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Chillin' at Winterfest
Holiday music at Prairie in full swing
Chamber Singers to ring “The Bells of Christmas” at 2 p.m. Sunday
Time is of the essence
Luverne hockey tops Orono, S-O wrestlers take Okoboji Invite
Boys hockey: LSHSPTCUC score one for each letter in win over Trojans
Minnesota West basketball: Men pick up first win, women keep rolling
WHS basketball: Girls, boys sweep Windom Area on road
Boys basketball: MLA rallies
Column: Stepping out in faith
Column: After a mere 25 years, the triumph of the West is over
Column: The election really was rigged
Column: The post-truth era of politics
Column: Enrichment opportunities abound in 2017
Geneva J. Strolz
Homemade granola easier, more affordable than you think
PieLogNog: A holiday mashup of chocolate, salted caramel, eggnog and pecan pie
Change maker: Kevin Donovan pushes Worthington, and himself, to succeed
Our region was major supplier of early engines for Humvees
Disheveled Thelogian: A feast, a robbery and a reason to give thanks
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July 20, 2016
It's not just the heat -- crops increase humidity
ST. PAUL -- It's not the heat, it's the corn. Well, it's the humidity, but that is increased by corn and other crops. Americans throughout the central part of the country cannot put all the blame on corn for muggy conditions they are experiencing this week, but crops "add an additional...
July 20, 2016 - 9:25pm
May 17, 2016
A little money, a long wait: Rock SWCD gets grant to address 2014 flood damage
LUVERNE — It has been nearly two years since flood waters washed through Rock County farm fields, carrying away topsoil, creating gullies and...
May 17, 2016 - 8:29pm
May 9, 2016
Rains hamper planting: Southwest Minnesota, northwest Iowa lag behind their state
WORTHINGTON — Area farmers grew accustomed to praying for timely rains during the past several years. Now, they’re praying for sunshine and...
May 9, 2016 - 9:06pm
April 11, 2016
Vulnerable crops: In Iowa corn fields, Chinese national’s seed theft exposes vulnerability
ARLINGTON, Iowa — Tim Burrack, a northern Iowa farmer in his 44th growing season, has taken to keeping a wary eye out for unfamiliar vehicles...
April 11, 2016 - 3:43pm
October 14, 2015
Breaking records: State’s corn, soybean yields best ever as local producers reap bin-buster crops
WORTHINGTON — Phenomenal, incredible, outstanding, record-breaking — those are all words area crop producers and grain specialists are using...
October 14, 2015 - 9:47pm
February 18, 2015
Farmers look to Legislature for expansion paths
ST. PAUL — Minnesota farmers want state leaders to help them expand to new markets. They are ready to enter a new era of producing crops...
February 18, 2015 - 8:32pm
December 30, 2014
LUVERNE — After a multi-year drought in southwest Minnesota, the skies opened up in mid-June across the region, dumping approximately 17 inches...
December 30, 2014 - 9:35pm
September 4, 2014
Demonstration builds interest in drones
WORTHINGTON — There was a buzz hovering over a pair of corn and soybean fields south of Worthington Thursday morning, and it wasn’t caused...
September 4, 2014 - 8:09pm
August 24, 2014
WORTHINGTON — The hot and steamy weather that has kept many people indoors with the air conditioner running has made for ideal growing conditions...
August 24, 2014 - 8:36pm
July 15, 2014
Spraying the crops
July 15, 2014 - 8:07pm
July 6, 2014
WORTHINGTON — Fresh produce fans found plenty to chew on when the first Saturday farmers’ markets of the season cropped up in Worthington...
July 6, 2014 - 9:45pm
July 2, 2014
LUVERNE — While Tuesday’s visit by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials was solely to collect damage estimates from governmental...
July 2, 2014 - 8:52pm
June 17, 2014
LEOTA — Like many farmers with crops under water or obliterated by hail, Harley Buys of rural Edgerton is in limbo. “Everything we farm...
June 17, 2014 - 9:54pm
June 2, 2014
Crop pests are coming
Here come the bugs and weeds. The warmer temperatures that arrived across much of the Upper Midwest in late May were needed badly. They warmed and dried fields, allowing the sluggish planting pace to pick up. But the warmer temperatures will also accelerate the development of...
June 2, 2014 - 9:30pm
May 23, 2014
The buzz about bees
OKOBOJI, Iowa — Next to humans, bees are the second most studied species on Earth, and the research has only expanded in recent years with...
May 23, 2014 - 9:14pm