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Meeker County man to serve 18 years for sexual assault of children
Records published July 25
Convictions published July 25
Officer-involved shootings rare in Willmar
U.S. Republican Senator McCain will return Tuesday for healthcare vote
Bellinger's latest homer lifts Dodgers past Twins
NWL Baseball: Stingers tame Honker mashers
NA3HL Hockey: Willmar opens at home Oct. 14
P.J. Fleck expects Gophers' defense to be personnel-based this season
Vikings put Latavius Murray on PUP list, Sharrif Floyd on non-football injury list
Justin Bieber reportedly ‘over it,’ cancels stadium tour, including U.S. Bank Stadium show
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Two new Harry Potter books to be released in October
Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dead at 89
'Walking Dead' stuntman reportedly died after missing safety cushion by inches
'Dead in Deadwood' murder mystery in Svea
Rockin' Robbins concert series kicks off at Robbins Island
Kandiyohi County Relay for Life 2017
Kandiyohi County's Relay For Life is Friday
Rew: A positive attitude is key to cancer fight
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Christmas already? Consider this gift-giving practice
Swift: Decorating project really takes the cake
Growing Together: How to keep flowers flowering all summer
McFeely: Is Michele Bachmann dipping her toe in Minnesota governor race?
Column: There are several ways to enjoy grilled watermelon
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
October 8, 2011
Use caution, beware of surface foam while pumping barn manure pits
ST. PAUL -- Pork producers, commercial pumpers and others need to watch for a layer of foam on the surface when pumping barn manure pits.
October 8, 2011 - 12:00am
April 9, 2011
Nice start to calving season in region despite flooding concerns and March snows
It's still early, but spring calving generally is off to a good start in the region despite a nasty late-March snowstorm. "We're doing OK so far," says Dale Lueck, an Aitkin producer and spokesman for the Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association. However, ranchers in some areas most...
April 9, 2011 - 12:00am
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