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Sue Jung honored with statewide General Manager of the Year award
Sen. Klobuchar honors Roers Family Bakery
Warm spell closes ice rinks at Noonan Park
One injured in I-94 truck crash
Grant to help car program keep rolling
Orgeman-Crumb honored again as coach of the year
Boys basketball: Sabres edge Alexandria in CLC play
Wrestling: Knights take two more
Wrestling: Minnewaska tops B.O.L.D. by criteria
Girls basketball: Panthers still perfect in LEC
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
Zion Lutheran School celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week
Faith Column: The Sunday after and the days ahead
Compassion Center to host GriefShare
A peach of a show
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
William "Bill" Bahe
RLou M. Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
Roger E. Larson
IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
LETTER: Give Trump a chance
LETTER: Rare, unique opportunity
LETTER: Douglas County's child abuse rate is double statewide rate
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
KOOL-TV adds local weekend show
New specialty-trained orthopedic surgeon available in Alexandria
Operation Round Up grants awarded to 14 organizations
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
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On The Street
April 6, 2016
Minnesota farm incomes continue to decline
Editor’s note: This article was provided by University of Minnesota Extension. Despite record crop yields, the incomes for Minnesota farms continued to decline in 2015, reaching their lowest point in inflation-adjusted dollars in 20 years. A major factor was the continued decline...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
February 24, 2016
Advancing Farm to Institution in Minnesota
Getting Minnesota apples, tomatoes and other locally grown foods on the menus of schools and other institutions such as hospitals, long-term care facilities and child care centers requires cross-sector partnerships, community support and relationship building. To help strengthen these...
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am
February 10, 2016
Annual survey relies on farmers' participation
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) encourages farmers to take part in its annual pesticide and fertilizer use survey. The 2016 survey is directed at corn producers and hay growers. The data helps the MDA track the use of agricultural chemicals on Minnesota farms and provides...
February 10, 2016 - 12:00am
December 2, 2015
$350 million available to protect, restore land
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that $350 million is available to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the nation. The funding is provided through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), which protects...
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
November 4, 2015
ASK A TROOPER: Should farm animals be penned securely?
Question: My neighbor has cattle and horses, and it seems like they are always getting out of their fences and many times out onto the road. Isn’t there some kind of law requiring animals to be kept a little more secure than that? Can he get into trouble with the law or get sued? Answer:...
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
October 21, 2015
Interactive online map displays farm conservation efforts
Have you ever wondered why farmers leave a wide strip of lush green grasses in certain sections of their corn fields?
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am
April 20, 2015
AgweekTV: Minnesota farmer adds value to his grain by opening distillery
Stay connected with the latest in Ag news with Agweek's Shawna Olson.
April 20, 2015 - 6:00am
July 2, 2014
County sued over feedlot variance
A farm in Evansville Township that raises beef cattle has filed a lawsuit against the Douglas County Board of Adjustment and Planning Advisory Commission. The complaint by Prairie Lakes Farm (PLF) alleges that the board relied on “inaccurate and unsupported assertions, improper...
July 2, 2014 - 12:00am
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