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The fascinating world of dragonflies and damselflies
Zebra mussels found in lakes near Vergas, Alexandria
Upcoming fair fun for all
Deputy injured when his vehicle was hit while responding to crash near Detroit Lakes
Three-time champion Jack Rule to play in 2016 Pine to Palm
DCC 100 celebration Thursday at Pavilion
Region 14C amateur baseball playoffs begin Friday
16U softball state runners-up
Bottom two seeds end Post 15 season
Birthday wish granted, DL travel agent takes dream vacation
Air travel legislation is ‘an amazing win for consumers’
Fun with fresh fish
Social Security benefits not prorated; start month after turning 62
Vergas family reunited with dog after four-month absence
Friends & Neighbors
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Before you invest with a robo advisor...
Fremstad lawyer named ‘Rising Star’
Bell State Bank rated five-star bank
BBB warns of loan forgiveness offer
Frazee Turkey Days set for July 29-31
Celebrate reading achievements with an ‘Olympian’ event
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opens July 28
Detroit Mt. to host first ‘bike-in movie theater’
Erasure Poetry Workshop set July 29 in New York Mills
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
David Lomen Stenseth
Sheryl "Sheri" Knowles
Cheers to young volunteers
Sound & fury drowns out the issues
ND should have left ‘Red Tomahawk’ image on its 4,000-plus highway signs
Running with the fools
Woman born of native-white parents wonders how DL can close cultural gap
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
DNR advice for handling damaged trees
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
April 29, 2009
MeritCare course uses live pigs despite complain
FARGO - A Fargo MeritCare course that has drawn complaints for using live pigs went ahead as planned this week, a spokeswoman said. Carrie Haug said sedated pigs were used in trauma training classes on Monday and Tuesday. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit...
April 29, 2009 - 9:17am
April 28, 2009
Arguments to begin on dairy feedlot near Thief River Falls
Pennington County residents and officials will argue today that Excel Dairy, a 1,500-head dairy feedlot near Thief River Falls, should keep its doors closed for good. They'll testify at a meeting of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens Board, which begins at 9 a.m. in...
April 28, 2009 - 9:16am
April 17, 2009
Extension to offer swine training April 27-28
The University of Minnesota Extension Service and Minnesota Pork Board is offering a swine training workshop later this month in Morris. This program on "Alternative Breeding and Gestation Management" will be held April 27-28 at the U of Minnesota's West Central Research and Outreach...
April 17, 2009 - 4:18pm
High level of competition expected at auction championship
FERGUS FALLS -- Tough competition will be nothing new for the 33 semi-finalists in Livestock Marketing Association's World Livestock Auctioneer Championship, to be held June 13 at the Fergus falls Livestock Auction Market. Thirty-two auctioneers made it into the annual WLAC through...
April 17, 2009 - 4:11pm
March 9, 2009
Bills would define horses as livestock
ST. PAUL - Horse owners want to be included in Minnesota's agriculture industry. In many cases, horses are not considered livestock, something some Minnesota lawmakers and horse owners are trying to change. Bills making their way through the Legislature are designed to provide a...
March 9, 2009 - 2:53pm
February 13, 2009
More than 6,200 cattle removed from TB-affected area in NW MN
Producers participating in the state's bovine tuberculosis (TB) buyout program loaded the last of their animals today, marking the completion of a nearly year long effort to reduce cattle numbers in the bovine TB Management Zone. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health received 46 herd...
February 13, 2009 - 12:00am
February 6, 2009
2009 assessments to help eradicate bovine TB
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds livestock producers that the state has implemented a temporary $1 per-head assessment on all Minnesota-raised cattle sales in the state during 2009. This measure will raise funds to help support ongoing efforts to contain and eradicate...
February 6, 2009 - 12:00am
January 16, 2009
Enjoying a cold lunch
January 16, 2009 - 12:00am
January 9, 2009
Making equitable livestock lease arrangements
The recent economic downturn affects nearly everyone to some degree. For the young rancher wishing to start a livestock operation, credit and uncertainty are stumbling blocks, especially if dependent upon off-farm employment. The situation affecting the young buyer also affects...
January 9, 2009 - 12:00am
January 2, 2009
The cold facts of winter stress on cattle
Cattle exposed to cold require more energy (but not protein) for maintenance. Performance can be reduced if action is not taken to provide more...
January 2, 2009 - 12:00am
December 26, 2008
The importance of colostrum to newborn livestock
The annual miracle of birth is about to begin on many area livestock operations. Regardless of how many births a farmer-rancher has witnessed, most will admit to a renewed appreciation for the miracle of birth upon finding that first healthy newborn of the season.
December 26, 2008 - 12:00am
Tips for low-stress livestock feeding
Safe and effective cattle handling has always been important. In the last few years there has been a move toward what has been called low-stress livestock handling. The role of a stockman is to create movement in cattle and then use position to control and manage that movement...
September 26, 2008 - 12:00am
August 22, 2008
Livestock TB testing requires planning
With the downgrading of Minnesota's TB accredited status, livestock producers throughout the state should make sure that their marketing plans are not side-tracked because they did not meet the TB testing requirements or missed testing timelines for their animals. In discussion...
August 22, 2008 - 12:00am
July 6, 2008
MDA grant program will boost Minnesota's livestock industry
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting applications for the Livestock Investment Grant Program, a new program to help support the state's livestock industry. Livestock producers can apply for the funding to help offset the costs of improving or expanding their...
July 6, 2008 - 12:00am
June 29, 2008
Producers should be on the lookout for green to blue-green scum or a gelatinous mass on the surface of their livestock's fresh water supplies. "Algae blooms cause major disruptions not only because of their offensive odor and appearance; they can be potentially fatal to livestock,"...
June 29, 2008 - 12:00am