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Probe estimates billions of delayed mail pieces; Postal Service acknowledges some coverups
Abandoned newborn in car seat stuffed with $5,500, birth certificate found on side of freeway
After 2 investigations, firm providing security for U.S. Bank Stadium fired
Airbnb guest tried to rape 7-year-old in Minnesota, charges say
Obamacare repeal in U.S. Senate collapses as Republicans falter
Four DI college basketball coaches charged with accepting bribes in federal corruption case
Colin Kaepernick vs. Tim Tebow: A tale of two Christians on their knees
TIMBERWOLVES: Athletic Jefferson catches Thibodeau's eye
Local Roundup: Plenty of area football teams contending
Gophers RBs Smith, Brooks expected to return vs. Maryland
Social media star Kylie Jenner reported pregnant
Minnesota and North Dakota share the most popular wedding song, but can you guess what it is?
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
Printer Andy Kahmann of Montevideo named 2017 Prairie Disciple
Country Quilters show is this weekend in Willmar
'Almost Saved, But Lost' details snowstorm: New London native publishes book on 1873 blizzard that killed 12 people in Kandiyohi County
'Idiots' worth a visit at The Barn Theatre in Willmar
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Arts festival celebrates 20 years in Willmar
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Alvin D. Byler
Alicia H. Peterson
Shirley Ann Bailey
Irene M. Ladner
Shayla R. Michaud
Keillor: The gentle people shall prevail
BROST: Add bean dips to your football fare
Froma Harrop: Not saving is the American way
Hats Off: Art festival was great success
Editorial: This is what the flag stands for Mr. President
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball is back in full force
WCT Sports Show: Week One Pigskin Picks
Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
Jennie Mae Wubben
May 11, 2015
USDA offers bird flu help online
Bird flu is a huge and growing threat to U.S. agriculture, both nationally and in the Upper Midwest, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has assembled a number of online resources to help producers, consumers, the news media and others. The U.S. is the world’s largest producer...
May 11, 2015 - 11:39pm
April 24, 2015
Avian flu: Public forum at 3 p.m. Saturday in Willmar with Dayton, other lawmakers
WILLMAR –– The avian influenza, which continues to steamroll through commercial turkey farms in Kandiyohi County, is getting the attention...
April 24, 2015 - 2:02pm
April 7, 2015
USDA: Corn loses appeal, niche crops gain
Corn, the star of Upper Midwest agriculture in recent years, won't shine quite so brightly in the 2015 growing season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts. "A little bit of the shine seems to be off corn," says Erik Younggren, a Hallock, Minn., farmer who had seen the...
April 7, 2015 - 6:00am
March 31, 2015
USDA expects more soybeans, small-market crops to be planted this spring
Corn, the star of Upper Midwest agriculture in recent years, won’t shine quite so brightly in the 2015 growing season, the U.S. Department...
March 31, 2015 - 11:50pm
March 30, 2015
Best guess: Key March 31 USDA report generates even more interest
One of the most anticipated and influential annual reports in U.S. agriculture could be even more important than usual this year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s widely watched Prospective Plantings — USDA’s best guess of what American farmers will plant this spring —...
March 30, 2015 - 11:22pm
March 27, 2015
USDA extends farm bill signup for another week to April 7
CHICAGO — U.S. farmers will have another week to enroll in the government’s new subsidy programs under the five-year farm bill, with the deadline extended to April 7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday. The final day for farmers to update their crop acreage and yield...
March 27, 2015 - 11:23pm
March 17, 2015
USDA data says 97 percent of farms are family owned
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reports that family-owned farms remain the backbone of the agriculture industry with 97 percent of the nation’s 2.1 million farms in the U.S. falling into that category. The latest...
March 17, 2015 - 11:26pm
January 23, 2015
USDA Secretary orders update of animal welfare research strategy
CHICAGO — U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed agency staff to create and deliver an updated Animal Welfare Strategy plan within 60 days, according to an internal email reviewed by Reuters.
January 23, 2015 - 10:52pm
October 29, 2014
North Dakota honey bees get boost from USDA
BISMARCK, North Dakota — Bees need to visit 1 million flowers to produce a pound of honey — and the U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering...
October 29, 2014 - 11:48pm
October 17, 2014
Celebrating start of Bethesda project
WILLMAR — As large, earth-moving equipment arrived to continue ground preparation work for the new Bethesda Health and Housing project in Willmar...
October 17, 2014 - 11:56pm
October 6, 2014
Seeds for bees
Glyndon — Jim Johansen harvests native grass seeds that his company sells to farmers for conservation projects. But seed demand is shifting...
October 6, 2014 - 11:26pm
July 11, 2014
U.S. soybean acreage up 11 percent, corn acreage down 4 percent
Whether it was this year’s late and wet spring over a large portion of the Upper Midwest or the stronger soybean market relative to corn, farmers were apparently convinced that this would be the year to increase their acreage of soybeans.
July 11, 2014 - 11:19pm
May 9, 2014
Severe drought in Calif. continues to impact state’s agriculture sector
WILLMAR — While in recent months Minnesota’s weather has been dominated by wetter- and cooler-than-normal conditions, just the opposite has been true in California. And while we tend to equate California with palm tree-lined streets, mansion-sized homes overlooking the ocean,...
May 9, 2014 - 11:12pm
May 3, 2014
PED virus reporting required by USDA in order to slow spread
WILLMAR — In an effort to enhance biosecurity and the health of the U.S. swine herd, but still allow the movement of pigs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued an order that will require mandatory reporting of all herds diagnosed with the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus...
May 3, 2014 - 4:49pm
April 26, 2014
U.S. hogs and pigs inventory at its lowest level since 2007
WILLMAR — According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest quarterly hogs and pigs report, as of March 1, there were 62.9 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, the lowest inventory since 2007. Of the total inventory, 57 million were market hogs and 5.85 million were slated...
April 26, 2014 - 8:08am