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Minn. man continues ag legacy of brother who died in Ukraine plane crash

Minn. man continues ag legacy of brother who died in Ukraine plane crash

A Willmar, Minn., man has launched a multi-national effort to raise awareness of soil and water management that will continue three decades of work started by his brother, who was killed when an airliner was shot down in Ukraine.

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Well-worn shoes

Well-worn shoes

Being a cowboy, I always remember Dad as a cowboy hat and cowboy boots kind of a guy.

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Ag students remain in high demand

Ag students remain in high demand

Dylan Pratt smiles as he walks through the college livestock barn. He calls out friendly greetings to the cattle and pats a few on the forehead.

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ND farmer adds to farm, feedlot through industry highs and lows

ND farmer adds to farm, feedlot through industry highs and lows

Chase Dewitz has fearlessly expanded his North Dakota farm, having ridden the ups and now navigating the downs of lower commodity prices.

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Broadway's bras raise money and awareness

Broadway's bras raise money and awareness

I’ve written a lot of columns about a lot of different things, but this is probably the first column I’ve written about bras. Yes, bras or brassieres or, as Ellie May Clampett called them in The Beverly Hillbillies television show, “a store bought, lace-trimmed double-barreled slingshot.”

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ND rancher wears multiple hats

ND rancher wears multiple hats

Nevada Miller is a rancher. He’s a taxidermist. And, for a little longer, he’s a rodeo bullfighter, too.

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Activist says tobacco groups' action on child labor puts pressure on Washington

The ban by two leading U.S. tobacco growers’ groups on the use of child labor puts pressure on Washington to end the employment of children in hazardous and unhealthy work, according to a children’s rights activist.

Minn. man injured in tractor accident

The Polk County Sheriff’s office responded to reports of a man pinned under a tractor at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a press release. Ronald Sherette, 69, was flown to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks and treated for unknown injuries.

A gun, a dog and a kid

A gun, a dog and a kid

Just a week or so ago, the sharptailed grouse hunting season opened up in North Dakota. I didn’t get out for the opener to look for grouse on the ranch because I was in Fargo, N.D., looking for Bison at my old home, the campus of North Dakota State University.

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Local leadership important for ag's future

Agriculture faces many challenges, and strong, effective leadership has never been more critical to the future of agriculture than it is today

Recycling old Minn. barns gives ex-offenders new skills

When Scott Tempel and his wife Kara bought their 13-acre farm in Scott County, Minn., a year and a half ago, it came with a storybook dairy barn that had faded red boards, a steep metal roof and an old brick silo. There was only one problem: It was falling apart.

Library lost: remembering the stories

Library lost: remembering the stories

A Scandinavian friend of mine once told me an African proverb. It said, “When an old man dies, a library has burned to the ground.” I thought of that when I was asked to eulogize my mother’s “Norwegian rancher bachelor” cousin, Orlin.

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Minnesota State Fair’s livestock barns stay real (and rural)

Minnesota State Fair’s livestock barns stay real (and rural)

After a full day of work at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds last month, Mark Goodrich went home to his ranch outside Glenwood City to check on the cattle.

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South Africans learn new farming techniques, enjoy life in ND

South Africans learn new farming techniques, enjoy life in ND

This year, five Lankin, N.D.-area farms are hosting a total of a dozen young international farm workers, including 10 from South Africa, one from Brazil and from the Eastern European country of Moldova.

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ND animal cruelty convict arrested for having horses

ND animal cruelty convict arrested for having horses

A man convicted of animal cruelty and mistreatment in the deaths of more than 100 horses was arrested Monday after a search of his north Fargo residence uncovered a horse and a mule in his backyard — his second alleged probation violation in the past three weeks.

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