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Defying Trump, Green Party pursues recounts in 3 U.S. states
Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Keeping jobs on the prairie: Clarkfield Outdoors defies odds with American-made apparel
U.S. court puts Obamacare case on hold until Trump takes office
Abe to become first Japanese PM to visit Pearl Harbor
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
Dorothy M. Peterson
Luella O. Carlson
Harlow D. Skindelien
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
November 28, 2016
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Forty-five large investors collectively managing $1.2 trillion in assets are pressing some of the nation's largest meat producers to set policies for reducing water pollution in their feeding, slaughtering and processing operations. The investors, who are members of sustainability...
November 28, 2016 - 6:06am
November 22, 2016
Gauging the health of agriculture
WILLMAR — A survey that will gauge the current health and provide a glimpse of the future growth of agriculture in Kandiyohi County will...
November 22, 2016 - 6:07am
September 19, 2016
'Superbugs' resistant to drugs may push millions into poverty
ROME—If drug-resistant infections in people and animals are allowed to spread unchecked, some 28 million people will fall into poverty...
September 19, 2016 - 8:48pm
September 16, 2016
Kandiyohi County 4-H'ers earn livestock and project awards at State Fair
ST. PAUL—Minnesota 4-H'ers from 86 counties brought over 2,800 animals, more than 2,600 non-livestock exhibits, delivered more than 200 public presentations and participated in dozens of group learning experiences and public performances during the 2016 State Fair. Education...
September 16, 2016 - 9:37pm
August 31, 2016
Minnesota man charged with selling leased livestock
PERHAM — A 56-year-old former farm owner from Detroit Lakes faces charges in Otter Tail County District Court for allegedly wrongly selling...
August 31, 2016 - 6:45am
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
December 7, 2011 - 11:40am