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  • Minnesota wild rice yields hurt by spring rainfall

      REMER, Minn. (AP) – Experts say spring storms have negatively affected wild rice yields in Minnesota. Rod Ustipak, a wild rice expert for the state Department of Natural Resources, tells Minnesota Public Radio News …

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    13 Aug 14
  • Record crops predicted; farmers market carefully

      DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Farmers will produce a record-breaking corn harvest this year, surpassing earlier expectations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which has revised upward its estimate of this year’s corn harvest …

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    13 Aug 14
  • Minnesota farmers progress on small-grain harvest

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Dry weather over the past week has allowed Minnesota farmers to make steady progress on the small -grain harvest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its weekly crop progress …

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    12 Aug 14
  • Emergency haying, grazing approved in 7 counties

      ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Farmers in seven Minnesota counties have been cleared for emergency haying and grazing on acres enrolled in Conservation Reserve Program. The federal Farm Service Agency says excessive rain has …

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    12 Aug 14
  • Minnesota nets $5 million to fix flood-hit roads

      ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Another $5 million in federal assistance is bound for Minnesota to help repair roads and bridges damaged by severe flooding in June. Governor Mark Dayton’s administration said Thursday that …

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    08 Aug 14
  • Dayton says 6 Minnesota governor debates sufficient

      MARSHALL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton says gubernatorial debates should focus on other candidates until voters in next week’s primary choose a Republican to run against him. The Democratic incumbent spoke about …

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    08 Aug 14
  • Tyler Caputo

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – A Mankato man accused of providing the synthetic drugs that killed two people is being held on $1 million bail.  Tyler Caputo was arrested in suburban Chicago last week after leaving Minnesota …

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    06 Aug 14
  • police line 2

      NORTHFIELD, Minn. (AP) – Minneapolis-area police have arrested a man in connection to an armed robbery that left a man lying in the road with a gunshot wound. WCCO-TV reports 27-year-old Shane Hejl of Northfield …

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    01 Aug 14