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Community steps forward to help as water recedes
From digging to grain bins, farmers face varied dangers
Tractor roll bars help save lives in most common farm accidents
Milan dedicates new Liberty Bell
Video: Moving history down the road
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
Upon further review, Peterson decides not to play in preseason
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Harris P. Hinderaker
William "Bill" Bradford
William R. Heitke
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Minnesota Opinion: The long wait for mental health care needs fixing
Thomas: Abolishing 'man' at Princeton
Klinger: Where Has All the Money for Our Schools Gone?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Willmar dog park anniversary celebration cancelled due to high number of mosquitoes
August 9, 2016
Jennie-O promotes Katie Johnson
WILLMAR—Katie Johnson has been promoted to assistant area supervisor for the Grove City production area of Jennie-O Turkey Store. She will focus on the brood farms in the Grove City area. Johnson has worked for Jennie-O for 17 years, recently helping with collecting samples...
August 9, 2016 - 12:56pm
Jennie-O hires Maxfield in commodity sales
WILLMAR—Kelsey Maxfield has joined Jennie-O Turkey Store as commodity sales manager. A Willmar native, Maxfield graduated from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth with a double major in business management and organizational behavior. She recently worked for Best Buy as...
August 9, 2016 - 8:13am
May 24, 2016
Venenga promoted at Jennie-O Turkey Store
WILLMAR — Shelly Venenga has been promoted to Regional Business Manager-National Accounts West for the Deli Division at Jennie-O Turkey Store. Venenga has worked for Jennie-O since 1998, serving in several positions including quality control manager, production supervisor, senior...
May 24, 2016 - 5:42am
May 17, 2016
Jennie-O Turkey Store promotes Melby, Hewitt
WILLMAR — Weston Melby has been promoted to staff engineer for the Jennie-O Turkey Store Willmar Corporate Office. Melby was previously a project manager at Relco. As a staff engineer Melby will be working to develop and implement infrastructure improvements at the plants. Ashley...
May 17, 2016 - 5:46am
September 3, 2015
Benefits of a grain-based diet
I so enjoyed reading the article in Monday’s Tribune on the AgWeek page, “It can’t be true.” It portrayed a future world where we no longer eat animals. The world recognized the cruelty involved and saw “humans and other animals living in harmony and mutual respect.” I...
September 3, 2015 - 4:59am
August 28, 2015
Farmers prepare for possible fall avian influenza outbreak
FALCON HEIGHTS — Temperatures have dipped into the 40s and even the 30s, in northern Minnesota. Ducks and geese are beginning their annual...
August 28, 2015 - 10:15pm
No bird flu worries shown at state fair
FALCON HEIGHTS —Jody Taubert and Forrest Appleton sat on a bench near the Turkey to Go booth at the Minnesota State Fair, eating a chunky turkey...
August 28, 2015 - 10:10pm
August 27, 2015
Pens without poultry
Poultry show contestants stand next to birdless cages Thursday at the Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul. Photos of the chickens, turkeys and other...
August 27, 2015 - 11:46pm
August 5, 2015
Poultry show goes on despite ban on poultry
Sarah Carlson, left, from the St. Johns Roadrunners 4-H club, discusses her poultry project Wednesday at the Kandiyohi County Fair with judge...
August 5, 2015 - 12:25pm
July 20, 2015
Estimated toll of bird flu approaching $650 million
WORTHINGTON — The economic toll of avian flu on Minnesota’s poultry industry has climbed to nearly $650 million, according to new data from University of Minnesota Extension.
July 20, 2015 - 12:05am
June 23, 2015
Willmar lab playing role as poultry industry looks for answers to avian flu
WILLMAR — The biggest lesson from the outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza in Minnesota is that this virus has behaved differently than anything dealt with previously, according to Dr. Trevor Ames, D.V.M., dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota. “And...
June 23, 2015 - 12:41am
June 22, 2015
Chasing the avian flu virus: Research shows airborne transmission is a possibility
ST. PAUL — Scientists do not yet know whether spring winds carried the highly pathogenic avian influenza into barns and infected turkey or...
June 22, 2015 - 12:01am
June 16, 2015
Iowa governor eases manure rules to aid bird flu cleanup
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed a proclamation this week that will allow poultry and egg producers in 18 counties hit by bird flu to more easily dispose of manure and dead birds from affected farms. As the number of new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza slows, poultry...
June 16, 2015 - 3:04pm
June 5, 2015
Avian flu strikes 40th Kandiyohi County farm
ST. PAUL - Avian influenza has struck another Kandiyohi County commercial turkey operation. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health reported...
June 5, 2015 - 2:53pm
June 4, 2015
Jennie-O Turkey Store employees recognized with Founders Awards
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store employees Brandon Kopacek and Mike Volkenant from the Willmar area were recognized with Founders Awards. The Founders Award program was inspired by and named for the company’s founders — the late Wallace H. Jerome and the late Earl B. Olson —...
June 4, 2015 - 7:01pm