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Lawmakers hear local concerns about rising health insurance costs
Records published Oct. 21
Man sentenced to prison for threatening family with gun
Advice to health plan buyers: Shop early, seek tax credits
'I knew it was him': Minnesotan was first responder on scene of crash that killed teen son
Wild stay unbeaten at home, trip up Maple Leafs
Section 5A could be dogfight as postseason looms
WCT daily schedule
Ridgewater takes two on Crossover's first day
Willmar riding win streak into postseason
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
The prairie chicken is featured on Northland Outdoors TV
Fast food influence kids' soda and calorie choices
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Arnold "Arnie" Muench
Alveda B. Myhre
Fran Hussong letter: Ahmann is part of the problem
Gene Schneider letter: Asmus is clear choice in Ward 2
Marlys Schafer letter: Don't vote for self-interest groups
Kent Syverson letter: Keep the 19th Amendment
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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
January 30, 2014
Franken says the Senate to vote soon on new farm bill
WILLMAR — The Senate is expected to vote very soon on the farm bill, officially called the Agricultural Act of 2014, and Sen. Al Franken is calling the bill a bipartisan effort that is not perfect, but does modernize farm programs, provide jobs and reduce the deficit. “It’s...
January 30, 2014 - 11:20pm
January 29, 2014
House easily passes long-overdue farm bill; Senate passage expected as early as today
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed a comprehensive farm bill Wednesday that cuts payments for food stamps by about 1 percent...
January 29, 2014 - 11:52pm
House passes long overdue Farm Bill
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a nearly $1 trillion farm bill on Wednesday that cuts food stamps and ends a direct subsidy to farmers, while expanding government-backed crop insurance programs.
January 29, 2014 - 10:39am
January 27, 2014
Negotiators reach deal on farm bill
WASHINGTON — Congressional negotiators agreed to a farm bill Monday that they think finally will pass the House and Senate. It is a compromise package that pleases neither side, with food stamp cuts and farm subsidies continuing. “Compromise is rare in Washington these days...
January 27, 2014 - 11:16pm
Agreement on a farm bill could come within days
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — An agreement on the long-overdue U.S. farm bill could be completed as soon as today, followed by final approval likely within days, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. Citing senior House of Representatives aides, the Post said that in the event of a...
January 27, 2014 - 2:00am
January 20, 2014
U.S. Rep. Peterson sanguine on dairy program
WASHINGTON — House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said last week he thinks a dairy program that he can accept is being worked out and that it will pave the way for House leadership to bring the farm bill to the floor the week of Jan. 27 and be finished...
January 20, 2014 - 11:21pm