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LANESBORO, Minn. — Eagles often soar overhead as Luis Hummel tends to his hemp crop in southeastern Minnesota. Though he has only a few acres located just down the road from the Eagle Bluff Learning Center, what he's hoping to harvest in the fall could provide a multimillion-dollar yield.

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HURON, S.D. — Volunteers from Ethan, Frederick, Pierpont, Groton and Huron will be recognized for their selfless contributions to South Dakota rural communities by South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) with the 2019 Rural Dakota Pride Honor August 31, during the 2019 South Dakota State Fair.

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The 33rd Anniversary of the Spirit of Dakota Award will be celebrated in Huron this fall. The Spirit of Dakota Award Society is seeking nominations. The recipient will be announced at a banquet at the Huron Event Center on Saturday, October 5. The nine-foot bronze statue in front of the Even…

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HOUGHTON — It’s the noon hour on May 12. The rains have wrung out for the time being, and another call to Clayton Sanderson goes to voicemail. But a call to another Houghton resident is answered. Deb Knecht confirms the “retired” Sanderson is likely out handling the Sisyphean bane of farmers…

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Growing up in McPherson County, Glenn Jakober, 76, worked alongside his parents amid the rocky terrain. He learned to up hay with an overshot, he wrangled cattle and he slogged through snow to care for livestock. Anyone who has met Glenn, knows he always has a story and he believes timing is…

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As so often happens, a teacher does not see the outcome of his or her work until many years later. The student graduates, and the teacher has to have faith that what knowledge they imparted will eventually make an impact.

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Washington, D.C. – For the first time, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants will be able to select and pay for their groceries online, during a two-year test (pilot) launched on April 19 in New York State. In making the announcement, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Son…

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The whirring of a chainsaw marked the creation of wood art by JD Bears outside of the Aberdeen Runnings store on Saturday. The demonstration continues from noon to 4 p.m. today for the grand opening event.