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Michael Johnson

News editor

Michael Johnson joined Agweek in 2022 as the news editor. He grew up on a dairy farm north of Verndale, Minn., where he raised cattle, pigs, ducks and renowned sweet corn.

He previously worked for the Barnesville Record Review and Clay County Historical Society out of Barnesville, Minn.; reported for the Gillette News Record in Gillette, Wyo.; served as editor of the Leader-News in Washburn, ND and the Underwood News in Underwood, ND; covered outdoor news for the Brainerd Dispatch as the community editor in Brainerd, Minn., and after a brief escape from the deadlines of newspapers came back as a reporter for the Wadena Pioneer Journal and Perham Focus, before an opportunity to serve as the editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal in 2018.

He now covers all things agriculture especially in the areas of central Minnesota.

Pronouns: He/him
Languages: English

Even if it's not a lucrative venture, the hobby of raising rabbits continues at this farm near Sebeka, Minnesota.
Egg prices reached record highs in December 2022 and have now surpassed $5 per dozen in supermarkets across the region.
Business owners are eager to be heard concerning access ideas.
Two more are still facing litigation including Winona Laduke, who was jailed in Wadena County Jail for three days following the incident.
For 24 years, Glenn Motzko has been caring for public land surrounding the Crow Wing River. A river he calls the best in Minnesota.
Wadena County is among a number of area counties focused on loosening the grip mental illness has on the area.
The tour provided a chance to show how the facility was working to address health care needs in rural areas.
Hon. Sally Ireland Robertson died Sunday, Aug. 14, surrounded by family. She was 74 years old.
The Minnesota Trappers Association Convention is this weekend at the Wadena County Fairgrounds in Wadena.
The July 2021 charges continue to move forward with the courts determining how to proceed.