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North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
White House official: deal to avoid government shutdown could come today
'Happy Days' Star Erin Moran Dies at 56
Willmar School Board to have special meeting, workshop Monday
Minnesota's 2014 top teacher uses experience to help other educators -- and parents
Superior Hiking Trail Association hires new leader
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
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
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
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
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
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
February 27, 2017
Column: What's a family farm?
Agriculturalists like to portray themselves to the outside world as, "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers." (Hey, it's a Shakespeare quote....
February 27, 2017 - 11:00am
February 21, 2017
Women bring new voice to agriculture
WILLMAR — Amanda Freund knows she has a "crappy" job. She grins good-naturedly, recalling every junior-high joke ever uttered about the...
February 21, 2017 - 5:59am
February 15, 2017
USDA looks at size, profits of family farms
WASHINGTON — Family farms are one of the most controversial topics in modern agriculture. There's widespread disagreement on what constitutes a family farm and what doesn't. A new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture won't end the debate, but does shed light on family...
February 15, 2017 - 4:07pm
September 8, 2016
No initial sign of crime in USDA building fire in Md.
WASHINGTON—A fire that gutted a U.S. Department of Agriculture building in Maryland shows no initial signs of a crime being committed,...
September 8, 2016 - 12:21pm
August 30, 2016
USDA closes offices in five states after anonymous threats
• The U.S. Department of Agriculture has closed six offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats, a USDA spokesman said Tuesday. • "Yesterday, USDA received several anonymous messages that are concerning for the safety of USDA personnel and its facilities. As a precaution,...
August 30, 2016 - 3:45pm
August 24, 2016
Federal cheese purchase to help dairy farmers, the poor
WASHINGTON -- Federal officials plan to buy cheese to help poor Americans who need food assistance and dairy farmers who are suffering from low...
August 24, 2016 - 7:52pm