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'Making Memories' at Itasca State Park
Itasca State Park hosts enjoy being campground 'ambassadors'
Learning from their mistakes
Woman jumps into Minnesota lake to help save duck hunters in dramatic rescue
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Panthers coast to another dual win
Tigers control net in win over Blackduck
Pirates hand Braves first conference loss
Fast start keys Cardinals' win over Warriors
Tigers roll to another impressive victory
Sharon Lee Mead
Orrin "Bud" E. Barnum
Everett Lee Langland
Basic Business Cents: Innovate for success
Basic Business Cents: Image Management
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
Anne Dunn wins first annual storytelling contest
Poet, folk singer offering free songwriting workshop at Nemeth Art Center
Who Will Be the Great American Storyteller?
Free screenings of Pine Point documentary this weekend
America's top female quintet performing Sept. 23
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
Respect your neighbor's right to put up political yard signs
Letter: Aluminum can collection trailer to be moved
Editorial: Minnesota struggles just to get grip on mental health problems
Letter: Klabunde supports local interests
Commentary: Breaking home ties
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
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