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Congressman Walz enters Minnesota governor race
U.S., Britain, France, others skip nuclear weapons ban treaty talks
Farmers' new No. 1 worry
Markets hit six-week low on jitters over Trump's healthcare bill defeat
Remains found may be those of missing Minnesota man
Girls Basketball: Oman a Class AA All-State first-teamer
Local Roundup: Warrior softball team opens season in crossover
Inspired by grandfather, Taylor Rogers just keeps taking the ball for Minnesota Twins
NCAA Tournament: Maye lifts Tar Heels to Final Four
Among fresh faces, Tar Heels make it to Final Four in win over Kentucky
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Msgr. Joseph R. Huebsch
David "Doc" Halliday
Shirley Mae Ehrlich
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Planning the spring garden calendar
Fielding Questions: Rabbit damage can ruin evergreens
Dave & Vivian Swanson
September 2, 2016
Olivia community garden project aims to promote better health in Renville County
OLIVIA—A national measure of vital health factors ranked Renville County 85th of Minnesota's 87 counties. "And while the obesity rate in...
September 2, 2016 - 11:15pm
June 27, 2016
Food Hub begins to bear fruit and vegetables and hopefully more
WILLMAR—Those who started the Willmar Food Hub are looking to not only grow and harvest sustainable food stuffs locally, they are also hoping...
June 27, 2016 - 11:30pm
April 19, 2016
Spicer winery participates in Savor Minnesota
SPICER — Glacial Ridge Winery of Spicer participated Saturday in the seventh annual Savor Minnesota tasting event at Canterbury Park in Shakopee. The event featured several Minnesota wineries, breweries and food producers, and members of the public could visit each booth and try...
April 19, 2016 - 8:14am
April 6, 2015
U of M study finds lower average produce prices at farmers markets in region than at stores
WILLMAR — Ask people why they shop at farmers markets and they will answer one, two and three: They like the freshness and quality of the produce,...
April 6, 2015 - 12:11am
October 24, 2014
Video to promote renovation of Willmar hub for local foods
WILLMAR — More than 60 beer aficionados, eatery patrons, lovers of locally grown food and others gathered for an outdoor video shoot at noon...
October 24, 2014 - 11:50pm
September 12, 2014
Community-Owned Grocery takes another step toward opening of store with capital campaign
WILLMAR — The Community-Owned Grocery in Willmar has reached its final stage before construction and is kicking off a capital investment campaign to receive more financial support from member-owners before breaking ground. Russ Bennett, president of the COG board of directors,...
September 12, 2014 - 11:49pm
August 3, 2014
Public invited to annual meeting of Willmar Community-Owned Grocery on August 14
WILLMAR — The Willmar Community-Owned Grocery is conducting its annual meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. August 14 at the grocery’s new location next to Westside Liquor in Willmar. Everyone from the community is invited for free desserts and beverages, a question-and-answer...
August 3, 2014 - 10:39pm
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
January 15, 2013 - 12:55pm