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Angels’ rally falls short in upset loss at Regions
Kate Smith in the field at Resorters
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DL Pro Gal golf tourney results
Royals win DL Major League championship
Young Life Triathlon: Rock the Beach 5K, Kids Run part of the action
Saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new
These s’mores can be made any time of year
Jorgenson piano students end season with recital, awards
Social Secuirty: Thank you for last 31 years… and goodbye
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‘Bait boys’ take over Quality Bait and Tackle
Encouraging good spending
MN property tax refund filing tips
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Former patrons buy Bleachers
Crazy Daze returns to Detroit Lakes Aug. 9
August is National Immunization Awareness Month!
Mannheim Steamroller is coming to Bemidji Nov. 23
Bluestem extends summer concert series into October
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ has strong native presence
Doris M. Mattson
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Julie Ann Stewart
Timothy J. Karsnia
Ban smoking in rental housing
Here’s how drug law will help
Letter: What’s gone wrong? America has lost its way over the past 60 years
Kudos to Minnesota’s improving credit rating
Wind power destabilizing power grid
Lakes are full, but too warm for muskie
Franklin, Lizzie, Loon won’t get muskies
‘A series of unfortunate events’ in the outdoors
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Becker County Fair Premium List
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January 8, 2016
Farm Bill misunderstood? Here’s the breakdown
The Farm Bill is somewhat misunderstood by the non-farming community. Quotes about the Farm Bill usually state the total funds appropriated....
January 8, 2016 - 5:45am
February 5, 2014
Farm Bill clears way for hemp crops in N.D.
The new five-year, $480 billion Farm Bill passed by the Senate Tuesday includes a tiny provision authorizing North Dakota and a few other states to grow research plots of cannabis as a farm crop. No, it’s not pot, but the version of the same cannabis species used for marijuana...
February 5, 2014 - 11:17am
Farmers, farm groups pleased with Senate approval of long-delayed farm bill
U.S. farmers and farm group leaders aren’t entirely happy with the next farm bill, but they’re pleased to be on the verge of having one. “Finally. This has been in the works for so long,” said Bruce Schmoll, a Claremount, Minn., farmer. He’s active in the state Soybean...
February 5, 2014 - 8:12am
February 4, 2014
Senate passes farm bill, sends it to Obama for expected signature
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate gave final congressional approval on Tuesday to a nearly $1 trillion farm bill that trims food stamps for the poor, expands federal crop insurance and ends direct payments to farmers, and sent it to President Barack Obama for his expected signature. The...
February 4, 2014 - 3:14pm
January 29, 2014
U.S. House passes long-overdue farm bill
WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a nearly $1 trillion farm bill on Wednesday that cuts food stamps and ends a direct subsidy to farmers, while expanding government-backed crop insurance programs. The measure passed easily by 251 votes to 166. The bill is more...
January 29, 2014 - 10:19am
January 28, 2014
Congressional negotiators reach deal on farm bill; House could vote Wednesday
WASHINGTON - Congressional negotiators agreed to a farm bill on Monday that they think finally will pass the House and Senate. It is a compromise package that pleases neither side, with food stamp cuts and farm subsidies continuing. “Compromise is rare in Washington these...
January 28, 2014 - 8:59am
January 21, 2014
U.S. Rep. Peterson sanguine on dairy program
WASHINGTON — House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said last week he thinks a dairy program that he can accept is being worked out and that it will pave the way for House leadership to bring the farm bill to the floor the week of Jan. 27 and be finished...
January 21, 2014 - 8:07am
December 9, 2013
Peterson: Farm bill talks close, bill heading for January vote
WASHINGTON – After months of doubt, the top House Democrat in ongoing negotiations says lawmakers are a near a deal that would pave the way for passing a farm bill in the next month. Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson, one of four House and Senate negotiators working behind the scenes...
December 9, 2013 - 1:53pm
November 1, 2013
Congressman Peterson optimistic again for farm bill vote
WILLMAR, Minn. — After months of stalemate over a new five-year extension of the farm bill, 7th District Congressman Collin Peterson is optimistic that a House and Senate conference committee will hammer out the differences and bring a bill to a vote. He believes votes could...
November 1, 2013 - 9:44pm
October 29, 2013
Farm bill conference begins
WASHINGTON -- U.S. House and Senate negotiators Wednesday begin to discuss differences about versions of the farm bill they passed, with a goal of passing new federal farm policy by year’s end. The first public meeting of the conference committee begins at 1:30 p.m. Central time...
October 29, 2013 - 9:02pm
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...
October 18, 2013 - 9:00pm
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...
October 7, 2013 - 8:50am
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...
August 7, 2013 - 8:17am
July 14, 2013
Partisan farm bill vote leaves future uncertain
The future of federal farm programs is uncertain, at best, after a sharply divided House on Thursday passed a stripped-down farm bill on its second try. The 216-208 vote mostly was along party lines, a rarity for farm bills, with all but 12 Republicans voting for it and all Democrats...
July 14, 2013 - 8:00am
July 11, 2013
House passes farm bill after partisan debate
A sharply divided U.S. House passed a farm bill 216-208 today amid complaints that it is the first time federal farm programs have become embroiled in partisan politics. Its future is uncertain since senators passed a far different bill. U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, a western...
July 11, 2013 - 3:55pm