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Land O’Lakes acquires Ceres

Land O’Lakes Inc. is buying Ceres, a grain storage and commodity logistics company, in an all-cash transaction valued at $17.2 million.

State reports license updates

The state Liquor and Cannabis Board announced applications and approvals for liquor and cannabis licenses.

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Partners buy Olsen Estates

Tasting room opens July 2

Two wineries will share one roof after buying Olsen Estates’ tasting room in April.

Frontier opens in Tri-Cities

Frontier is opening of a new mobile retail store.

State economy ranked second

High-tech firms and exports have rocketed Washington state’s economy to near the top of the nation.

Provider changes name

A health care provider has a new name starting today.

Grant set for apprenticeships

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries is receiving a federal grant to expand apprenticeship opportunities.

Hop storage leads building starts

A local company’s expansion accounted for most of the city’s new building valuation last month.

Weekend BBQ winners named

Bad Bones of Happy Valley, Ore., was named Grand Champion of Saturday’s Bottles Brews and Barbecue event.

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Wineries host BBQ event

Competition could replace Wine and Food Fair

The city’s first barbecue competition hosted by wineries might just be a new tradition.

County releases food inspection results

Officials note issues at local restaurants

Yakima County health officials published the results of food inspections at lower valley restaurants during the month of May.

State reports county job losses

Yakima County’s unemployment numbers continue to rise.

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Project moving ahead

Sunnyside winemaker Co Dinn, left, explains the architect’s drawings of his future winery in the city’s old Water Works building after a luncheon Friday.

Clinic receives bronze honor

A Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic marketing campaign, “We treat all of you,” has earned a Bronze distinction from the Aster Awards.

Port okays closing delay

Port commissioners agreed to delay the closing deadline for a land purchase, but at least one is not happy about it.