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Corn meal, whiskey help save Ute Mountain Ute Farm and Ranch

Nov. 27, 2021 10:18 AM EST

TOWAOC, Colo. (AP) — Drought in much of the West, 22 years running, has struck Colorado’s Four Corners tribal lands with bitter force. This year, the Ute Mountain Ute’s celebrated 7,700 acre farm and ranch operation had to lay off half its workers as thousands of acres lay fallow. ...

Charleston West Side developers get into the spirits

Nov. 27, 2021 09:04 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The magic is in the cave, Tighe and John Bullock trust. Tighe and his father, John, learned of its existence near Renick on the Greenbrier-Pocahontas county line. A geological engineer, John Bullock thought a distiller could use that water to...

Grants approved for 7 Michigan meat, poultry processors

Nov. 27, 2021 08:41 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Nearly $1.4 million in federal funding has been approved to help Michigan’s meat and poultry processors recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and expand their processing capacity. The funding for seven companies is from an Agriculture Department...

The sweetly sad story behind 3,000 beer cans up for auction

Nov. 27, 2021 00:08 AM EST

PEARL RIVER, La. (AP) — Luverne Kahl sometimes tears up as she talks about her late husband’s beer can collection. It was more than just a hobby. It was his passion, and the memories it prompts rise up in her unexpectedly. But she’s resolved to let it go. ...

Lawsuit claims dairy company is misrepresenting Hawaii links

Nov. 26, 2021 21:30 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A food distributor in Hawaii has filed a federal lawsuit against a dairy company because milk from the mainland is allegedly being sold under a name that advertises local ties. The lawsuit filed by Hawaii Foodservice Alliance claims Meadow Gold Dairies...

Indiana man gets probation for entering Capitol on Jan. 6

Nov. 25, 2021 10:29 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man from Vincennes has been sentenced to three years’ probation for his part in the Jan. 6 riot during which the crowd stormed the U.S. Capitol. U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols spared Jonathan Ace Sanders prison time after Sanders pleaded guilty...

Florida mall, once the ‘place to be,’ fades into oblivion

Nov. 25, 2021 03:25 AM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — As a teenager in the mid-1980s, Iris Pitnikoss worked at Ritz Camera, the film and photo equipment store in Manatee County’s DeSoto Square Mall. She sold cameras — professional devices like Nikons and Kodaks, as well as smaller models like...

Kellogg's and its striking workers to resume talks next week

Nov. 24, 2021 18:31 PM EST

A day after Kellogg's threatened to start permanently replacing its striking workers, the company and its union agreed to return to the bargaining table. Contract talks are set to resume next Tuesday between the Battle Creek, Michigan-based company and the Bakery,...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Nov. 24, 2021 13:14 PM EST

Yankton Press & Dakotan. November 22, 2021. Editorial: Electric Vehicles And Yankton Tourism Tourism is a vital component of the Yankton area economy, and it’s about more than simply having the lake area and all those camping pads at its...

Samsung says it will build $17B chip factory in Texas

Nov. 23, 2021 22:49 PM EST

Samsung said it plans to build a $17 billion semiconductor factory outside of Austin, Texas, amid a global shortage of chips used in phones, cars and other electronic devices. “This is the largest foreign direct investment in the state of Texas, ever,” Texas Gov. Greg...