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June 10, 2016
Heat leaves, rain comes to part of Upper Midwest
Saturday should bring more comfortable weather than many in the Upper Midwest experienced Friday, but parts of the region could be wet much of next week. Storms slipped through Minnesota throughout Friday, with some heavy weather predicted in Wisconsin late into the night. The southern...
June 10, 2016 - 11:09pm
April 25, 2016
Low farm prices worry the Upper Midwest
LISMORE — About 30 years ago in the midst of one of the worst farming downturns in the Midwest since the Great Depression, Gene Metz of Lismore...
April 25, 2016 - 11:49pm
December 22, 2015
Minnesota's population growth outpaces other Midwestern states
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's population grew somewhat slower than the national average in the past year, but three times faster than Midwestern states...
December 22, 2015 - 11:09am
November 17, 2015
Republicans increase demand to pause refugee flow
Republicans from the U.S. House speaker to Upper Midwest state lawmakers want the United States to delay admitting Syrian refugees until the country’s terrorist screening program can be reviewed. While it is unclear whether more-than-two-dozen governors who want to pause the refugee...
November 17, 2015 - 11:10pm
October 30, 2015
Most Upper Midwest senators favor budget deal
Two Upper Midwest Republicans broke from their colleagues early Friday to oppose a budget deal that is headed to President Barack Obama’s desk. Sens. John Hoeven of North Dakota and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin opposed the bill that passed 64-35 after the House also approved the measure. Many...
October 30, 2015 - 11:02pm
June 23, 2015
Farmers track growing degree days as well as calendar for crop progress
Sure, area farmers are watching the thermometer and calendar. But they’re keeping tabs on growing degree days, too: Growing degree days, also...
June 23, 2015 - 12:38am
April 21, 2015
Midwest Opinion: When will spring rain fall in the Midwest?
As is routine on the Northern Plains, the continental climate is visiting its extremes on the residents of North Dakota and Minnesota. If it’s not too wet (as it’s been for 20 years), then it’s too dry (as it’s been all winter and into the spring of 2015).
April 21, 2015 - 4:00am
April 20, 2015
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
April 20, 2015 - 5:30am
April 16, 2015
Commentary: Farming Moves North With the Temperatures
Before there was a California, New England fed itself. Somehow. The soil was lousy, the climate cold and the diet limited (lots of cabbage, no avocados). At least there was plenty of water. Thanks to improved transportation, the production of fruits and vegetables followed the...
April 16, 2015 - 2:08am
March 17, 2015
USDA data says 97 percent of farms are family owned
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reports that family-owned farms remain the backbone of the agriculture industry with 97 percent of the nation’s 2.1 million farms in the U.S. falling into that category. The latest...
March 17, 2015 - 11:26pm
October 1, 2014
Search for a rail congestion cure
ST. PAUL — A soybean farmers from southwestern Minnesota and an official of a taconite mine in the northeast, and more than a dozen others,...
October 1, 2014 - 12:00am
July 10, 2014
Central U.S. to see cold snap next week
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The central United States will see temperatures well below normal next week as a low-pressure system pulls in colder...
July 10, 2014 - 11:05pm
February 20, 2014
Midwest Opinion: On an incredible, highly upwardly mobile area
A recent study led by a Harvard University economist deserves alot more attention in the upper Midwest than it has been getting.
February 20, 2014 - 4:00am
February 13, 2014
The changing science of weather
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Click. There’s an elevation map of the Red River Valley, and, believe it or not, the flat valley actually has elevation. Click....
February 13, 2014 - 10:16pm
February 10, 2014
Company promises to ship more propane to the Midwest
WASHINGTON — A pipeline company promises it will ship more propane to the Midwest and Northeast. The action comes after the Obama administration...
February 10, 2014 - 11:12pm