Warm, dry weather has allowed farmers plenty of time in the fields. Sugar beets are now 95 percent harvested, corn 79 percent.
Restrictions in place as Emerald Ash Borer found in Sherburne County
The county is now the 36th in the state with a confirmed presence of the invasive insect.
Home that was scene of June standoff engulfed in fire
Authorities arrived to find the home fully ablaze.
Crosstown Hwy. 62 reopens as footage emerges of truck hitting bridge
The westbound lanes were closed in Edina from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday night.
Flash flooding as torrential rain hammers Cambridge
Flooding and damage from a non-severe storm Wednesday evening.
Minneapolis nonprofit celebrates anonymous donor's $1.5M gift
Appetite For Change is building sustainable, local food systems in North Minneapolis.
On the lam since 2007, suspect in MN murder case arrested in Florida
The suspect is one of three men connected to a fatal drive-by shooting on St. Paul's West Side.
Motorcyclist in collision with deer dies from injuries
The 55-year-old from Princeton died at a hospital a day after the crash.
Burnsville approves measure that will make its landfill much taller
The expansion will increase the landfill's allowable height by an additional 268 feet.
Northern MN man found guilty in 1980s cold case murder
Nancy Daugherty was found dead in the afternoon hours of July 16, 1986.
Breakfast spot in Ham Lake closes after decades in business
The business posted an announcement on its front door.
St. Paul man killed partner, himself while their 5 kids were home
St. Paul confirmed the double shooting on Tuesday evening was murder-suicide.
Minnesota crops ready to harvest weeks ahead of schedule
Minnesota farmers are taking advantage of the dry weather and getting an early start on the fall harvest. Combines started rolling through corn and soybean fields last week, the Pioneer Press reports. Despite the lack of rain, Minnesota escaped the disastrous drought conditions seen in much of the nation's heartland.
Minn. corn farmers projected to harvest record crop
Minnesota's cornfields will average 168 bushels an acre this year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Pioneer Press reports this would be Minnesota's largest corn crop in state history and make the state the second largest corn producer in the country -- only trailing Iowa.
Red River Valley gets earliest-ever start on sugar beet harvest
August 14th is the earliest start date on record for the preliminary sugar harvest, known as the "pre-pile" harvest. It usually starts in September. American Crystal Sugar reports this year's crop was in the ground early and looks like it'll be bigger than usual. The main harvest - the stockpile - will likely start at its customary time in October.
Lockout or not, start of beet harvest requires caution for local drivers
The beet harvest officially started, now local public safety officials are reminding people to keep an eye out on the roads. The Clay Country Sheriffs Office cautions drivers in and around Moorhead to watch out for trucks hauling produce around the clock for the next few weeks.
Farmers making progress on early corn and soybean harvests
It's only mid-September, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture says 12 percent of Minnesota's corn crop is already harvested. The Pioneer Press notes that is roughly three weeks earlier than last year. The soybean harvest is also well ahead of the five-year average with 16 percent complete.
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