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Kandiyohi County honored as MCIT County of the Year
Verizon to sell data centers to Equinix for $3.6 billion
OPEC oil output hits record high
Kandiyohi man, 83, injured in New London crash
Who's winning and losing in Minnesota's 2016 economy?
Bluejays girls team dominates Hendricks
Pitino has Gophers poised to take 12-1 record into Big Ten play
Is Dozier blockbuster trade in the works?
Wild remain unconcerned with middling special teams
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
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'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
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
Bernice A. Benson
Belmer "Red" Fostvedt
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
September 21, 2015
Taiwan buys Minnesota grain
ST. PAUL — Taiwan is on a small island, depending on the American farm belt for much of its grain, so officials from there Monday signed documents...
September 21, 2015 - 11:29pm
July 28, 2015
Shifting the continental divide of grain
MONTEVIDEO — The continental divide of grain runs through western Minnesota, bisecting the Twin Cities and Western Railroad line that runs...
July 28, 2015 - 11:40pm
December 14, 2014
Documents cast doubt on BNSF’s reasons for shipping delays
WORTHINGTON — When months of rail traffic delays cost farmers, coal companies, utilities, grain businesses and others hundreds of millions of dollars, Burlington Northern Santa Fe and other carriers blamed the delays on unexpected heavy shipping demand and bad weather.
December 14, 2014 - 11:37pm
May 11, 2014
Grain trains almost a month behind in N.D.
DICKINSON, N.D. — North Dakota’s lone U.S. representative has released a BNSF Railway report that says rail cars carrying grain from North Dakota are almost a month behind schedule.
May 11, 2014 - 11:25pm
February 22, 2014
Barriers to Bushels Program slated Monday in Willmar
WILLMAR — To help address key management issues for corn and soybean production to west central Minnesota producers, Barriers to Bushels will be Monday at the Kandi Entertainment Center in Willmar. This is a program developed by University of Minnesota Extension aimed at current...
February 22, 2014 - 8:00am
December 14, 2013
Farmers lose as bumper grain harvest overwhelms ships, trains
By Julie Ingwersen and Karl Plume Reuters CHICAGO — Bumper corn and soybean harvests in the U.S. Midwest are stretching the system for moving crops from fields to markets beyond its limits this year, driving up export costs and crimping profits for farmers and grain dealers. After...
December 14, 2013 - 8:19am
October 29, 2012
UPDATED: New Ulm, Minn., man identified as killed at Buffalo Lake elevator
OLIVIA -- The man who fell to his death Saturday morning at a grain elevator in Buffalo Lake is Andrew R. Burnet, 28, of New Ulm. According to Renville County Sheriff Scott Hable, Burnet fell some 60 feet from the elevator building around 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Ambulance crews attempted...
October 29, 2012 - 9:27am
January 23, 2012
Spicer elevator to be razed and recycled
SPICER -- A grain elevator that had once been a vital part of Spicer's agricultural economy and skyline is being razed and recycled. Crews from...
January 23, 2012 - 12:00am
February 3, 2011
Update: Railroad worker rescued after being pinned under grain car in Willmar BNSF yard accident
Update 3 p.m.
February 3, 2011 - 2:44pm
January 10, 2011
Grain truck hung up: Willmar traffic snarled by semi mishap
WILLMAR -- Traffic at a key intersection in Willmar had to be rerouted Sunday for more than five hours after a semi got stuck while turning the...
January 10, 2011 - 12:00am
November 5, 2010
Local fire departments called back to Bushmills; plant operated through fire
ATWATER -- Firefighters from the Atwater Fire Department were called back around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday to the Bushmills Ethanol plant and remained at the plant until about 2 a.m. after a fire in one of the large corn bins flared again. According to Atwater Fire Chief Gerald Schwartz,...
November 5, 2010 - 12:00am
August 3, 2010
Madison man killed in farm accident
MADISON -- Keith Hastad, 58, of Madison, was killed Monday in a farm accident in rural Madison. According to the Lac qui Parle Sheriff's Office, emergency personnel were called around 8 a.m. Monday regarding a man stuck in a grain bin. Hastad was found submerged in corn in the bin....
August 3, 2010 - 9:28am
July 24, 2010
Combines out already
An earlier start to the growing season has some farmers already combining small grains. Nate Tallackson said he started cutting a couple hundred acres of winter wheat northwest of Grafton, N.D., on Tuesday afternoon. "This is the first time ever we planted winter wheat," Tallackson...
July 24, 2010 - 12:00am
June 26, 2010
Safety procedures need to be in place to prevent grain entrapment on farm
MITCHELL, S.D. -- Among the inherent dangers of farming, working in or around grain bins and gravity boxes remains near the top of the list....
June 26, 2010 - 12:00am
March 15, 2010
Man freed from grain bin, auger in YM County
CLARKFIELD -- A Montevideo man has been transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries sustained when his leg became caught in an auger inside of a grain bin. According to a news release from the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office, Colin Lee was taken by ambulance to...
March 15, 2010 - 4:56pm