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Minn. legislators expected to finish final part of $46B budget; tax cuts, bonding bill included
Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, May 22
1 killed, another injured after van collides with semi
Dayton, GOP cut last-minute budget deal to set up special session Tuesday
Five things to know from city council
Boys tennis: Cards' season ends after loss to Warriors
Baseball: Panthers knock off B-E for 14th straight win
Sports schedule for Tuesday, May 23
Boys Golf: Alexandria wins CLC title at AGC
Osakis High School celebrates state title
Christian singer returns to Alex area
Car Care Program names volunteer of the year
Dance benefits shoeless Ugandan children
Outdoor religious drama ends May 25
Discovery Middle School partners with church to stock food shelf
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Mike Frisch: Tips for opening-day walleyes
An officer shortage: DNR enters opener down 25 COs statewide
Lee Howard Urness
Gilbert G. Poepping
Frances L. Lesuer
Scott Allen Bakke
It's Our Turn: An astonishing blur of technology
Echo Press editorial: Who will pay for clean water?
Observations from the Archives: 2007: Freedom to Breathe Act bans public indoor smoking
Guest editorial: More urban-rural unity needed
Letter: Putting God in a box
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
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On The Street
May 19, 2017
From cool to chaos to crop: Farmers overcome obstacles during spring planting
On an unseasonably warm Friday in May, in a field east of Alexandria, Joel Dahlheimer stands behind his John Deere tractor and tinkers with...
May 19, 2017 - 11:40am
Brazilians visit Lowry farm after connecting on social media
Chances are, most Brazilians have never heard of Lowry, Minnesota. But for Raphael and Guilherme Garcia, two brothers who farm near Sao Paulo,...
April 19, 2017 - 11:02am
April 6, 2017
Minnesota finds source of invasive weed on conservation land
CHICAGO - Minnesota's agriculture department said on Thursday that one company, Green Valley Seed, sold the seed planted on all the land in a...
April 6, 2017 - 3:25pm
April 5, 2017
Poor ag economy, health insurance costs weighing on farmers
As farmers prepare for spring planting, a growing number are faced with some difficult choices — a poor farm economy and a health insurance...
April 5, 2017 - 6:00pm
December 14, 2016
Vote clears way for large feedlot
Amid protests from neighbors, a major feedlot expansion project is one step closer to coming to fruition after a permit was recommended for...
December 14, 2016 - 4:48pm
September 7, 2016
Buffers now set in law, farmers making effort to comply
When the initial buffer law to help protect Minnesota waterways was first presented and signed by Gov. Mark Dayton in June 2015, Evansville farmer...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
August 19, 2016
Smell tops list of concerns about proposed feedlot
Smell was the number one issue residents have with the proposed expansion of a beef facility located along Douglas County Road 7 NW near Millerville....
August 19, 2016 - 12:00am
April 27, 2016
Pro Ag Show Clinic spotlights livestock
A sizable crowd was present at the Pro Ag Show Clinic on Tuesday, April 19 at the Country Store in Alexandria. The clinic included presentations...
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
Share comments on buffer, soil loss programs
The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) is charged with overseeing program implementation of the buffer law. The agency is currently seeking public comments on key components of its Buffer and Excessive Soil Loss programs. The requests for comments and supporting documents...
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
April 17, 2016
A look into farming 80 years ago
A look back at farming 60, 70 and 80 years ago was on display at Viking Plaza in Alexandria over the weekend. The Pioneer Power Club of Alexandria...
April 17, 2016 - 7:20pm
Buffer change passes committee
By Forum News Service Changes in Minnesota's year-old law requiring vegetative buffers received approval of a Senate committee Wednesday. Over objections of environmental groups, a Senate agriculture committee on a split voice vote moved Sen. Rod Skoe's bill to extend until 2025 the...
March 17, 2016 - 10:00am
March 9, 2016
Farmers will be able to see buffer maps soon
Minnesota landowners are supposed to have access to maps showing where they need to install buffer strips by July 1, but questions, distrust...
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
February 19, 2016
Down-and-dirty lessons about soil science
A class at the Midwest Soil Health Summit in Alexandria Wednesday tried to dispel a couple of myths. First, it doesn't take millions of years...
February 19, 2016 - 9:46am
February 18, 2016
Farmers face troubling times ahead
Farmers are facing troubling times ahead with rising land values triggering higher property tax bills. At the same time, their income levels...
February 18, 2016 - 7:59am
February 13, 2016
New technology addresses chemical spray drift
By Jonathan Knutson, Agweek Staff Writer Chemical spray drift is a growing concern for farmers and society in general. But new tools can help...
February 13, 2016 - 1:00pm