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Opinion

Mychal Wilmes remembers how his mother's baking was a balm even when things went wrong.
Ann Bailey explains why she's thankful for agriculture in professional and personal life.
No two "farm wives" are the same, Jonathan Knutson writes. But their contributions to an operation's success can be many.
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To connect teens with adults, Northwood Public School along with a community healthcare partner held its first Multi-Generation Trivia Night with 14 teams participating. Katie Pinke was a part of the last-place team and shares the wins she still experienced between friends and three generations of her family.
Mychal Wilmes examines how his brother and other farmers survived -- or didn't survive -- the 1980s farm crisis and what changes agriculture, ag lending and rural communities have seen since then.
One of the most significant lessons my dad taught this farmer’s daughter was to lead by example.
Ethanol production is by many measurements the best economic development tool in rural America outside of farming, Mychal Wilmes says. But he also revisits the impact Prohibition had on rural areas.
Jenny Schlecht reflects on the little irritants on a farm, like the dust from pushing cattle or unloading corn and how it can affect parts of day-to-day life.
Katie Pinke shares four key takeaways from Bowman Area Chamber of Commerce's banquet for each community and county to celebrate agriculture.

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"The heritage that we who are deeply rooted in the land cherish links us to the past and to what is to come," Mychal Wilmes says.
Three insects are determined to make their way inside our house: boxelder bugs, Asian lady beetles and stripey flies.
Do grain cart drivers understand why a combine driver wants them to drive just so? And do those planning farm estates understand why it's important to organize things a certain way? Myron Friesen said explaining the "why" behind how things are done on the farm can make all the difference.

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