The last three months of 2011 tied for the second-warmest on record in the Twin Cities. WCCO says colder weather adds strain to livestock struggling to maintain weight. But this year cows have eaten less, maintained weight, while farmers saved on feed costs.
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
One of Minnesota's key COVID-19 leaders is retiring
Kris Ehresmann has given more than 30 years of her life to public health in Minnesota.
Plan to develop Orono park on hold after Daytons object
The Dayton family donated the land to the city for the park in the 1970s.
Child from Twin Cities, school staff member die from COVID
Both deaths were reported by the Minnesota Department of Health Thursday.
3 clippers will deliver snow to Minnesota through Tuesday
Clippers move through Friday night, Saturday night and again Monday.
Farmer narrowly escapes collapsing silo
A thunderstorm collapsed a silo and barn near Colby Thursday, and a farmer working inside was able to slip out with his life, the Marshfield News Herald reports. About 20 dairy cows were trapped in the rubble. The National Weather Service says 70- to 80-mph winds likely did in the structure.
City of St. Paul impounds 20-foot cow
The Pioneer Press reports city police found an enormous fiberglass cow bolted to a trailer and abandoned in the street, so they hauled it into the impound lot. The owner, whoever that may be, has a right to reclaim it, but the trailer isn't registered. If no one claims the cow, the city will auction it.
North Dakota shipping cows bred for cold to Kazakhstan
Jumbo jets from Fargo are transporting hundreds of cows bred to withstand extreme cold to help the country of Kazakhstan build up its beef industry.
Cow delivers a rare set of quadruplets in Fosston, Minnesota
Farmer Keith Sistad told Valley News it's the first time he's ever heard or seen quadruplets in cattle. Three of the calves survived and will be added to his herd.
Livestock farmers seek pause in ethanol production
Livestock farmers and ranchers seeing their feed costs rise because of the worst drought in a quarter-century are demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency waive production requirements for corn-based ethanol. The Obama administration sees no need for a waiver, siding with corn growers – many of them in presidential election battleground states Iowa and Ohio – who continue to support the mandate.
Norb Anderson wants his giant fiberglass cow back
The city of St. Paul recently towed away and impounded a 20-foot fiberglass cow, which police found bolted to a trailer. Now, the man who says he owns said cow would like it back. The problem is Anderson doesn't have a title for the trailer. He tells the Pioneer Press it's just an oversight and he's trying to fix the mix-up. "You think somebody just leaves a cow in front of my house?" he said.
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