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Placing the flags
Seeking an outdoor oasis: Pergolas create room-like space
Declutter: Tips to tidy up your home, inbox
Manitoba's spectacle of snakes draws tourists from around the world
'I voted' stickers for all, less test help for many
Ramirez goal lifts Minnesota United FC over Orlando City SC
Strikeouts mount for struggling Sano
Dozier's homer leads Twins past Rays
Durant, favored Warriors shrug off parity talk
Alonso looks to return to work with Indy 500 win
Watch: 'Price is Right' contestant loses his mind as he breaks Plinko record
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Memorial Day 2017: Willmar, area communities plan cemetery services and more
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Mary Ann Nagel
Marlyn W. Wacholz
Roger Herbert Holm
Laura Ione Rasmussen
Column: Lessons from a great leader
25 ways to slow down and enjoy the summer
POW! BAM! WHAM! How to put the ARRRRR back in America.
Bursack: Dad needs help taking care of Mom but he won't allow it
Commentary: Health care for the future in our community
April 26, 2017
Farm bill stalwarts say money 'will be hard to come by'
WASHINGTON — Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., was talking with a group of ag journalists when Rep. Collin Peterson. D-Minn., strolled into the...
April 26, 2017 - 12:16pm
April 19, 2017
Franken says new farm bill should address dairy struggles
FARMINGTON, Minn. — U.S. Sen. Al Franken ranked dairy farmers' struggles among his top priorities for a new federal farm bill. Franken, a Democrat,...
April 19, 2017 - 1:13pm
March 13, 2017
Regional divisions have delayed past farm bills
WASHINGTON — Since the Great Depression in the 1930s, the federal government has often responded to disasters on the farm in an attempt...
March 13, 2017 - 8:00pm
March 6, 2017
Ag committees begin work on new farm bill
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The U.S. House and Senate Agriculture Committees have started the process of writing a new farm bill. The Senate Agriculture...
March 6, 2017 - 10:30am
February 20, 2017
Farm bill process starts again: What could go wrong?
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Journalists like me haven't had much time to "recover" from the "ups and downs" of what finally became the 2014 farm...
February 20, 2017 - 9:30am
January 25, 2017
People speak up for future farm bill
WILLMAR — With the current farm bill set to expire in 2018, work is underway to gather ideas about what to include in the next version...
January 25, 2017 - 3:03am
January 8, 2016
4-year-old Minnesota boy to undergo surgery that will enable him to smile for the first time
Four-year-old Ryan Larsen has never cracked a smile - not once, not ever. The Detroit Lakes boy is a one-in-a-million kid who suffers from Moebius...
January 8, 2016 - 8:37am
March 27, 2015
USDA extends farm bill signup for another week to April 7
CHICAGO — U.S. farmers will have another week to enroll in the government’s new subsidy programs under the five-year farm bill, with the deadline extended to April 7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday. The final day for farmers to update their crop acreage and yield...
March 27, 2015 - 11:23pm
September 29, 2014
Vilsack announces Agricultural Risk Coverage, Price Loss Coverage updates
Crop farm owners may begin updating their yield history and reallocating base acres at their local Farm Service Agency county offices for the new farm program Sept. 29, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Sept. 24 during an event at the University of Minnesota St. Paul...
September 29, 2014 - 11:36pm
September 25, 2014
Vilsack: Direct farmer payments out, new safety net in
ST. PAUL — Complex is about to replace controversial in federal farm policy. The much-maligned practice of the federal government paying farmers,...
September 25, 2014 - 11:58pm
August 26, 2014
New farm bill offers water detention option
OLIVIA — This year’s record rains washed away tons of topsoil and left taxpayers and landowners holding the bills for millions of dollars in damage to roadways, ditches and other infrastructure. And like a broken record, everyone sang a familiar refrain afterward about the need...
August 26, 2014 - 10:57pm
February 4, 2014
Senate passes long-overdue farm bill and sends to president
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate gave final congressional approval on Tuesday to a farm bill, costing an estimated $956 billion over a decade, that trims food stamps for the poor, expands federal crop insurance and ends direct payments to farmers, and sent it to President Obama for...
February 4, 2014 - 11:14pm
Factbox: Some provisions of farm bill
(Reuters) - A U.S. farm bill was passed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday and sent to President Barack Obama for his expected signature. The legislation,...
February 4, 2014 - 2:40pm
Senate approves farm bill, president expected to sign it
WASHINGTON - The Senate gave final congressional approval on Tuesday to a nearly $1 trillion farm bill that trims food stamps for the poor, expands...
February 4, 2014 - 2:31pm
U.S. farm bill clears hurdle in Senate, final vote seen today
Long-delayed farm legislation easily cleared a procedural hurdle on Monday in the U.S. Senate, with final passage of the nearly $1 trillion bill expected as early as today The House of Representatives last week overwhelmingly passed the sweeping measure that trims food stamps for...
February 4, 2014 - 8:00am