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    Potato farmers accused of spoiling crop, defrauding government

    FARGO- Federal prosecutors say two North Dakota brothers and potato farmers defrauded the government out of nearly $840,000 by intentionally ruining their crops to collect insurance payments. Aaron Johnson and Derek Johnson, farmers near Cooperstown, were ...

    Early damage estimate $4.5 million from potato warehouse fire

    PERHAM- A fire that destroyed an R.D. Offutt Co. potato warehouse last week near Perham caused an estimated $4.5 million in damage, according to Perham Fire Chief Mark Schmidt. Investigators from the state fire marshal’s office and R.D. Offutt’s insurance ...

    Holiday salad and more

    I love Christmas and the whole reason we celebrate the holiday. Sometimes I think we allow Christmas to take on a purpose beyond the actual meaning. To me, Christmas is a time of family and goodwill. More than that it is a time to make others happy and si ...

    Perham potato warehouse reduced to rubble

    PERHAM- What was a large potato storage warehouse has been reduced to a smoldering heap of rubble and wreckage after an all-night fire consumed the building and its contents. The warehouse, located just northwest of Perham on Otter Tail County Highway 80, ...

    She lived to serve others

    Jesus fed the multitude with a few fish and some bread, while Olga Pedersen tried to do it with mashed potatoes and coffee. My mom served mashed potatoes to so many people that she literally wore out her serving spoon. The spoon’s ladle has actually been ...

    Cheesy potatoes and shredded turkey a delicious meal

    Potatoes always win applause and are a favorite vegetable at our house. Whether I fry them, mash them, scallop or bake them, they seem to make a meal complete. This week I would like to share a good basic cheesy potato bake that’s sure to be a favorite. I ...

    This was Brainerd- July 25

    JULY 25 20 years ago (1993) (Adv.) The Less Expensive Spread! Grade A Butter – 1 lb. FREE with coupon and $10 purchase; Sweet Corn – 8 for 99 cents; Rib Eye Steak – lb. $4.59; Russet Potatoes – 5 lb. bag – 99 cents; Red Baron Pizza – 2 for $5.98. County M ...

    Stories of Christmas 3rd place-Adults

    By SARAH STEINFELDT Age 28 Brainerd The roast chicken and mashed potatoes were a far cry from whatever squishy and unidentifiable thing she had dug out of the Dumpster behind McDonald’s last Christmas Eve; yet as she created gravy rivers in the potatoes w ...

    Minnesota Grown Directory can help with Thanksgiving menu planning

    It’s easy to incorporate Minnesota grown foods into your annual Thanksgiving meal. With the help of the Minnesota Grown Directory and some pre-planning, your holiday guests can enjoy everything from the main course to desserts made with Minnesota grown me ...

    MDA distributes federal block grants to support specialty crops

    MDA distributes federal block grants to promote specialty crops The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) received $704,000 in Specialty Crop Block Grants from the United States Department of Agriculture–Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS), to o ...

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