A farmer in Corcoran, Minn. lost his dairy barn in a fire early Saturday morning. Fire officials received report of the blaze just after 10 p.m. Friday night when a passerby noticed flames coming from the dairy barn.
Investigators found 15 dead horses on a Nobles County farm Tuesday afternoon. According to the Nobles County Sheriff’s office, the animals were found at a farm in Reading, which is near Worthington. Nine horses on the farm are still alive and in good condition.
Between the biting winds and the snow storms, it’s been a tough winter to be a Minnesotan. Central Minnesota is digging out of 4.5 feet of snow, and some people are running out of places to put it.
Last year, Minnesota corn farmers harvested 1.386 billion bushels of corn, just second to Iowa. It’s big business – about $9.2 billion — that has farmers working around the clock from mid-September through October to get the corn out of the ground before the first big snow.
It has been a challenging year for Minnesota farmers. Many got their crops in late, dealt with dry conditions in August, and are now working in wet fields this fall. You may remember that some parts of the state got more than a foot of snow in early May, which is prime planting time for farmers.
A 59-year-old man has unknown injuries after his tractor rolled over Thursday afternoon in Sauk Centre, Minn., authorities said. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Department said Randy Pieper was operating a tractor at about 8 a.m. Thursday at Vogt Dairy on Queensfield Road.
As farmers get underway with their spring planting, some bee farmers in Minnesota are already counting their losses. In the last couple days one major producer reported that thousands of honey bees suddenly died.
The Minnesota State Patrol had to put down two horses after they got away from their Faribault farm early Monday morning. They’d been trying to get the horses back onto their property when they say the situation just became too unsafe. But, as can be imagined, the horses’ owner is very upset.
Here is where the Dodge Ram ad all got started.
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.
Minnesota is home to a lot of creative people. They’re the ones who come up with innovative, entertaining ideas in the workplace, on stage or even off the beaten path.
A Hennepin County courtroom is a long way from the dairy herds of central Minnesota. But it’s where the issue of food safety hangs in the balance with consumers rights. Specifically, it’s about farmer’s right to sell raw milk to members of a co-op or “private” food club.
A farmer has died after he was attacked by a bull on his farm in Iowa County. Sheriff’s officials say 78-year-old Alfred Albrecht and his son were feeding cattle on the farm near Avoca Sunday.
A farmer was found dead in rural western Minnesota after being reported missing late last week.
A 59-year-old man has pleaded guilty to killing and attempting to kill a large number of American white pelicans, which are protected under federal law.