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FICTION: Nell Zink's sixth novel in seven years is about a woman's rise from dire beginnings.
Told through multiple voices, "Ocean State" examines the murder of a young girl.
Snow will come in two waves, with the second on Tuesday currently expected to dump more than the first.
Former state ag official Whitney Place now leads Farm Service Agency, which doles out federal dollars to farmers.
Western Minnesota farmer Zach Johnson has amassed big YouTube following with his down-on-the-farm videos.
Escalating farmland values pushed up bids at auction to $4.5 million, shocking leaders at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar.
The Inver Grove Heights-based agribusiness giant posted strong first quarter results in the new fiscal year.
For many farmers, the workflow may slow in winter, but the demands of running a small business seldom ease.
Part memoir, part history by a lawyer who fought foreclosures on family farms in the 1980s.
Engineering students worked with nonprofit Seeds Feeds on project to grow produce year-round.
Following a big judgement against 3M in military earplugs case, the manufacturing giant bounced back with a win in bellwether trials.
A $22.5 million ruling over military earplugs is largest judgment against the Maplewood manufacturer in bellwether trials.
Minnesota agribusiness company says it's first global supplier of edible oil to sign onto World Health Organization goal
Schools in Brainerd and Willmar hope meat-cutting courses will help break bottlenecks in livestock processing.
The Minnetonka-based agribusiness is once again atop Forbes' list of largest private companies in U.S.
Store owners in Minnesota's small towns are yearning for a surge of holiday spending to finish up 2021.
Dan Glessing wins contested race to take leadership at one of state's leading farm organizations.
Lakril Technologies uses U of M-pioneered technology to make acrylics, an ingredient in paints, coatings and adhesives, from corn rather than petroleum.
The Minnesota ag giant is partnering with Illinois's Growmark on a $50M venture capital fund to advance breakthrough technologies in agriculture.
Vegetables grown indoors still a small fraction of produce market, but Faribault company sees a lot of possibility.
Kevin Paap, who's led one of state's top ag interest groups, is wrappig up his tenure this month.
Views on the Minneapolis mayoral race also seemed to be heavily influenced by the city's public safety debate. Voters in St. Paul and cities around the state also went to the polls with big issues at stake.
Two farms in Pine County illustrate how America's evolving discussion on opportunity and race is threading into one of its most lopsided industries: agriculture.
Global Minnesota is holding a virtual symposium on food scarcity challenges Friday.
Minnesota-based food giant Hormel is partnering with Better Meat, a specialist in proteins from potato fermentation.
Two Minnesota nonprofit organizations say farmers are trying to set aside more land for conservation, but federal help isn't coming as planned.
The dividing line appears to be right through the middle of the state, with the northern half enduring lower yields because of the lack of rain in the heart of summer.
Four companies control processing and distribution of 80% of U.S. beef, a choke point that is drawing scrutiny from Washington.
It's the largest investment that food giant Conagra Brands has ever made in a production facility.
Keeping fields properly watered is a complex challenge for Minnesota farmers — especially during this year's drought.
Most of the sweet corn Minnesotans eat is from other states. Most of the sweet corn grown in Minnesota is processed for later consumption.
After a year off for the pandemic, the Minnesota State Fair is back with plenty of agricultural offerings.
Residents, elected officials in two Redwood County towns successfully opposed construction of Dollar General stores this year.
Food bank officials, school nutritionists from Twin Cities told the agriculture secretary that pandemic-era food assistance must continue.
The three-day ag show in southern Minnesota drew good crowds but fewer vendors after taking last year off due to the pandemic.
The yearly farm show in southwestern Minnesota starts Tuesday after a year off
CEO Beth Ford continues to chart new paths for the 100-year old cooperative, which took its name from a stick of butter.
University of Minnesota Extension's "Field Days" aims to give ag professionals a farmer's-eye view.
While dry weather can push up commodity prices, grain farmers increasingly worried about lower yields this year.
Democrats join Republicans in the push to save year-round E15 sales that were first enacted by the Trump Administration.
With the peak sales season coming in September, per-acre prices are already reaching $9,000 threshold in parts of rural Minnesota.
Group of organic farmers join together to promote the perennial wheat that's proven itself in the field but not yet the marketplace.
In special session, the divided Legislature must finish a two-year state budget and agree on other key policy issues.
National polls show large numbers of Republicans continue to believe Trump was the election's real winner.
Men who held state's top office mostly keep opinions to themselves.
If confirmed by the Senate, Thomas Nides will serve as ambassador to Israel.
The main event will be endorsing a Republican gubernatorial candidate.
Anna Min, a photographer and activist, will take over OutFront Minnesota on an interim basis
Even some legislators who aren't on board admit to seeing the writing on the wall.
By Saturday, with only a few dozen hours left until the adjournment deadline of Monday at midnight, legislative leaders and Gov. Tim Walz still had not cut a deal on the two-year state budget that kicks in on July 1, or agreed on new policing laws sought by Democrats.
The list of Republicans running for governor of Minnesota is slowly growing.
The DFL governor's lifting of COVID restrictions by May 28 come as he, lawmakers try to wrap session.
Monica Meyer is stepping down after more than a decade leading state's premier LGBTQ equality group.
The state kept its eight U.S. House seats by the narrowest of margins.
"He grew up in the house that I'm sitting in right now," state Rep. Bjorn Olson said.
Family of former VP, who died Monday, says they'll memorialize him in Minnesota, D.C. later this year.
Minn. Senate GOP still noncommittal and bill named for George Floyd stalled in U.S. Senate.
He served as vice president under Jimmy Carter, and then chose the first woman to run for vice president on a major-party ticket. It followed a series of landmarks in a public career that spanned seven decades in Minnesota and Washington.
Political leaders from across the political spectrum praised the former vice president, who died Monday.
Protesters had been on hand throughout the day outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department, but the scene escalated after the start of a 7 p.m. curfew across four Twin Cities metro counties.
Carnahan wins third two-year term despite challenge for top state GOP post from Sen. Mark Koran
Carnahan, state Sen. Mark Koran facing off in a contentious fight to lead state's Republican Party.
A key Republican state senator is signaling he's likely to back changes to Minnesota's criminal sexual conduct laws.A bipartisan proposal at the State Capitol would…
Antitrust law, Minnesota senator writes, should become "competition policy."
They would include $1 trillion for roads, bridges and other transportation projects nationwide.
Proposal from Senate Republicans would restore Columbus statue, but DFLers unlikely to get on board.
Chair Jennifer Carnahan, state Sen. Mark Koran are in a heated contest to lead the state GOP.
Republican operatives, activists say there remains little upside inside the party to criticize Trump.
A new year brings new reasons for optimism for Minnesota's farmers, fueled by a booming export market with China and forecasts for a strong 2021 harvest. But the new administration has farmers wondering what's in store.
The measure's fate is uncertain in the U.S. Senate.
Chatter around possible bid raises possibility of marquee match-up vs. Gov. Tim Walz.
Minneapolis, Hennepin County officials joined Omar in urging big new relief package.
Doug Wardlow, who lost to Keith Ellison in 2018, says he will seek GOP nomination for a rematch.
The Minnesota Democrat will become vice chair of House panel that oversees Africa policy.
As both jurors and witnesses to Jan. 6 riot, the state's senators say Trump deserves conviction.