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March 26, 2015
Residents air concerns over odors in Rushmore
WORTHINGTON — It was standing-room only Wednesday night at the Nobles County Public Works facility in Worthington, where a public hearing was conducted on a proposed swine nursery barn within a mile of Rushmore’s city limits. Nearly all of the comments about bad odor wafting...
March 26, 2015 - 8:13pm
March 25, 2015
Want to win a pig?
WORTHINGTON — Dale and Kathy Solt of rural Reading have been 4-H parents for 35 years, following one or more of their five children to the Minnesota State Fair after garnering trips — usually in the 4-H swine project — about 31 of those years. Now, as their youngest son,...
March 25, 2015 - 8:28pm
February 24, 2015
Gas-fueled pressure washers caused huge hog fire
TRUMAN — State investigators have concluded that a huge fire that killed more than 12,000 pigs and hogs at a southern Minnesota swine farm was accidental and caused by excessive heat from gas-fueled pressure washers, according to KEYC-TV in Mankato. The State Fire Marshal Division...
February 24, 2015 - 8:44pm
January 28, 2015
PEDv still impacting swine industry
WORTHINGTON — At the April 2014 Worthington Bio Conference, local veterinarians Keith Wilson and Steve Dudley collaborated on a presentation about Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PEDv) — a virus that was sweeping through the U.S. swine industry. The disease, which is believed to have...
January 28, 2015 - 8:51pm
May 23, 2014
Livestock expansion continues
WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Planning Commission approved several new or expanding livestock facilities during a Wednesday night meeting, including the construction of a new beef feedlot in a wellhead protection area south of Worthington. Aaron Nystrom, Worthington, was granted...
May 23, 2014 - 12:40pm
April 3, 2014
Local veterinarians talk PED virus in swine
WORTHINGTON — An epidemic sweeping through the U.S. swine industry, causing 100 percent mortality in suckling pigs and minimal death loss in feeder pigs and sow herds, was the topic of conversation Thursday afternoon at the 10th annual Worthington Bio Conference. Keith Wilson,...
April 3, 2014 - 9:13pm
April 12, 2012
Permits approved for new swine nursery in Grand Prairie Township
WORTHINGTON -- The Nobles County Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit Wednesday night for Sy Lonneman & Sons, Adrian, to construct an 80- by 124-foot total confinement barn to house 2,000 head of nursery pigs in the northeast quarter of Section 1, Grand Prairie ...
April 12, 2012 - 8:30pm
November 19, 2009
Latest H1N1 flu report has better news
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's H1N1 flu outbreak continues to ease, but state health officials warn that another wave may be on the way. "We may be down in terms of influenza activity," State Epidemiologist Dr. Ruth Lynfield said Wednesday. However, she warned, other states also have...
November 19, 2009 - 12:00am
October 24, 2009
FluLine response improves
ST. PAUL -- Flu-stricken Minnesotans are finding a shorter wait for medical advice when they call a state hotline. "The wait times have improved," Buddy Ferguson of the Minnesota Health Department said Friday afternoon. "Right now, it is looking like two to four hours for a nurse...
October 24, 2009 - 12:00am
October 7, 2008
Comments sought on proposed swine expansion
MARSHALL -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheet for Randy Hein, who has proposed expanding an existing operation by adding a 101- by 192-foot swine finishing barn with a maximum capacity of 2,400 head, in Section 28, Graham...
October 7, 2008 - 12:00am
June 25, 2008
Pork industry in peril
WORTHINGTON -- There is a vicious cycle running through the agricultural industry today, and it could be months, perhaps years, before any relief is in sight. While consumers complain about the high cost of food in the grocery store and the pain at the gas pump, many have pointed...
June 25, 2008 - 12:00am
May 13, 2008
Brief: Web Resources for Pork Producers
ST. PAUL -- The University of Minnesota Extension has created a coordinated set of web resources to help pork producers with tough financial questions. The site can be accessed at www.extension.umn. edu/Swine, click on "Pork Producer Resources for Difficult Financial Times."...
May 13, 2008 - 12:00am