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Capitol Café to reopen after $1.1M overhaul

October 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Come Monday, at least one area of North Dakota state government will see a marked improvement in efficiency: the cafeteria.
The Capitol Café reopens next week after a $1.1 million face-lift — the first since it moved to its present l…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bringing the South to Ray: Arkansas man open ‘BBQ bus’ in small ND town

October 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAY — What’s yellow and black, has six tires and a custom-built smoker?
It’s Tim Oldham’s school bus-turned-food truck in which he rustles up Southern-style barbecue seven days a week on the outskirts of the small town of Ray in North Dakota…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bringing the South to Ray: Arkansas man open ‘BBQ bus’ in small ND town

October 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAY — What’s yellow and black, has six tires and a custom-built smoker?
It’s Tim Oldham’s school bus-turned-food truck in which he rustles up Southern-style barbecue seven days a week on the outskirts of the small town of Ray in North Dakota…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Luverne combats hunger

September 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

LUVERNE — Students in Luverne received a hands-on lesson in charity and community service thanks to a partnership with members of their community in the fight against world hunger. 

More than 750 volunteers gathered in the Luverne High Scho…continue reading on dglobe.com

‘Bison Dog’ adds new flavor to Minnesota State Fair

August 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

RIVER FALLS, Wis. — The Minnesota State Fair offers a variety of foods for visitors to try, with new flavors every year. This year, fairgoers can get a taste of regionally raised bison.

Food vendor Bruce Chesin, who runs the stand Chicago Dogs, …continue reading on dglobe.com

Pledging support

July 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

A new coalition of Minnesota food and farm groups is asking state legislative candidates to pledge their support for agriculture.

The coalition, known as A Greater Minnesota, developed its five-point Minnesota Farm and Food Pledge. The goal is rai…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Poverty, hunger can’t match inflation

June 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

By LEE EGERSTROM, Minnesota 2020

ST. PAUL — Look across Minnesota’s landscape and everything that doesn’t have standing water has turned an explosive dark green. The growing season is under way; early season lettuce and other plants are…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Poverty, hunger can’t match inflation

June 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

By LEE EGERSTROM, Minnesota 2020

ST. PAUL — Look across Minnesota’s landscape and everything that doesn’t have standing water has turned an explosive dark green. The growing season is under way; early season lettuce and other plants are…continue reading on dglobe.com

US pork group predicts virus could hike consumer prices 10-12 percent

May 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Ros Krasny

WASHINGTON — U.S. hog prices could rise by 15 percent to 25 percent and consumer prices for pork by 10 percent to 12 percent as a result of a virus that has killed some 7 million piglets in the United States, the National Pork Prod…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Letter: Volunteers sought for senior dining deliveries

April 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Rhonda Lorang, Assistant Director, Lutheran Social Services, Senior Nutrition Program

In Worthington the Senior Nutrition Program sends out about 45 home-delivered meals to seniors that may not get a hot, nutritious meal. These m…continue reading on dglobe.com