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Green Lake water samples taken by DNR in continuing search for zebra mussels
Brothers charged in shooting near Granite Falls did not know victim
Immigration forum sparks some heated discussion
EDC increasing tax levy for 2015 only if railroad bypass grant OK’d
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March 28, 2014
Papers signed for purchase, rehab of ‘Barn Shed’ building in downtown Willmar
WILLMAR — Documents were signed this week to finalize a partnership enabling the development of local food-focused businesses at a site in downtown Willmar. The agreement between the Willmar Design Center and the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota will allow for the purchase and...
news / local
March 28, 2014 - 10:59pm
March 1, 2014
W.C. Minn. YES! students enjoy ground-floor look at emerging economy based on passive solar technology (with video)
What if you could have dropped in on Steve Jobs’ garage while he tinkered and built the first Apple computers? Thirty-six students in the Youth Energy Summit! program did something of the sort: They toured the passive solar greenhouse of Carol Ford in Milan. Also known as the...
life / extra
March 1, 2014 - 7:18am
Grant keeps local foods effort going
MILAN — Carol Ford will be able to carry on the work of her late husband and develop a local foods network in the region based on the production...
news / region
January 1, 2014 - 11:13pm
November 10, 2013
Community-Owned Grocery house parties to discuss local foods
WILLMAR — The Willmar Community-Owned Grocery, in collaboration with its member-owners, is organizing a series of house parties to encourage discussion of local foods and healthy eating. At the parties, Nov. 18-19 and Dec. 6 and 10 at private homes of COG member-owners, participants...
news / local
November 10, 2013 - 11:16pm
March 21, 2013
Minnesota Grown to present farmers' market data
WAITE PARK, Minn. (AP) — Farmers market managers and vendors from across Minnesota gather in Waite Park on Thursday for the Minnesota Farmers' Market Association's Spring Conference. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says they'll be the first to hear the results of customer...
news / state
March 21, 2013 - 10:00am
March 4, 2013
Farm to Cafeteria workshop is Tuesday in Morris, Minn.
MORRIS — Apples, cucumbers, and tomatoes are the top three most popular Minnesota fruits and vegetables among K-12 students, according to an Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy survey of school food service leaders. Getting these locally grown foods on the menus of schools...
news / region
March 4, 2013 - 11:53am
February 21, 2013
County Board hears update on plans for Community-Owned Grocery in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR — Efforts to establish a new food cooperative in Willmar got the attention of the Kandiyohi County Commissioners this week when organizers of the Community-Owned Grocery gave the commissioners an update on the project. Frequently known locally as the COG, volunteers have...
news / local
February 21, 2013 - 12:35am
January 15, 2013
USDA offering loans to farmers who grow for locals
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has created a new loan program to help small farmers, including growers who want to take advantage of the soaring interest in locally produced food. Agriculture Department Secretary Tom Vilsack told The Associated Press on...
news / nation
January 15, 2013 - 12:55pm
January 2, 2013
Elk’s Bluff Winter Greenhouse feeds a growing appetite for local foods
MONTEVIDEO — No airline ticket to a southern destination required for Tim Elkington. He makes his escape from winter every day with a short stroll through a big, red barn, which leads him right into the passive solar greenhouse he attached to it last summer. He and his wife Shelly...
January 2, 2013 - 12:00am