Sept. 19, 1947 — The eye of a hurricane passed directly over New Orleans, and the barometric pressure dipped to 28.61 inches. The hurricane killed 51 people, and caused $110 million in damage. It produced wind gusts to 155 mph while making landfall over Fort Lauderdale, Fla., two days earlier.
Rain and mud prevented crops from being planted on time this spring and now it looks like recent heavy rains — and more mud — will interfere with harvest in west-central Minnesota.
Standing in the front office of Corn Plus, Sheila Helland gazes at a wall with photograph of the plant’s employees. In a few days, most will be out of a job.
NORTHFIELD — A Sept. 16 field day hosted by the Rice Soil and Water Conservation District will explore how cover crops, tillage and trout are all connected.
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Livestock Breeders’ Association scholarships are presented each year to 4-H and FFA members who show leadership skills, personal growth, academic excellence and outstanding livestock production.
ST. PAUL — There was a total of 605 beef cattle shown at the 2019 Minnesota 4-H Beef Show held Aug. 22-23 at the Minnesota State Fair.The supreme champion market beef was shown by Ben Freking of Jackson County and was the champion in Division III crossbred steer.Teagan Young of Winona County…