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Teen banned from graduation 'not because she is pregnant but because she was immoral'
UMD lab helping combat raspberry-devouring pest
FBI agent from Minnesota who tracked down Versace serial killer dies at 71
$1 billion, bipartisan Minnesota bonding bill for mostly construction projects ready to go
Minnesota city police say they shot armed man on disc golf course
NFL eases celebration rules. One player already planning a TD party
Murphy: Michael Floyd the fresh face of old news at Vikings camp
Twins tighten grip on first place, sweep Orioles
WCT Sports Show: Softball playoff predictions
WCT Sports Show: BOLD, NLS among baseball hopefuls
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Alpha G. Finden
Parents of slain DNC staffer: Stop politicizing our son's murder
Port: Democrats already running campaign commercials on behalf of Heidi Heitkamp
Harrop: 'Bro Culture' companies may do poorly by being bad
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
May 23, 2017
Farm groups express concern about White House budget proposal
WASHINGTON — The White House budget released on Monday, May 22, would mean big cuts for agriculture, including new limits on federal subsidies...
May 23, 2017 - 4:37pm
May 22, 2017
ND organic farmer wins USDA appeal after 7 years
LITCHVILLE, N.D. — John "Jack" Olson spreads a collection of folders containing hundreds of pages on his pickup box cover. The papers detail...
May 22, 2017 - 5:54am
May 15, 2017
Conservation freeze: Popular program sees change
WASHINGTON — New enrollment in a popular conservation program has been frozen, but producers interested in it shouldn't give up hope, a...
May 15, 2017 - 12:21pm
May 8, 2017
USDA chief economist says upswing will come, he's just not sure when
WASHINGTON — Robert Johansson isn't a seer, soothsayer or prophet; he doesn't know what the future holds. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
May 8, 2017 - 6:02am
May 4, 2017
USDA in rulemaking phase for national biotech labeling
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is in the rule-making phase of implementing biotech food labeling after Congress passed...
May 4, 2017 - 3:42pm
May 1, 2017
Perdue announces USDA change on school lunches
LEESBURG, Va. - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide greater...
May 1, 2017 - 4:24pm
April 17, 2017
Agweek editorial: Sonny Perdue needs to be confirmed
The U.S. Senate on April 24 will take up — and is expected to confirm — Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary. Perdue, a former Georgia governor who has worked as a veterinarian and owned grain and fertilizer businesses, was the last Cabinet member nominated by President...
April 17, 2017 - 6:00am
April 11, 2017
Soybean stock slides as USDA predicts more planting
MITCHELL, S.D.—In about one week, the price of soybeans has fallen by more than 20 cents per bushel, and one South Dakota farmer blames...
April 11, 2017 - 6:47pm
April 10, 2017
Ag officials hopeful about Trump administration moves
FARGO — A panel of agricultural leaders at a North Dakota State University student event had mostly positive reviews about prospects for...
April 10, 2017 - 10:00am
April 7, 2017
The Pinke Post: Evaluating the safety of your meat
When you're standing at the meat counter in your grocery store, do you wonder, "Is this meat safe?" This past weekend, I attended the 97th annual...
April 7, 2017 - 10:32am
April 3, 2017
2017 Census of Ag version available
WASHINGTON — If you're involved in U.S. agriculture — and value reliable statistics to help you make important decisions — you'll be interested in the upcoming 2017 Census of Agriculture, now available online.
April 3, 2017 - 1:00pm
March 16, 2017
Trump wants 21 percent USDA budget cut; food, rural water hit
CHICAGO - President Donald Trump has proposed halting funding for rural clean water initiatives and reducing county-level staff, for a 21 percent...
March 16, 2017 - 2:05pm
March 15, 2017
ABC Broadcasting ordered to face defamation trial over 'Pink Slime' reports
A South Dakota state judge has ordered ABC Broadcasting to face a potential $5.7 billion defamation lawsuit claiming it damaged Beef Products...
March 15, 2017 - 12:07pm
March 2, 2017
Under pressure, USDA restores some abused animal reports to website
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has restored some of the tens of thousands of animal welfare documents that it abruptly removed from its website....
March 2, 2017 - 3:44pm
No chronic wasting disease in latest test results: Herds in Brainerd and Mountain Iron released from quarantine
ST. PAUL—Five white-tailed deer traced out of an infected herd in Merrifield tested negative for chronic wasting disease. Four of the deer...
March 2, 2017 - 9:43am