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Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, August 24
Princess Kay of the Milky Way crowned
Douglas County Hospital gets 'blue ribbon' for vaccination effort
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Osakis tennis runners-up at Highway 10 Open
Sports schedule for Thursday, August 25
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
January 6, 2016
Midwest Soil Health Summit is Feb. 17-18 in Alexandria
The Sustainable Farming Association's (SFA) Midwest Soil Health Summit is set for Feb. 17-18 at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria. The summit features soil health experts and farm leaders for two days of education and farmer networking, all geared at improving soil...
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
December 30, 2015
Minnesota lifts quarantine on all farms with avian influenza
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has lifted the last of the quarantines that were placed on each of the 108 farms infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) this year. All sites have completed cleaning and disinfection of their facilities and have received negative...
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
December 23, 2015
New county FSA executive director appointed
Steve Frericks of Albany was named the new county executive director of the Douglas County Farm Service Agency (FSA) office. Frericks will assist...
December 23, 2015 - 12:00am
December 15, 2015
State grants help fund livestock improvements
Livestock producers are invited to apply for a portion of $2 million in grants available for on-farm improvements. Qualifying producers are reimbursed 10 percent of the first $500,000 of investment, with a minimum investment of $4,000. Qualifying expenditures include the purchase,...
December 15, 2015 - 11:49am
November 4, 2015
Livestock investment grants available
Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, encourages local livestock producers to apply for livestock investment grants available through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 18. Grants are available to Minnesota livestock farmers for expenses...
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
September 30, 2015
Farmers should use soil temperature to guide nitrogen application
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) advises farmers and fertilizer applicators to check soil temperatures when timing application of ammonium-based nitrogen fertilizers this fall. "Waiting until soil temperature stays below 50 degrees F before applying anhydrous ammonia...
September 30, 2015 - 12:00am
September 16, 2015
Country Blossom Farm serving up family fun this fall
It’s the best fall has to offer: warm sun, crisp air, and the smell of fresh-baked pies. Add in plenty of space and activities for the kiddos...
September 16, 2015 - 12:00am
September 9, 2015
Triplet calves come as a surprise on DL farm
Odds are about 1 in 100,000
September 9, 2015 - 12:00am
August 26, 2015
America’s Farmers to benefit nonprofits
America’s Farmers Grow Communities will partner again with farmers to award more than $3.3 million to community nonprofits across the country. In Minnesota, 72 organizations will receive donations in 2016. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the program’s purpose is to make a positive...
August 26, 2015 - 12:00am
State grants help fund live-stock im-provements
Livestock producers can now apply for a portion of $2 million in grants available for on-farm improvements. Qualifying producers are reimbursed 10 percent of the first $500,000 of investment, with a minimum investment of $4,000. Qualifying expenditures include the purchase, construction...
August 26, 2015 - 12:00am
Rebates available to farms, handlers
Cost share program makes organic certification more affordable
August 26, 2015 - 12:00am
August 12, 2015
Funding available for broadband loans
Loans are now available to build broadband in rural areas, along with changes to the program required by the 2014 Farm Bill. “Broadband is as vital as electricity was 80 years ago,” said U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) secretary Tom Vilsack. “Since 2009, USDA investments...
August 12, 2015 - 12:00am
August 5, 2015
Klimeks recognized for farming contributions
Local family honored as ‘2015 Farm Family’
August 5, 2015 - 10:31am
Water Quality Certification expands to Minnesota farms
With the help of a five-year, $9 million award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and legislation enacted earlier this year, the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP) will now be available to any agricultural producer statewide. To date,...
August 5, 2015 - 12:00am
July 22, 2015
Farmers, ranchers can apply for conservation assistance
Beginning Tuesday, September 1, farmers and ranchers can apply for financial assistance to help conserve working grasslands, rangeland and pastureland while maintaining the areas as livestock grazing lands. The initiative is part of the voluntary Conservation Reserve Program (CRP),...
July 22, 2015 - 12:00am