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Smooth succession for NW Minnesota business
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Swift County Administrator expected to submit resignation during special meeting Tuesday
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August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Frazee letter: Thank you for protecting and serving
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March 5, 2013
Winter clings on with Upper Midwest snowstorm
CHICAGO (AP) — Mother Nature is apparently saving the best, or at least the biggest, for last. DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Mother Nature is apparently saving the best, or at least the biggest, for last. Chicago residents expected to find themselves in the midst...
March 5, 2013 - 7:37am
February 26, 2013
Update: 2nd major snowstorm paralyzes parts of Midwest
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- For the second time in a week, a major winter storm paralyzed parts of the nation's midsection Tuesday, dumping a fresh...
February 26, 2013 - 2:33pm
February 22, 2013
Storm crawls across the plains and into the Midwest
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A major snowstorm that shuttered airports in Missouri, stranded truckers in Illinois and buried parts of Kansas in...
February 22, 2013 - 7:30am
January 6, 2013
Drought among top agriculture stories of 2012
Going into 2012, many area farmers were weary of the region’s long wet cycle. But by the summer of 2012, lack of moisture was the problem. Drought hit parts of the Upper Midwest hard, while other areas were relatively unscathed and enjoyed good yields. Following is a look back at...
January 6, 2013 - 12:00am
December 20, 2012
Big Midwestern snowstorm leads to 25-vehicle crash
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The first widespread snowstorm of the season began a slow crawl across the Midwest on Thursday, creating treacherous driving conditions that, in Iowa, led to a 25-vehicle pileup that killed one person. Drivers were blinded by blowing snow and didn't see vehicles...
December 20, 2012 - 1:07pm
Midwest hit by major snowstorm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The first major snowstorm of the season began a slow crawl across the Midwest on Thursday, creating treacherous, sometimes...
December 20, 2012 - 11:15am
Drought's grip unrelenting across Midwest
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The worst U.S. drought in decades continues its iron-fisted grip across much of the nation's key farming states, though some relief could come from the first major snowstorm of the season trekking eastward across the Midwest. Thursday's weekly U.S. Drought Monitor...
December 20, 2012 - 9:42am
December 10, 2012
Snow barges back into Upper Midwest
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — At least this time the Metrodome roof stayed up. A slow-moving storm dropped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Upper Midwest, making roads treacherous or impassable and leading to at least one fatal crash. The system dropped 10.6 inches of snow at Minneapolis-St....
December 10, 2012 - 2:20pm
November 24, 2012
Famous formation named for homesteaders in N.D. with ties to Granite Falls, Minn.
TIOGA, N.D. -- Lorin Bakken recalls it was 2007 when he began seeing his name in the newspaper and on TV frequently as the oil boom started to...
November 24, 2012 - 12:00am
June 1, 2012
Survey: economy slows in 9 Midwest and Plains states
OMAHA, Neb. -- Economic growth appears to be slowing in nine Midwest and Plains states, but a monthly survey of business leaders released Friday suggests the region remains healthy overall. The report's overall economic index declined to 57.6 in May from April's 60, but remained...
June 1, 2012 - 9:06am
February 25, 2012
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
February 25, 2012 - 12:00am
January 17, 2012
N.D., NW Minn. under extreme cold weather watch Wednesday, into Thursday
January 17, 2012 - 1:51pm
October 31, 2011
S.D. wind project suspended for lack of customers
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.
October 31, 2011 - 9:45am
October 1, 2011
Union requests meeting with American Crystal growers
October 1, 2011 - 1:08pm
February 2, 2011
Massive storm roars through nation's heartland, heads east shutting businesses, schools, and airports
A massive storm billed as the worst in decades barreled toward the northeast Wednesday, leaving vast swaths from Chicago to New York paralyzed...
February 2, 2011 - 10:37am