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Police looking for robbery suspect
Judge Battey to retire; vacancy process begins
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, Sept. 26
Homecoming week: All Douglas County high schools celebrating this week
Woman jumps into lake to help save duck hunters
Tennis: Osakis sweeps Mainstreeters
AGC Junior Golf Academy finishes summer program
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Sept. 27
Girls soccer: Knoblach's goal stands up at Cathedral
Boys soccer: Cards can't find the net in loss at Cathedral
Butterfly babies:Loss of twin sons at birth spurs involvement in memorial 5K
Love INC to host annual fundraiser
Life campaign gathers for the unborn
The Kingery Family presents music with a vision
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
Engaged - Hanson and Arceneau
Births - Sept. 9, 2016
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Gould Brothers exhibition shooting coming to Alexandria
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Mike Frisch: Fall walleye tips
Gladys M. Vogt
Franklin L. Cobb
Phillip O. Thompson
EDITORIAL: How to survive a crash with a power pole
IN THE KNOW: A wonderful, vibrant area
LETTER: Heroic actions saved lives
IT'S OUR TURN: Photos and the First Amendment
EDITORIAL: Don't take emergency care for granted
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Watch tractors in action at Plow Day 2016
Improving yields and water quality
YOU ASKED: Who planted the sunflowers near interstate?
Extension Column: Now is the time to take cuttings from your favorite annuals
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
Carlos Creek Winery honored for Business and Industrial Appreciation Day
Employers of the Year nominations sought
Lake Darling Resort to replace Viking Trail Resort
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On The Street
Police looking for robbery suspect
April 4, 2014
Feedlot raises concern in Evansville Township
It would be located near Chippewa River
April 4, 2014 - 9:07am
January 21, 2014
McNamar authors bill to repeal farm equipment tax
State Representative Jay McNamar (DFL-Elbow Lake) has introduced several bills to repeal new sales taxes on agricultural and manufacturing machinery repairs. McNamar said that providing tax relief to Minnesota farmers is a top priority for him during the upcoming legislative session. “After...
January 21, 2014 - 11:18pm
September 11, 2013
2012 was profitable year for organic farmers
Despite flooding and drought, organic farmers in Minnesota had a profitable year in 2012, according to a new report released by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Average and median net farm income for both crop and dairy farms were up substantially, although there was...
September 11, 2013 - 9:00am
August 16, 2013
Farmers have many reasons not to cry about farm bill
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- Outside the Minnesota Corn Growers Association Farmfest tent, a sign urged people to go inside and send an e-mail to U.S.
August 16, 2013 - 12:00am
August 8, 2013
Franson comments on special session to repeal farm tax
ST. PAUL - State Representative Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, released the following statement on Governor Dayton and the DFL leadership call to repeal the farm equipment repair tax during special session. "I'm encouraged to hear that Governor Dayton and Democrat legislators have...
August 8, 2013 - 3:36pm
Special session could dump ag tax
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- Gov. Mark Dayton says he is willing to overturn a new sales tax on farm implement repair when the Legislature next month meets to appropriate money for disaster relief. Dayton told reporters after he spoke at Farmfest today that he and legislative leaders...
August 8, 2013 - 2:14pm
August 4, 2013
Farmer to address need for innovation to grow healthier food
How are farmers using innovation and technology to grow healthier food? What's the impact on our food, animal care and the environment? Those questions will be answered on Tuesday, August 6, at the regularly scheduled Long Prairie Rotary Club meeting.
August 4, 2013 - 3:11pm
July 31, 2013
Holmes City Farmers' Market puts the 'unity' in community
In a fabled time, when food was scarce one man fed a village. As the story goes, curious townsfolk approached the man and asked what he was...
July 31, 2013 - 12:00am
July 13, 2013
Farm Rescue launches concert series featuring Jason Brown
Farm Rescue, a nonprofit organization that provides planting and harvesting assistance free of charge to farm families who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster, is featuring country music artist Jason Brown in newly formed Farm Rescue concert series. "We...
July 13, 2013 - 10:44am
June 20, 2013
Farm bill fails in House
The U.S. House this afternoon defeated 234-195 a farm bill that would have funded agriculture and nutrition programs for the next five years. The defeat came after House Speaker House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., had agreed to support the bill...
June 20, 2013 - 2:39pm
June 11, 2013
Minnesota Farm Bureau commends Senate for passing farm bill
The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) applauds the U.S. Senate for moving forward to complete work on the bipartisan farm bill, the Agriculture Reform, Jobs and Food Act of 2013. The bill provides needed risk management tools and a viable economic safety net for America's farmers...
June 11, 2013 - 12:24pm
May 25, 2013
Don't let electrical accidents crop up this spring during planting season
Planting season is one of the busiest times of the year, especially this year when the season has been delayed by weather. Yet, farmers and their helpers need to pay as much attention to what's above their heads and within reach of their machinery as they do to their tillage and planting...
May 25, 2013 - 12:24pm
May 11, 2013
Choosing ACRE or DCP on the farm in 2013
The extension of the 2008 Farm Bill opens up the decision to participate in either of the safety net programs: the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program or the Direct and Countercyclical Program (DCP). Farmers have until June 3, 2013 to sign up for the ACRE program and August...
May 11, 2013 - 11:14am
May 4, 2013
Late spring brings marketing challenges for farmers
The potential of reduced production due to delayed planting in 2013 because of the cold, wet start to the growing season could result in additional challenges in managing marketing. While there is still time to plant this year's crop and achieve normal yields, it is important to understand...
May 4, 2013 - 11:45am
Conservation Stewardship Program applications due by May 31
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Natural Resources Conservation Service's Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will provide nearly $175 million in funding for up to 12.6 million additional acres of enrollment this year. "The Conservation Stewardship...
May 4, 2013 - 9:17am