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August 11, 2017
Some Midwesterners have no problem driving on ice-covered lakes to ice fish.
Ya, you betcha: 13 signs you live in the Midwest
August 11, 2017 - 10:04am
June 26, 2017
Wheat stalks stand at a farm near Drysdale, Australia.  Bloomberg photo by Carla Gottgens.
Dusty wheat fields signal peak for glut
June 26, 2017 - 2:59pm
March 13, 2017
Regional divisions have delayed past farm bills
March 13, 2017 - 8:00pm
June 10, 2016
Heat leaves, rain comes to part of Upper Midwest
June 10, 2016 - 11:09pm
April 25, 2016
Gene Metz, who farms near Lismore and Rushmore on top of the Buffalo Ridge in southwest Minnesota, prepares his land for a corn crop earlier this month. Metz is worried about the farming profitability again this year as low commodity prices continue to raise havoc in the Upper Midwest. (BARRY AMUNDSON | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Low farm prices worry the Upper Midwest
April 25, 2016 - 11:49pm
December 22, 2015
Crowds attend the 2015 Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul. (FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Minnesota's population growth outpaces other Midwestern states
December 22, 2015 - 11:09am
November 17, 2015
Republicans increase demand to pause refugee flow
November 17, 2015 - 11:10pm
October 30, 2015
Most Upper Midwest senators favor budget deal
October 30, 2015 - 11:02pm
June 23, 2015
A corn field is seen Monday east of Willmar. Corn needs more heat than most other crop species. Upper Midwest crops generally are faring better on growing degree days now than they were one year ago. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Farmers track growing degree days as well as calendar for crop progress
June 23, 2015 - 12:38am
April 21, 2015
Midwest Opinion: When will spring rain fall in the Midwest?
April 21, 2015 - 4:00am
April 20, 2015
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
April 20, 2015 - 5:30am
April 16, 2015
Commentary: Farming Moves North With the Temperatures
April 16, 2015 - 2:08am
March 17, 2015
USDA data says 97 percent of farms are family owned
March 17, 2015 - 11:26pm
October 1, 2014
Minnesota State Sen. Lyle Koenen of Clara City, right, is among about 40 lawmakers at a Tuesday legislative hearing about railroad delays. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Search for a rail congestion cure
October 1, 2014 - 12:00am
July 10, 2014
With the mercury near 80 degrees by noon Thursday, 200 adults and kids had already gone through the gate at the Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center in Willmar during the first 45 minutes, staff said. On Wednesday, also a day of ideal weather, 491 used the facility between noon and 7 p.m. The high attendance for the summer was 512 on July 5, one more than the June 20th total. Next week is likely to tell a different story with a cooler forecast. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)
Central U.S. to see cold snap next week
July 10, 2014 - 11:05pm