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County budget talks lead to bonding discussion
Government Center steps to be repaired
High school volleyball: Trojans hope experience puts them over the top
Girls tennis: Trojans drop opener to Harrisburg
High school football: H-LP gridders aiming for success
Amateur baseball: Cubs fall in state opener; Milroy wins
Girls tennis: Luverne splits early triangular tests
Sean Hannity, Trump's 'spin doctor'
Letter: Divider-in-chief is at it again
Column: Why pension oversight is important
Column: A nice column about Trump
Column: District 518 geared up for start of new school year
Curtis Lowell Schmidt
James Robert Arnt
Robert D. Miller
Theodore "Ted" Kamstra
Looking Back: 1966 -- Foreign ag specialists visit Worthington
Column: Is it possible to be fast asleep for three or four weeks?
Crazy about the cube: Abel Piper, 12, participates in Rubik’s Cube National Championships
Disheveled Theologian: Twenty years later, still glad to have him with me
Column: Getting lost in the clouds
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Westman 111th birthday
Miller 50th anniversary
Hemmen 60th anniversary
Berger 80th birthday
Scheepstra 85th birthday
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March 11, 2016
Sunrise Farms faces action for fish kill
HARRIS, Iowa — Sunrise Farms, a division of Sonstegard Foods, now faces state environmental action for a large waste spill last fall that killed more than 163,000 fish, including 700 sport fish, The Des Moines Register reported earlier this week. Sunrise Farms is an egg-laying operation...
March 11, 2016 - 9:57pm
March 4, 2016
Minnesota ag commissioner hopeful for more trade with Cuba
WILLMAR — When Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Dave Frederickson visited Cuba he had to put his past beliefs about the country behind...
March 4, 2016 - 9:55pm
Ag practices event set for Feb. 15
SHELDON, Iowa — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a Level 1 workshop covering Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). This one-day workshop is for farmers who sell directly to consumers or are considering expanding to foodservice or other markets. The training is...
February 4, 2016 - 9:34pm
January 29, 2016
Dayton backs off buffer strips for private ditches
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has ceded ground to farm interests, Republicans and some Democrats over a contentious aspect of his plan to require vegetative buffer strips to help protect water from agricultural runoff and erosion. Privately owned drainage ditches are off...
January 29, 2016 - 10:46pm
January 28, 2016
Saddling up with the Lord: Jackson sale barn hosts monthly Cowboy Church service
JACKSON — As a young girl, Judy Wiedemeier wanted to grow up to be a cowboy. Today, she still is much enamored of the cowboy way of life. By...
January 28, 2016 - 10:14pm
Southwest Minnesota counties see continued expansion in cattle, hog facilities
LUVERNE — Whether looking to put grain into livestock or save money on fertilizer by spreading manure, farmers in southwest Minnesota are investing...
January 28, 2016 - 10:04pm
January 21, 2016
Input to be gathered on changes to feedlot ordinance
WORTHINGTON — Public meetings will be conducted at 2 and 7 p.m. Monday at the Nobles County Public Works Building, 960 Diagonal Road, to discuss the Nobles County Feedlot Ordinance. A third opportunity is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, during the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at...
January 21, 2016 - 9:12pm
January 20, 2016
Ackermanns receive national award for nutrient management
LAKEFIELD — Jerry and Nancy Ackermann have farmed a little differently than some of their neighbors for years now. While they may get a few...
January 20, 2016 - 9:46pm
January 15, 2016
Fearing wave of bankruptcies, corn belt wants new debt cap
CHICAGO — With agricultural lenders fearing a tidal wave of farm bankruptcies as soon as this spring, lawyers in the Midwest say they want U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa to raise the debt limit for so-called “family farmer” bankruptcies. Farmers in states like Illinois, Indiana...
January 15, 2016 - 9:35pm
December 29, 2015
Iowa ethanol plants produce record 4 billion gallons in 2015
DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa ethanol industry trade group says the state’s refineries produced more than 4 billion gallons of the corn-based fuel additive this year, a new record. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association says Iowa provided about 27 percent of the nation’s ethanol....
December 29, 2015 - 9:50pm
Year in Review: Avian influenza takes toll on area poultry producers
WORTHINGTON — Gov. Mark Dayton and Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson were in Worthington leading a public meeting on Dayton’s proposed...
December 29, 2015 - 9:44pm
December 28, 2015
Year in Review: Farmers enjoy record 2015 harvests
ORTHINGTON — “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” That line, made famous by Charles Dickens in “A Tale of Two Cities,”...
December 28, 2015 - 9:54pm
December 11, 2015
Fine-tuning for feedlots: New Nobles County ordinance moves closer to reality
WORTHINGTON — After nearly two years of information gathering and input, a new Nobles County Feedlot Ordinance is moving closer toward reality. During a Nobles County Planning Commission meeting Wednesday night, Environmental Services Director Wayne Smith and Feedlot Officer Alan...
December 11, 2015 - 9:55pm
November 12, 2015
Big money: Program marks 2014 wind revenue of more than $7.2 million
SLAYTON — The landscape of southwest Minnesota has certainly changed in recent years as one looks across farm fields to see towering turbines...
November 12, 2015 - 9:45pm
Cashing in on cover crops: Benefits range from better drainage and weed control to livestock forage
OKABENA — Rural Lakefield farmer Jerry Ackermann has planted cover crops for several years now, and while it has been a learning process, he’s...
November 12, 2015 - 9:38pm