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MOORHEAD - With the price of its 10-month-old lockout falling by the day and thousands of workers seeking jobs under the terms rejected by union employees, American Crystal Sugar has no plans - and little incentive - to budge from the contract offer it's had on the table since last fall. "There is essentially no willingness to bend from that at all," said David Berg, the company's president and chief executive, in an interview Thursday.
"There are four basic ingredients to life -- and three of them are right here in this jar," said soil conservation technician Jeff Norby, as he held up the aforementioned jar before a group of about 25 students Monday afternoon. "Can you tell me what they are?" he asked the students.
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ROLLAG, Minn. -- Ardean Anderson was trying all morning and afternoon Saturday to install the solenoid on his Allis-Chalmers tractor so he could start it without having to hot-wire it, but he just couldn't get it done -- and not because he didn't know how. "It's had so much attention; I can't stop talking about it," he said. "It's been fun.
The Minnesota apple harvest has arrived, and apple growers say those looking for a favorite variety are advised to call ahead to time their trip.
ROLLAG, Minn. - Ardean Anderson was trying all morning and afternoon Saturday to install the solenoid on his Allis-Chalmers tractor so he could start it without having to hot-wire it, but he just couldn't get it done - and not because he didn't know how. "It's had so much attention; I can't stop talking about it," he said. "It's been fun.
The driver of a sugar beet truck involved in a crash that killed an 18-year-old woman from Wahpeton, N.D., last fall has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison. Cathleen Mary Dean of Barney, N.D., will also have to pay $550 in court costs under the sentence handed down Monday in Richland County District Court by Judge Daniel Narum. Dean was sentenced after she pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the death of Annie Gjesdal, who died Sept.
For the third year, Friends of Minnesota Barns (FoMB) is seeking local barn owners to enter their barn into FoMB's 2010 Barn of the Year Award contest. The award program will recognize barn owners who have made efforts to preserve their barn and help to provide examples and ideas for other owners with problem barns. The entries will be divided into categories: Farm Use and Non-Farm Use. The entries will be judged on historical significance, preservation efforts, preservation creativity, and perceived future of the barn.
PHOTOS BY BRIAN BASHAM With increased cancer rates and a growing outcry against processed, chemically-treated foods, homegrown farmers have found themselves in a popular position these days. Locally grown food can be healthier, better for the environment and -- in many cases -- cheaper than mass-produced food. Following are a few of the local home-grown options. JB's Raspberries Catering to a small, word-of-mouth market, and growing exclusively organic berries, John and Brenda Seley -- who own and operate JB's Raspberries -- epitomize the "small time growers" that have become popular.
A 62-year-old man died in a tractor accident near Vergas Tuesday night. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, John Oliver Antonsen, of Lakeville, Minn. was found dead at the scene after being pinned under an older model Case with no cab or protective frame farm tractor. The accident happened around 9:24 p.m. on Heart Lake Road, near Sybil Lake Road. According to initial information, the Sheriff's Office received a report of an injury accident involving the rollover of a farm tractor.