• In this April 23, 2016, photo, members of the Meeker County Ag Squad are seen at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul showing off the GPS ear tags they developed to help farmers track their livestock from far away. From left are: are Andrew Massmann, Jackie Massmann, Casey Gohmann, Abbey Schiefelbein, and Bailee Schiefelbein, all of Kimball, Minn. They're taking part in the 4-H Science of Agriculture Challenge, which aims to nurture the next generation of agricultural scientists for a country facing a critical shortage of them. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)

    4-H program aims to grow next generation of ag scientists

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — One team is developing GPS ear tags so cattle farmers can track herds from afar. Another thinks drones can protect livestock from predators. Yet another is developing a rechargeable portable warmer to prevent vaccines from freezing when dairy producers inoculate their herds in the winter.

  • Creditors: Minnesota archdiocese sitting on $1.7 billion

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Attorneys on Tuesday accused a Minnesota archdiocese of sheltering more than $1 billion in assets to avoid big payouts to abuse survivors as part of the church’s bankruptcy case.