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Carolyn Lange

Reporter

After initially working in broadcast news, Carolyn Lange has spent the majority of her nearly 40-year career in print journalism and photography.
She lives on a farm in rural New London, where she raises chickens and maintains ridiculously large vegetable gardens.

Concerns about the current drought in northern states and the high demand for ag commodities has led markets to increase for corn and soybeans. The potential risks and rewards of that current market were discussed at the annual Partners in Ag Innovation conference Thursday at the MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar.
The coronavirus pandemic has turned most families lives upside-down as kitchen tables are turned into classrooms for students doing distance learning, bedrooms are turned into offices for people working from home and grandparents are isolated from their loved ones in order to prevent the spread of the virus. Through it all, families are finding ways to stay connected and realizing that loving each other can be enough.
A 49-year-old New London man, who spent six days in the hospital in May after being diagnosed with the coronavirus, said he is still struggling to gain back his full strength.
Not having Rep. Collin Peterson sitting at the head of the House Ag Committee could have an impact on farmers in Minnesota for years to come.
John Kellen has spent the last two years caring for his mother, who has Alzheimer's disease. During this time the two have traveled all around the state, sharing experiences which Kellen has documented in a photography exhibit for viewing through October in a virtual tour.
The driver of a car and a motorcycle were killed in a crash Tuesday near St. Cloud., Two others were injured.
People are buying market-ready hogs off the farm in response to concerns about a possible shortage of pork and to help out local farmers who have temporarily lost their market because of the shutdown of large processing facilities. The demand has local locker plants booked for much of the year.
Officials from Jennie-O Turkey Store confirmed Tuesday that an unspecified number of employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at one of its plants in Willmar. The plant continues to operate. Kandiyohi County health officials expect the number of cases to rise but praised the measures Jennie-O has implemented to help prevent the spread of the illness caused by the coronavirus.
Minnesota members of the American Farm Bureau Federation were encouraged to hear about new trade deals for ag products, but are concerned how they will be implemented.
Expansion of Doosan Bobcat plant in Litchfield will triple the physical size of the facility and triple the size of the workforce when completed in 2020.