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Boating accident on Fish Hook Lake
Teardrop camper builders comfortable with cozy camping
Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers 41st Annual Show draws over 3,000
Architectural firm discusses building repairs with Menahga School Board
Charges filed against family friend in kidnapping, murder of 5-year-old
Panthers edge Aitkin in season debut
Rasmussen, Etter sparked Midway's offense
Fisher defends Club Championship
Schroeder captures Club Championship
Grossinger repeats as triathlon champ
JoAnn Elavsky Whitaker
Delbert G. Smith
Gary L. Bohall
Fern Marie Crocker
Lickin' Good Whole Pet Foods opens new storefront on Main
Dorset's Heartland Art Studio bolsters regional art
Basic Business Cents: Job description for vice president of culture
Big River Bread & Breakfast is now open
New owners at Foxy's Bar and Grill
Forestedge Art Fair pleases the eye and palate
Local youth get creative at Youth Music & Art Showcase
2nd Street Stage concludes Aug. 25 with ‘Circle of Heat’
‘Upper Mississippians’ performing at Aug. 25 Noon Hour Concert
Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning programming resumes Sept. 6
Minnesota DNR proposes changes to 48 trout stream designations
Minnesota’s high school clay target state championship drew 7,000 shooters
Minnesota master sergeant takes some blind veterans on a turkey hun
Fish activity peaks after storm fronts move through
Fly fishing provides stress relief
Commentary: Slow down and take a deep breath
Letter: Take time to read Menahga school report
Permanent home needed for future Olympics
Editorial: Support exists here for law enforcement
Letter: Data requests are a legal right to know
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
Local students spent a week at Camp RYLA
Recipes: Dad’s Day Menu
March 21, 2015
Letter: Big Ag bills take away Minnesotans’ rights to file complaints
The big guys with deep pockets are banding together to stick it to ordinary Minnesotans. SF 482 and HF 582 want to ensure that, in case it wasn’t already happening, Big Agriculture can do whatever it wants when it moves into a community. These bills, in short, would take away the...
March 21, 2015 - 1:41pm
February 22, 2014
Commentary: New Farm Bill is a rural investment
BY TOM VILSACK USDA Agriculture secretary The 2014 Farm Bill, passed by Congress and signed by President Obama, strengthens the farm safety net and ensures vital nutrition assistance for hardworking children and families during tough times. It closes loopholes and achieves much-needed...
February 22, 2014 - 12:09pm
February 8, 2014
Finally, a Farm Bill for America
By Collin C. Peterson D-MINN., HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE RANKING MEMBER After nearly four years of work, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 2014 Farm Bill conference report (H.R. 2642) with a bipartisan 251-166 vote on Jan. 29. It’s been a challenging and sometimes...
February 8, 2014 - 1:08pm
February 5, 2014
Editorial: In praise of GOP flexibility on Farm Bill
The Left has its blind spots. One of them came into plain view last week: After the State Department concluded — again — that neither blocking nor approving the Keystone XL pipeline would significantly affect greenhouse-gas emissions, key anti-Keystone activists vowed … to fight...
February 5, 2014 - 10:59am
February 4, 2014
Senate passes Farm Bill, ending 3-year wait
Feb. 4, 2014 – Today the U.S. Senate passed the 2014 Farm Bill with a decisive vote of 68-32, sending it to the president’s desk. “This bill includes proactive and common sense conservation programs that will help deter wetland and other habitat loss, incentivize habitat...
February 4, 2014 - 4:10pm
February 3, 2014
Peterson talks ‘Farm bill hell’ and re-election
By Don Davis Being a vital cog in passing a major U.S. House bill generally is an exhilarating experience. But for U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, passing the farm bill may have been less excitement and more relief. “Today, after nearly four years of work, the House...
February 3, 2014 - 8:58am
February 1, 2014
Editorial: U.S. Congress should support Farm Bill
Hardline conservatives are likely to vote against it. Zealous liberals are likely to do the same. And that suggests the Farm Bill’s conferees got it straight down the middle. Congratulations to Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson and others on the House-Senate...
February 1, 2014 - 2:57pm
December 21, 2013
Editorial: FDA acts to curb farm antibiotics
Cheers to the Food and Drug Administration for finally acting on antibiotic overuse in farm animals. The FDA says the issue is a potential threat to public health, due to the growing number of antibiotic-resistant diseases in humans. Repeated exposure to antibiotics can lead germs...
December 21, 2013 - 4:47pm
August 14, 2013
Editorial: U.S. House delays the farm bill
Political posturing about who or what is delaying action on a much-needed farm bill came into sharper focus when the Republican speaker of the U.S. House refused to appoint members to a conference committee. John Boehner had every chance to do what the Senate wisely did, but he declined....
August 14, 2013 - 1:50pm
July 13, 2013
Editorial: Rep. Peterson calls it like it is
Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., is one of those rare politicians who speak with refreshing candor and without dizzying spin. The 7th District congressman did not disappoint this week when he let fly as his colleagues in the U.S. House, mostly Republicans, who are trying to scuttle...
July 13, 2013 - 12:15pm
September 21, 2012
Area farmers disappointed in failure to pass farm bill
Frustration. Disappointment. Uncertainty. Those are the words that area farmers and farm group leaders are using to describe their reaction to the failed effort to pass a new farm bill before the Sept. 30 deadline. Some producers are particularly concerned about the future of federally...
September 21, 2012 - 7:41am
June 25, 2012
There are billions on the line in the farm bill, but where does it all go?
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- A couple billion dollars for wheat here, another billion for corn there, a few hundred million for soybeans -- maybe more...
June 25, 2012 - 7:39am