SEE ALSO: - Minnesota's average low temperature rose faster than any other state's since 1970, says new study- Al Franken declares Minnesota sweet corn the best in the worldRemember all those corn cobs at the state fair last weekend? Well, Minnesota's corn crop is the strongest in the country, the U ... More >>
It's Earth Day, and Rep. Keith Ellison is taking note by announcing that he's introducing a House bill to ban a herbicide that's long been the target of environmentalists: Atrazine. The news comes ahead of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Scientific Advisory Panel meeting next week tha ... More >>
A dead zone free of marine life in the Gulf of Mexico is expanding rapidly, and scientists say corn production here is a primary culprit.
It is a universal axiom of modern politics that no politician with presidential ambitions can talk honestly about the very real problems of the government's slavish promotion of corn-based ethanol. In the corn belt states, of course, it is impossible to talk honestly about corn-based ethanol if you ... More >>
Minnesota's state Senate today failed to pass a bill that would have prohibited lawmakers from lobbying at the Legislature for one year after they leave office. The bill, which failed on a vote of 33-33, was sponsored by Roseville Sen. John Marty, faithful author of years of good-government legislat ... More >>
Coleman and Dayton partner up to bring home the bacon
The farm crisis was supposed to be over a decade agowhen the TV crews packed up and the celebrities went home. But in places like Renville County, farmers have been harvesting hard times ever since.