Katie Pinke

Katie Pinke: A special circle

Even though my big city school had hundreds of more students, I didn’t graduate with any more knowledge and my group of friends and experiences wasn’t any more diverse than what my son is experiencing on the North Dakota prairie at a small school — all in one circle, all connected by common experiences.


Local art on display in Washington shows canola in bloom

As many in our region know, there are few things more beautiful than a canola field in bloom. That beauty currently is on display in Washington as part of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition.


By the numbers: U.S. bird flu outbreak in poultry

Minnesota has joined Wisconsin in declaring a state of emergency over an outbreak of bird flu in poultry that has led to the deaths of more than 7 million birds this year. Minnesota is also speeding up prescriptions of antiviral drug Tamiflu for farm workers and others who have been in direct contact with infected flocks. No infections have been reported in humans.


Bemidji eco-friendly greenhouse can grow produce all year long

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Staff at Root Value, Lueken's Village Foods' new aquaponics greenhouse, gave a tour of the state-of-the-art facility on Wednesday. A new Bemidji state-of-the-art, ultra-efficient aquaponics greenhouse grows fruits and vegetables year round in water infused with the natural byproducts of 250 tilapia fish for nutrients, rather than soil and conventional fertilizer.

AgweekTV with Shawna Olson

AgweekTV: MN Farmer adds value to his grain by opening distillery

Stay connected with the latest in Ag news with Agweek's Shawna Olson.

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