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Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, August 17
Drug conviction earns more than seven years in prison
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Matzo (w/video)
Updated: Boy dies after rollover accident, girl injured
Truck hauling hazardous chemicals catches fire; homes near Paynesville evacuated
Football: B-E ready to make next step
Next man up: Empting takes over at QB after Roste's three-year run
A promise kept: Plan started at the Viking Speedway is rekindled after the death of a friend
Matt Cullen comes home to play for the Wild
Twins activate former All-Star closer Perkins
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Habitat for Humanity dedicates two new homes
Photo of the Week
Vacation transformation at Good Shepherd Church
Johnson - Engebretson
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
DNR sees illegal use of hydraulic jets on more local waters
Delores M. Johnson
Jennifer R. Lorenz-Billings
Richard Henry Tomford
Sylvia O. Johnson
Letter: We need to work and pray together
Commentary: Think of the possibilities new school would bring
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views of the Echo Press Editorial Board
Echo Press Editorial: Blank page speaks volumes
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Fair features racing ostrich-pulled carts
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
hires and promotions
on the street
March 2, 2016
USDA expands microloans to help farmers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin offering farm ownership microloans, creating a new financing avenue for farmers to buy and improve property. These microloans will be especially helpful to beginning or underserved farmers, U.S. veterans looking for a career in...
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
February 26, 2016
LETTER: Thank a farmer for all they do
To the editor: Traditionally, the month of February has been designated as Food Awareness Month by both the American and Minnesota Farm Bureau Federations. Your local Douglas FB Federation would also like to be a part of this program and remind all of us as consumers where our food...
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
November 24, 2015
Sustainable agriculture grants due in December
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds Minnesota farmers and others of the upcoming application deadline for the Sustainable Agriculture...
November 24, 2015 - 12:00am
November 18, 2015
Herbicide resistance survey asks for farmers' help
A multi-state team of university researchers needs help from Minnesota farmers to better understand the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds.
November 18, 2015 - 12:00am
November 11, 2015
Farmers issued safety-net payments
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that nearly one half of the 1.7 million farms that signed up for either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs will receive safety-net payments for the 2014 crop year.
November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
March 6, 2013
Local farmer wins $2,500 for schools
Andy Siira of Brandon was selected as a winner in America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Grow Communities gives farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to their favorite local nonprofit organizations.
March 6, 2013 - 12:00am
February 15, 2013
It's Our Turn: Invisible farmers, lumberjack angels and magic water fairies
February was our month, I recall thinking when I was a little girl. My dad and I were both born in February. Winter always reminds me of him. Cork-studded boots, flannel shirts, wool pants, the smell of pine needles and sawdust, that's my dad - a logger. This week I was fortunate...
February 15, 2013 - 12:00am
August 4, 2012
Minnesota Beef Council seeks entries for 'Beef Backer' awards
Minnesota's beef producers are now accepting entries for the 2013 Minnesota Beef Backer Awards. This prestigious award program honors two groups - independent and chain restaurants whose extraordinary leadership in menuing and marketing beef sets them apart from their foodservice...
August 4, 2012 - 10:20am
December 20, 2011
DNR urges caution when burning in low areas to prevent peat fires
Landowners are advised to take caution when burning brush or grasses in low lying areas, due to a high incident of peat fires across the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reports. Peat is an accumulation of partially decayed plant material, often found...
December 20, 2011 - 12:58pm
July 24, 2011
Minnesota Farmers Union plans watermelon feed during Farmfest
Minnesota Farmers Union will be holding its first-ever watermelon feed at the forum tent on Wednesday, August 3 at 3 p.m. during Farmfest. The public is encouraged to stop by and sign up for a chance to win a Cenex gift card. This year, Farmfest will be held August 2-4 at the Gilfillan...
July 24, 2011 - 10:36am
May 14, 2011
MnDOT reminds farmers to avoid planting, mowing in highway rights of way
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.-- The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) reminds farmers that planting crops within rights of way is illegal because as crops grow higher and fuller they can block motorists' vision and create other safety problems. State law also prohibits plowing...
May 14, 2011 - 2:12pm
October 15, 2010
Kensington farmer joins Farmers Union trip to Washington, D.C.
Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) members, including some from the Douglas County area, joined 200 farmers and ranchers from across the country in Washington, D.C., for National Farmers Union's legislative fly-in September 13-15. "The importance of having Minnesota Farmers Union members...
October 15, 2010 - 12:00am
June 10, 2009
Editorial - Tip a hat to a dairy farmer this month
It's easy to take for granted that cold jug of milk in your fridge, or where that wonderfully cheesy topping for your pizza came from. People enjoy wholesome dairy products every day without stopping to think about those who make it possible. Now is a good time. June is Dairy Month...
June 10, 2009 - 12:00am