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Watkins man charged in connection with sexual assault
Broadband informational meeting is tonight in Spicer
Extension offers farmers free financial counseling
Records published March 23
Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin shootings
Injured Lavine, his upbeat attitude still part of Timberwolves
Minnesota-born Lundquist chose broadcasting over the ministry 50-plus years ago
Bluejays ready to roll
Phil Hughes recalls visiting pitching guru Tom House
Hanzal's first Wild goal part of memorable family reunion
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially ordered at CBS
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Milton M. Hamann
Marian A. Hanson
Ruth O. Jones
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
February 27, 2017
'Something great in every day'
GRAND FORKS — Chris Koch said, with a perfectly straight face, that he has a "disarming personality." Then he broke into a broad grin and...
February 27, 2017 - 10:00am
February 20, 2017
5 questions for ... Rachel Gray, 4th generation family farmer and rancher, Blackduck, Minn.
Q: What is your role in agriculture today? A: My husband, parents and I own and operate a cow-calf operation in Blackduck, Minn. My family has...
February 20, 2017 - 1:00pm
The $3,000 Pie
In the buffet of misinformation that graces social media about food and farming, farmers and their real life accounts are the most valuable...
February 20, 2017 - 10:30am
Balancing risk versus reward, farmers weigh planting durum
PLAZA, N.D. — Durum always has been a big part of Keith Deutsch's life. Besides raising the crop, the 60-year-old Plaza, farmer promoted...
February 20, 2017 - 10:00am
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
February 7, 2017
2017 farm profitability projections mixed
WASHINGTON — Depending on how you cut the numbers, the U.S. farm economy could get a little weaker — or a little stronger —...
February 7, 2017 - 4:34pm
January 17, 2017
Retired longtime Farmers Union president talks about rural, farming life
MAPLEWOOD, Minn.—Doug Peterson, the recently retired president of the Minnesota Farmers Union, is one of the last of his kind: a prairie...
January 17, 2017 - 7:53am
December 23, 2016
Antibiotics sales for use in U.S. farm animals rose in 2015
LOS ANGELES – U.S. sales and distribution of antibiotics approved for use in food-producing animals increased 1 percent from 2014 to 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a report Thursday. The report comes as scientists warn that regular use of antibiotics to promote...
December 23, 2016 - 8:00am
December 1, 2016
Higher yields don't offset plummeting farm income, report says
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Despite record yields in much of the Midwest, U.S. farmers are expected to make less money this year than in 2015,...
December 1, 2016 - 7:28am
October 17, 2016
Change the face of farming
STILLWATER — With cold weather in the forecast, organic farmer Eduardo Rivera was facing crunch time. By noon one day early in October,...
October 17, 2016 - 1:17pm
Commentary: Nurturing the next generation of farmers
When it comes to farming, it seems the critics always have the easy answer. They portray this line of work as if every day brings blue skies...
September 17, 2016 - 9:43am
September 2, 2016
Farmer invents new way to spread gravel
COLFAX, N.D. - A North Dakota farmer and gravel hauler can now call himself an inventor. Tim Hudson says he developed a new and better way to...
September 2, 2016 - 9:47am
August 30, 2016
Soybean plantings to rise in 2017, corn to fall
BOONE, Iowa—U.S. farmers plan to increase their soybean plantings in 2017 to an all-time high, encouraged by robust demand for the oilseed,...
August 30, 2016 - 4:18pm
July 15, 2016
Letter: The liberal's view of farming
After reading the letter by Patricia Carter Harding in the July 8 newspaper, I felt compelled to answer. I have been involved in agriculture all of my life and have learned a few things. First, it costs a ton of money to farm. Second, to stay farming you have to make money. Third,...
July 15, 2016 - 1:51am
July 8, 2016
Letter: Mass dairy farms are all about money
Reading the recent West Central Tribune article about Meadow Star Dairy, I was in awe of the magnitude of the operation but when I read "the comfort of the cow is the primary goal", I thought, "Horse feathers, money is the only goal." So I started doing some research and this is...
July 8, 2016 - 3:00am