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Take stalking out of the shadows
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Lakers pick up sixth section basketball victory
Jets adding Hogan, Heimerdinger to front office
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NFL-Super Bowl has ways to go in captivating global audience
Lakers take charge in second half to down Little Falls
A journey through public art
Electronic proof of insurance is OK
Insta-Love: Defining your worth with God
Following the commandment of love
Friday Matters: Everyday Vegas
Friends & Neighbors
Moltzan recognized as hospital trustee
Gas prices up slightly in MN, down nationally
Massage by Heather opens downtown DL
Busch joins Thrivent Financial in DL office
Life without the expense of a car
Old Timers Run set for Feb. 7
‘American Idol’ picks singers from Bemidji, Fargo
Learn about ice sports at library
Area singers advance on ‘Idol’
'American Sniper' caps off a year of mediocre movies
When visitors decide to stay
Want term limits on Congress? Good luck...
Peterson: Let Minnesota control wolf population
Letter: Speak up against abortion
Sheer panic for a chocolate shortage
37 guns, 28 sets of antlers among items seized in DNR deer poaching case
New law for 2015: AIS trailer sticker will help prevent future spread
Black-backed woodpecker is dependent on dead coniferous trees
Mentored turkey hunt registration open now
Wolf ruling could affect Minnesota livestock
Menahga baby is first this year
Growing deep winter greens
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
October 18, 2013
Shutdown over, farm bill up next
ST. PAUL -- President Barack Obama makes new federal farm policy his third highest congressional priority now that the federal shutdown is history, but that is no guarantee a farm bill will have easy sledding. The bill is more complex than a combine filled with computers, global...
news / government
October 18, 2013 - 9:00pm
October 12, 2013
Experience fall with visit to a MN farm
Thousands of Minnesota students and parents will take a break from classes and routines next week for the annual Minnesota Education Association conference. It’s an opportunity for Minnesota families to enjoy fall on the farm and the popular Minnesota Grown Directory is a great...
October 12, 2013 - 2:00pm
October 7, 2013
Next federal money crisis could help farm bill
ST. PAUL -- The current federal government shutdown overshadowed the end of many federal farm laws Tuesday, but the next federal fiscal crisis could lead to a stalled farm bill’s resurrection. At least that is the hope of many from farm country who see $24 billion in savings...
news / government
October 7, 2013 - 8:50am
October 2, 2013
Animal science conference wrangles with food production challenges, opportunities
WILLMAR — Animal agriculture stands in an enviable but challenging position, where world population growth equals higher demand for meat, milk and eggs, but where increasing regulation and consumer expectations may limit the industry’s ability to produce meat, milk and eggs to...
October 2, 2013 - 8:38am
September 7, 2013
MN Vikings’ financial report due soon
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans should know a bit more about the Vikings’ ability to pay their share of a new stadium in coming days. However, don’t expect to know how much the Wilf family is worth or learn specifics about their finances. “We expect this report to be finalized...
news / government
September 7, 2013 - 12:00pm
MN schools set to expand fresh, local grown lunches
With another school year beginning, exciting things are in store for school cafeterias. September is Farm to School Month in Minnesota, designed to highlight partnerships between school districts and local farmers that bring fresh, local food to K-12 students and children in childcare. Weekly...
September 7, 2013 - 10:00am
Go wild: September is wild rice month
In 1991, President Bush endorsed September as National Rice Month, celebrating the harvest and recognizing the contributions the U.S. rice industry makes to America’s economy. So this year, as the leaves start to turn and a morning chill returns to the air, it’s the perfect...
September 7, 2013 - 8:00am
September 4, 2013
MN organic farms were profitable
Despite flooding and drought, organic farmers in Minnesota had a profitable year in 2012 according to a new report released by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Average and median net farm income for both crop and dairy farms were up substantially, although there was a high...
September 4, 2013 - 10:35am
August 31, 2013
Wild rice nearing maturity; harvesting season open
Minnesota’s wild rice harvesting season is open annually from Aug. 15 to Sept. 30 but despite the season dates, harvesters must first ensure the rice is ripe before launching their canoes, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Minnesota’s green rice...
outdoors / DNR
August 31, 2013 - 7:00am
August 28, 2013
Becker County MN row crops need rain
Another wheat harvest had begun in west-central Minnesota, and the extended Jirik family was taking advantage of a hot, dry August afternoon tailor-made for combining. Mike Jirik ran the combine. His son, Cole, controlled the grain cart. Larry Revier, Mike’s father-in-law, drove...
August 28, 2013 - 11:08am
August 21, 2013
Farm tax cancellation not part of Minnesota special legislative session
ST. PAUL -- Republicans who essentially set the agenda for a special legislative session said Wednesday that it was more important to repay schools than to overturn a new tax affecting farmers. So a Sept. 9 Minnesota Legislature special session will only deal with funding disaster...
news / legislative
August 21, 2013 - 12:44pm
What’s difference between sweet and field corn?
Sweet corn. It’s almost as American as apple pie. If you’re barbequing with friends and family on a sunny weekend evening in Minnesota, chances are good that corn on the cob is part of the menu. Or maybe you’re celebrating Thanksgiving with a plump turkey and all the fixings...
August 21, 2013 - 10:19am
Borths are SWCD Conservationists of the Year
Since 1998, Daran and Christina Borth have owned and operated a beef cattle, dairy and grain farm in rural Menahga. “All that was here was a house, an old garage, a loafing shed and hay shed,” said Daran Borth. Today, the farm is not only home to the Borths and their two...
life / Friends & Neighbors
August 21, 2013 - 8:49am
August 18, 2013
Three farm families honored for 100 years of ownership
Every year since 1987, the Becker County Fair has held a special awards ceremony to honor the county’s century farms — those that have been in the continuous ownership of the same family for 100 years or more. Since that time, a total of 87 farms in the county have been awarded...
news / Detroit Lakes
August 18, 2013 - 11:00am
August 8, 2013
Special session could dump ag tax
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- Gov. Mark Dayton says he is willing to overturn a new sales tax on farm implement repair when the Legislature next month meets to appropriate money for disaster relief. Dayton told reporters after he spoke at Farmfest today that he and legislative leaders...
news / legislative
August 8, 2013 - 2:56pm