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UPDATED: Memorial Day events in the area
Crime report for May 24
Russian billionaire Vekselberg met with Trump lawyer Cohen before the inauguration
No joke: This city in Canada just got more than a foot of snow - in May
Armed bystander fatally shoots gunman who opened fire in Oklahoma City restaurant
A nod to his rising fame, museum unveils Adam Thielen bobbleheads
Rockets take Game 5, inch closer to dethroning Warriors
BASEBALL: Grimm selected to Minnesota All-Star Series
SOFTBALL: Jacks hold off Alexandria in 8-3A tournament
BASEBALL: Blackduck opens playoffs with 13-3 victory
Melverna nee Lindquist Watkins
Cindy Marie Swedberg
John David Langston
Leland Joseph Kupcho
Juliana Mathilda Hommerding
Commentary: Bison passage: Good times in the Badlands
Fire up the grill for Memorial Day
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Are you in need of some old jokes?
Commentary: Safety spout fuels colorful encounter in the boonies
What do all the pine cones mean on transplanted spruce?
Julia Louis-Dreyfus to receive the 2018 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
High heels can have health effects far beyond the feet
Barack and Michelle Obama are becoming television and film producers for Netflix
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding attracted more American viewers than Prince William's
Around the Arts, May 20
Wyoming may legalize trophy hunting of grizzly bears for the first time in 40 years
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The surprises and wonder of the outdoors
PAUL NELSON FISHING: As waters warm up, so should the bite
Expensive fishing electronics require proper touch
Minnesota state park campsites booking fast
Why you're getting flooded with privacy notifications in your email
Commentary: Some gave all: A visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
More than just business: Wells receives Lifetime Achievement Award for helping others
Andersen Corp. creating 40 new jobs with window factory expansion
New Twin Metals plan moves processing plant site: Company provides update in advance of submitting project to regulators
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Barb & Rick
Richard and Marvel Olson
Virg & Marge
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Safe family holiday can include safe grilling
Commentary: Bison passage: Good times in the Badlands
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Defending the Second Amendment in its entirety
Commentary: You say hello, I say goodbye
Commentary: Kindness is the real showstopper at the circus
May 21, 2018
COMMENTARY: When machines, crops, prices fail you, remember you still have worth
"You're only as good as your next story." This is one of the gems of "wisdom" I heard when I was starting out as "cub" reporter in the late 1970s. It was a cliche of the business, a statement mostly true but also with some unintended ill effects. I thought about this the other day...
May 21, 2018 - 7:57am
May 17, 2018
Warming planet could mean bigger corn crops for US farmers
An alarming increase in global temperatures from Earth's changing climate could bring an unexpected benefit for U.S. farmers who grow corn, the...
May 17, 2018 - 12:17pm
May 15, 2018
Sugar policy revamp may be price of passing farm bill
The U.S. House may deliver a significant victory for candy-makers this week in a decades-long quest to end sugar price supports. Representative...
May 15, 2018 - 4:14pm
May 14, 2018
It's amazing what a little rain can do for the land and the spirit
I heard it faintly, late at night, above the sounds of the house settling into sleep. My 2-year-old had just finished her nightly round of crying,...
May 14, 2018 - 7:02am
May 9, 2018
Report: 31 million acres of farmland lost to development
WASHINGTON — A new report reinforces what most everyone in U.S. food production already knows: Development is irreversibly diminishing...
May 9, 2018 - 12:38pm
April 30, 2018
My Little Pony and the representation of agriculture in media
I want to discuss something very important today, something that connects to society and perception and cultural differences. Eh, who am I kidding?...
April 30, 2018 - 7:02am
April 24, 2018
Next threat stalking American farmers is the end of cheap money
American farmers have managed to stay afloat despite years of shrinking crop values, the lowest incomes since the recession and a budding trade...
April 24, 2018 - 9:42am
April 16, 2018
Acreage may be dictated by weather, not economics
YANKTON, S.D.—The recent U.S. Department of Agriculture Prospective Plantings Report contained a few surprises, with United States farmers...
April 16, 2018 - 8:20am
April 11, 2018
Trump considers Depression-era program to bail out farmers caught in his trade war with China
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is looking at using a Depression-era program to help bail out American farmers hurt by the escalating trade...
April 11, 2018 - 6:44pm
April 9, 2018
U.S. corn shipments soar to a record amid trade concern, drought
U.S. corn exports jumped to the highest in at least 23 years amid adverse crop weather in the Americas and the threat of Chinese trade tariffs....
April 9, 2018 - 1:11pm
April 4, 2018
Brewing trade war compounds woes of Midwest farmers
Thanks to President Donald Trump, China just dealt U.S. farmers their latest blow. The Asian country said Wednesday, April 4, it plans to impose...
April 4, 2018 - 12:11pm
March 29, 2018
Soybean acres top corn for first time in 35 years as U.S. farmers shrug off China concern
Soybean acreage in the U.S. this year will exceed corn plantings for the first time in 35 years, according to a government survey, suggesting...
March 29, 2018 - 1:41pm
March 26, 2018
SD agriculture showcased at Ag Day at the Pavilion
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Most consumers are several generations from the farm but at the annual Ag Day at the Pavilion in Sioux Falls on March...
March 26, 2018 - 6:30am
March 25, 2018
Commentary from 4th generation farmer: Trade wars are economic self-mutilation
Agriculture is now a global market, affecting our plans on what and how much we plant in acres each season. Agriculture will be the casualty...
March 25, 2018 - 8:06am
March 19, 2018
Watch your ears! Farmers still suffer hearing loss
PERLEY, Minn. --Paul Houglum knows farming has taken its toll on his hearing. In mid-March he was hauling grain to the local elevator, emptying...
March 19, 2018 - 8:42am