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Minnesota launches new ad campaign
Marijuana issue remains clouded
Westrom advances in ‘Young Guns’
Two horses found dead from starvation near Dorset
Swegarden baffles Hornet batters
MSU-Mankato players expected to return to practice Friday
Timberwolves, Adelman to part; went 97-133 with team
Mankato football players refuse to practice for reinstated coach
Homers carry Lakers to 2-0 start to season
In the Zone
LP-A students win national award
Holly McCamant: World comes to life once spring is here
Goeun Park: L.A.’s Union Station proves that the American Dream is still alive today
Sign up to represent community at first Minnesota Sings event
Free bike rodeo is April 26 at Kent Freeman Arena
Friends & Neighbors
Students were asked: What concerns me about the environment?
This year’s festival in Vergas even included maple syrup milkshakes
State tournament brings a thousand archers to Detroit Lakes
2014 Spring Laker Book
Burning restrictions start Monday in Becker County
Brad Laabs: Stay off the ice; Give Rainy River sturgeon a try
Blane Klemek: Sweet sounds of the bluebirds are back in northern MN
DNR accepting comments on hunting rule changes
Minnesota deer-feeding effort all but over
Hospice heads to Hwy 10
Sign-ups begin for USDA disaster relief
Otter Tail Power gets new president/COO
Spanky’s hires new general manager
Reining in the cost of prom
Wear green for mental health awareness
Reported MNsure numbers are misleading
State roads are slip sliding away
Lynn Hummel: Early morning fog makes the imagination run wild
Transportation is a non-partisan issue in greater Minnesota
Third annual Bean Bags, Beer and Beach Bums set April 26
‘Carrie’ at MSUM
Danell Haspel: Free trip to the MN History Center
‘Vintage’: An old-fashioned tale of friendship
Magic show closes out Top Hat season
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
Minnesota leaders renew debate about renewable fuels
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. - The future of renewable fuels is more of the same, but different. Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson reminded those at Farmfest this week that years ago the Minnesota Legislature voted to mandate that gasoline sold in the state contain 10...
news / legislative
August 8, 2013 - 9:30am
August 7, 2013
Farm bill plan advancing, but its future unknown
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- Top agriculture members of Congress can be ready with a backup farm bill quickly, but it is not clear if it ever will see the light of day. U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, a Democrat representing western Minnesota, is one of the four negotiating what could be...
news / legislative
August 7, 2013 - 8:17am