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Overall, EOTC fair deemed a success
VIDEO: Scenes from the East Otter Tail County Fair
DNR to stock muskellunge in Gull and Fairmont chains of lakes
AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
West Fargo woman injured in Otter Tail County crash
Pirates jump on Esox for opening round win
Zebra mussels confirmed in East Spirit Lake in Otter Tail County; Lake Osakis in Todd and Douglas counties
Region 14C Tournament kicks off on Friday
Alexandria ends Perham's run at Sub-State 14 Tournament
Centaurs walk off in pitcher's duel
William "Cookie" Helmbrecht
Bella Bonita Bloom
Norah Danielle Erickson
Hank Lee Engle
Ezekiel Jesse Sipe
Adaline Elise Hagen
Two OTC dairy farms honored for superior cow care
Whisk from Scratch officially opens
New retail store opens in Ottertail
New radio station offers Christian Catholic viewpoint
Helmer Companies selling publications to Forum Communications
LTE: Foster Grandparent program designed for older volunteers
Debbie's Digest: Bucket list pared down by one now
LTE:50 percent of Minnesotans protected from e-cigarette aerosols
Relay more than just a fundraiser
Debbie's Digest: Precision required
Richville plans summer fun events
Author to sign copies of latest historical book in Perham
Minnesota comedian Mitzie Calgaro still learning the ropes of her craft
Nyberg sculpture on the road to Byron from Vining
Dent Daze goes super hero style
May 24, 2014
Volunteers help Battle Lake farmer plant his crops after cow sends him to intensive care
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. – Lee Evavold still doesn’t know which cow kicked him. The lifelong farmer was delivering a calf last month when one of his animals struck from behind, breaking his shoulder blade and five ribs. Evavold spent the better part of a week in the intensive...
May 24, 2014 - 2:34pm
April 30, 2014
Consumer pork prices could rise 12 percent on PEDv cases
U.S. hog prices could rise by 15 to 25 percent and consumer prices for pork by 10 to 12 percent as a result of a virus that has killed some 7 million piglets in the United States, the National Pork Producers Council said on Wednesday. Hog slaughter this summer could fall by more...
April 30, 2014 - 10:34am
April 24, 2014
NY Mills couple named ‘Emerging Leaders’
William and Elizabeth Schwartz, of New York Mills, have received special honors for their commitment to leadership and their community. The...
April 24, 2014 - 11:17am
April 17, 2014
A dramatic drop: Farm incomes dropped in 2013
All around Minnesota, 2013 earned very little affection from livestock and crop farmers. Compared to the year before, with its early spring...
April 17, 2014 - 11:08am
February 28, 2014
Farm Rescue adds haying assistance
Farm Rescue, is now adding haying assistance for farmers and ranchers through North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and eastern Montana. The organization is a nonprofit that also provides planting and harvesting assistance, free of charge, to farm families who have experienced...
February 28, 2014 - 10:27am
February 27, 2014
FFA student wins star award
Perham’s FFA chapter is home to one of FFA Region 1’s agricultural stars. Lindsey Loerzel competed against 12 other candidates from the...
February 27, 2014 - 3:46pm
February 5, 2014
Senate passes farm bill, sends it to Obama for expected signature
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate gave final congressional approval on Tuesday to a farm bill, costing an estimated $956 billion over a decade, that trims food stamps for the poor, expands federal crop insurance and ends direct payments to farmers, and sent it to President Barack Obama...
February 5, 2014 - 12:11pm
January 29, 2014
House passes farm bill; Senate vote expected next week
WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a nearly $1 trillion farm bill on Wednesday that cuts food stamps and ends a direct subsidy to farmers, while expanding government-backed crop insurance programs. The measure passed easily, 251-166. The bill is more than a year...
January 29, 2014 - 4:30pm
New look for old fair barn
A new flash of bright red among endless mounds of white snow has been piquing the interest of drivers along Third Avenue S.E. in Perham. The...
January 29, 2014 - 4:11pm
January 21, 2014
U.S. Rep. Peterson sanguine on dairy program
WASHINGTON — House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said last week he thinks a dairy program that he can accept is being worked out and that it will pave the way for House leadership to bring the farm bill to the floor the week of Jan. 27 and be finished...
January 21, 2014 - 11:04am
January 19, 2014
Apply for livestock grants
Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson announced that $1 million in grant funding is being made available to livestock producers in the state for on-farm improvements. The Livestock Investment Grants help farmers stay competitive and reinvest in their industry. Qualifying...
January 19, 2014 - 3:36pm
January 9, 2014
Local conservation district wins award
The East Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District has won the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Ecological and...
January 9, 2014 - 3:07pm
December 12, 2013
Local plot results are now online
The Otter Tail and Grant County Corn and Soybean Growers, with plot cooperators, have harvested this year’s corn and soybean variety trial plots, providing data for growers across the region. The data was just released online last week, at a time when growers are making their...
December 12, 2013 - 2:53pm
November 15, 2013
Farm bill negotiations continue
The four principal negotiators on the farm bill appear to have made some progress at one meeting last week and seem likely to be engaged in intensive negotiations during the two weeks before Congress takes a break for Thanksgiving. A new farm bill has passed the House and the Senate...
November 15, 2013 - 9:53am
November 4, 2013
Peterson optimistic again for farm bill vote
WILLMAR — After months of stalemate over a new five-year extension of the farm bill, 7th District Congressman Collin Peterson is optimistic that a House and Senate conference committee will hammer out the differences and bring a bill to a vote. He believes votes could be held...
November 4, 2013 - 3:49pm