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Flu cases nearly double across South Dakota
On MLK Day, Minnesota speakers say justice, equality still unanswered
Longtime Iowa state senator pushes for conservation fund
Smarter school lunchrooms aim at better nutrition, less waste
Prep roundup: Pipestone Area wins Big South Conference wrestling tournament; Three Trojans seniors place first
Prep roundup: Two late goals lift LS-H/SP past Luverne
Under one roof: Six Lady Jays players living together become a family
Reporter rap: Illegitimate Super Bowl without the Cowboys?
MW wrestling: Preuss 0-2 at Ridgewater Open
Column: Hosea, can you see
Column: Can Trump's Cabinet save him from himself?
GOP boosts expansion of rural broadband
Column: What happened to the honeymoon?
Column: Tillerson's foreign policy -- Russia first
Edward "Bud" John
Judy K. Thies
Leland "Lee" Hardekopf
Douglas C. McClure
Herb chicken and mushrooms easy, elegant dinner favorite
A fast-food salad you’ll want to make at home
Column: Nose for news and all other noses once were pressed into these
Paulzines embrace adoption, finalize fourth in November
Disheveled Theologian: A 'd-icey' adventure
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Five generations: Ebeling family
Wachter 95th birthday
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January 16, 2017
Area farmer attending National Biodiesel Conference
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Jim Willers, a rural Beaver Creek farmer and chairman of the New Uses Action Team for the Minnesota Soybean Research and...
18 hours 49 min ago
January 15, 2017
Expert learning: Research updates for ag professionals
CROOKSTON, Minn. — Gary Burath — a crop consultant, seed salesman and farmer — knows a lot about agriculture. But Red Lake Falls, Minn., agriculturalist also knows there’s even more to learn, and that’s why he was at the annual Research Update for Ag Professionals Jan. 12...
January 15, 2017 - 8:55pm
Retired longtime Farmers Union president talks about rural, farming life
MAPLEWOOD, Minn. -- Doug Peterson, the recently retired president of the Minnesota Farmers Union, is one of the last of his kind: a prairie populist and rural Renaissance man. He has been a farmer, artist, teacher, football and gymnastics coach, legislator and for the past 14 years...
January 15, 2017 - 8:16pm
January 9, 2017
WHS ag teacher awarded CASE grant
WORTHINGTON — For the second consecutive year, a Worthington High School agriculture teacher and FFA advisor has been awarded a Curriculum...
January 9, 2017 - 9:23pm
Pork virus difficult to battle in cold temperatures
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome, also known as PRRS, is a challenging virus for pork producers. According to Russ Daly, South Dakota State University Extension veterinarian, professor and State Public Health Veterinarian, the PRRS virus can be more...
January 9, 2017 - 8:56pm
December 27, 2016
Ranchers still digging out after Christmas blizzard
MADDOCK, N.D. — Some Upper Midwest ranchers are still digging out after the Christmas weekend blizzard that dumped as much as 18 inches of snow in parts of the region. “It’s was a doozy for sure,” Julie Schaff Ellingson, executive vice president of the North Dakota Stockmen’s...
December 27, 2016 - 8:57pm
December 23, 2016
Cooperative Farmers Elevator to build new mash, pellet feed mill
OCHEYEDAN, Iowa — Cooperative Farmers Elevator in Ocheyedan has announced it will begin construction of a new feed mill next spring, a direct...
December 23, 2016 - 7:09am
December 21, 2016
Peterson supports Trump’s wish to repeal NAFTA
LAKE PARK, Minn. — So what can Americans, and particularly farmers in rural Minnesota, expect from a Trump presidency in 2017? “Honest answer? I have no idea — and no one else I know does either,” said U.S. Congressman Collin Peterson (D-Minnesota), addressing a group of about...
December 21, 2016 - 8:25pm
December 11, 2016
News report: Heitkamp is Trump’s top choice for Agriculture secretary
FARGO — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is President-elect Donald Trump's No. 1 choice for Agriculture secretary, POLITICO reported Saturday, Dec. 10, citing sources close to the transition team. Heitkamp, who’s in her first term, serves on the Senate Agriculture Committee and is one...
December 11, 2016 - 8:42pm
December 8, 2016
Referendum to reinstate Iowa Beef Checkoff passes
DES MOINES, Iowa – Beef producers in Iowa have voted to reinstate the 50-cent-per-head Iowa beef checkoff in a vote taken Nov. 30, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announced Thursday. The preliminary results show a vote of 56 percent to 44 percent in favor...
December 8, 2016 - 9:23pm
December 5, 2016
Area woman helps pen memoir on family farm
SLAYTON — The miles may separate the Hondl sisters — Colleen Gengler, Bernadette Thomasy and Nadine — but the stories of their childhood...
December 5, 2016 - 9:37pm
December 2, 2016
NRCS touts benefits of reduced tillage, cover crops in advance of World Soil Day
WORTHINGTON — The evidence was there, in black and brown — one clump of soil hard as a rock and the other still showing small holes bore...
December 2, 2016 - 9:40pm
December 1, 2016
Farmers Union hosts online conference
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Farmers Union is offering a four-day, free virtual conference focusing on “Growing for the Future” from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 5-8. The online conference will offer Minnesota farmers an opportunity to learn innovative and important skills ranging from managing...
December 1, 2016 - 9:01pm
November 24, 2016
Klobuchar on Obama’s renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
WASHINGTON -- Many American farmers are thankful today for an Obama administration decision to boost the amount of renewable fuels, such as made from corn and soybeans, in the country's gasoline and diesel supply. The Wednesday, Nov. 23 announcement was a turnaround for the Environmental...
November 24, 2016 - 8:38pm
November 22, 2016
Duck-licious: Lakefield farmers market duck eggs to people with allergies to chicken eggs
LAKEFIELD — This may be the week of the turkey, but at the Mike and Mary Ann Hasara farm near Lakefield, every day is the day of the duck....
November 22, 2016 - 1:24pm