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Minnesota congressman pressed about Trump at spirited but mostly civil town hall forum
Man charged with third-degree murder in Moorhead meth overdose death
GOP increases moves to boost punishment for highway protests
Suburban Twin Cities nightclub shut down in wake of shooting where 5 injured
Murdock teens injured in Benson crash
Timberwolves' Thibodeau hasn't found trade he likes 'at this point'
Red-hot Gophers upset No. 24 Maryland, win 6th straight
Local Roundup: Warrior teams win two on Wednesday
Twins' Sano working to put down roots at third base
Santana on track to start season opener
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Roger "Billy" Schlueter
Donald "Donnie" Clausen
Gladys M. Torbenson
Donna M. Goff
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
December 15, 2015
Minnesota farmers feed dead pigs to other hogs to fend off deadly virus
WASHINGTON — Animal-nutritionist John Goihl knows Minnesota farmers who feed the remains of dead baby pigs to hogs used for breeding in attempts...
December 15, 2015 - 4:00pm
October 7, 2015
Recent fatal crashes involving farm trucks put focus on road safety during harvest
FARGO, North Dakota – A pair of recent crashes involving farm trucks in northern Minnesota counties left two men dead and two men injured,...
October 7, 2015 - 9:34am
September 30, 2015
Video: What's new down on the farm? How about shrimp!
Shrimp farming on the prairie? Why not? Down in Balaton, south of Marshall, the “shrimp boats are coming.” Tru Shrimp Systems reports on its website that it has accelerated commercialization of Tidal Basin technology and a state-of-the-art shrimp research center. The first round...
September 30, 2015 - 9:51am
September 13, 2015
Video: Down on the Farm ... the Way it Once Worked
The Atwater, Minn., Thresher Days show will celebrate it 30th year in 2016. On Saturday, at the event grounds east of town, visitors enjoyed...
September 13, 2015 - 11:53am
September 8, 2015
Minnesota readies for bird flu outbreak
ST. PAUL — Poultry farmers and experts say they are as ready as possible for a new avian flu outbreak at any time this fall, even if they don’t...
September 8, 2015 - 11:58pm
April 20, 2015
Letter: Use your farm subsidies
Would it be out of line to suggest that the Atwater area farmer who wondered how much the state was going to tax him for installing pollution-reducing stream buffers use some of the substantial taxpayer-provided money he has received in farm subsidies for this purpose? Stan ...
April 20, 2015 - 5:00am
March 31, 2015
USDA expects more soybeans, small-market crops to be planted this spring
Corn, the star of Upper Midwest agriculture in recent years, won’t shine quite so brightly in the 2015 growing season, the U.S. Department...
March 31, 2015 - 11:50pm
March 28, 2015
Avian flu hits a Lac qui Parle County farm
WILLMAR — Avian influenza has struck a second Minnesota turkey flock, barely a month after the first infected flock was discovered in Pope...
March 28, 2015 - 9:33am
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
March 26, 2015
Meeting focuses on livestock losses due to wolves
BEMIDJI — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency will host a series of town hall meetings in northern Minnesota to explain state and federal programs focusing on livestock losses due to wolves, birds of prey and weather. Presenters...
March 26, 2015 - 10:39pm
May 2, 2014
After a long, hard winter: Rain, cold stalls farmers at starting gates of crop year
WILLMAR — It could be the middle of next week before farmers in west central Minnesota get into the fields to begin planting this year’s...
May 2, 2014 - 11:24pm
November 26, 2013
2013 farm income highest in U.S. in 40 years
WASHINGTON — U.S. farm income will hit a 40-year high in 2013, driven by gains in livestock income, according to a new forecast from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday. USDA’s Economic Research Service estimated net farm income of $131 billion for 2013, up significantly...
November 26, 2013 - 10:39pm
November 5, 2013
Concerns rise for farmers as weather and economic issues impacting the ag sector
MINNEAPOLIS — Farmers face unpredictability, whether the topic is the weather or economics. In the weather, farmers are going to be forced...
November 5, 2013 - 11:55pm
September 18, 2013
Keeping farmers going: Farm implement dealers working out in the field
By Carlienne A. Frisch Freelance writer Time is a precious commodity when a farmer’s field equipment coughs, sputters or just plain quits...
September 18, 2013 - 3:08am
Not your grandpa’s Poppin’ Johnny
By Carlienne A. Frisch Freelance writer As farm equipment engineering progressed, past generations of farmers grew accustomed to certain...
September 18, 2013 - 3:07am