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Storm Team 3: Funnel clouds possible today, more rain this week

Storms today and tonight could produce funnel clouds or a brief tornado

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Storm Team 3: Severe storms possible this afternoon and evening

Some storms could produce large hail and damaging winds

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Storm Team 3: Warmer with storms coming this weekend

Storms could pop by Friday night and Saturday

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Storm Team 3: Chilly temps expected overnight

Lows could fall in the low 40s for the first time in four years for June

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Storm Team 3: Showers and colder highs

The showers may last into Wednesday with cooler than average temps

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Study: Iowa is #1 in #2

Leads in the nation in human and animal waste production.

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Storm Team 3: After a dry start to June, rain moves back in this week

Tuesday and Wednesday will feature cloudy and rain chances

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Storm Team 3: Cooling comes for next week

A big drop in highs could mean 60s

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SE Minnesota hemp farmer sues over loss of license

An industrial hemp farmer is suing the state of Minnesota in federal court claiming it violated his constitutional rights by revoking his growing license and telling him to destroy his crop.

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Storm Team 3: EF-1 Tornado Confirmed in Rochester

Tornado winds near 110 mph hit SW Rochester Tuesday.

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Storm Team 3: All eyes on the potential for severe storms

Storms will spark along a cold front later today, some could be severe.

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USDA says wet weather still slowing planting in Iowa

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Monday that 80% of the expected corn crop had been planted in Iowa in the week ending Sunday.

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Storm Team 3: Storms fire Tuesday, some severe

A muggy day on Tuesday could bring severe storms

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Storm Team 3: Thunderstorms develop tonight along cold front

A hot day on Friday will lead to storms later into Saturday morning

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Year-round sales of gasoline mixed with 15% ethanol OK'd

The Trump administration is following through on a plan to allow year-round sales of gasoline mixed with 15% ethanol.

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Storm Team 3: Summer is finally coming for us

Warmer than average temperatures will grab hold of the region the next several days.

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Storm Team 3: Fourth tornado confirmed in KIMT viewing area

Tornado damage still being surveyed by the NWS.

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Storm Team 3: A rainy and stormy Memorial Day

Heads up for the chance of stronger storms and heavy rain early this week

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President pledges $16 billion in aid to farmers

Seeks to help those suffering from China trade dispute.

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Storm Team 3: Isolated strong storms Friday

Warm weekend could bring highs near 80

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Storm Team 3: Heavy rain in the forecast the next week

Long-range computer models are indicating a lot of rain for the Midwest

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Storm Team 3: Storms this weekend, some severe

Storms could turn severe with all modes of weather possible on Saturday.

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Storm Team 3: Get ready for a soggy few days

A very active weather pattern shows signs of heavy rainfall and the potential for severe weather

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Storm Team 3: Strong to severe storms possible as temps soar into the 80's

A changing weather pattern could fire up storms that could turn severe.

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Farmers respond to recent tariff hikes

Latest tariff hikes causing farmers to feel the pinch even more as part of U.S.-China trade dispute

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Iowa governor signs law enabling industrial hemp production

The bill Reynolds signed Monday allows licensed growers to cultivate the crop on up to 40 acres.

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Storm Team 3: Warming trend for this week

We will make a run at 80 degrees a few days this week.

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Soggy start to planting season in north Iowa, southern Minnesota

Despite late season snow and rainfall, some farmers are making headway in planting crops

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Pence coming to Minnesota to plug trade with Mexico, Canada

Vice President Mike Pence is rolling into the Midwest to tout the administration's new North American trade agreement, while back in Washington President Donald Trump tries to salvage a transformative trade deal with China.

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Storm Team 3: Saturday morning update on the snow

Late season snow storm hitting the area Saturday

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Storm Team 3: Old Man Winter not done yet

Snow could pile on this weekend

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Storm Team 3: Weekend could bring snow to area

A late April storm could bring a mix or snow to Minnesota and Iowa

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Lawsuit filed against Iowa's new 'ag-gag' law

Animal rights groups filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging a new Iowa law that makes it a trespass crime to conduct undercover investigations at livestock farms, a measure the Legislature approved just weeks after a federal judge struck down a similar law.

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Minnesota 1 of 6 states to sue Department of Agriculture over school lunches

Six states and the District of Columbia have sued the Department of Agriculture, accusing the federal agency of weakening nutritional standards in school meals.

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Warren, Klobuchar agree on breaking up Big Ag in Iowa stop

Democratic presidential contenders Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar expressed support Saturday for strengthening antitrust laws and enforcement to break up big agriculture monopolies.

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Predicting spring planting season outlook, and discussing business startups

Group of farmers, investors and business owners converged on Music Man Square for Ag Ventures Alliance meeting

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Fiddlehead Coffee Co. aiming to make a more sustainable Med City, partnering with the best chef in the Midwest

Fiddlehead Coffee Co. hired a James Beard Award winning chef onto their team. They plan to show the Med City what sustainable and healthy foods look, and taste like.

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This year's snowy winter especially tough on Iowa ranchers

The weather has been hard for the state's $13.6 billion livestock industry, which leads the nation in pig and egg production.

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USDA delays deadline for farmer aid to offset tariff losses

Farmers already reeling from low prices and uncertainty amid the nation's trade dispute with China are welcoming a decision to extend a deadline for federal aid because of the partial government shutdown.

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Investors, farmers guessing as shutdown delays crop reports

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that it must delay the release of key crop reports due to the partial government shutdown.

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Warmer, rainier seasons predicted for the Midwest according to climate assessment

With more warmer and rainy conditions forecasted, farmers may have to change practices

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Rochester to tackle invasive bug

They will be inspecting trees from November 1st through December 31st.

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North Iowa farmers come together to help a family finish the job in a time of need

With corn and beans needing to be harvested, around 20-25 farmers from the area showed up to finish the job this week in Cerro Gordo County.

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Year round E-15 benefits local farmers and businesses

“We would much rather be out there combining beans and corn,” Renner said.

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Rain is hurting harvest season

Delaying harvest season is causing real stress for area farmers.

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Winnebago Co. wind farm resolution one step closer to reality

Vote scheduled for the Golden Plains project tabled to next week's meeting

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