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Man found dead in Big Kandiyohi Lake
Remembering those with us in spirit w/ videos
It's time to chase their dreams
BHS yearbook adviser on paid leave
Remembering the uncle he never met
Softball: Hardy cruises as Cards get second straight playoff shutout
Viking Speedway: Shaw wins nice payday, Miltona's Hellerman takes her first feature
Eagles Horseshoe League Standings
Trap Shooting: Perfect score from Brezina leads Alexandria shooters
Track and Field: Minnewaska, WCA battle in subsections
Courthouse concert features bluegrass
Still duty bound: Inspiration Peak Legion conducts military honors
Memorial Day events
Photo of the week
Learn about easy-to-grow veggies
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
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
Timothy D. Claussen
Kathleen Rose Kaar
It's Our Turn: Sharing a strong bond – recovery
Letter: March for Truth in Glenwood
Letter: Suicide should never be glorified
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
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
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Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
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New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
hires and promotions
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September 5, 2012
Fluorescent T-shirts and a giant corn cob: What was the deal with the fair's flash mob?
Driving through Douglas County in the late summer and early fall is like cruising through a John Deere calendar. Why then does farming take a...
September 5, 2012 - 12:00am
April 15, 2012
Interest in farm to school builds as documentary is shown across Minnesota
A new documentary titled "Farm to School: Growing Our Future" showcases Minnesota success stories, as well as challenges that stunt the growth of farm to school. The documentary is sparking new conversations about growing farm to school partnerships. People who attended screenings...
April 15, 2012 - 12:11pm
February 26, 2011
Sustainable farming expert to speak in Fergus Falls Thursday
Renowned sustainable farmer Joel Salatin will speak at Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Fergus Falls on Thursday, March 3. Salatin is the proprietor of Polyface Farm, a family-run beyond organic, local-market farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. His farming practices...
February 26, 2011 - 1:14am
December 13, 2010
Registration discount ends Friday for organic farming conference
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Early bird registration discount ends Friday for the Minnesota Organic Conference. Scheduled January 14-15, 2011 at the Saint Cloud Civic Center, this farmer-oriented conference is packed with 36 educational breakout sessions, three keynote speakers and a large...
December 13, 2010 - 10:56am
December 5, 2010
Ag department's YouTube videos highlight organic farming
Organic or natural? When it comes to food labels, there is a difference - although the majority of consumers apparently don't know it. To help cut down on the confusion, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has created a series of six short YouTube videos that explain organic...
December 5, 2010 - 1:07pm
November 19, 2010
Wadena man injured in farming accident
A 21-year-old Wadena, Minn. man severely injured his leg in a farming accident Friday morning. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Custom Fleshing, a farming company near the city of Ottertail around 9:30 a.m. Ottertail is about 80 miles southeast of Fargo....
November 19, 2010 - 4:46pm
October 6, 2010
Safety urged during fall harvest
Be smart and be safe. That's the message from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) as many farmers across Minnesota gear up for fall harvest. According to federal and state statistics, farming is one of the most dangerous professions. Last year, 18 of the 60 work-related...
October 6, 2010 - 12:00am
September 15, 2010
Local farmer among group flying to nation's capital this week
Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) members are flying to Washington, D.C.
September 15, 2010 - 12:00am
This Saturday is all about cows
His name may be synonymous with the Douglas County Jail, but Steve Sibell, retired jail administrator, now spends all his time making sure his...
September 15, 2010 - 12:00am
September 8, 2010
USDA provides assistance to catfish and asparagus producers
Linda Hennen, state excecutive director for United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency in Minnesota, announced that catfish and asparagus producers will have until September 23 to apply for the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program for Farmers. The TAA...
September 8, 2010 - 12:00am
September 4, 2010
Organic farmers not immune to economic slump
ST. PAUL, Minn. - A new economic report on organic farming finds Minnesota organic farmers, like conventional farmers, saw their profitability drop sharply in 2009.
September 4, 2010 - 11:57am
September 3, 2010
Siiras are farm family of the year
The Siira family was named a 2010 University of Minnesota Farm Family of the Year. A family from each of the 73 participating counties was selected...
September 3, 2010 - 12:00am
August 18, 2010
USDA announces Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that a general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has begun and will continue through Friday, August 27, 2010. During the sign-up period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP's competitive...
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am
August 4, 2010
Farmers work to bridge city-rural gap
RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- Many Americans have drifted away from the farm for years, creating a division between city and farm cousins. For those in the city, their idea of farming may be outdated. "They have this vision of what we are," Liz Doornink said. "It is really from the stories...
August 4, 2010 - 12:00am
July 7, 2010
Acreage report deadline is July 15
Producers are reminded that the final date to submit a report of their planted acres to their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office is Thursday, July 15. Farmers should contact their local county FSA office to schedule an appointment. For producers in Douglas County, the telephone...
July 7, 2010 - 12:00am