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Alexandria police recover stolen items
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, Jan. 13 through Sunday, Jan. 15
Update: Four pets die in mobile home fire (w/video)
UPDATE: Four injured in crash near Evansville
Man found dead inside burned Motley home
Swimming and diving: Cards knock off Tech in CLC
Girls basketball: Chargers win defensive battle with Hawley
Wrestling: Alex takes third at Parker Prairie
Sports schedule for Monday, Jan. 16
Lower walleye limits, license fees among changes being considered in MN
Ecumen Bethany Community celebrates 100 years with birthday party
Packing a punch line
Persistence pays off
FIRST Robotics students visit Garfield Elementary
Christian illusionist featured during Faith at Work Lunch
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
Engaged - Wood and Netter
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Capturing the moment: Hunt Down Your Photos contest winners
Mike Frisch: Find those mid-winter crappies
DNR release: Third case of CWD in deer identified in southeastern Minnesota
RLou Mae Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
LETTER: Electoral College votes for us
LETTER: Kudos to construction workers
LETTER: Pray for Trump
EDITORIAL: How to make 2017 a financial success
IT'S OUR TURN: Memories made to last
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Producers should utilize all available resources
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Beef home study courses offered online
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
December 30, 2016
EDITORIAL: Feedlot, county must follow the rules
There are a fair amount of people who are not happy about the farm that was recently granted a permit that will allow it to become the third...
December 30, 2016 - 7:00am
March 16, 2016
USDA expands microloans to help farmers financing
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin offering farm ownership microloans, creating a new financing avenue for farmers to buy and improve property. These microloans will be especially helpful to beginning or underserved farmers, U.S. veterans looking for a career in...
March 16, 2016 - 12:00am
August 14, 2013
Franson issues statement on farm equipment repair tax repeal
Representative Mary Franson (R-Alexandria) released the following statement on Governor Dayton and the DFL leadership call to repeal the farm equipment repair tax during special session: "I'm encouraged to hear that Governor Dayton and Democrat legislators have finally accepted the...
August 14, 2013 - 12:00am
August 7, 2013
Growing a long legacy of farming
Within Minnesota there were 79,800 farms in 2011, according to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Every few years many of these farms are...
August 7, 2013 - 12:00am
June 12, 2013
Top dairy farms honored for superior cow care
In honor of June Dairy Month, Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson released the annual Top 100 list of Minnesota dairy farms demonstrating superior dairy herd management skills as measured by their cows' low somatic cell count (SCC) average. The Minnesota Department...
June 12, 2013 - 12:00am
May 1, 2013
Minnesota milk supports farm bill provision
In a conference call this week, the leadership at Minnesota Milk Producers Association voted unanimously to support a six-month window between the deadline for making the annual sign-up decision and the beginning of a coverage period for any margin insurance program to be included...
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am
February 20, 2013
Sesquicentennial Farm applications due
Minnesota Farm Bureau's Sesquicentennial Farm program will honor Minnesota families who have owned their farms for at least 150 years. Since the Sesquicentennial Farm program began in 2008, more than 150 farms have been recognized. The program recognizes family farms according to...
February 20, 2013 - 12:00am
January 23, 2013
Directory lists farms that sell products to consumers
Minnesota farmers and farmers markets that sell products directly to consumers are invited to purchase a listing in the new Minnesota Grown Directory. The cost for a listing in the 2013 directory is $40.
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
August 10, 2012
Farm family giving back to the community
While farming is one of the leading industries in the Midwest, Max and Lyla Radil do more than just farm - they give back. And on August 9,...
August 10, 2012 - 12:00am
June 27, 2012
Back by popular demand - the Minnesota Grown Directory
Finding great locally grown foods is at your fingertips when you pick up a copy of the new Minnesota Grown Directory. The 2012 directory makes it easy to locate orchards, farmers markets, berry farms and garden centers where you can purchase products directly from the grower. Minnesota...
June 27, 2012 - 12:00am
June 6, 2012
C/A Bosek Farms joins membership of American Angus Association
C/A Bosek Farms, Garfield, is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in St. Joseph, Missouri. The American Angus Association is the largest beef breed association in the world. It records ancestral...
June 6, 2012 - 12:00am
March 10, 2010
Sustainable grants available for farmers
Minnesota farmers have an unexpected opportunity to apply for funds that will help them research and demonstrate ways to improve resource efficiencies on their farms. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Grant Program is announcing a...
March 10, 2010 - 12:00am
March 3, 2010
Dairy research and promotion board reorganizes
Eleven new members have been elected to the Minnesota Dairy Research and Promotion Council Board. Board members represent dairy farmers in their district and make decisions regarding the expenditure of dairy check-off funds.
March 3, 2010 - 12:00am
August 19, 2009
Contest honors barn restoration efforts
For the second year, Friends of Minnesota Barns (FoMB) is seeking local barn owners to enter their barn into FoMB's 2009 Barn of the Year Award contest. Last year, which was the first year of the contest, entries came from 36 Minnesota counties. This year FoMB has the goal to have...
August 19, 2009 - 12:00am
June 11, 2008
Starner Farms chosen winner of Good Farm Neighbor Award
A Grant County hog production business has been selected as the monthly winner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's (MDA) Good Farm Neighbor Award. Starner Farms, owned and operated by David and Mark Starner of rural Hoffman, includes an 800 sow farrow-to-finish business...
June 11, 2008 - 12:00am