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After budget veto, Minnesota Senate plans to shut down in July; House in September
Four arrested in Evansville drug bust
For the record
Man who stopped traffic on I-94 dies while in custody
Motorcyclist injured after veering into truck
Hundreds gather at Fireman's Field for celebration night in Carlos
Alexandria trap team sends squad to state
Legion Baseball: Post 188 tops Osakis at home
Mission accomplished: Parkers Prairie baseball gets its title a year later
State baseball: Hibbing, Marshall both stun Cards with walk-offs as Alexandria finishes fourth in Class AAA
Expanding Outreach: Food Shelf celebrates expansion
Schjei Country to perform at West Moe Church
Alexandria actors play key roles in Barrett play
Sweetland runs this week at Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Ham radio demonstration June 24-25
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Timothy J. Olson
Orville Arnold Botner
Lorraine Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Eurasian milfoil appears in Lake Oscar
It's Our Turn: Building a solid foundation
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
Vaagenes receives hospital award
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
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