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Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, March 28
Boat wrap recycling begins in April
Glitz and glamour
Woman charged with felony theft
For the Record - March 29, 2017
Morken: Calm and collected got the job done for Simpson
More honors for Chargers as three named All-Pheasant Conference
Playing with heart
Osakis track and field: New year, new challenges
Alexandria's Hannah Boraas cards hole-in-one in Utah
DOUBLE LIVES: Art of two kinds
STEAM Expo enters third year
DECA students finish strong at state competition
Being that change: Alexandria man focuses on the positive
Alexandria Public School elementary students 'cash in' on creativity
Births - March 24, 2017
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Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
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Viking Sportsmen celebrate 30 years of their kid's food plot program
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Janice Carol Schultz
Nancy A. Pedersen
Robert "Bob" E. Montbriand
Clarence Raymond Lehn
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: 3M plant construction started in Alexandria
IN THE KNOW: What competencies do we want?
LETTER: Miracle on ice thumbs up
LETTER: GOP plan guaranteed to fail
GUEST EDITORIAL: A message from the enemy of the people
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Cherry Berry closes
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine to host grand opening
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
New law extends lower tax rate to some group-owned ag land
Some farmers who hold an interest in group-owned agricultural land may receive a lower class rate on part of those holdings under a new law that extends their agricultural homestead for property tax purposes. Eligible property owners must notify their county assessor by July 1 about...
July 7, 2010 - 12:00am
June 20, 2010
State ag department completes 10,000th loan to fight pollution
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has completed its 10,000th loan to farmers and rural landowners to help finance practices that prevent pollution. Under the agency's Agricultural Best Management Practices (AgBMP) loan program, farmers and landowners have been able to...
June 20, 2010 - 2:59pm
June 11, 2010
Field day focuses on organics, sustainable farming
A free organic soil fertility and conservation farm field day will be held on Tuesday, June 15 from 1 to 5 p.m.
June 11, 2010 - 12:00am
June 6, 2010
Are hazelnuts the new soybean?
BUTTERFIELD, Minn. -- In 2004, Norm Penner started planting hazelnut bushes on his farm in Butterfield. While the project has had challenges, Penner thinks there's still hope for hazelnuts with the right attention. Penner farms about 300 acres of corn, soybeans and hay. He has about...
June 6, 2010 - 7:30am