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Crash near Ice Cracking Lake kills two, injures two
DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
Dragon Open kicks off summer golf tournaments June 11
Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
NorthStar Academy team accepted into new hockey league
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
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Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Lottie Ann Thomas
Merle R. Meyer
George B. Scarborough
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
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
June 15, 2008
New bovine TB requirements take effect today in Minnesota
Effective today (June 15) regulations will go into effect for livestock herds in the proposed "Split State Zone," an area within Roseau, Lake of the Woods, Beltrami, and Marshall counties. Herds in the zone will be required to have an annual whole-herd TB test and maintain up-to-date...
June 15, 2008 - 12:00am
May 31, 2008
Will's Windmill column: Hoary Alyssum in hay, pasture and forage
Hoary alyssum is a weed common to Hubbard and Becker Counties and throughout Minnesota, the surrounding states, and Canada. It is particularly adapted to dry conditions such as occur on sandy or gravely soils. Hoary alyssum is a member of the mustard family and is perennial in its...
May 31, 2008 - 12:00am
May 24, 2008
State seeks contractors to install fence in TB management zone
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health is compiling a list of authorized contractors and material suppliers who will install fence in the Management Zone in northwest Minnesota this summer. In addition, general deer exclusion fencing specifications have been established and posted...
May 24, 2008 - 12:00am
Ag Matters column: Good quality drinking water is essential for livestock
Water is the most important nutrient livestock require. If dry conditions persist, livestock producers should be aware of the quality of water they provide for their livestock. The issue of quality becomes as important as quantity if there will be a decrease in surface water...
May 24, 2008 - 12:00am
Will's Windmill column: Do the math before creep feeding calves
Karl Hoppe, Extension livestock specialist at North Dakota State University, offers beef producers some advice on creep feeding calves, and making decisions that could affect their profit margin when they sell those calves months from now. One of those decisions is whether to supply...
May 24, 2008 - 12:00am
May 17, 2008
Dairy, turkey councils elect board members
Eleven people have been elected to the 22-member Minnesota Dairy Research and Promotion Council board according to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the agency responsible for conducting and certifying agricultural promotion council elections. The election was conducted by...
May 17, 2008 - 12:00am
May 11, 2008
LivesTalk column: Eradicating bovine TB in MN?is critical
One of the most important agricultural issues in Minnesota right now is the eradication of bovine tuberculosis (TB). And for the Board of Animal Health, bovine TB is our most important issue. We remain committed to eliminating this disease from Minnesota cattle and returning our state...
May 11, 2008 - 12:00am
May 4, 2008
Will's Windmill Column: Cattle producers: Vaccinate for anthrax
As you probably heard or read in the news the Minnesota Board of Animal Health confirmed recently that two cows in Becker County died recently of anthrax. These are the first anthrax cases in 2008, but many northwestern Minnesota counties have had anthrax cases in recent years. Anthrax...
May 4, 2008 - 12:00am
May 2, 2008
Board of Animal Health confirms Becker County cows died of anthrax
The Minnesota board of Animal health confirmed Tuesday that two cows on a Becker county farm died last week of anthrax, the first anthrax cases in 2008. The herd will remain under quarantine for 30 days from the day the last death occurs from anthrax. After the dead cows were discovered...
May 2, 2008 - 12:00am
April 26, 2008
Will's Windmill column: Adjusting for expensive beef forage
The days of cheap forage are gone. Just looking at the nutrient removal costs in a ton of hay will push hay prices to over $70 per ton. By the time machinery costs and labor are calculated, $100 a ton is about the break-even price of producing hay. This has several management implications. First,...
April 26, 2008 - 12:00am
April 23, 2008
Anthrax kills two cows in Becker County
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health confirmed Tuesday that two cows on a Becker County farm died last week of anthrax, the first anthrax cases in 2008. Dr. Randy Lindeman, Frazee, who is the district veterinarian for the Board of Animal Health, said in a telephone interview that...
April 23, 2008 - 12:00am
April 20, 2008
Will's Windmill Column: State expands Bovine TB Control Zone
The Board of Animal Health has announced that effective April 15, the regulatory zone in northwest Minnesota currently known as the TB Core Area will be expanded to include the TB Management Zone. Cattle herds located in the newly expanded Management Zone will be required to obtain...
April 20, 2008 - 12:00am