PRAIRIE BUSINESS Is your business a great place to work?
If you love going to work everyday, you're one of the lucky ones. And so is your employer.Studies have shown that companies with the best employee morale enjoy lower turnover, better financial perform... Posted on 6/11/15 at 10:23 AM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Taking to the field (baseball and crop)
The Minnesota Twins take to the field, at least for the start of the major league season, April 6 at Detroit. I'm optimistic about the Twins' long-term future (their minor league system is strong), bu... Posted on 3/17/15 at 3:24 PM
RURAL REFLECTIONS The dam and the water tower
Its not a place most would associate with great physical or emotional pain. The location, one mile west of my hometown of Viking, Minnesota, marks a spot along the railroad tracks thats seen pain you ... Posted on 2/7/15 at 1:01 PM
FARM BLEAT Falling leaves and eagles’ wings
A couple of extra vacation days and a forecast for sunshine sent me to Minnesotas eastern boundary last weekend to admire the beauty along the St. Croix and Mississippi rivers.
I know Ive said it ... Posted on 10/21/14 at 9:02 PM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER The Last Blog Post
Today is my last day at WDAY/WDAZ, so the following is my last blog post....
One of my favorite quotes is from Stephen Hawking. Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try... Posted on 3/28/14 at 11:46 AM
MINNEAPOLIS - Five bighead carp have been captured in the past week in a river in Minnesota, a worrisome sign that the invasive fish species is making inroads in northern waterways, the state's Department of Natural Resources said on Tuesday.
Minnesota lawmakers and agriculture interests reached a compromise on buffer strips around water that delays requiring the 50-foot buffers the governor sought, but problems remained Sunday night and negotiations continued.
Dozens of countries have imposed total or partial bans on U.S. poultry and poultry imports since an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza was discovered in December.
Each of the top 10 importers have introduced restrictions. Total bans have been imposed by China, South Korea and Angola, whose markets were valued at nearly $700 million last year.
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota House Wednesday night approved the first installment of funding to fight bird flu that is killing poultry across the state in a vote that paves the way for state money to soon start flowing in the battle.
The bill, which passed unanimously, would provide $379,000 for the Board of Animal Health and $514,000 for the state Agriculture Department. Senators are expected to approve it soon.
WILLMAR, Minn. -- The State Emergency Operations Center announced Sunday that 30 National Guard soldiers will haul water needed for avian influenza decontamination today through Wednesday.
The soldiers will come from the 682nd Engineer Battalion in Willmar and the A Company, 134th Brigade Support Battalion of Brooklyn Park, according to a media release.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Invite Charlie Parson over for a gathering and he's likely to bring some beer.
"I've been brewing beer since I started graduate school in 1969 and when I moved to Bemidji, there were some active homebrewers," he said.
WILLMAR, Minn. –– The avian influenza, which continues to steamroll through commercial turkey farms in Kandiyohi County, is getting the attention of the state’s top lawmakers who will hold a public forum at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Minnwest Technology Campus in Willmar.
Minnesota has joined Wisconsin in declaring a state of emergency over an outbreak of bird flu in poultry that has led to the deaths of more than 7 million birds this year.
Minnesota is also speeding up prescriptions of antiviral drug Tamiflu for farm workers and others who have been in direct contact with infected flocks. No infections have been reported in humans.
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