Lawmakers are looking to cut costs in the new farm bill. Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson says much of the savings will come from replacing direct subsidies with an insurance program. The crop insurance will subsidize farm income if commodity prices fall below certain levels.
Coller: New Vikings GM Adofo-Mensah needs to be ruthless
Kwesi Adofo-Mensah needs to make some big, difficult decisions, writes Matthew Coller.
Report: Vikings to interview Giants' Patrick Graham for head coach
Graham coached with the Patriots under Bill Belichick for six years.
Home brand plans 'flagship' store in Maple Grove AMC Theater space
This will be the company's first Minnesota location.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 28
The state is still in the process of catching up with 10,000 yet-to-be processed tests.
Twins sign 16-year-old brother of Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr.
Bryan Acuna is one of the top international prospects, according to MLB.com.
Man gets 15 months in prison for sexually abusing boy on MSP-bound flight
A federal jury convicted the man last summer.
Authorities: Former principal who died in MN jail took his own life
He was found unresponsive in the jail last November.
'20/20' investigates Jodi Huisentruit's 1995 disappearance
The news anchor disappeared on her way to work.
Sheriff: 2 injured, drunk driver arrested after head-on crash
The allegedly drunk driver wasn't injured in the crash.
Newest 'Dirty Jobs' ep. has Mike Rowe scraping shmutz in MN
He'll scrape and clean a "special kind of shmutz" from the bottom of an escalator at a local hockey arena.
Unions reach tentative deal with Hennepin Co., averting possible strike
Union members will vote on the deal Wednesday.
Here are the 77 nominees for the MN Teacher of the Year award
The nominees will be trimmed to a group of semifinalists and then a group of finalists.
Report: Bachmann family farm benefits from subsidies
The Star Tribune reports the Wisconsin farm has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in subsidies over the years. Those subsidies have also helped build the value of the property to about $4 million.
Global disasters may drive up Minnesota insurance rates
A historic string of natural disasters, such as the tsunami in Japan, has insurers looking carefully at rates to bolster their bottom lines, and ABC 6 News reports that could mean significant increases for homeowners here in Minnesota.
New deficit plan cuts $10B in Minnesota farm subsidies
The plan will also cut federal contributions to crop insurance programs and land conservation programs. Obama has proposed a total of $3 trillion in deficit reduction.
Farmers' safety net is now a money bag
Designed as a safety net, crop insurance was meant to cushion farmers from the multitude of risks that farming is famous for, from hailstorms to floods, the Star Tribune reports. But now, about 80 percent of the country's crop insurance policies are revenue policies, protecting farmers not only from weather and yield losses, but also from drops in prices.
With drought widespread, state officials urging farmers to consider crop insurance
It seems like it's always something. A year ago, we were starting to brace ourselves for spring flooding. Now the Weather Service says 96 percent of Minnesota is going through a drought. With a deadline for crop insurance approaching, officials are advising farmers to be ready.
UnitedHealth may lose 500,000 of its Medicare subscribers
Bloomberg reports UnitedHealth's plans are expected to increase 14 percent next year -- making it too expensive for many of their low-income customers. Plans sold at Wal-Mart and CVS will be half the cost.
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