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Minnesota's 2014 top teacher uses experience to help other educators --EMDASH-- and parents
MN chief justice worries about legislative budget plans
Prairie Woods Environmental Center Earth Day 2017
American Crystal Sugar offers bonuses if labor deal set by May 22
Push continues to enlist customers for Kandiyohi County broadband project
The Wild didn't get the job done
Wild couldn't produce in playoffs
Blues oust Wild on Paajarvi OT goal
Local Roundup: Cards tennis team clips Litchfield
Bulldogs down Jags
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Commentary: Our newspaper is adjusting with some changes
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March 16, 2016
Buffer change passes committee
ST. PAUL — Changes in Minnesota's year-old law requiring vegetative buffers received approval of a Senate committee Wednesday. Over objections of environmental groups, a Senate agriculture committee on a split voice vote moved Sen. Rod Skoe’s bill to extend until 2025 the time...
March 16, 2016 - 11:20pm
State legislators to revisit ‘buffer strip’ law
ST. PAUL — A key water-quality initiative of Gov. Mark Dayton last year — vegetative buffer strips along streams and drainage ditches — is returning for an encore performance at the Capitol in St. Paul this week. On Wednesday, a Senate committee will hold a hearing on a series...
March 16, 2016 - 5:30am
March 15, 2016
Conservation coalition calls for state support
WILLMAR — Take all of the farmland in Renville County, and you would still fall short by more than 100,000 of the number of acres of Conservation...
March 15, 2016 - 11:52pm
March 8, 2016
At Willmar ag show, drones all the talk
WILLMAR — Gray areas in proposed regulations for commercial use of drones has had a black-and-white effect on a Willmar ag business. It’s...
March 8, 2016 - 11:34pm
Willmar Ag Show starts today
Held at the Willmar Civic Center, the Willmar Ag Show is open to the public 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Wednesday.
March 8, 2016 - 12:07am
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