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BROOKINGS, S.D. The following students from this area were candidates for graduation after the fall 2014 session at South Dakota State University: • Joseph Patrick Russell, Cold Spring, Bachelor of Science in education and human sciences. • Andrew John     Kieke, Kimball    , Bachelor of S...Read More
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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection The election season had Minnesota voters taking it all in “with a grain of salt,” but with the holidays they were being urged to go the other way and “hold the salt.” Those who have far too much sodium in their diets can be at an increased risk of...Read More
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By Dan Martens University of Minnesota Extension The 2015 Central Minnesota “Tour de Forage” Workshop will be held at the El Paso Sports Bar and Grill at St. Joseph on Wednesday Feb. 4. The El Paso Grill is located along County Road 75 toward the west side of town. Craig Sheaffer, University of ...Read More
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By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension Did you miss the opportunity to attend a Farm Bill workshop about the new crop programs? University of Minnesota Extension and the Farm Service Agency will be offering one last chance for farmers to attend an informational meeting about those program...Read More
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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent Many crops produced in the United States are grown for one of the country’s favorite pastimes — drinking beer. Minnesota has some of these crops, mainly barley that is harvested and shipped to breweries throughout the country. Hops is another crop that is beginning...Read More
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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent  Heidi Leach of Sauk Centre has always aspired to do more. Not just on a business level, but also on a personal level. This young woman and mother of two wants to make a difference in her community and the lives of her daughters. Leach took proactive steps to ensure t...Read More
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There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.” — Donald Rumsfeld, former U.S. Secretary of Defense The ...Read More
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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent When faced with the task of caring for her sick and elderly grandparents, Tina Valerius discovered that she loved doing all she could for them. When her grandmother eventually needed to go into a nursing home, she thought it would have been better if she could have gon...Read More
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