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July 24, 2017
Tractor Supply Co. has announced it will be building a store at the site of the former Kmart at the Thunderbird Mall in Virginia. (Mark Sauer / Mesabi Daily News)
Tractor Supply Co. plans Virginia store
July 24, 2017 - 8:08pm
Andrew Barsness speaks with Agweek reporter Jonathan Knutson on his Hoffman, Minn. farm on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Nick Nelson/Agweek
The happenstance farmer: Young Minnesota producer in unexpected career
July 24, 2017 - 11:42am
Kelly Benson, a chemist in the North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory campus, prepares forage samples for nitrate testing. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Testing times: Drought means watching forage, water
July 24, 2017 - 6:57am
Miranda Meehan, right, and Carl Dahlen, North Dakota State University Extension Service livestock specialists in the Animal Sciences Department in Hultz Hall in Fargo, have turned nearly all of their attention to drought information and relief. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
How drought victims can use ND's 1.4M acres of CRP land to find relief
July 24, 2017 - 6:11am
July 22, 2017
Lonnie Smith, owner of Drifting Cowboy Saddle Shop, lines up the bars to a a saddle tree for a saddle bronc in his shop in Ree Heights. Matt Gade / Forum News Service
Man turns saddle-making hobby into full-time business
July 22, 2017 - 7:30am
July 18, 2017
Nina McCourtney, 6, looks at a jam display earlier this summer at the Duluth Farmers Market. The market is open Wednesdays from 2-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon.  Mike Krebs / mkrebs@duluthnews.com
Multitude of markets: Northland residents have no shortage of options to buy locally grown food
July 18, 2017 - 10:35pm
July 13, 2017
A smiling Aila Laakso, 9, leads 1,330 pounds of beef on the hoof around the arena during the annual Douglas County Beef Improvement Association’s 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction at the Head of the Lakes Fair on Thursday evening in Superior. Brice Johnstad won grand champion in the beef division, Emily Litchke won grand champion in the lambs division, and Marissa Soyring won grand champion in the hog division. Click on the photo for the full view. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com
Photos: Livestock auction at Head of the Lakes Fair
July 13, 2017 - 9:33pm
The North Central Soil Conservation Research Laboratory in Morris, Minn., is one of three U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service laboratories on the chopping block under President Donald J. Trump's 2018 budget proposal. File photo courtesy the Barnes-Aastad Soil and Water Conservation Research Association,  a stakeholder support group for the ARS and the Morris lab.
US House committee rejects ag lab closings; Hoeven could play a role on Senate side
July 13, 2017 - 5:25pm
July 11, 2017
The Minnesota State Capitol
New state funding will help landowners install buffer strips along Minnesota's waters
July 11, 2017 - 9:44pm
Farmers are keeping an eye out for Palmer Amaranth in Minnesota fields. Submitted photo
Minnesota keeps Palmer amaranth at bay by pulling by hand, blow torching
July 11, 2017 - 8:22pm
July 10, 2017
Bayfield County, DNR settlement talks continue in CAFO case
July 10, 2017 - 2:32pm
July 9, 2017
Tammy Swift, columnist
4-H: The H's stand for helping hands and harming horrible little sisters
July 9, 2017 - 8:44am
July 8, 2017
Penny Zimmerman, President, American National Cattlewomen, Foley, Minn. (Submitted photo)
5 questions with ... Penny Zimmerman, President, American National CattleWomen, Foley, Minn.
July 8, 2017 - 10:08am
July 7, 2017
Syngenta settles farmer's contamination suit ahead of trial
July 7, 2017 - 1:05pm
July 6, 2017
Forum News Service file photo of the afternoon sun shining on a wheat field along Highway 81 south of Fargo. David Samson / The Forum
Extreme heat broils the Dakotas and Montana, flash drought takes toll on wheat crop
July 6, 2017 - 1:30pm