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Motorcycle run to raise awareness of mental illness
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28
Man arrested after shots fired at Spicer Zorbaz
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
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Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
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Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Myrtle Annette McKay
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
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On The Street
March 16, 2013
Minnesota soybean farmers venture to China
A group of 26 farmers are traveling to China with the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council's (MSR&PC) sponsored See For Yourself trip from March 19 to 28. The See For Yourself program allows Minnesota soybean farmers the opportunity to meet and learn more about their largest...
March 16, 2013 - 2:23pm
March 3, 2013
Area Farmers Union members attend convention in Massachusetts
Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) members will be attending the National Farmers Union (NFU) Convention in Springfield, Massachusetts March 2-6. NFU Policy will be discussed and voted upon. There are also two proposed Special Orders of Business, to adopt a new five year Farm Bill, and...
March 3, 2013 - 12:43pm
February 28, 2013
'Farm to Cafeteria' workshop offered in Morris
Apples, cucumbers, and tomatoes are the top three most popular Minnesota fruits and vegetables among K-12 students, according to an Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy survey of school food service leaders. Getting these locally grown foods on the menus of schools and other...
February 28, 2013 - 4:10pm
February 26, 2013
Listening session in St. Cloud to focus on new ag water quality program
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will hold a listening session in St. Cloud on Thursday, February 28, to gather input on the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program. The new program has been in development over the past year and is designed to accelerate...
February 26, 2013 - 6:41pm
February 25, 2013
Soybean council to give away groceries for a year
The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (MSR&PC) is hitting the airwaves using television advertisements that addresses consumer questions about farming and promotes the chance to win a year's worth of groceries by visiting www.TheREALStoryMN.com. The grocery giveaway...
February 25, 2013 - 12:27pm
February 22, 2013
So a logger walks into a room full of farmers...
Minnesotans may be seeing white after our February blizzard, but the farmers in Douglas County are thinking spring green. The Douglas County...
February 22, 2013 - 12:00am
February 17, 2013
Minnesota Farm Bureau commemorates Food Awareness Month
Minnesota Farm Bureau is celebrating February as Food Awareness Month. Food Awareness Month was created to bring awareness to all things food - from the farmers who grow and raise our food, to food safety and availability. "Farm Bureau's Food Awareness Month is aimed at helping...
February 17, 2013 - 3:52pm
Sesquicentennial farm applications due April 1
Minnesota Farm Bureau's Sesquicentennial Farm program will honor Minnesota families who have owned their farms for at least 150 years. Since the Sesquicentennial Farm program began in 2008, more than 150 farms have been recognized. The Sesquicentennial Farm program recognizes family...
February 17, 2013 - 1:52pm
January 21, 2013
Sustainable farming conference offered in Fergus Falls
The Sustainable Farming Association central chapter's annual conference is coming on February 2, at 9:30 a.m. at Legacy Hall on the M-State campus in Fergus Falls. Gardeners, farmers, teachers, parents, everyone, is encouraged to come for these workshops and discussions on food and...
January 21, 2013 - 2:56pm
Farmers invited to help math, science programs in schools
For the second consecutive year, America's Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will give Minnesota farmers the opportunity to enhance math and science programs in their communities. Now until April 15, 2013, farmers can nominate a local public school district...
January 21, 2013 - 1:41pm
January 17, 2013
New farms, markets sought for state directory
Minnesota farmers and farmers markets that sell products directly to consumers are invited to purchase a listing in the new Minnesota Grown Directory. The cost for a listing in the 2013 directory is $40 and interested farmers and markets must sign up by February 15. Over 940 farms...
January 17, 2013 - 2:07pm
January 12, 2013
Farmland prices on the rise in Minnesota
As farmland prices around the state of Minnesota have continued to increase over the past 20 years, it has left many farmers wondering if and when the farmland bubble may burst. According to Steve Taff, economist with University of Minnesota Extension, farmland prices have been rising...
January 12, 2013 - 11:51am
January 6, 2013
Grants available for value-added agricultural enterprises
Minnesota agricultural producers and processors can now apply for grants to implement value added projects to their operations. A total of $700,000 in funding was made available through the Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation Program (AGRI), established by the legislature...
January 6, 2013 - 8:11am
January 5, 2013
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum hosts sustainable farming summit
Learn the latest research in sustainable farming - both rural and urban - and network with leaders in the movement at the Sustainable Agriculture Summit: Growing the Farmer to Farmer Network, set for Friday and Saturday, February 15-16, at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The conference...
January 5, 2013 - 3:30pm
Trade show support program helps food companies expand their markets
Minnesota food companies have an opportunity to economically expand their market reach with the assistance of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). The Agricultural Marketing and Development Division is offering food companies, and others who add value to agricultural products,...
January 5, 2013 - 3:09pm