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Calf On The Loose In Stearns County

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Department is chasing down a calf, and that’s no bull. On Monday night, the sheriff’s department said that they received a number of calls about a red angus calf that was running loose along Highway 71.

03/03/2015

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Manny’s Steakhouse Named One Of The World’s Best

Manny’s Steakhouse is one of the best places in the world to gnaw into a juicy steak, according to Men’s Journal. The journal placed Manny’s in its “10 Best Steakhouses In The World” list, which includes steakhouses in cities like New York City, London, Paris and Buenos Aires.

02/06/2015

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CapX2020 Project Forced To Buy Organic Dairy

A popular organic dairy in Scott County is closing its doors after a major power line project skirted the property. The owners of Cedar Summit Dairy won a district court lawsuit that required a power consortium to buy the farm. The CapX2020 project is constructing huge transmission towers to move electricity across the upper Midwest.

01/13/2015

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MOO-ve Over! Loose Cows Saunter Through Red Wing

A southeastern Minnesota farmer had to be called Wednesday night after cattle reportedly got loose in downtown Red Wing, according to police.

12/05/2014

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Mower Co. Sheriff: Owners Of 22 Cows Found Dead Were In ‘Dire Straits’

The Mower County Sheriff’s Office has a gruesome case on its hands after 22 dairy cows were found dead in a barn. The grisly discovery was made a couple of weeks ago in Racine Township, which is just east of Austin, Minn.

03/17/2014

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Minn. Farmer Cited After 22 Dairy Cows Found Dead

Mower County authorities say 22 dairy cows have been found dead in a barn of apparent starvation, and a farmer has been cited. Mower County Attorney Kristen Nelsen says the animals were found in February, but the citation wasn’t issued this week because of “extenuating circumstances” involving the owners. Sheriff Terese Amazi says the 52-year-old man and his 75-year-old father were in a serious car crash recently.

03/16/2014

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Scientists Help Wis. Farmers Create Greener Dairies

Cows stand patiently in a tent-like chamber at a research farm in western Wisconsin, waiting for their breath to be tested. Outside, corrals have been set up with equipment to measure gas wafting from the ground. A nearby corn field contains tools that allow researchers to assess the effects of manure spread as fertilizer.

09/09/2013

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WCCO 4 At The Fair: Day 2

Day 2 at the State Fair was all about ramping up for the Agrilympics. Do you think the ‘CCO news team will take home the gold again this year?

08/23/2013

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Farm Fields Turn Dry In Central, Eastern Minn.

Cornfields and pastures are drying out in parts of central and eastern Minnesota, and some cattle producers are starting to thin out their herds to cut costs.

08/19/2013

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Milking Robots Are Pricy, But Cows Sure Like Them

At dairy farms across Minnesota, robots are moving in. Over the past couple years, dozens of dairy farmers have turned to “robotic milking” as a way to help their business.

08/16/2013

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More Than 100 Animals Killed In Barn Fire

More than 100 animals, mostly cows, were killed in a barn fire in San Francisco Township early Tuesday morning.

02/12/2013

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Cows Create ‘Utter’ Chaos In River Falls, Wis.

It’s not that unusual for cows to get out of their pastures, and wander onto a country road. But for some folks in River Falls, Wis., it looked like these cows were trying to make a real break for it.

11/14/2012

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Finding Minnesota: Bringing Bison Back

It seems hard to fathom, but western settlement nearly wiped out the nation’s bison herd — some 30 to 60 million animals. That herd stretched from Minnesota’s grasslands to the Rocky Mountains. But over the years, hard work has brought the bison back.

10/03/2012

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Heat Hurts Cow’s Milk Production, Spikes Prices

Get ready to pay more for groceries and the government says blame it on the hot weather. A USDA report on Wednesday said everything from steak to milk to egg prices will go up 3 to 5 percent by the end of the year because of drought conditions in much of the country.

07/25/2012

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Raw Milk Trial Postponed, Protestors Demonstrate

The trial of a farmer accused of selling raw milk, which was supposed to get underway Monday morning in Hennepin County, has been postponed one week.

05/14/2012

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Beef Industry Profits From Fast-Growing Exports

Exports are big business for the U.S. beef industry, which shipped a record $5.4 billion worth of beef abroad last year.

04/26/2012

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February Milk Production Improves In Wis., Minn.

Even discounting the additional Leap Day, milk producers in Wisconsin and Minnesota had a better February this year than they did last year.

04/06/2012

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Wisconsin Dairy Industry Has Record-Setting Year

Wisconsin’s dairy cows have had a record-setting year.

03/06/2012

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At Least 50 Cows Killed In Barn Fire

At least 50 cows were killed in a barn fire in Spring Hill Township, Minn. early Friday morning.

09/30/2011

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Milk Production Lags In Wisconsin, Minnesota

Milk production is picking up across the country, but not so much in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

04/25/2011

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Animals Starved To Death At Dilapidated Farm

The owner of a dilapidated farm in northeastern Minnesota has been cited for animal neglect after investigators said they found half a dozen animals starved to death.

03/29/2011

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2 Teens Charged With Cattle Rustling In Minnesota

Two teenagers have been charged with cattle rustling in three Minnesota counties.

02/09/2011

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200 Wis. Cows Die, Pneumonia Blamed

A state official says the 200 cattle that died in Portage County this month were stricken by a form of pneumonia that presents no risk to humans.

01/21/2011

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N.D. Auction Can Now ID Minnesota Cattle

A West Fargo cattle auction is providing ear-tagging identification services for Minnesota cattle, after approval from officials in both states.

11/12/2010

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More Than 100 Dairy Farms Folded This Year

State agriculture officials say more than 100 dairy farmers have called it quits so far this year.

11/09/2010