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Broadband connectivity initiative continues for rural areas in Region Five
Larger than life: Rukavina remembered for his accomplishments, big personality
Native American drummer speaks on the MAGA-hat wearing teens who surrounded him
Thousands gather for third Women's March after year of controversy
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Swanson Assumes Role of President at Frandsen Bank
Shutdown undercuts the IRS, just in time for a particularly difficult tax season
Biz Buzz: Dairy Queen not closing - poised to expand in Brainerd
Minnesota unemployment remains steady; 4 straight months at 2.8 percent
Get a plan for nonproductive land: Solutions take time, but can be found
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Area Wrestling: Road Crew runs away with team title
Wild overcome adversity, earn hard-fought win over Blue Jackets
Bemidji State seals Hockey Day sweep: Driscoll, BSU blank Michigan Tech
Minnesota holds off Penn State at buzzer
Bemidji blanks Greenway for Hockey Day Minnesota victory
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What's Up Outdoors: Good friends, new lakes make for fun fishing
Successful snowmobile rides start with safety mindset
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Anglers are encouraged to take a kid ice fishing Jan. 19-21
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
New coalition aims to snuff out tobacco use by working together
Salonen: I was unplanned, but, thank God, I’m here
Religious fundamentalist leader plans northeast Minn. building project: Church is known for child marriage, polygamy
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CLC alumna to speak on Australia trip
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November 27, 2018
Low yields, depressed markets take toll on southwest Minnesota farmers
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — A challenging growing season, depressed markets, increased input costs and China’s imposed tariffs on agricultural products...
November 27, 2018 - 9:28pm
November 5, 2018
New study finds manure better than inorganic fertilizer for crops
The objective of farming has remained nearly unchanged for generations — grow quality produce and find ways to increase yield. The means of achieving these longstanding goals remains in a constant state of evolution and innovation. Improving soil fertility is one area of research...
November 5, 2018 - 5:02pm
September 24, 2018
Balancing the variables of farming and ranching
After several late night sessions of helping my husband plan for the next year on the farm, I'm reminded why I chose to make my living with words...
September 24, 2018 - 7:08am
July 23, 2018
Waters recede in southwest Minnesota, but damage lingers
SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA — The waters may be receding in southwest Minnesota after the heavy rains and flooding in June. However, damage in...
July 23, 2018 - 6:00am
July 11, 2018
2018 acreage reporting dates announced
In order to comply with Farm Service Agency program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Crow Wing/Cass/Aitkin/Itasca County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline. The acreage reporting date applicable for...
July 11, 2018 - 9:30am
May 21, 2018
Drought effects improve in southwest ND
SHIELDS, N.D. — The grass shines deep green in southwestern North Dakota. Some fields of small grains have begun to push out of the ground....
May 21, 2018 - 6:45am
March 12, 2018
Trade, weather will have big consequences for prices
BISMARCK — Tim Petry is tired of the word "record," because when it comes to livestock markets and production, "we are constantly setting...
March 12, 2018 - 7:04am
September 7, 2017
Monsanto seeks to end Arkansas ban on herbicide linked to crop damage
CHICAGO - Monsanto Co pushed Arkansas on Thursday to allow farmers to spray crops with the company's dicamba herbicide, linked to damage on plants...
September 7, 2017 - 3:56pm
June 22, 2017
Parts of the Dakotas and Montana are now in extreme drought, the only such spots in the US
BISMARCK, N.D. — Parts of North Dakota, Montana and South Dakota now are considered in extreme drought. Extreme drought is the second-worst...
June 22, 2017 - 1:26pm
April 6, 2017
Minnesota finds source of invasive weed on conservation land
CHICAGO - Minnesota's agriculture department said on Thursday that one company, Green Valley Seed, sold the seed planted on all the land in a...
April 6, 2017 - 3:25pm
Future of trade in question under Trump
CRESTWOOD, Ky. — With President Donald Trump removing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and seeking to renegotiate and potentially leave the North American Free Trade Agreement, the outlook for trade relationships with the U.S. and its neighbors is unclear. While the...
February 6, 2017 - 10:00am
January 16, 2017
Arctic Apples will test appetite for genetically modified produce
SUMMERLAND, British Columbia—Neal and Louisa Carter didn't set out to be pioneers in biotechnology. But their work to develop non-browning...
January 16, 2017 - 7:00am
August 15, 2016
Reader Opinion: Another perspecitve
A July 21 Page A2 article in the Dispatch blames crops, particularly corn, for releasing large amounts of water to the air (transpiration) increasing humidity levels and making us more miserable on hot summer days.
August 15, 2016 - 10:25pm
July 21, 2016
Enrollment for ag risk program ends Aug. 1
The Crow Wing/Cass/Aitkin/Itasca USDA Farm Service Agency reminded eligible producers to enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for 2016. The enrollment period will end Aug. 1, a release said.
July 21, 2016 - 9:17pm
October 16, 2015
MDA offers 2015 Greenbook
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture announced the publication of the 2015 Greenbook, a set of stories about sustainable agriculture research and demonstration projects taking place on Minnesota crop, livestock, fruit, and vegetable farms. "The Greenbook is an important part of...
October 16, 2015 - 5:46pm