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Emergency landing made in Minnesota after passenger tries to open jet door
Saltwater shrimp grown on the prairie
Man, 73, found alive after floating for 12 hours in lake
Stop signs: Why they're placed where they are
Records published Aug. 30
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
April 12, 2012
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
January 31, 2009
Are you ready for Super Bowl Sunday?
To be blunt, Super Bowl Sunday is football, TV commercials and a reason to throw a party. In most cases, it doesn't even matter who is playing in the big game. But for some, it's much more than a sporting event or a party.
January 31, 2009 - 12:00am
January 8, 2009
Lawsuit alleges man harmed at slaughterhouse
MINNEAPOLIS - An Austin man is suing Hormel Foods Corp. and Quality Pork Processors Inc., saying he was harmed because of a machine used to extract pig brains at a plant where several employees became sick with a mysterious neurological illness. The lawsuit, filed in Mower County...
January 8, 2009 - 11:00am