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Photo of the Week: In slide at Country Blossom Farm
ASK A TROOPER: A look through the history of the Minnesota State Patrol
Food shelf expanding to meet growing need
Moose on the loose
Second half real estate tax due Oct. 17
Sports schedule for Friday, Sept. 30
Six-overtime encore: Osakis hosts Frazee for homecoming clash
Football: B-E looks for fourth-straight win at Friday's homecoming
Benson: How I remember The Kid
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 29
FAITH COLUMN: Show kindness to everyone
Ambassador Daniel Speckhard to speak at Calvary
Homecoming festivities under way
Auditions are open for 'A Christmas Carol'
See Sweetwater Revival in concert
Births - Sept. 30, 2016
Wedding - Niemczyk and Koudela
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
Engaged - Hanson and Arceneau
The allure of musky lures: Parkers Prairie couple finds a career in tackle
A pretty good opener locally
Gould Brothers exhibition shooting coming to Alexandria
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Gladys M. Vogt
Mark E. Ebsen
William "Bill" Henry Williams
LETTER: Let your voices be heard
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
LETTER: Coming out of the closets
LETTER: Is there life before death?
LETTER: Laws should help seriously ill
Foraging for wild berries in Minnesota
Motorists, farm equipment operators should share road
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Watch tractors in action at Plow Day 2016
Improving yields and water quality
JLG Architects named a top U.S. architecture firm
Impact Alexandria features motivational speaker Mel Robbins
Runestone Museum gets new awnings
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
hires and promotions
On The Street
Update: Police arrest robbery suspect
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