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September 30, 2017
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Alise Sjostrom speaks about her family business, Redhead Creamery of rural Brooten. She was one of several presenters Tuesday at the 2017 Ag & Animal Science Conference this week in Willmar. This year's event focused on telling stories of local ag producers and the connection the ag industry must make with consumers.
Everybody has a story: Annual Willmar ag conference features storytellers
September 30, 2017 - 8:02am
September 22, 2016
The Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory in Willmar opened for tours to the public Thursday. Briana Sanchez / Tribuneplay button
New poultry testing lab in Willmar prepares industry for next avian influenza event
September 22, 2016 - 7:24pm
September 20, 2016
Dr. Dale Lauer stands by the recently-completed Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory in Willmar that is now open after undergoing an $8.5 million expansion project. A grand opening will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, with public tours held until 5 p.m. at the facility, located at 622 Business Highway 71 NE. (Carolyn Lange /Tribune)
Poultry lab officially opens Thursday
September 20, 2016 - 7:30am
April 26, 2016
Dogs, 35 adults and 13 puppies, were living indoors, with little to no access to food or water near Elmwood, Wisconsin, according to American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. (ASPCA | SUBMITTED)
Wisconsin breeder arrested after dead, starving dogs found
April 26, 2016 - 5:30am
April 25, 2016
Leonard K. Kester
Blomkest man faces 60 days jail for animal mistreatment
April 25, 2016 - 9:24pm
November 1, 2012
Humane Society: rescued mares to be released to homes; prognosis poor for colt
November 1, 2012 - 1:51pm
October 29, 2012
Neglected horses surrendered to Willmar, Minn., shelter; help sought with veterinary costs
October 29, 2012 - 5:26pm
September 27, 2012
Parvovirus outbreak prompts animal shelter to cancel open house
September 27, 2012 - 12:00am
Council member opposes change to Willmar, Minn., animal ordinance
August 27, 2012 - 12:00am
August 21, 2012
Temple Grandin waves in the press room after the television movie "Temple Grandin" won an Emmy Award in 2010. Grandin, noted animal welfare expert, will be the keynote speaker for an event next month in Willmar. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)
Temple Grandin to headline animal science conference next month in Willmar, Minn.
August 21, 2012 - 12:00am
June 4, 2012
A sample of the pet tags available at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter. The IDs are being placed on every pet who's adopted and every pet who arrives at the shelter and is claimed by an owner. They're also for sale to the public. (Tribune photo by Anne Polta)
New project of Willmar, Minn., shelter focuses on need for pet ID tags
June 4, 2012 - 12:00am
February 20, 2012
Savannah, left, a female Lhasa apso-poodle mix, and Reed, a male Pomeranian, were apparently abandoned on the edge of Willmar. Hawk Creek Animal Shelter staff rescued the pair who now have a chance to be adopted. The shelter, owned and operated by the Humane Society of Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties, spends an average of $209 to care for each animal, and adoption fees do not cover those costs. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Local Humane Society seeks support at Save Our Tails fundraiser Friday in Willmar, Minn.
February 20, 2012 - 12:00am
January 2, 2012
Sue Lea of Kandiyohi volunteers Friday and spends some quality time with the dogs, like Eve, at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Humane Society to give 'state of the shelter' report this week
January 2, 2012 - 12:00am
November 26, 2011
In this Aug. 29, 2010, file photo, Temple Grandin attends the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Grandin, an autistic educator and expert on animal care and livestock handling facilities, spoke recently in Minnesota. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
'Stream it out': Grandin says animal ag should be more visible instead of secretive
November 26, 2011 - 12:00am
July 13, 2011
Man pleads to animal cruelty, terroristic threats related to puppy shootings in rural Willmar, Minn.
July 13, 2011 - 12:00am