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Minnesota's 2014 top teacher uses experience to help other educators --EMDASH-- and parents
MN chief justice worries about legislative budget plans
Prairie Woods Environmental Center Earth Day 2017
American Crystal Sugar offers bonuses if labor deal set by May 22
Push continues to enlist customers for Kandiyohi County broadband project
The Wild didn't get the job done
Wild couldn't produce in playoffs
Blues oust Wild on Paajarvi OT goal
Local Roundup: Cards tennis team clips Litchfield
Bulldogs down Jags
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Commentary: Our newspaper is adjusting with some changes
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
February 20, 2017
Blue Dasher Farm embraces 'regenerative' research
ESTELLINE, S.D.—You can see it from the road: the year-old Blue Dasher Farm LLC research laboratory is right on the east side of Interstate...
February 20, 2017 - 1:00pm
January 6, 2017
Gun violence is studied less than other major causes of death
Research examining gun violence, and the funding to support it, significantly lags behind what would typically be expected for a major cause...
January 6, 2017 - 11:00am
December 19, 2016
Turkey CSI: U of M, poultry industry bring DNA sequencer to Willmar lab
WILLMAR — A high-performance, high-resolution DNA sequencer — equipment typically reserved for metro scientific communities —...
December 19, 2016 - 10:45pm
June 9, 2016
Bioreactor on Gorans Farm focus for U research
WILLMAR — The search for ways to keep nitrates out of the state’s waters has led researchers to the shores of Lake Wakanda in Kandiyohi County,...
June 9, 2016 - 12:06am
July 13, 2015
Science, business intersect in Sacred Heart
SACRED HEART — A passion for science developed as a student at Renville County West has led Eric Mahlum to take on some very important work. He...
July 13, 2015 - 11:09pm
Appeals court rules against bear researcher
ELY — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled against Ely bear researcher Lynn Rogers in his ongoing dispute with state regulators over handling black bears in the wild, but the court also said Rogers can keep using bear den cameras. In a decision filed Monday, a three-judge panel...
July 13, 2015 - 10:24pm
June 30, 2015
Experts study ‘gun culture’ and its impact on gun violence
Almost a third of American adults own a gun, but the rate varies widely by state and tops out at almost 62 percent of people in Alaska, new survey data show. Gun ownership was closely tied to “social gun culture,” wherein family and friends also own guns and think less of non-gun...
June 30, 2015 - 10:22pm
June 23, 2015
New research shows medical marijuana is effective on some — but not all — diseases
Moderate- or high-quality evidence supports the use of marijuana for some medical conditions, but not for others, according to a fresh review of past research. After reviewing 80 randomized trials that included nearly 6,500 people, researchers found moderate support for using marijuana...
June 23, 2015 - 11:26pm
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 20, 2015
Commentary: What makes a heavy drinker?
There’s been a significant rise in “heavy drinking” among Americans, according to a new study out of the University of Washington. But what do these researchers mean by “heavy drinking”? wine lovers must ask. For a woman, heavy drinking is defined as more than one glass...
June 20, 2015 - 1:00am
January 14, 2015
Study finds murky perception of rape
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- It's all about phrasing. In a study, about a third of the men responding said if there weren't any consequences, they would rape a woman as long as the act wasn't defined as "rape." The research was spearheaded by Sarah Edwards of UND's Department of Counseling...
January 14, 2015 - 8:00am
February 24, 2014
GE to spend another $10 billion on energy research by 2020
(Reuters) - General Electric Co plans to intensify research focusing on complex energy projects such as waterless fracking and gas turbine efficiency by earmarking an additional $10 billion through 2020 for its "ecoimagination" budget.
February 24, 2014 - 8:00am
June 5, 2013
U of M experts researching newly arrived swine virus
ST. PAUL, Minn. - University of Minnesota experts are working to prevent the further spread of a swine virus that was first confirmed in the United States last month. Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (MONT'-ser-rat TOR'-reh-mor-el) says it's not clear how the porcine epidemic diarrhea...
June 5, 2013 - 5:00am
August 10, 2012
Kandiyohi Co., Minn., hopes to be in running for dairy research, teaching center
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Agriculture this week announced the formation of a new Dairy Research, Teaching and Consumer Education Authority whose main task will be to oversee the development of a dairy research and teaching facility. Expect Kandiyohi County to make an...
August 10, 2012 - 12:00am
May 17, 2012
Editorial: MCROC opening is a vital addition, MinnWest Tech gets a great partner
"Folks, this is a big deal." -- U of M Regent Dean Johnson The official opening of the University of Minnesota's new Mid-Central Research and...
May 17, 2012 - 12:00am