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Tomi Lahren lands new gig at pro-Trump advocacy group
Essay: I was at the Ariana Grande concert where a bomb exploded
A neo-Nazi converted to Islam - and killed 2 roommates for 'disrespecting' his faith, police say
LOST ITALIAN: Nothing sour about these grapes
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NFL shortens overtime to 10 minutes
Finally healthy, Banham is set for return home to take on the Lynx
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
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
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
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
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Dr. Richard Clausen
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
Letter: Getting even after the fact
Letter: Welcome the new splash pad
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
November 15, 2010
Eden Valley barn lost, livestock saved
EDEN VALLEY -- A barn was a total loss, but the livestock was saved from an early morning fire this morning near Eden Valley. According to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, dispatch received a 911 call at 4:49 a.m. this morning for a barn fire located at 23712 150th St. in Eden...
November 15, 2010 - 12:01pm
November 13, 2010
Cattlemen meet Dec. 2-4 at Jackpot
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association and Minnesota Cattlewomen's Association will host their annual convention and beef industry trade show Dec. 2 to 4 at Jackpot Junction Convention Center near Morton. The convention will feature national and regional speakers...
November 13, 2010 - 12:00am
August 28, 2010
Ranchers differ on benefit of new antitrust rules
FORT COLLINS, Colo.
August 28, 2010 - 12:00am
August 7, 2010
New meat cuts provide affordable grilling options
ST. PAUL -- As we wind our way through summer and into fall tailgating season, family life often centers around the family grill. The financial challenge of fulfilling the protein portion of the plate, coupled with increased focus on high-quality food, creates a tremendous opportunity...
August 7, 2010 - 12:00am
July 31, 2010
Limited haying or grazing of CRP acres is allowed
WILLMAR -- Livestock producers seeking additional supplies of hay should note that local Farm Service Agency offices are now accepting requests to allow limited haying or grazing of land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program. In accordance with those provisions, the use of...
July 31, 2010 - 12:00am
July 28, 2010
Renville County commissioners extend contract until year's end for feedlot rules
OLIVIA -- Renville County will continue to contract with its Soil, Water and Conservation District office for feedlot enforcement services for the remaining six months of the year. The County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday agreed to a six-month extension to a contract that had...
July 28, 2010 - 12:00am
June 19, 2010
Cattlemen's Tour set for July 13
MORRIS -- The West Central Cattlemen welcome beef producers, agri-businessmen, and consumers to the annual Minnesota State Cattlemen's Summer Tour and Trade Show. The tour spotlights innovations in marketing, management and technology. The July 13 tour is headquartered at the Stevens...
June 19, 2010 - 12:00am
June 12, 2010
Producers probably have more finance worries this year -- unless they also have livestock
Politicians, especially ones out of office, sometimes ask voters if they're better off today than they were a year ago. With spring planting inching toward completion, it might be time to ask area farmers and ranchers the same question. Their collective answer: Probably not, unless...
June 12, 2010 - 12:00am
June 5, 2010
New USDA study identifies local gaps in meat processing
WILLMAR -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released a preliminary study revealing existing gaps within regional food systems regarding the availability of slaughter facilities for small meat and poultry producers. The study, by USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, is...
June 5, 2010 - 12:00am
May 17, 2010
Jennie-O employees receive saw patent
MELROSE -- Two Jennie-O Turkey Store employees recently received a patent for their poultry breast saw invention. The invention of Jerry Schmiesing, a department supervisor, and Steve Ritter, a maintenance employee, helped the company improve production efficiencies, employee safety...
May 17, 2010 - 12:00am
May 15, 2010
Tough winter leads to rising cattle, hog prices
MITCHELL, S.D. -- In a year filled with economic turmoil, cattle and hog prices are rising thanks to an unusually tough winter. "There's less supply and more demand than a year ago," said Mitchell Livestock Auction partner Marion Rus. "Export demand is also better than a year ago,...
May 15, 2010 - 12:00am
March 27, 2010
Free webinars for pork, livestock farmers planned
MANKATO -- A webinar on risk management in swine production and a Spanish-language Pork Quality Assurance Plus certification training webinar are planned for March and April. "Future Swine Profitability: Importance of Implementing a Sound Risk Management Program" is the title of...
March 27, 2010 - 12:00am
March 20, 2010
MPCA to host videoconference on manure plans under new general permit
ST. PAUL -- Regional offices of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will host a videoconference Friday on writing manure management plans under the new 2011-2016 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System general permit for large feedlots. About 1,200 livestock facilities...
March 20, 2010 - 12:00am
February 27, 2010
USDA hopes to address veterinarian shortages
WILLMAR -- The U.S.
February 27, 2010 - 12:00am
All-Breeds Convention is March 4-6 in Willmar
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota All-Breeds Convention, "Together Again in 2010," will be March 4-6 at the Holiday Inn and Willmar Conference Center. The event will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Minnesota Holstein Association and the 10th Anniversary of the Minnesota All-Breeds...
February 27, 2010 - 12:00am