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Zachary T. Anderson charges: Family friend sexually assaulted 5-year-old Watkins girl before killing her
Mille Lacs walleye fishing season to end in two weeks
Federal cheese purchase to help dairy farmers, the poor
Hwy. 23 detour to end Friday between Clara City, Raymond
President Barack Obama tours Louisiana promises support
Vikings can't wait to christen new digs
Vikings' Trae Waynes aims to seize the day in Sunday's preseason game
Fans welcome 'golden' Lynx players back home
Twins' Santiago undergoing mechanics makeover
Roundup: BBE tennis opens with tough loss to LPGE
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Hulu ends free streaming service
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
Reader News: Celebrating 150 years of Martin Hanson Aasen
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Alan Lee Midby
Herbert K. Dittes
Emma Ruth Kassa
Melvin E. Anderson
Henry (Hank) Wiegmann
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Commentary: Trump's bitter Virginia cocktail
Update: Charges filed against man in death of 5-year-old Watkins girl
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