Priced out of farmland; changes at Lake of the Woods; St. Paul budget cuts; the Pipestone Pow Wow
Monday, July 28, 2014
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Expensive land becomes a hurdle to growing young farmers Buying 100 acres of good farmland can cost $1 million, and that amount of land often is too little to support a family.
Around Lake of the Woods, the man camps are but a memory Changing tastes, higher taxes, property values and overhead sunk many resorts, but Lake of the Woods resorts are holding strong.
St. Paul Police Dept. could face cuts under new Coleman budget Documents obtained by MPR News show Coleman asked the department to draw up recommendations for nearly $2 million in cuts - far more than the reductions other city departments had to contemplate.
Al Flowers arrested after altercation with Minneapolis police officers A longtime critic of the Minneapolis Police Department says officers came to his house to arrest a family member and ended up beating him up.
How the 'princess effect' hurts female politicians Even when a women's magazine tries to empower a female politician, it usually demeans her, argues Sarah Kendzior in a Politico Magazine article.
When did companies become people? These are personal rights accorded to corporations. To many, the concept of corporations as people seems odd, to say the least. But it is not new.
Conflict in Gaza: Here's what you need to know today The death toll has reached more than 1,000 in Gaza; 40 Israeli soldiers have been killed along with three civilians.
What's devastating Guatemala's coffee crop? Rust It's a kind of fungus, it's spreading at an alarming rate, and causing crop losses of more than a billion dollars.
Photos: The Pipestone Pow Wow What began as a reunion of students from the Pipestone Indian School has grown to include dancing and drumming, a native food cook-off, and hand-crafted art sales.
Photos: The Ghost Walk Follow the Pipestone Ghost Walk tour. It meets on Saturdays at twilight at the Pipestone County Museum for a walk through the city.
Ramadan: An alternate view Getty photojournalist Dan Kitwood offers this alternate view of Ramadan, at a mosque in London, in black and white images created and edited on a smartphone.
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