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A good year for Minnesota wine grapes

Minnesota may not be known as wine country just yet. But as our climate trends warmer, northern wine growers are having some success.It turns out 2017 was a good year for Minnesota wine grapes.This week I spoke with Minnesota wine guru John Thull from the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. John develops grape varieties and tends the grapes from start to finish as a researcher at the Horticultural Research Center in Chanhassen.John Thull with the grapes at the University of...

670 Missing in Wine Country Firestorms

California fire authorities listed 39 active fires burning across the state with the worst devastation in the Wine Country where 9 major fires have burnt over 103,000 acres causing at least 19 deaths and 670 residents missing.Fire and safety authorities have found 110 of the 240-people reported missing people from Tuesday. But as rescuers have been able to get to more remote areas and gain information from friends and families, the total number of missing has spiked to 670.Government...