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Crowds gather at Jennie-O Turkey Store anniversary celebration
Records published July 26
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin Aug. 1 in Minnesota
Willmar Utilities to test its network security
Former ag association treasurer to serve jail time for $50,000 theft
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
MLB notebook: Yankees send Chapman to Cubs
Vikings rookie Treadwell says he's finally healthy after 2014 injury
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Injury forces Loadholt to retire
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Linda Kay Larson
Fern A. Heglund
Commentary: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
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
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
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
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
December 17, 2008
Anonymous donors start Scott Wagar defense fund
WILLMAR -- Five Kandiyohi County citizens have started a defense fund for Scott Wagar of Willmar. "Some county citizens, who wish to remain anonymous, wanted to help Mr. Wagar out," said John Tradup. "They asked me to establish the account." Wagar, 50, pleaded not guilty last week...
December 17, 2008 - 7:00am