research and Outreach Center near Morris, Minn.
MORRIS — Summer Center Day will be July 12 at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center near Morris. According to a news release from the center, registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with four crop production tours running approximately 90 minutes...
news / region
June 29, 2013 - 7:50am
June 13, 2013
Drought monitor still shows drought conditions, may have helped spring planting
WILLMAR -- Even with the numerous heavy wet snows in April and May and seemingly abundant rainfall, west central Minnesota is still in a moderate to severe drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday shows that severe drought conditions remain in portions of Renville, Redwood...
news / local
June 13, 2013 - 11:39pm
June 5, 2013
Frustrated farmers face tough decisions
DES MOINES, Iowa — It’s decision time for many Midwest corn farmers stuck in one of the wettest springs ever: Plant late in ground that’s been too wet, replant corn in muddy fields or collect crop insurance. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said 91 percent of the nation’s...
news / nation
June 5, 2013 - 12:13am
May 7, 2013
Wet spring taking a toll on Midwest farmers
ST. LOUIS — John Reifsteck looks out at his muddy 1,800-acre central Illinois farm and wonders when he’ll get to plant. Like so many other...
news / state
May 7, 2013 - 10:53pm
September 11, 2010
Cropland values, cash rents higher in 2010
WILLMAR -- Following a modest decline in 2009, Minnesota cropland values moved higher again in 2010. Meanwhile, average cash rental rates for Minnesota cropland continued their uninterrupted and steady upward climb. According to the U.S.
September 11, 2010 - 12:00am
August 28, 2010
Watch for late-season soybean diseases
ST. PAUL -- Although the weather this summer has been good for soybean growth in much of Minnesota, the same weather has favored development of soybean diseases. Several root and stem diseases that have potential to significantly damage yields have been appearing. Sudden death syndrome...
August 28, 2010 - 12:00am
August 14, 2010
Tillage radish, alfalfa mulch topics of Aug. 23 field day near Madison
MADISON -- A field day near Madison will focus on cover crops and using alfalfa mulch for nitrogen credit before corn. Start time is 1 p.m. for the Aug. 23 field day, "Cover Crops and Alfalfa Mulch," organized by the nonprofit Rural Advantage and University of Minnesota Extension. Crops...
August 14, 2010 - 12:00am
Latest report shows 1.7 percent of U.S. agricultural land owned by foreigners
A new publication released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides the latest information regarding the amount of U.S. agricultural land that is owned by foreign persons. There is approximately 22.2 million acres of agricultural land in the United States. As of Feb. 28, 2009,...
August 14, 2010 - 12:00am
July 31, 2010
Targeted conservation efforts help clean up state's namesake waterway
OLIVIA -- A couple of years ago, a group of paddlers made their way down the Minnesota River as the creeks and tributaries churned and gushed with chocolate-colored waters heavy with the soil washed from upstream fields by a spring rain. With one exception: As they reached the mouth...
July 31, 2010 - 12:00am
July 17, 2010
Applications being accepted for storage facility loan program
WILLMAR -- It may still be several months away, but farmers are already looking ahead and making plans for the fall harvest. After last year's extended and rather difficult harvest season, many farmers may have discovered a need to increase their grain storage capacity or upgrade...
July 17, 2010 - 12:00am
June 19, 2010
New program encourages land transitions to beginning farmers
WILLMAR -- One of the biggest obstacles facing young people who dream of making production agriculture a viable occupational choice is the availability of productive and affordable cropland. In addition to competition from other farmers seeking more cropland, the availability of...
June 19, 2010 - 12:00am
June 12, 2010
Producers probably have more finance worries this year -- unless they also have livestock
Politicians, especially ones out of office, sometimes ask voters if they're better off today than they were a year ago. With spring planting inching toward completion, it might be time to ask area farmers and ranchers the same question. Their collective answer: Probably not, unless...
June 12, 2010 - 12:00am
Continued decline in honey bee colonies confirmed by latest survey
WILLMAR -- According to a recent survey conducted by the Apiary Inspectors of America and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, beekeepers report a 33.8 percent decline in managed honey bee colonies nationwide.
June 12, 2010 - 12:00am
May 15, 2010
Soybean seed in short supply in some areas
Soybean seed is in short supply for some area farmers. But the best bet is that producers should have enough to finish planting unless a wide swath of frost kills young bean plants and forces reseeding. "It's something to watch. But I think there's enough to cover the acres unless...
May 15, 2010 - 12:00am
USDA data show 43 percent decline in soil erosion
WILLMAR -- According to the information contained in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest National Resource Inventory of non-federal lands, soil erosion on our nation's cropland has declined by more than 40 percent during the past 25 years. Specifically, USDA's data indicate...
May 15, 2010 - 12:00am