Rep. Peterson working with Ag Secretary to help hog farmers struggling with plant closures

WORTHINGTON, Minn. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Congressman Collin Peterson discusses the struggles pig farmers are going through during the pandemic He says 160,000 hogs are being euthanized across the country every day because of plant closures. Department of Agriculture tells Peterson it’s having trouble dealing with the backlog of hogs. That includes a shortage of trucks to bring them…

Minnesota deputy finds pig in swerving driver’s lap

Causes for #distracteddriving: ✅ Talking on phone ???? ✅ Texting ???? ✅ Eating fast food ???? ✅ Changing radio station ???? ✅ Putting on makeup ???? ✅ Having a pig ???? on your lap…now that was a first even for us. pic.twitter.com/6OtUDHIniv — Chisago Co Sheriff (@ChisagoCountySO) March 26, 2019 (FOX 9) – Officials in Chisago County, Minnesota are sharing a strange…

LIVE: The Pig & The Pint

KVRR's Jackie Kelly Learns More About The Pig & The Pint

KVRR’s Jackie Kelly learns more about The Pig & The Pint from Ricky Pallay of Sanctuary Events Center. Categories: Morning – Features, Morning – In The Community Tags: BEER, BREWERY, pig, resturant, The Pig & The Pint

Pig & The Pint Returning to Sanctuary Events Center

The Pig & The Pint will be held November 2 at Sanctuary Events Center

  FARGO, ND — An annual celebration of bacon and booze is returning this fall. The Pig & The Pint will be held November 2 at Sanctuary Events Center. Locally-owned restaurants will get half of a hog, one week to prepare it and assigned a local brewery to collaborate on suds and swine pairings. Tickets for The Pig & The…

People of Buffalo Say a Hog Farm Could Pollute Their Drinking Water

The majority of a small town is upset after the state Supreme Court allowed hog farm permits

BUFFALO, ND — The North Dakota Supreme Court approved permits for a hog facility near Buffalo, North Dakota. Several people living there have spent more than a year trying to keep it from being built, saying it can heavily pollute the area. In the 2016 election, nearly 76 percent voted “no” to corporate dairy and swine farming. This leaves neighbors…

Willmar Man Charged After Allegedly Throwing Frozen Pig’s Foot at Group of People

Sixty-one-year-old Joe Fernkes is charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct

  WILLMAR, Minn. — Authorities allege a Willmar man threw a pig’s foot at Somalis at a farmers market. Sixty-one-year-old Joe Fernkes is charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Fernkes said he set the frozen pig’s foot down on the table at a Willmar market on Saturday and “didn’t say one word.” But witnesses said he threw it at a man…

Discovery Middle School Puckers Up for Piglets to Support Classmate

Discovery Middle School students and teachers were kissing pigs all to help one student in need

FARGO, ND — Students and faculty from Discovery Middle School puckered up for a few sloppy kisses with a pig. When tragedy strikes, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and feel alone. “I’ve got three sons and the first thing I thought of was what would happen if that were one of my sons,” said Tammy Linn, who is an English…