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New Minnesota license plate option up for vote
Two-vehicle crash injures Parkers Prairie driver
Highway 29 intersection set to re-open by July 4
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, June 27
UPDATE: Alexandria man charged after near fatal heroin overdose
Up to the challenge
Viking Speedway to host Late Model special this Saturday
VFW 15s swept at Willmar
Legion baseball: Alexandria puts school season behind it to focus on a fifth run to Legion state
Legion baseball: Seven late runs lead Glenwood past Osakis
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Mikkelson to host citywide prayer gathering
First Lutheran welcomes new pastor
#ProsperityHabit brings color to art exhibit
The Jolly Zuks bring polka to concert on the lawn
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Engaged - Doty and Johnson
Births - June 10, 2016
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Mickelson's big pike
Sandra Rae Hinderschied
Inez Trueman (Gandrud)
James "Jim" Dittberner
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Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Producers should file crop certification report
Local work meeting scheduled in Douglas County
Gardening tips: Add sparkle to your landscape
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
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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...
country / farm
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...
News / region
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...
farm / News
October 30, 2010 - 10:42am