Minnesota farmers are too stoic and polite to issue an official na-nah-nah-boo-boo. But with drought conditions ravaging Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana, prices for what could be record yields of corns and sugarbeets are spelling nice profits for Minnesota farmers.
Said Scott Johnson from his corn and soybean fields in southwestern MInnesota: "It went better than we thought it would -- by a long ways -- that's for sure."
Here's a story from the Associated Press' Steve Karnowski about the robust 2012 yields and farmers' moods.
From Wabasha to Warroad, from Sleepy Eye to Silver Bay, Dateline Minnesota scours the state to bring you breaking news from outside the Twin Cities.
Patients with certain serious illnesses and conditions will be able to buy medical marijuana, starting July 1. As of Friday, Minnesota had enrolled 41 patients, and 176 doctors and other medical professionals have registered to certify more.