A man who knows as much about Minnesota farm soils as anyone is retiring at the end of the year. For almost 40 years, Gyles Randall has worked at the University of Minnesota’s Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca. The professor’s official title is soil scientist, but he’s been much more than just an Read more →
Mark Steil, who covers Southwest Minnesota for Minnesota Public Radio News, talks about important stories on his beat during Morning Edition with Cathy Wurzer
Photo courtesy of Minnesota Department of Transportation Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation invite the public to see the new multi-transportation center in Mankato this week. An open house is set for 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The building is located at 2151 Bassett Drive, east of Hwy 22 in Mankato. The new multi-transportation Read more →
This is the time of year when there’s a new sight in the farming parts of the state. They’re massive piles of grain, open to the air, open for everyone to see. Here’s one in Slayton, at the Schmitz Grain company. But the one is Slayton is just a start. It seems small-time when you Read more →
Mark Steil, who covers Southwest Minnesota for Minnesota Public Radio News, talks about important stories on his beat during Morning Edition with Cathy Wurzer.
Xcel Energy is planning to tear down a dam on the Minnesota River. The Twin Cities based company also wants to remove an old coal fired power plant there.
New crop data suggest corn will see less supply and higher prices. For soybeans the opposite will probably happen.
You hear about how newspapers are struggling. You don’t always get to see the top-notch reporting they’re still cranking out. Don’t miss these stories: In Mankato, the touching life and death of a baby. In St. Cloud, cities get stuck when housing dreams crash. In Duluth, a mother lode of copper could spell trouble for the Boundary Waters.