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Minnesota couple's garden draws tourists by the busload
Minnesotan may have tied record with 57-inch muskie
Veteran’s issues topic for town hall meeting Tuesday in Willmar
Watkins man charged with beating woman with baseball bat
Contract awarded for Peach Creek diversion
NWL Baseball: Bucks score four in 10th to best Stingers
Heat was on for Foot Lake 4
WNBA: Sparks put emphatic end to Lynx’ record win streak
Area Baseball: SH/M Legion splits two games at tourney
MLB: Yankees hand Twins 50th loss
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Little Crow Skiers All-School Reunion at Willmar Fests
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Willmar woman to audition for 'The Voice'
Netflix price hikes could lead to customers bailing
Here are the Willmar Fests Ambassador nominees
Willmar Fests Grande Day Parade
KMS Marching Saints: honoring "The Greatest Generation"
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
Willmar Fests Kiddie Parade marches on
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Perry H. Smith
Larry D. Ellingson
Lois (Rheingans) Aasland
Edgar B. Zimmerman
Orrian W. Syverson
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Commentary: The risk factor of Donald Trump
Commentary: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
April 11, 2015
First case of avian flu reported in SE North Dakota
ELLENDALE, N.D. – After the owner of a 40,000 turkey flock in southeast North Dakota reported an increased death rate among his birds, it has been confirmed that the state has its first case of H5 avian influenza. The State Board of Animal Health was first notified that...
April 11, 2015 - 10:35am
April 9, 2015
Runnings farm store in Willmar restricts chicks
WILLMAR — Typically in April the sound of baby chicks and ducks can be heard throughout the Runnings store in Willmar. Not today. As a precautionary...
News / local
April 9, 2015 - 11:32pm
April 8, 2015
Avian flu strikes Meeker County turkey flock of 310,000
LITCHFIELD -- Meeker County is now host to the ninth confirmed infection of a commercial turkey flock in Minnesota by the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza. The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)...
News / region
April 8, 2015 - 1:30pm
April 3, 2015
Three new cases of avian flu discovered in Minn., S.D.
WORTHINGTON — Three news case of avian influenza have been detected, two in Minnesota and another across the border in eastern South Dakota in Beadle County.
News / state
April 3, 2015 - 1:13am
March 14, 2015
USDA reports virulent strain of H5N2 avian flu in Kansas poultry
(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has identified the first infection of a virulent strain of avian flu in poultry in Kansas, confirming the virus has spread into a migratory bird route that runs through the center of the country.
News / nation
March 14, 2015 - 7:14pm
November 23, 2013
St. Cloud-based GNP Co. formerly Gold’n Plump, getting new owner
LUVERNE, Minn. -- St. Cloud-based GNP Co. and its subsidiaries, formerly known as Gold’n Plump, are being acquired by The Maschhoffs LLC, the largest family-owned pork production company in North America. The agreement was signed Thursday and announced Friday. GNP Co. and...
News / state
November 23, 2013 - 7:17am
September 3, 2013
Ryan in training as Jennie-O Turkey Store supervisor in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store announces that William Ryan has accepted the position of production supervisor trainee at the Willmar Avenue facility. He will be training in all aspects of production to gain the skills needed to become a production supervisor. He is a North...
September 3, 2013 - 7:48am
Raging fire kills 119 at poultry plant in northeast China
BEIJING (AP) -- Fire raged through a poultry plant in northeastern China on Monday, trapping workers inside a cluttered slaughterhouse and killing...
News / world
June 3, 2013 - 6:00am
April 23, 2013
3 Salmonella cases linked to ducklings; Minn. health officials urge precautions
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Department of Health investigators have linked three cases of salmonellosis to ducklings purchased from the Tractor Supply Company store in Inver Grove Heights. The three cases are associated with a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella-related illness being investigated...
News / local
April 23, 2013 - 2:55pm
August 8, 2012
Video: Poultry Judging at Kandiyohi County Fair
Poultry judging is held Wednesday during opening day at the Kandiyohi County Fair held in Willmar, Minnesota.
August 8, 2012 - 5:06pm
November 23, 2011
Turkeys, now named Liberty and Peace, to be pardoned today
Ted and Ray will have different names when they go to the White House today to be pardoned by the president. When they meet President Barack...
News / local / region / state
November 23, 2011 - 9:00am
October 18, 2011
Willmar, Minn. company raising presidential hopeful turkey
WILLMAR -- Willmar Poultry Company is raising the tom turkey that will be pardoned by President Barack Obama, and four Willmar High School students are helping train the bird for its big day in the limelight. In a news release from Willmar Poultry, company chief executive Rick Huisinga...
News / local / region
October 18, 2011 - 8:00am
December 3, 2010
Gold'n Plump adds 35 jobs at Luverne facility
LUVERNE -- Gold'n Plump Poultry will add 35 full-time positions and create a second shift at its facility in Luverne to accommodate a 50 percent production increase.
News / state / Business
December 3, 2010 - 10:38am
November 24, 2010
Video: HSUS report on abuse allegations at Willmar Poultry Co.
Here is the video report from the Humane Society of the United States on its allegations of routine abuse and cruelty at Willmar Poultry Com...
News / local
November 24, 2010 - 12:52am
Turkey abuse at Willmar hatchery is alleged by Humane Society
WILLMAR -- An undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States has documented what the organization alleges is routine abuse...
News / local
November 24, 2010 - 12:00am