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Prosecutors will not file charges in overdose death of musician Prince
Father charged with murder in death of 3-year-old western Minn. boy
Phifer exits District 8 DFL race after failing to secure party endorsement
Brainerd School Board: What's next now that bond referendum passed?
Cass County Board: 4-H coordinator honored with award for courage and innovation
Danecdotes: 12 Patriots commit to colleges
Boos will be remembered for his contributions to golf in lakes area
Track and field: Patriot girls 1st, boys 3rd in Bemidji
College Athletics: Gopher Road Trip travels to Cragun's May 23
Area Golf: Boos remembered as the creator of golf mecca
Byron W. Dezurik
Duane Henry Prahm
Margaret A. Burton
Jeanne M. Hunt (Mahlum)
Dallas "Tex" Warne
3 affordable wines to consider this spring
Crow Wing Energized: The Personal Impact of Workplace Wellness
3 Things for Better Health - April 16
Try a phone app to help you make healthy choices at the grocery store
Chef's Hat: Make your own rotisserie chicken
Danecdotes: Skipping spring is what we need
Letter to the editor: Overlooking veterans
Cheesehead Chatter: What's on your bucket list?
Pequot Lakes Mayor's Notebook: Rumors about Trailside Park plans addressed
The Last Windrow: Ice-covered lakes don't cool fishing fever
letters to the editor
Births: April 8, 2018
John and Clare Staulcup
Births - April 1, 2018
Births-March 22, 2018
January 31, 2018
Empty barns: Prolonged low milk prices pressuring dairy farms to fold
ALEXANDRIA, Minn.—There wasn't really a last straw that made Billy Euerle walk away from his Garfield dairy farm last year. Things had...
January 31, 2018 - 4:42pm
December 20, 2017
Hotline available for farmers
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota Department of Agriculture recently established a Farm and Rural Helpline, a resource Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, said could help those facing a variety of challenges in greater Minnesota. The MDA created the helpline as a one-stop shop of sorts for farmers...
December 20, 2017 - 4:30am
December 11, 2017
10 gift ideas for the farm families on your Christmas list
Do you have a farmer or a farm family on your Christmas list this year? No two farmers or farm families are exactly alike, of course. But there...
December 11, 2017 - 6:50am
November 21, 2017
MnDOT details ditch mowing rule
The placid patches of grass under the purview of the Minnesota Department of Transportation have become a subject of controversy. Ditches near...
November 21, 2017 - 7:00am
October 30, 2017
Update: Minnesota farmer dies after being run over, dragged by plow
FARWELL, Minn. -- A 58-year-old western Minnesota farmer died in a farming accident over the weekend. On Sunday, Oct. 29, at 7:42 a.m., the...
October 30, 2017 - 2:25pm
The Last Windrow: Remembering true workhorses as technology takes over
I know how Max and King, if they were human, would have felt when they heard that they would soon be obsolete. Max and King were two old workhorses...
September 30, 2017 - 7:30am
July 24, 2017
The happenstance farmer: Young Minnesota producer in unexpected career
HOFFMAN, Minn. — Many farmers say their career is what they always wanted, what they always planned on. Not Andrew Barsness. But the happenstance...
July 24, 2017 - 11:42am
July 2, 2017
5 questions with Katie Brenny, farmer with an off-farm career, Mazeppa, Minn.
Q: What is your role in agriculture today? I wear many hats in agriculture — from a farmer, to a farmer's wife, to an advocate, to an agriculture...
July 2, 2017 - 12:12pm
June 22, 2017
Minnesota farm couple raising sheep to help in treating human disease
KENSINGTON, Minn.—Dan and Kay Persons, sheep producers in rural Kensington in western Minnesota, are hoping to play a role in the fight...
June 22, 2017 - 4:35pm
June 15, 2017
The accidental farmer: Minnesota man embraces ‘idyllic lifestyle’
HOFFMAN, Minn. — After Andrew Barsness graduated from high school in 2009, he wasn't sure where his life was going. "I was going to college...
June 15, 2017 - 8:50pm
May 7, 2017
The Last Windrow: Fertilizing fields in Iowa
I'm high in phosphorus. The numbers are off the charts. My nitrogen and potash are within limits, but my phosphorus is a concern. No, I'm not...
May 7, 2017 - 6:00am
September 20, 2016
Watch out for farm equipment this fall, MnDOT says
ST. PAUL—Motorists traveling on Minnesota highways this fall need to be aware of large farm equipment transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. "Harvest season is in full swing and farmers in every...
September 20, 2016 - 5:03pm
July 6, 2015
What does the Fourth of July really mean?
As a substitute teacher of elementary students, I would go over the months of the year. Then I would say a holiday and they would have to give me the month. To trick them I would ask if Canada had a Fourth of July. No matter the age they would say "no" - the Fourth is our Independence...
July 6, 2015 - 12:38pm