Work crews in Worthington in southwest Minnesota are still clearing away debris from an early April ice storm. That includes about 750 trees from parks and other city property.
The winners of this year’s Siehl Prize for achievements in agriculture are Yue Jin, Phillip Minerich, Ted Huisinga and Ray Norling.
Net income for organic farms fell last year, but 2011was a strong year for larger organic farms, according to a Minnesota Department of Agriculture report.
A research scientists aims to to control weeds with a fine grit propelled through specially designed compressed air nozzles.
A New Memorial will soon commemorate the U.S.-Dakota War. The conflict was fought mainly in and near the Minnesota River valley in southern Minnesota in August and September of 1862.
About 5,000 geese arrived this week at the Talcott Lake Wildlife Management Area near Worthington, Minn.
The India-based Suzon company may not reopen its Pipestone plant soon. The company once had more than 500 employees in the southwest Minnesota community making blades for wind turbines.
A disputed plan to quarry granite along the Minnesota River in the western part of the state has moved a step forward. But it may also face a significant new hurdle. The Big Stone County Planning Commission recommends the county require Strata Corporation to address environmental issues. Opponents say the quarry would cause irreversible damage to a scenic leg of the Upper Minnesota River.
The Big Stone County Planning Commission will continue a hearing on a proposed granite quarry Thursday evening in the town of Clinton.
Minnesota’s snowplows aren’t very business this winter. One longtime resident of Kandiyohi County told a county highway engineer that the last time he saw this little snow was 71 years ago, in 1941.