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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
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
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
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
William 'Bill' Bretz
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
August 21, 2010
Training and cash assistance available for catfish, asparagus growers
Linda Hennen, State Executive Director for USDA's Farm Service Agency in Minnesota reports that catfish and asparagus producers will have until September 23, 2010 to apply for the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program for Farmers.
August 21, 2010 - 2:39pm
June 30, 2010
Bobcat adding 100 jobs at Gwinner, N.D., plant
GWINNER, N.D. - Bobcat has announced more than 100 hourly positions will be added at the company's primary production facility in Gwinner between now and August. The company is currently accepting applications, according to a news release issued by Bobcat. "We have finished transitioning...
June 30, 2010 - 4:29pm
April 21, 2010
Workshop examines woody biomass
A biomass field day/workshop will be offered in Alexandria. "Woody Biomass for Energy: Where Are We Now?" will be presented on Thursday, June 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
April 21, 2010 - 12:00am
April 19, 2010
Spring truck weight restrictions end today
Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways ends today, April 19, for Minnesota's Central frost zone. Load restrictions remain in place for the state's north-central and north frost zones. Mn/DOT limits truck weights to prevent damage to roads weakened by the spring thaw. Spring...
April 19, 2010 - 5:59am
April 14, 2010
Brothers to demonstrate high-volume rock picker
Mel Aho, owner of a farm in central Minnesota, has developed the RP1000 Rock Picker, a machine that's capable of efficiently picking large quantities of stone from tillable fields. This past September, Mel's brother, Mark "Merf" Aho, operated the RP1000 in a field in Sebeka. He picked...
April 14, 2010 - 12:00am
February 16, 2010
Pawlenty suggests ag research cut
ST. PAUL -- Agriculture leaders are questioning some cuts Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty proposes to balance the state budget. Especially troublesome to some is cutting the Agriculture Utilization Research Institute, a Crookston-based organization that looks for new ways to expand agriculture...
February 16, 2010 - 10:34am
Otter Tail ethanol plant also planning bioenergy center
FERGUS FALLS -- Otter Tail Ag Enterprises LLC will be among the first to take advantage of newly developed technology to convert the byproducts of ethanol production into clean energy as well. The company is constructing a Bio-Energy Center as part of its 55 million-gallon-a-year...
January 16, 2010 - 12:05pm
January 13, 2010
Program helps farmers struggling with dairy losses
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the implementation of the new Dairy Economic Loss Assistance Payment (DELAP) program. The 2010 Agricultural Appropriations Bill authorized $290 million for loss assistance payments to eligible dairy producers. Milk prices declined...
January 13, 2010 - 12:00am
December 25, 2009
Peterson hails program that helps dairy farmers
Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson (D-Minnesota) thanked U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for quickly implementing the Dairy Economic Loss Assistance Payment Program, which he said will help dairy farmers who are struggling with a severe economic...
December 25, 2009 - 10:27am
December 19, 2009
New program helps farmers with dairy losses
Leaders of the Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) say they're pleased that Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has announced a new Dairy Economic Loss Assistance Payment (DELAP) program. It gives eligible producers a one-time direct payment based on the amount of milk produced and commercially...
December 19, 2009 - 11:38am
December 11, 2009
Farm group asks co-ops to unite to get better milk prices
The National Farmers Organization is asking all the major national milk marketing cooperatives to come together and use their market share as power in setting a fair price for the nation's milk producers. At a time when milk prices are at disastrously low levels, Brad Rach, head...
December 11, 2009 - 12:00am
December 4, 2009
Minnesota national farmers group to meet in Sauk Centre
The annual state convention of the Minnesota National Farmers Organization (NFO) will be held Saturday, December 5 at the Lynx Golf Course, located two miles south of Sauk Centre along Highway 71. This is a new location for NFO's annual meeting. Registration starts at 9 a.m.
December 4, 2009 - 12:00am
Minnesota Farm Bureau sets priority issues for 2010
During a comprehensive discussion and debate on November 20, voting delegates at the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation's (MFBF) 91st annual meeting adopted policy positions for 2010. Board members prioritized the issues to provide focus for the organization and its members as they...
December 4, 2009 - 12:00am
November 24, 2009
State gets $919,000 to help beginning farmers
Minnesota has received $919,900 in funding for local and regional initiatives that address the needs of new farmers in Minnesota. "Farming has been a vital part of Minnesota's history, and this funding will provide training and education that builds a strong foundation for the next...
November 24, 2009 - 12:00am
September 23, 2009
Turn your good ideas into a new sustainable farming practice
From developing cold hardy kiwi fruit to extending the vegetable growing season, many Minnesota farmers and researchers have turned their ideas into viable production practices with the help of a Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) Sustainable Agriculture grant. The MDA is...
September 23, 2009 - 12:00am