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One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
Getting a jump on spring
Alexandria junior earns perfect score on ACT
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Ratchet (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, March 22
Paulson honored as Knights MVP
Four B-E players named LEC, Pheasant all-league
Alexandria's Walker named section swim COY
The end of an era: Simpson steps down at B-E after 605 head coaching wins
Homecoming: Swedberg takes over the Alex boys golf program he grew up in
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
hires and promotions
On The Street
August 4, 2010
Wetlands learning center awarded $50,000 grant
June 29 was a big day for the Friends of the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center; Otto Bremer Foundation made an award of $50,000 to the group. The grant was applied for in February of this year to support three positions for graduate interns.
August 4, 2010 - 12:00am
July 27, 2010
Asian carp threatens most of Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Fast-growing and destructive Asian carp could take over most Minnesota streams and lakes if the federal government does not act soon, a U.S. senator, the state attorney general and conservationists warn. Only the small part of Minnesota drained by the north-flowing Red...
July 27, 2010 - 5:43am
June 26, 2010
Video, photo contest seeks entries about favorite lakes
We all have a special lake. Maybe you have a cabin next to it, maybe it's in the city and you visit it all the time, or maybe you've only been there once but your memories are fond. Whatever your reason, Conservation Minnesota wants to know what lake matters to you and why. Photographs...
June 26, 2010 - 9:47am
June 16, 2010
Conservation district announces poster, mural contest winners
"Conversation Habits = Healthy Habitats" was the theme of the Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) 2010 poster and mural contest for 5th and 6th graders in Douglas County. This spring, Elwood Anderson of the SWCD visited classrooms and gave presentations about the...
June 16, 2010 - 12:00am
June 2, 2010
Sign-up deadline nears for conservation program
Douglas County land-owners still have time to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office, but the deadline for getting signed up for the second CSP ranking period is quickly approaching. According to...
June 2, 2010 - 12:00am
May 12, 2010
Ducks Unlimited honors residents for conservation efforts
The Ducks Unlimited (DU) annual "Vikingland Sponsors" fundraising event was held on May 6 at the Alexandria Maritime Museum. The new chairman...
May 12, 2010 - 12:00am
March 26, 2010
Should DNR expand otter trapping?
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is collecting input from citizens around the state about its proposal to expand the legal trapping of otters to include the Minnesota River. Responses from the public input meetings and on-line surveys: 380 people have indicated that they...
March 26, 2010 - 12:00am
March 3, 2010
Conservation officers encounter pot-smoking angler, sick eagle, straying snowmobilers and more
People shooting from their vehicles. An ice angler smoking pot. An eagle suffering from lead poisoning. Snowmobilers trespassing on private land. That's just some of the things conservation officers encounter in a few day's work. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources provided...
March 3, 2010 - 12:00am
February 19, 2010
Applications open for conservation program
The Natural Resouces Conservation Service (NRCS) continues to work with applicants in the pilot Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) sign-up. In the 2008 Farm Bill, Congress retooled CSP, making across-the-board changes in an attempt to create a more expansive conservation program. The...
February 19, 2010 - 12:00am
EQIP funding available for conservation
Now is a good time to contact a Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to discuss your conservation needs and complete an application to receive funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). EQIP has been the main USDA conservation program for assistance...
February 19, 2010 - 12:00am
October 28, 2009
Leroy and Debby Buse honored for conservation work
The Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District (DSWCD) board of supervisors recently selected Leroy and Debby Buse of Brandon as the 2009 Outstanding...
October 28, 2009 - 12:00am
June 17, 2009
Conservation poster winners announced
"Dig it! The secrets of soil" was the theme of the Douglas Soil Water Conservation District's (SWCD) 2009 poster and mural contest for 5th and 6th graders in the county. Earlier this spring, Elwood Anderson from the SWCD visited classrooms and gave presentations about the value of...
June 17, 2009 - 12:00am
May 31, 2009
Forum will examine sustainable agriculture practices
The Douglas County Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) will sponsor an open forum on Sustainable Agriculture Practices on Thursday, June 11, at 6 p.m. at the Alexandria Technical College in Room 205. The program is open to the public and is intended to address a topic that directly...
May 31, 2009 - 12:56pm
May 13, 2009
Wetland restoration program sign-up is under way
The Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are announcing a RIM-WRP partnership sign-up that began April 20 and runs through June 5, 2009. This program offers competitive payment rates for landowners to enroll in...
May 13, 2009 - 12:00am
March 14, 2009
Douglas County conservation leader meets with local legislators
Paul Barsness of Brandon, supervisor of the Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District, attended a legislative briefing and meetings at the State Capitol February 23-24 in St. Paul. He joined a group of other officials from the state's Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs)...
March 14, 2009 - 9:55am