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Charges filed against family friend in kidnapping, death of 5-year-old
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, August 22
Driver injured in rollover near Osakis
Update: Body found in vehicle is missing Osakis man, says family
New well policy draws overflow crowd at council meeting
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Balancing act: Osakis tennis staggers lineup to begin fall
Sports schedule for Tuesday, August 23
Rose secures third-straight club title at AGC
Panther football has seniors to lean on
Platte Valley Boys bring bluegrass to Alexandria
Alzheimer's disease education session offered
Lakes Area HOG to accept Nation of Patriots flag
Local registered dietitian to give presentation
Haberman is interim pastor at United Methodist
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Youth day comes together
Waterfowlers can expect similar structure to last year
Lais posthumously honored for four decades with Viking Sportsmen
Arland E. Hirman
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: Making sure our veterans get the care they deserve
LETTER: Community Night Out was great success
LETTER: Old green grass has been restored
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
From the archives - 1916: Room for rent for housekeeping or otherwise
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Corn Views: Farmers take leadership role on water quality issues
Save money, water by using rain barrels
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
February 24, 2016
Strategize options with dairy workshops
University of Minnesota Extension will hold two area workshops to address how to keep dairy herds profitable in tough economic times and different strategizing options to look at. The workshops will be on Wednesday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Long Prairie City Hall...
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am
August 27, 2015
Princess Kay of the Milky Way crowned; candidate from Hoffman is runner-up
By the St. Paul Pioneer Press FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- A 19-year-old college student from Howard Lake, Minn., was crowned the 62nd Princess...
August 27, 2015 - 10:33am
September 3, 2014
Enrollment open for dairy farm risk management program
Farmers can now enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program, a voluntary program established by the 2014 Farm Bill. It provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below the coverage...
September 3, 2014 - 6:36am
June 4, 2014
Ice cream, you scream...
The Douglas County American Dairy Association kicked off June Dairy Month by giving out ice cream treats to students at St. Mary’s School in...
June 4, 2014 - 12:00am
June 12, 2013
Top dairy farms honored for superior cow care
In honor of June Dairy Month, Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson released the annual Top 100 list of Minnesota dairy farms demonstrating superior dairy herd management skills as measured by their cows' low somatic cell count (SCC) average. The Minnesota Department...
June 12, 2013 - 12:00am
June 5, 2013
2013 Douglas County Dairy Princesses crowned
The crowning of the 2013 Douglas County Dairy Princesses was held on Monday, May 13 in Alexandria. The competition is sponsored by the dairy...
June 5, 2013 - 12:00am
January 20, 2013
Courses offer information on avoiding dairy farm accidents
Agriculture ranks third in the total number of fatal work injuries behind construction and transportation/warehousing. It ranks first in the rate of non-fatal injuries per thousand workers and in this category it is more than double the rate of the next two industries, mining and...
January 20, 2013 - 10:50am
January 16, 2013
Dairy farm safety courses offered
Agriculture ranks third in the total number of fatal work injuries behind construction and transportation/warehousing.
January 16, 2013 - 12:00am
August 11, 2012
Members sought for new Dairy Research, Teaching and Consumer Education Authority
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking members to fill six positions on a new Minnesota Dairy Research, Teaching and Consumer Education Authority. Authorized by Minnesota Statute, the nine-member Dairy Authority will advise the Commissioner of Agriculture, the University...
August 11, 2012 - 2:15pm
July 30, 2012
Organic Dairy Day to take place in Morris
The University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center's Organic Dairy Day will be held Tuesday, August 7 in Morris from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Educational programs will feature Francis Thicke, Iowa Organic Dairy producer; Fly Management for Organic Dairies by Roger...
July 30, 2012 - 2:02pm
July 18, 2012
More than a sparkling crown
Little girls dream about wearing a sparkling crown and being a princess in a beautiful and exotic country. For 21-year-old Meg Hintzen of Carlos,...
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
May 16, 2012
2012 dairy princesses crowned
The crowning of the 2012 Douglas County Dairy Princesses was held on Sunday, April 29 in Alexandria. The competition is sponsored by the dairy...
May 16, 2012 - 12:00am
December 26, 2011
Dairy co-op members to share $10 million
NEW ULM, Minn. -- The dairy farmer-owners of Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) will share $10 million in equity payments this year. The cash will be paid to individuals based on the amount of milk they marketed through AMPI. In November, $6.5 million of members' capital retain...
December 26, 2011 - 10:20am
June 10, 2011
Event pays tribute to dairy farms
The Douglas County American Dairy Association invites the public to celebrate local dairies and enjoy Lunch on the Farm on Saturday, June 11 at the Bill Dropik farm on Highway 27 between Alexandria and Nelson from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be tours of the dairy farm, free cheeseburgers...
June 10, 2011 - 12:00am
October 30, 2010
Minnesota health officials identify more illnesses linked to raw milk
Minnesota state health officials reported Thursday that routine disease surveillance has detected additional illnesses linked to consumption of raw dairy products from the Hartmann dairy farm in Sibley County. According to epidemiologists with the Minnesota Department of Health...
October 30, 2010 - 10:42am