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April 12, 2012
Karin and Aric Koenen tend to vines at the Hinterland Vineyard and Winery outside of Clara City. Tribune file photo
Clara City: Hinterland opens the prairie to new possibilities
April 12, 2012 - 3:18pm
Kim and Ron Wothe launched Glacial Ridge Winery near Spicer in 2007, and have seen steady growth in sales ever since. Submitted photo
Spicer: Glacial Ridge shows good things come to those who wait
April 12, 2012 - 3:10pm
Heather Sauder works in the kitchen in the back room of  the Benson Bakery. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Benson: Benson Bakery takes pride in delivering local products to schools
April 12, 2012 - 3:04pm
Watson: Dry Weather Creek ... by the numbers
April 12, 2012 - 2:59pm
Eric Lange has taken over operation of Dry Weather Creek mill and farm north of Watson. It mills locally raised wheat and other grains, including oats for steel cut Irish oatmeal. It's all about locally grown. "People want to know where their food is coming from,'' said Lange. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Watson: Dry Weather Creek mills its own
April 12, 2012 - 2:53pm
Willmar: Jennie-O ... by the numbers
April 12, 2012 - 2:51pm
Jennie-O is always looking for new ways to put new and innovative products on every single table. The company's ultimate goal is to have people eat turkey 365 days a year. Submitted photo
Willmar: At Jennie-O, a commitment to turkey, quality, innovation
April 12, 2012 - 2:47pm
Willmar: The Original Mr. B Chocolatier... by the numbers
April 12, 2012 - 2:44pm
A tray full of unique chocolate Easter characters  sit in the work room at Mr. B's in Willmar. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Willmar: Mr. B's serves up decadent creations at Willmar shop
April 12, 2012 - 2:39pm
Dawson, Paynesville: Associated Milk Producers Inc. ... by the numbers
April 12, 2012 - 2:34pm
Tony Zimmer, left, drying department supervisor, shows Cory Vadner how to operate the AMPI Paynesville plant's whey protein concentrate tote filler. Each tote is filled with about 1 ton. Submitted photo
Dawson, Paynesville: AMPI plants produce food for the masses
April 12, 2012 - 2:30pm
Litchfield: First District the numbers
April 12, 2012 - 2:28pm
The First District plant in Litchfield processes 6 million pounds of milk every day, and from that, 3.9 million pounds are processed into cheese. The cooperative also extracts whey protein and lactose from the milk, which can then be used in products ranging from chocolate to infant formula. Tribune photo by Ashley White
Litchfield: First District looks to an increasingly global future
April 12, 2012 - 2:25pm
Atwater: AIR ... by the numbers
April 12, 2012 - 2:19pm
Jim Andrie, executive vice president at AIR, stands next to a component of a refrigerant unit manufactured at the Atwater facility. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange
Atwater: Making chilly 'AIR' is hot business in Atwater
April 12, 2012 - 2:04pm