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Corn and Pork Chop Jubilee is under way
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, August 15
MN Muslim group calling for hate crime charge after man accused of throwing a pig's foot at Somali-American
Douglas County Outstanding Seniors: Pickles, bowling and much more
High water prompts no wake zones on 15 lakes
Tennis: Panthers looking for continued progress
Minnewaska Golf Club: Peters, Verkinderen hit holes-in-one in the same group
Eagles Horseshoe Standings
Alex 11U baseball team takes home state title
Atkinson wins Race for the Fallen Lineman at Viking
Photo of the Week
Vacation transformation at Good Shepherd Church
Alexandria's Enterprise plays courthouse concert
Faith Happenings: Running legend to speak at Faith @ Work Lunch
Engaged - Sharp and Kasper
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
Jennifer R. Lorenz-Billings
Richard Henry Tomford
Sylvia O. Johnson
James F. Chan
Echo Press Editorial: Blank page speaks volumes
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Fair features racing ostrich-pulled carts
Commentary: City doesn't have right to ban new wells
In the Know: Pay attention to city, county budgets
Letter: What advice did Trump give Boy Scouts?
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
Douglas County 4-H campers
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
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August 11, 2017
Douglas farm family of the year 'truly a family affair'
Farming has been in the family for Dave and Amy Staples all their lives. They were both raised on farms in Douglas County. Dave grew up on the...
August 11, 2017 - 10:29am
June 23, 2017
Raising sheep for a cure to Huntington's disease
Dan and Kay Persons, sheep producers in rural Kensington, are hoping to play a role in the fight against Huntington's disease. Huntington's...
June 23, 2017 - 6:50am
June 16, 2017
Young farmers score victory at Legislature
A first-of-its-kind newly signed budget bill is a win-win for the future of farming in Minnesota. And it's thanks in part to Andrew Barsness,...
June 16, 2017 - 6:26am
The accidental farmer: Hoffman man embraces 'idyllic lifestyle'
After Andrew Barsness graduated from high school in 2009, he wasn't sure where his life was going. "I was going to college in Morris, but I...
June 16, 2017 - 6:24am
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