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Keeping jobs on the prairie: Clarkfield Outdoors defies odds with American-made apparel
U.S. court puts Obamacare case on hold until Trump takes office
Abe to become first Japanese PM to visit Pearl Harbor
Dog found in rubble of downtown Sioux Falls building 48 hours after it collapsed
Willmar police officer escapes injury in early-morning rollover crash
Dragons place third at own invite
Aus, Struxness earning big rodeo wins, cash
Card gymnast place third at Becker
Gophers accept bid to Holiday Bowl in San Diego Dec. 27
Slagter paces Cards at Monticello invite
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Dorothy M. Peterson
Helen W. Olson
Roger K. Straight
Virginia L. Anderson
Ronald J. Fernholz
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
December 4, 2010
Koenen receives Farmers Union Torchbearer Award
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Farmers Union gave out its Torchbearer Award at its 69th annual state convention Nov. 21. The award winners included Levi Koenen of Clara City. "In order to receive the Torchbearers' Award, you have to show dedication to the Farmers Union cause and a commitment...
December 4, 2010 - 12:00am
Kloses receive MFU Lifetime Family Achievement Award
ST. PAUL -- Bessie and George Klose of Atwater recently received the Lifetime Family Achievement Award from Minnesota Farmers Union. "For as long as I can remember, Bessie and George Klose have been dedicated Farmers Union members who have done so much for this organization," said...
December 4, 2010 - 12:00am
November 24, 2010
Letter: The farmer's true customers
I read with interest Harvey Koehl's letter accusing Walmart of going socialist for supporting sustainable farming. I grew up on a small family farm. My dad has been farming for over 60 years. He taught me, before it became "cool," that sustainable is the best way to farm. He won...
November 24, 2010 - 12:00am
November 13, 2010
Policy to lead the Farmers Union convention agenda
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Farmers Union is hosting the annual state convention on Nov.
November 13, 2010 - 12:00am
October 26, 2010
Letter: Peterson is no friend to farmers
The West Central Tribune recently endorsed Collin Peterson for U.S. Congress in the 7th District. This is no surprise, the Tribune tends to lean to the left. However, what I find unacceptable is the flawed reasoning that led them to pick Peterson as their preferred candidate. They...
October 26, 2010 - 12:00am
October 20, 2010
Letter: A candidate with integrity
Evil persists when good people do nothing. The health care bill is an evil that could bankrupt our country. The latest polls indicate that 60 percent of Americans would like to see that bill repealed. If you are one of those good people, I hope you will vote for Lee Byberg for Congress,...
October 20, 2010 - 12:00am
September 15, 2010
Renville Co. puts teeth in beet plant discharge permit; large fine possible
OLIVIA -- Much to the frustration of downstream farmers, the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative violated its discharge permit last season by continuing to send millions of gallons of treated effluent into Renville County Ditch 45 well into the planting season. The sugar cooperative...
September 15, 2010 - 12:00am
August 30, 2010
Creative marketing at farmers market
August 30, 2010 - 12:00am
August 17, 2010
Farmers offer their thoughts on the 2012 farm bill
WILLMAR -- Managing the risk in agriculture is a common refrain when farmers gather to discuss their ideas for the 2012 farm bill. "Risk management is a moving target," said Dave Frederickson, outreach director for U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar. "(Farmers) want to make sure the next farm...
August 17, 2010 - 12:00am
August 10, 2010
Minnesota's farmers offer free groceries for a year
MINNEAPOLIS -- Free groceries for a year are being offered as part of a promotion for Minnesota farmers. Consumers who register for the promotion have a chance of winning any of two grand prizes of "free groceries' for a year," according to a news release from the Center for Food...
August 10, 2010 - 12:00am
June 2, 2010
Letter: Leave farming to farmers
Thanks to the City Council for turning down Bill Gossman's request to raise chickens in New London. Bill, let us farmers do the farming. Don't "horn in" on our turf -- or should I say don't "Leghorn" in on our turf! Roger Imdieke New London
June 2, 2010 - 12:00am
June 1, 2010
AGP Project keeps more than bragging rights in Dawson
DAWSON -- Dawson has held bragging rights as the home to the first farmer-owned soybean processing plant in Minnesota since the Tri-County Soy...
June 1, 2010 - 12:00am
January 22, 2010
Letter: Vote for wheat check-off
Through the month of January, the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council will be holding small grains update meetings throughout Minnesota. These meetings are a good place to learn what's happening in the wheat industry, what happened last year and what to look forward to...
January 22, 2010 - 12:00am
December 19, 2009
Letter: The impact of the climate bill
The climate change bills being considered by Congress will have a negative impact on agriculture, as well as the U.S. economy as a whole. The U.S. House and Senate climate change bills would impose higher energy and food costs on consumers; raise fuel, fertilizer and energy costs...
December 19, 2009 - 12:00am
September 28, 2009
September 28, 2009 - 12:00am