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Will Alexandria host Governor's Fishing Opener?
Man dies in Otter Tail crash as wintry weather returns
Helicopter crash victim now in dispute with employer
Meeting to explore effects of Agent Orange on veterans
Speaker promotes the power of positivity
Adapted Bowling: Alex PI team takes two-pin win
Boys Golf: Alexandria endures weather, wins fourth straight meet
Track and Field: Ludwig first in both throwing events
Softball: Sixth inning sinks Cards at Apollo
Softball: Lakers win fifth straight in sweep of Braves
Lakes Area Radio Theatre hosts two classic shows
Kensington Area Heritage Society announces Saturday event
Evansville Art Center presents 22nd annual Poetry Night
Educational event helps families manage autism in their home
Gala to feature student-made items in silent auction
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Letter: Peterson's office: Big hat, no cattle
Echo Press editorial: Shed more light on unclaimed property
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Letter: Sanctuary cities are lunacy
COMMENTARY: Don't shortchange students
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
March 15, 2017
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
National Ag Day is March 21. In honor of this, the staff at the Douglas County FSA office would like to thank all the farmers and ranchers that make agriculture such a vital part of communities here in Douglas County. Agriculture is alive and well in Central Minnesota. Douglas County...
March 15, 2017 - 9:00am
March 1, 2017
Multiple FSA deadlines are approaching
Deadlines seem to bring out the best in some of us and, at times, the worst in some of us. Without deadlines, we would not have the motivation to chase after our ambitions or our accomplishments. Completing tasks attached to deadlines gives us a sense of accomplishment and a peace...
March 1, 2017 - 10:00am
February 22, 2017
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
ST. PAUL—Midwestern members of Congress worry about what the Trump administration may do about agriculture-related issues, especially a...
February 22, 2017 - 9:00am
January 11, 2017
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
The Central Minnesota Irrigator's Corporation will hold an Irrigation Clinic on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Prairie Event Center in Parkers Prairie. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting at 9:15 a.m. and concluding by 1 p.m. This is followed by the corporation's...
January 11, 2017 - 11:00am
Producers should utilize all available resources
A new year means new opportunities for the producers and landowners here in Douglas County. As many producers lay out their plan for the upcoming year, it is imperative that producers utilize all available resources during these tough agricultural economic times. The staff at the...
January 11, 2017 - 10:00am
December 28, 2016
State board seeks comments on buffer law policies
The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources is charged with overseeing program implementation of the state's buffer law, designed to improve water quality. The agency is currently seeking public comment on key components of its buffer program, which requires strips or buffers...
December 28, 2016 - 10:00am
December 14, 2016
Easement program applications are under way
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Minnesota reminds the public that applications for both Wetland Reserve Easements and Agricultural Land Easements through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program can be made to the local NRCS office, 900 Robert St. NE, Alexandria....
December 14, 2016 - 11:00am
December 7, 2016
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
Winter grazing of cover crops and its role in building soil health and improving water quality in row-cropped fields will be the subject of a workshop and field day on Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Starbuck Community Center, 307 E. Fifth St. A field tour will follow...
December 7, 2016 - 8:00am
November 22, 2016
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
What a blessing this fall has been. Yes, we started very wet, but we have experienced an extended above average timeline that made for extremely good harvest conditions. I have seen cattle in seasonal pastures later into the fall than ever before.
November 22, 2016 - 11:00am
November 16, 2016
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Starting in November, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will accept and process applications for enrollment in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), the nation's largest conservation program. Applications will be made...
November 16, 2016 - 11:00am
USDA invests $1.7 billion to protect agricultural lands
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will issue nearly $1.7 billion in payments to more than a half-million Americans who have contracts with the government to protect sensitive agricultural lands. The investment, part of the voluntary USDA Conservation Reserve Program, will allow producers...
November 16, 2016 - 9:00am
USDA funding available in six focus areas
U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking new proposals for cutting-edge projects that will provide new conservation opportunities through its Conservation Innovation Grants program. Through USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, the department will invest up to $25 million...
November 16, 2016 - 9:00am
November 9, 2016
Acreage reporting deadline is Nov. 15
In order to comply with Farm Service Agency program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Douglas County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline. The following acreage reporting date is applicable for Douglas...
November 9, 2016 - 10:00am
October 5, 2016
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
The Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council is seeking candidates for three positions on its board of directors. Members of the council are elected to direct Minnesota wheat checkoff dollars to benefit wheat producers. Board members must be wheat producers willing to serve...
October 5, 2016 - 3:00am
September 14, 2016
Improving yields and water quality
Evansville farmers Russ and Rachel Elliott had an ongoing problem in one of their fields along Interstate 94. When it rained, water draining...
September 14, 2016 - 12:00am