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Party host pleads guilty in Lac qui Parle case
Pump station to be added to pipeline through Meeker County
Man accused of shooting deputy faces four felony counts, including attempted murder
Jury selection complete in Little Falls murder case
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Twins walk past Blue Jays in Game 2 to sweep twin bill
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Stephen Colbert named to takeover 'Late Show' on CBS
4-part harmony on stage Saturday at WEAC in Willmar, Minn.
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Mickey Rooney, versatile actor and master showman, dies At 93
David Letterman to retire from CBS 'Late Show' In 2015
Family Dollar to cuts jobs, plans to close about 350 stores
Green Mill reopens after extensive remodel
BlackBerry severs sales ties with T-Mobile
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GlenOaks expands services offered at Village Apartments in New London
Chester "Chet" L. Olsen
Mildred "Micky" H. Wermager
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Motorcycle safety: Training key to saving lives this riding season
Valle — Steinhaus
Monson — Wetterling
Letter: Compassion within a tragedy
Minnesota Opinion: Stop distracted driving on Minnesota highways
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Commentary: Rand Paul’s amateur hour
Commentary: Sebelius is a scapegoat for Obama
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
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
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
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
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
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
May 15, 2010
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
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