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Kandiyohi County Board to meet Friday
Truth-in-Taxation hearing to be held Monday at Willmar council meeting
U.S. presidential commission issues recommendations on cyber security
AgweekTV: Weather outlook
U.S. retirement investors not hitting post-election panic button
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
Gophers look to toughen up after first loss
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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