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Trump names general as new national security adviser
Burger King, Tim Hortons owner nears deal to buy Popeyes
5 questions for ... Rachel Gray, 4th generation family farmer and rancher, Blackduck, Minn.
Blue Dasher Farm embraces 'regenerative' research
'La La Land' has Hollywood singing a different tune on musicals
Wild recall F Graovac
Gophers win fifth straight, beat Michigan for first time since 2011
Local Roundup: WarHawks drop second straight at New Ulm
Prep Wrestling: Willmar wins fourth-straight section crown; Litchfield, ACGC fall in section championships
Zucker and linemates lead Wild past Predators
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
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
Limit teens' Saturday-night driving, experts suggest
Winifred E. O'Leary
Ronnie D. Clark
Donna M. Goff
Marlyn K. Sandry
Arlene L. Mortenson
Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
Letters: Principles to guide our lives
Cohen commentary: Face Trump unfitness sooner, not later
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
October 10, 2016
Bird Island opens old playbook to save grocery
BIRD ISLAND — A group of business owners in Bird Island has dusted off the town's playbook for economic development and put it back to...
October 10, 2016 - 7:00pm
September 12, 2016
Jennie-O Turkey promotes Sexton
WILLMAR—Morgan Sexton has been promoted to turkey health coordinator for the live production technical services team at Jennie-O Turkey...
September 12, 2016 - 2:59pm
Willmar: Gurley's... by the numbers
1 peanuts are the company's No. 1 item 6 million pounds of in-shell peanuts roasted each year for distribution 40 semi-tractor tankers of almond bark sold during October through December 1.6 million pounds of candy coating 50 varieties of candy packaged under the Gurley's label 71...
April 12, 2012 - 2:00pm
Willmar: Gurley's Foods are sold coast to coast
The plant manager at Gurley's Foods came back from a recent trip to North Carolina with a story for his boss, Tom Taunton. The employee was...
April 12, 2012 - 1:52pm
September 6, 2011
Phoenix Project aims to put local foods in mainstream markets
MILAN -- The potential to grow the local foods economy in the region from a niche-oriented enterprise to one serving the mainstream is not lost on Carol Ford and Chuck Waibel of Milan. They operate a community supported agriculture venture based on their low-cost greenhouse that...
September 6, 2011 - 12:00am
Scaling up the growing movement for local foods
MILAN -- Institutional customers in west central Minnesota have a growing appetite for local foods. Tapping this market could elevate the production of local foods in the region in a big way, and not just because non-retail food sales represent roughly 48 percent of all food sal...
September 6, 2011 - 12:00am
June 14, 2010
Family takes on one-month, local foods challenge
OLIVIA -- Someday, Susie Lang's name might be mentioned in the company of Julia Child and Julie Powell. She intends to make her mark by mastering...
June 14, 2010 - 12:00am
May 24, 2010
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On health claims made about packaged foods and dietary supplements: From breakfast cereals that supposedly can lower your cholesterol to green tea with "anticancer" properties, food companies...
May 24, 2010 - 12:00am
April 17, 2010
2½ years on, tomato grower and city reach a settlement
WATSON -- A settlement has been reached to end a 2½-year dispute between the city of Watson and a resident using hooped structures to raise...
April 17, 2010 - 12:00am
October 31, 2009
Peterson sponsoring economy conference
WASHINGTON, DC -- After two successful local foods conferences in 2007 and 2008, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson has announced that he will sponsor another conference on the topic. The Home Grown Economy 2010 - Equipping You to Build Community Based Food Systems, will be Feb.
October 31, 2009 - 12:00am
October 3, 2009
A Noah's Ark for the prairie
Our quest to protect endangered animals can take us to some very wild places.
October 3, 2009 - 12:00am
August 13, 2009
Table set in Watson for legal fight; city wants producer to dismantle growing area, citing a violation of city ordinances
WATSON -- The red-globed tomatoes that Aziz Ansari raises are ripe for the picking, and his cucumbers ready for the slicing. The table in Watson is set for a legal fight. The city of Watson is going forward with a lawsuit that would require Ansari to dismantle the four hoop structures...
August 13, 2009 - 12:00am
June 30, 2009
A bang for your buck
June 30, 2009 - 12:00am
May 13, 2009
A helping hand
Scott Edman has a big sweet tooth that needs satisfying and a bird feeder that needs frequent filling. Both tasks require a trip to the grocery...
May 13, 2009 - 12:00am
February 10, 2009
Joel's Family Foods closes doors, merges with Paynesville SuperValu
PAYNESVILLE -- Paynesville has lost one of its in-town grocery stores, but there are plenty of familiar faces at the remaining Paynesville SuperValu. Paynesville's longtime downtown grocery store, Joel's Family Foods, officially closed its doors Jan. 29 after merging with Paynesville...
February 10, 2009 - 12:00am