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'Haunted by mistake,' gunman apologizes for killing 2 at Twin Cities hotel
Predicted big snowstorm fizzles out for much of Minnesota, SD
Prosecutors say Minnesota man was sex trafficker, while he says he was just women's driver
More than 200 officers clear muddy protest camp, but 46 arrested
Dakota Access oil could flow by March 6
Byron Buxton is all ears going into third year
NASCAR Sprint Cup 2017 Schedule
Daytona 500: Logano, Keselowski armed with battle plan
WCT Sports Show: CMCS, RTR boys set to square off
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher admits to vomiting nearly every time before taking the mound
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
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
December 22, 2012
Avoid roof collapses from snow on ag buildings
ST. PAUL — It looks like 2012-13 could be a year for the Midwest to get hit by heavy snow and ice storms, which can leave large amounts of snow and ice on roofs of agricultural buildings. The recent large snowfall left over a foot of snow and ice on roofs in central Minnesota, but...
December 22, 2012 - 9:00am
October 27, 2012
Kandiyohi County, Minn., Extension programs relocate
The University of Minnesota Extension programs in Kandiyohi County have a new home. Agriculture education, 4-H, Parents Forever classes, Master Gardeners and Community Nutrition Education are no longer in the county's downtown Willmar office building. They moved this week to the...
October 27, 2012 - 12:00am
August 11, 2012
Kandiyohi County 4-H program director announces departure
WILLMAR -- Like she has for the last 10 years, Jodi Bakke has spent nearly every waking minute of fair week at the Kandiyohi County Fair. She...
August 11, 2012 - 12:00am
May 26, 2012
Understanding direct payments as part of farmers' income
ST. PAUL -- Direct payments to farmers under the current farm bill have been a small, but stable and important part of farmers' income. These direct payments are cut in the draft farm bill from the Agriculture Committee of the U.S. Senate. In the last few years, those direct payments...
May 26, 2012 - 12:00am
May 12, 2012
Extension looks at how various input costs impact profit differently
ST. PAUL -- University of Minnesota Extension economists and educators have been researching the question of which costs have the largest impact on farm profits. A significant difference in profitability exists among farmers. A few categories of production costs, also known as inputs,...
May 12, 2012 - 12:00am
March 31, 2012
Planting date considerations for corn in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- For many growers, this unusually early spring may offer the earliest opportunity of all time for corn planting. This makes it especially important to weigh the risks and benefits of early planting: 1) Crop insurance: For farmers with federal crop insurance, planting before...
March 31, 2012 - 12:00am
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
November 5, 2011
Take control of weeds resistant to herbicide
ST. PAUL -- I saw many corn and soybean fields with prominent patches of giant or common ragweed, common waterhemp or volunteer corn during my travels in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa this fall. These weed patches were likely the product of glyphosate herbicide overuse. This fall...
November 5, 2011 - 12:00am
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
Use caution, beware of surface foam while pumping barn manure pits
ST. PAUL -- Pork producers, commercial pumpers and others need to watch for a layer of foam on the surface when pumping barn manure pits.
October 8, 2011 - 12:00am
September 24, 2011
Consider benefits of tourism 'on the farm'
ST. PAUL -- This fall, farmers will be diligently harvesting their crops: corn, soybeans, sugar beets and ... tourists. Tourists? Yes.
September 24, 2011 - 12:00am
Discover feeding, carcass value of your herd's genetics through Minnesota Carcass Merit Program
ST. PAUL -- Discovering how genetic selection and breeding impact performance and carcass traits is a critical step in preparing for today's value-based beef market. The Minnesota Carcass Merit Program provides cattle producers an opportunity to observe, understand, and, if necessary,...
September 24, 2011 - 12:00am
September 10, 2011
Farm to School programs teach kids to enjoy local foods
ST. PAUL -- Some of my earliest childhood memories stem from food grown in my family's garden. As a kid, I loved snacking from the raspberry bushes and the burst of sun-kissed tomatoes in my mouth. Minnesota farmers experience some of my fondest memories every day. Minnesota farmers...
September 10, 2011 - 12:00am
August 20, 2011
Warm temperatures moved corn crop along but also caused stress
August 20, 2011 - 12:00am
August 6, 2011
Time to monitor soybean aphids in soybeans in southwestern Minn.
HUTCHINSON -- There are soybean aphids in southwestern Minnesota and populations are rapidly increasing in a number of area fields. Scouting...
August 6, 2011 - 12:00am