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Willmar Police Department looks to buy four new vehicles
Willmar lays drowned boys to rest
UPDATE: Man's decapitation apparently in retaliation for alleged rape
Family of rural New London man restores his classic muscle car
Landmark Minnesota restaurant reduced to ashes
Willmar's Ditmarson wins pitchers' duel
NWL Baseball: Stingers can't solve Rox pitchers
Women's Basketball: Remembering Pat Summitt
Flustered Williams advances in straight sets at Wimbledon
NBA: High school coach remembers Timberwolves’ Dunn’s accomplishments
Children’s production on stage at The Barn this weekend
Comedy production opens Thursday in New London
Little Crow Skiers All-School Reunion at Willmar Fests
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Foot Lake 4 registrations totaled 669 Saturday
Willmar Fests Grande Day Parade
KMS Marching Saints: honoring "The Greatest Generation"
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Cornelia B. Fredrick
David J. Bingham
Donald D. Coleman
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Commentary: The risk factor of Donald Trump
Commentary: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
August 6, 2015
Video: Wednesday at the Kandiyohi County Fair
Opening Day at the Kandiyohi County Fair is 80 degrees and sunny but the 4H livestock is comfortable thanks to their youthful caretakers in the long barns. Activities included 4H and/or FFA judging in beef, horse, swine and goats.
August 6, 2015 - 10:05am
July 20, 2015
Meet-and-greet with horses, riders slated Friday prior to Arabian show
WILLMAR — For the first time, the public will be allowed to meet and greet horses and their riders Friday before the Minn-I-Kota Arabian Horse Association’s annual two-day show Saturday and Sunday at the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds in Willmar.
News / local
July 20, 2015 - 12:02am
May 12, 2015
Judge orders power company to build lines to dairy farm
The power lines servicing a rural Pine River farm must be replaced by Brainerd-based electrical cooperative Crow Wing Power, a Cass County judge has ruled. Judge Jana M. Austad’s order is the latest action in ongoing litigation between dairy farmers Randy and Peggy Norman and the...
News / state
May 12, 2015 - 11:24pm
March 26, 2015
Meeting focuses on livestock losses due to wolves
BEMIDJI — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency will host a series of town hall meetings in northern Minnesota to explain state and federal programs focusing on livestock losses due to wolves, birds of prey and weather. Presenters...
News / state
March 26, 2015 - 10:39pm
January 23, 2015
USDA Secretary orders update of animal welfare research strategy
CHICAGO — U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed agency staff to create and deliver an updated Animal Welfare Strategy plan within 60 days, according to an internal email reviewed by Reuters.
News / nation
January 23, 2015 - 10:52pm
October 1, 2014
Speaker urges ag to engage
WILLMAR — More than 40 undercover videos of activities at large livestock operations have rocked social media and news websites in the last...
News / local
October 1, 2014 - 11:53pm
July 7, 2014
Cattlemen’s tour set for Tuesday beginning in Redwood Falls
REDWOOD FALLS — The Redwood Area Cattlemen will welcome participants to the annual Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association summer beef tour and trade show Tuesday in Redwood Falls. The tour will be headquartered at the Redwood Area Community Center and will feature a tour spotlighting...
News / region
July 7, 2014 - 5:45pm
February 8, 2014
Feb. 21 is deadline for livestock grants from state of MN
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson has announced that $1 million in grant funding is being made available to livestock producers in the state for on-farm improvements. The Livestock Investment Grants help farmers stay competitive and reinvest in their...
News / state
February 8, 2014 - 6:00am
May 4, 2013
Livestock producers should document losses for potential claims
WILLMAR — Below-normal temperatures and continual episodes of snow, rain and ice made April an extremely stressful month for livestock — especially for herds confined to feedlots or open pasture. Since early spring is a primary calving season, the added weather stresses may have...
News / local
May 4, 2013 - 11:18am
December 7, 2011
Minnesota cattlemen happy that TB is controlled and they can sell anywhere
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota cattlemen are celebrating the reopening of markets nationwide after tuberculosis found in one cow six years ago hurt their sales. Gov. Mark Dayton today issued a proclamation proclaiming TB free day for the state's cattle industry after 58 herds were destroyed...
News / state
December 7, 2011 - 11:40am
December 6, 2011
Revier Cattle completing expansion near Olivia, Minn., after delay that led to revised plans
OLIVIA -- Just as they had everything lined up and ready to go, world financial markets erupted in turmoil with the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. Although...
Business / region
December 6, 2011 - 12:00am
November 26, 2011
'Stream it out': Grandin says animal ag should be more visible instead of secretive
MINNEAPOLIS -- Animal agriculture should be more open about its methods and makes a mistake when it "circles the wagons and buttons down the...
November 26, 2011 - 12:00am
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