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Trump baffles Sweden with crime comment, says it was based on TV report
Railroad bypass to be discussed Tuesday by Willmar City Council
Saving Rick's place: Friends rally to help keep Willmar man in his home
Chris Wallace to Reince Priebus: 'You don't get to tell us what to do'
Box Office: 'Lego Batman' flies high over 'Great Wall,' 'Fist Fight'
Local Roundup: WarHawks drop second straight at New Ulm
Four Cards off to state
Prep Wrestling: Willmar wins fourth-straight section crown
Zucker and linemates lead Wild past Predators
Berrios more comfortable, feels command improving
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Driving a hard bargain for taxes
States' rights? Not so much, when it comes to retirement savings
Murder and Mayhem are hers to tell in Redwood County
Fagen Fighters Museum in Granite Falls listed as a top Minnesota attraction
The many meanings of Valentine's Day
Winifred E. O'Leary
Ronnie D. Clark
Donna M. Goff
Marlyn K. Sandry
Arlene L. Mortenson
Letters: Principles to guide our lives
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
January 23, 2017
Avian influenza still casts economic shadow in Renville
RENVILLE — Avian influenza struck the Rembrandt Enterprises barns in Renville in May 2015, forcing the company to depopulate 2 million birds from the egg-laying operation. It began restocking its barns on the eastern edge of Renville in February 2016. As it approaches the one-year...
January 23, 2017 - 6:42am
May 30, 2016
Another sign of spring
A mother snapping turtle lays her eggs Sunday along Kandiyohi County Road 26 near Diamond Lake. Covering the eggs will be her last maternal duty....
May 30, 2016 - 11:28pm
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
May 22, 2015
Renville begins bird flu cleanup
RENVILLE — Residents in the community of Renville are beginning to see first-hand the toll that the avian influenza epidemic is taking. United...
May 22, 2015 - 11:36pm
May 21, 2015
39 workers laid off in Renville because of bird flu
RENVILLE –– Thirty-nine full-time employees at the Rembrandt egg facility in Renville will be laid off next month as a result of the bird flu that hit the agricultural complex last week. In a news release issued today, the company said the layoffs are temporary. Layoffs...
May 21, 2015 - 5:24pm
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
April 28, 2015
New bird flu cases likely in Iowa, millions of birds affected:
Chicago (Reuters) - Initial tests have found probable avian influenza outbreaks at five new commercial poultry sites in Iowa, affecting...
April 28, 2015 - 8:00am
Editorial cartoon by Ed Fischer
March 28, 2013 - 9:00am
April 7, 2012
Easter and religion vs. Easter Bunny
Each year, in the days leading up to Easter, parents and young children flock to malls across the country to visit the Easter Bunny. At the Kandi...
April 7, 2012 - 6:00am
November 22, 2011
Minn. ag chief surprised by swift reaction to video at Sparboe Farms of Litchfield, Minn.
LITCHFIELD -- Dave Frederickson said he has not seen the video depicting cruel treatment to chickens that has sent Litchfield-based Sparboe Farms...
November 22, 2011 - 9:00am
New Sparboe Farms task force to review safety, animal care
LITCHFIELD -- Despite losing some of its biggest customers last weekend following negative reaction from an undercover video, Sparboe Farms said Monday it is finding markets for its eggs and does not intend to reduce flock size or lay off employees. Sparboe spokesman Chuck Sanger...
November 22, 2011 - 9:00am
November 20, 2011
McDonald's, Target drop egg supplier based in Litchfield, Minn.
MINNEAPOLIS -- McDonald's and Target dropped one of the nation's largest egg suppliers after an animal rights group released an undercover video...
November 20, 2011 - 2:52pm
November 18, 2011
Sparboe president says video is "shocking" and workers have been fired
LITCHFIELD -- The president of the Litchfield-based Sparboe Farms said today she was "deeply saddened" to see "disturbing" video of the mistreatment...
November 18, 2011 - 1:52pm
August 28, 2010
Cartoon by Bruce Beattie
August 28, 2010 - 12:00am
August 16, 2010
7 Minnesotans sickened in salmonella outbreak linked to eggs
Illnesses in at least seven people in Minnesota are connected with a multi-state recall of eggs from an Iowa producer due to contamination with salmonella, state health officials said today. The salmonella enteriditis cases were identified in two restaurant outbreaks in May and July,...
August 16, 2010 - 5:19pm