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A total of 35 people volunteered to donate blood, and 25 were able to give during Detroit Lakes's Aug. 9 blood drive. Six people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine, which collects two units of red blood cells during the donation, so a total of 31 products were collected. Every community and everyone within each community has a stake in an adequate blood supply.
ST. PAUL—Gov. Mark Dayton, DFL-Minn., has ordered all U.S. and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on...
A farmer in eastern Wisconsin has died after being overcome by deadly fumes from a manure holding tank on his farm.. The Portage County coroner said Wednesday that Michael Biadasz, 29, was found dead Monday along with at least 13 cows at Biadasz Farms near Amherst, which is about 140 miles northwest of Milwaukee. WAOW-TV reported the farmer was found by other workers who arrived to haul away manure from the huge tank. Coroner Scott Rifleman said Biadasz was overcome by methane or sulfur oxide gas.
Rep. Steve Green issued the following statement regarding news that Enbridge has agreed to purchase a minority stake in the Bakken Pipeline system to ensure transportation of crude oil from North Dakota. The report indicates that this could mean the proposed Sandpiper pipeline project is now "off the table."
The National Farmers Organization of Minnesota will hold its state convention Saturday, August 27 at Elmer Z's in Sauk Center. The convention will be called to order by state president Joe Neaton at 9:30 a.m. and it'll go until 3:30 p.m. Father Michael Miller, a Catholic priest from central Minnesota, will be the guest speaker for the evening. He will share his thoughts about farming and families, and the current low commodity prices being faced by farmers.
A 20-year-old man Missouri originally told authorities he had been robbed outside the Zorbaz bar and restaurant on Green Lake in Spicer by two armed men on skateboards. But apparently it's not so. The report came at about 10:40 p.m. July 25 and later that night a Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputy caught up with two men matching the suspect descriptions—one with long blond hair wearing a white shirt and shorts, the other with brown hair. The men seemed confused.
The driver of a pickup suffered a fatal medical issue while driving on Highway 10 near Lake Park Monday afternoon, Aug. 15, causing the pickup to leave the road and...
Three people were injured in a rear-end collision near here Sunday, Aug. 14. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a Ford Escape driven by Jason Bristlin, 49, of Hawley, was...
A woman was airlifted to a Fargo hospital after a three-car crash here Sunday, Aug. 14. Just before 2 p.m., a woman was heading west on Highway 10 when a...