Funding for the basic research that makes American agriculture a world leader in innovation and production is stagnant if not in decline, the West Central Tribune reports.
Ant ejected, Wolves blow huge lead and lose to slumping Hawks
The Timberwolves missed another opportunity to get over .500.
NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements
The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.
Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death
The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.
Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint
The suspect faces three separate felony charges.
St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years
He was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun.
High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead
Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.
Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results
Sometimes the company didn't send people their results at all, the lawsuit alleges.
UnitedHealth Group says it made $287B last year, $24B of it profit
The corporation's Optum business represented a significant chunk of that total.
Friend arrives at couple's home, stabs one of them after being asked to leave
The couple say their friend was "not acting right."
Lakeville publisher joins effort to get agricultural instruction to Africa
The group Books For Africa has enlisted the help of a Minnesota company in getting ag education to Africa. The Finney Company, which has a branch specializing in agricultural books, will help send libraries to African schools and government agencies. It's patterned after a program in which Thomson Reuters sent law books to Africa.
Minnesota Department of Agriculture fueling bioenergy projects
The MDA is providing $2.4 million in grants to nine renewable energy projects. Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson says the money should give companies a boost to take biofuels in the developmental stage to commercial production.
3M hopes to brighten innovation with high-end lighting
3M's Architectural Markets division is adding a little flair to its lighting products. Over the summer, the Maplewood based manufacturer rolled out Its AIR and FLEX lights which feature sleek curves and new patterns that 3M expects to be a hit among high-end architects and designers. The company is hoping the aesthetically-pleasing new lights will also help enhance the division's reputation as an innovator.
List of 'World's Most Innovative Companies' includes two in Minnesota
Forbes magazine has once again recognized St. Paul-based Ecolab and Golden Valley-based General Mills on this year's list of the “The World’s Most Innovative Companies." Ecolab ranks No. 31 and General Mills is 50th out of 100 global companies. Both Minnesota-based firms were on the magazine's 2011 list.
Survey: farming helps economy grow in rural states
The economy remains strong in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states because of the health of agricultural businesses there. The overall economic index on the new monthly Rural Mainstreet survey rose to 58.5 in May from April's already healthy 57.1. Any score above 50 on the index suggests growth in the months ahead.
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