Minnesota's $2.5 billion hog industry is on the defensive. At issue is the widespread practice of housing pregnant sows in stalls so small the animal can't turn around. The hog stall used by most farmers is roughly seven feet long by two feet wide — about the same size as a pregnant sow weighing 600 pounds or more.
Florida man charged with human smuggling after 4 die, 5 rescued near border
A baby and an teenage boy were among those who were found dead feet from the U.S. border.
Mall of America to celebrate 30 years with events, giveaways throughout 2022
The festivities will kick off Friday with a '90s-themed drag show.
Victim of 1994 Michigan cold case murder ID'd as missing Minnesotan
Shelley Rae Kephart went missing from Hennepin County more than 28 years ago.
Coller: Did the Vikings wait too long to fire Zimmer, Spielman?
This wasn’t just ugly. This was ugly, ugly.
Walz, Flanagan call on Hennepin Co. sheriff to resign
"I would say that it is time for him to resign," the Lt. Gov. said.
Months after missing deadline, Enbridge says Line 3 aquifer breach is fixed
The company told Bring Me The News it "successfully stopped the flow of groundwater" at the site.
Baby, teenager among 4 found dead along MN, Canada border
Authorities believe all four froze to death.
Former roller rink, tennis courts will become new sports hub
The Wooddale Fun Zone has been closed since spring of 2020.
Popular hibachi food truck opens second Twin Cities restaurant
The much-anticipated Daruma opens for takeout Thursday evening.
What changes are coming to the Vikings' offensive line?
Once again, Minnesota has work to do to figure out its interior spots
Hog farmers donate 5,000 pounds of meat to Minnesota food shelves
Second Harvest Heartland was skeptical last year when the Minnesota Pork Producers dropped off 2,000 pounds of meat and promised to double the donation this year. But the group was gratefully surprised when the hog farmers came back Tuesday with 5,000 pounds of pork. Second Harvest will distribute it among 1,000 food banks around the state.
Minnesota, Iowa authorities investigating hundreds of hog thefts
Investigators say the incidents appear to be the work of a well-organized theft ring that sells the hogs to slaughterhouses for money.
Minnesota farmers hit record in 2011
The Pioneer Press reports the median net farm income was up one percent to hit a record $123,000 last year. Crop farmers were "still very profitable," but saw a slight decrease despite record-high crop prices. The dairy sector as well as hog and beef producers all saw improvements, according to the annual report released Wednesday.
2nd Minnesota man arrested in multi-state hog thefts
The Globe Gazette reports 35-year-old Greg Swenson, of Rose Creek, was arrested on theft and animal charges. He is the second person arrested with the hog. Forty-four-year-old John Arndt, of Hayfield.
SHELBY SHARES: As planet temperatures rise, Minnesota farmers watch soil vanish
Minnesota farmers have seen an increasing amount of their rich soil washed and blown away in recent years. As the planet gets hotter, and Minnesota gets warmer and wetter, soil erosion is critical problem. But farmers have part of the answer, and it is right outside their windows.
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