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Trail to be resurfaced from Willmar to Spicer
Pianos on Parade comes to Willmar
Pearl Harbor victim from Minnesota has remains returned home
Franken rules out White House bid in 2020
Fox News crew 'watched in disbelief' as Montana's Greg Gianforte 'slammed' and 'punched' reporter
Prep Softball: Gjerde does Saints' heavy lifting
Local Roundup: Area tennis players advance to 6A semifinals
Vikings still don't know if Bridgewater will ever play in NFL again
Twins' Hughes may not miss many games
Former Minnesota high school hockey star, current Penguins veteran Cullen playing Game 7 like it's his last
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
David J. Peterson
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Five startling things Betsy Devos told (or wouldn't tell) Congress
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Dionne: The wider Trump scandal
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Commentary: The genius of Roger Ailes
May 2, 2017
Raw milk farm battle rages on as constitutional questions raised
GRAND MARAIS, Minn.—While the Minnesota Department of Agriculture prepares to inspect the raw milk sold by a rural Grand Marais farmer, an attorney for the farmer said another round of court wrangling could ensue if inspections seek changes to the dairy. Last month, in a one-page...
May 2, 2017 - 9:44pm
February 7, 2017
Midwest Opinion: Trump's plan is a 'farm program' for industry
February 7, 2017 - 3:12am
May 12, 2016
As opener nears, a look back at how fishing has changed over time
This Saturday at midnight, there will be anglers backing their boats into waters aross the region, and landings on some of the most popular lakes...
May 12, 2016 - 8:22am
May 5, 2015
Safe turkey message loses traction with uneducated politician
ST. PAUL — A suburban Minnesota legislator proved his rural colleagues still have work to do as they spread the word that turkey is safe to...
May 5, 2015 - 11:35pm
April 4, 2013
Focus 2013: Rising to the Challenge
Government/Health/Education The New Normal: Calling on local governments to innovate Changing economy drives counties to change how they do business Getting out of the silos: Kandiyohi County to implement new organizational structure Greater Minnesota could find its voice through...
April 4, 2013 - 9:27am
January 8, 2011
Letter: A study that isn't needed
As I understand it, the state has given $55,000 to "study" the reason that businesses and industries are having such a hard time setting up here in Minnesota. Study? There is no need to study from my perspective. The main problem is in three parts. First: DEED, the people that...
January 8, 2011 - 12:00am
July 30, 2010
Longtime Olivia resident a pioneer in the seed industry
OLIVIA -- A man who played a major role in the growth of the seed industry in Olivia will be remembered when services are held at 1 p.m. Monday...
July 30, 2010 - 12:00am
July 16, 2010
Ethanol industry scrambles to keep incentives going
WASHINGTON - The once-popular ethanol industry is scrambling to hold onto billions of dollars in government subsidies, fighting an increasing public skepticism of the corn-based fuel and wariness from lawmakers who may divert the money to other priorities. The industry itself can't...
July 16, 2010 - 9:12am
June 3, 2010
Dairy is $4.6 billion industry in state, second only to swine in livestock sector
WILLMAR -- There may be fewer dairy farms and cows than in previous years, but the dairy production and processing industry remains a powerful force in west central Minnesota and for the entire state. According to the 2009 Minnesota Dairy Industry Profile from the state Department...
June 3, 2010 - 12:00am
May 24, 2010
American Opinion: On regulation of the U.S. oil industry
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On the regulation of the U.S. oil industry: It wasn't so long ago, when oil prices were on their way up to near $150 a barrel, that Lafayette business people began talking about the regulatory...
May 24, 2010 - 12:00am
April 13, 2010
EDC sees development opportunities with new angel investor tax credit
WILLMAR -- Not long ago, the chance to bring in a new business slipped through the fingers of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic...
April 13, 2010 - 12:00am
August 28, 2009
A man-made dairy crisis
The current dairy price crisis is a man-made event. Don't kid yourself into believing some of the hype corporate-America lovers are trying to sell you. Does it make sense for large dairy companies to undercut U.S.
August 28, 2009 - 12:00am
August 20, 2009
Sviggum's gubernatorial bid on hold after ruling that states he can't enter the campaign while Labor and Industry Dept. boss
RED WING -- Steve Sviggum's gubernatorial campaign is on indefinite hold. The Department of Labor and Industry commissioner said Wednesday that...
August 20, 2009 - 12:00am
August 17, 2009
Pork producers have cut costs, weathered storm, but how much longer can they last?
WILLMAR -- Pork producers are waging a constant battle to try to stay ahead by cutting costs and managing their operations to be as efficient as possible. That still may not be enough to keep the state's swine industry intact. "We've done almost all we can do to control our costs,"...
August 17, 2009 - 12:00am
Pork industry woes extend beyond ill-founded flu scare
August 17, 2009 - 12:00am