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The bill maintains the status quo for most farmers, but it gives small dairy producers new pricing protection.
Global grain, energy company still recovering after freight trader falsified records.
That means they need a lot more refrigerator space. Aid groups are hustling to find storage for $1.2 billion in U.S. meat and produce.
Eighty-four farms filed for Chapter 12 bankruptcy in Wis., Minn., North and South Dakota and Montana in the 12 months that ended in June, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. That's more than double the number over the same period in 2013 and 2014.
Why go hunting? "For the meat" is becoming a more common answer.
Government payments cover a small fraction of dairy losses due to trade wars, farmers say.
Robert Holmes was a risk-taker who jumped motorcycles, raced cars and boats and flew airplanes, but he was also a meticulous man who organized the…
Minnesota farmers want to keep using chlorpyrifos.
The maker of Salted Nut Rolls, Nut Goodies and Mint Patties is being purchased by Minneapolis-based Spell Capital.
The company still plans to file amended financials.
Steve King has been criticized for his support of those with racist views.
A startup in Iowa says it has fixes to many of the obstacles
The farmers co-op, one of the nation's largest shippers, discovered errors on rail freight contracts.
Comfrey Farm, which raises Duroc pigs that produce darker, marbled pork, is angling for retail sales.
Pipeline Foods has five elevators dedicated to storing and moving organics.
The virus has spread from Africa to domestic and wild pigs in China, Japan and Europe.
Farmers want their mandated conservation easements to be discounted from property taxes
The trade war with China is falling hardest on soybean farmers west and northwest of the Twin Cities, who are being offered substantially less money…
Trump's revised trade deal has Minnesota farmers, workers cautiously optimistic.
The high-tech soybeans have been stripped of the gene that creates trans fats.
Experiment finds room in the back of empty trucks returning to distribution hubs.
David Bedford bites into 500 apples a day in peak season, so he knows a thing or two about taste and texture. And when the…
Fired Colo. meatpackers say they were denied prayer breaks, will share a $1.5M payout.
The escalating trade war is imposing new burdens on Minnesota's vast and economically important agricultural sector.
Some drivers lament change, but most new semis automated.
Sonny Perdue suggests the China dispute will take a while to resolve and may require the president to directly intervene.
Congress is considering whether to reverse the gradual decline of the program.
Long winter and heavy rains blamed; crops are better in dry northwest.
The U and Purdue University partnered to develop an app to help stop the march of an invasive bug that harms crops.
Beleaguered dairy farmers welcome the relief, but dark clouds loom.
Firm will reach 28.5M listeners, 56M podcast downloads per month.
Some farmers are shuddering as Morris-based Riverview builds dairy farms on a scale never seen in the state.
Some in the agricultural economy still give him the benefit of the doubt. But so far, Trump's tactics have only hurt farmers, and patience is running thin.
Beth Ford, an eight-year veteran of Land O'Lakes, will formally take the top job at the Arden Hills-based farmer-owned cooperative on Wednesday
Some farmers, as well as some key Republicans in Congress, aren't convinced it is the solution, with one calling it "a Band-Aid on an arterial bleed."
U puts out warnings that farmers should check their fields for the bugs.
Exports nearly doubled in May compared with April in anticipation of cost hike.
Low commodity prices, relentless rain taking toll.
Citing a two-second lag in which millions of dollars in trading occurs, the agency hopes to 'level the playing field.'
Mpls. council asked for feasibility study in 2017.
The daughter of Swedish immigrants played Carnegie Hall, recorded solo albums for MGM Records, taught at the Boston University School of Music until 1983 and gave private lessons into her 90s.
As a decision looms over whether Minneapolis should change its zoning rules to invite a flood of multifamily housing, residents are taking sides in the fight over fourplexes.
Displaced 35W drivers squeeze onto residential roads
Council member vows to overhaul Mpls. ordinance encouraging practice.
The ordinance, which went into effect May 1, can no longer be enforced.
The city has settled 13 lawsuits, another 20 have been dismissed or dropped, and one remains.
Minneapolis city employees are volunteering to help inspect buildings and plan new construction in the hurricane-ravaged U.S. Virgin Islands. Four city employees planned to travel…
The money is a big boost for plans to transform the obsolete barge terminal.
Minneapolis city records show that inspectors have found code deficiencies in the building, built more than a century ago. But all of the violations were resolved by April.
Counter-service restaurants that eliminate waiters are on the rise, but a tip-free experience has fallen flat at table-service restaurants.
Mpls. City Council revoked license of Orchid Massage Spa for suspect activities.
Economists agree that cities can stabilize the cost of housing by loosening zoning to allow more construction in more places. But the city's argument for affordability has been rebuffed by many homeowners.
Work began Monday on a $10 million renovation of Peavey Plaza, the sunken park next to Orchestra Hall and across the street from Brit's Pub on Nicollet Mall.
The project is another sign of a changing Minneapolis, with small businesses swept away around Loring Park.
Effort is aimed at ending the use of pesticides that poison bees, butterflies.
The ordinance "casts its net too far," said Judge Mel Dickstein.
TV anchor Alix Kendall's information was looked up in the driver's license database more than 3,800 times across the state.
The move to tax court is to avoid a potential conflict.
Landlords and others cheer the move approved by the Minneapolis City Council.
Over the past four decades, Giles helped move the boundaries of basket weaving and earned international recognition for her art.
His legal battle, during which he lost his home and his livelihood, is over, and Louis Hunter is raising money for a vegan eatery in Minneapolis.
Will Mpls. Mayor Jacob Frey's words turn into actions?
Department says compliance is over 80 percent.
Velma Korbel called "right person" to continue work on police accountability.
Just like an earlier forum, frustration over police treatment of black residents boiled over.
Commission says change may not have any effect.
Ex-mayor's texts are spared from claims because she was doing her job, ruling says.
Postal Service has no plans to move out of landmark, but designs are drawn.
They say homeownership key to North Side stability.
The mayor faced tough questions from citizens demanding police reform.
The two gatherings will be interactive sessions away from City Hall.
Though some groups opposed Susan Segal, her supporters spoke up at two public hearings.
The 20-year plan envisions more people and taller buildings for Minneapolis.
Two older buildings will be replaced; official said project won't affect taxes.
"Competitive overhaul" seeks to redo outdated restrooms.