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Minnesota reports state budget surplus, but with federal uncertainty
Rollover crash reported in Pope County
Historical Society Bake Sale held Friday
Commercial sex industry survivor speaks at Alexandria Area High School
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Dec. 1
Boys hockey: Alex records six-goal first period in 10-1 win
Girls basketball: Chargers move to 2-0
Gymnastics: Cards fall at state-ranked Melrose
Girls basketball: Parkers Prairie cruises to 2-0
Boys basketball: Osakis runs past Jaguars in road opener
Event restores hope during the holidays
Empty Chair Gala to benefit REACH program
50 gigs in 50 states
Search for Miss Teen Douglas County announced
Sensitive Santa is safe place for special needs children
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Wedding - Carlson and Klohn
Births - Nov. 18, 2016
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Morken: Run in circles by a giant
First buck is with a bow
DNR release: Stands not allowed overnight on WMAs
Alyce L. Hanson
Julia I. Springer
Ann C. Ebsen
LETTER: Collin Peterson is a class act Democrat
EDITORIAL: Don't ditch local businesses this Christmas
COMMENTARY: Cheap wages should anger Alexandrians
COMMENTARY: MNsure can make the best of a difficult situation for consumers
OUR TURN: Some protests are more effective than others
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Tips for container-grown succulents
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
hires and promotions
On The Street
July 13, 2016
New farm safety program to prevent tractor rollovers
Minnesota farmers now have access to a new program that makes tractor safety equipment affordable and simple to order.
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
February 10, 2016
Annual survey relies on farmers' participation
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) encourages farmers to take part in its annual pesticide and fertilizer use survey. The 2016 survey is directed at corn producers and hay growers. The data helps the MDA track the use of agricultural chemicals on Minnesota farms and provides...
February 10, 2016 - 12:00am
October 21, 2015
Minnesota Department of Agriculture offers '2015 Greenbook' publication
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture recently published the 2015 Greenbook, a set of stories about sustainable agriculture research and demonstration projects taking place on Minnesota crop, livestock, fruit and vegetable farms. "The Greenbook is an important part of our Sustainable...
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am
September 30, 2015
Farmers should use soil temperature to guide nitrogen application
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) advises farmers and fertilizer applicators to check soil temperatures when timing application of ammonium-based nitrogen fertilizers this fall. "Waiting until soil temperature stays below 50 degrees F before applying anhydrous ammonia...
September 30, 2015 - 12:00am
May 2, 2013
MDA advises consumers to be aware when buying landscaping plants
MDA advises consumers to be aware when buying landscaping plants The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is reminding consumers to check viability and cold hardiness before purchasing trees, shrubs and other plants for landscaping. Last summer, Minnesota state statute made...
May 2, 2013 - 2:40pm
October 24, 2012
MDA asks Minnesotans to watch for invasive vine
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) cautions Minnesota decorators and retailers to look twice when assembling fall décor and to avoid...
October 24, 2012 - 12:00am
October 21, 2012
MDA asks Minnesotans to watch for invasive vine sometimes mistaken for holiday staple
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is cautioning Minnesota decorators and retailers to look twice when assembling fall décor, and to avoid the vibrant Oriental bittersweet. Oriental bittersweet is a woody vine commonly used for landscaping and holiday decorating. When...
October 21, 2012 - 12:31pm
September 26, 2012
MDA report shows profitability
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) released a new report detailing the financial performance of nine types of specialty crops in Minnesota.
September 26, 2012 - 12:00am
August 9, 2012
Consumer advisory issued for recalled organic grape tomatoes
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is alerting consumers to the recall of Menno Beachy brand Certified Organic Grape Tomatoes after routine testing by the Department found a sample of the product to be contaminated with salmonella. The recalled Menno Beachy brand Certified...
August 9, 2012 - 7:25am
July 6, 2012
MDA loan program helps rural landowners fix ailing septic systems
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has issued more than 5,000 loans for septic system improvements through the Agricultural Best Management Practices (AgBMP) Loan Program.
July 6, 2012 - 12:00am
July 24, 2011
Ag department confirms emerald ash borer infestation in Shoreview, Minn.
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) confirmed an emerald ash borer infestation in an ash tree in a Shoreview residential neighborhood Friday. The infestation was discovered after the property owner noticed signs of a potential infestation and contacted...
July 24, 2011 - 11:51am
July 11, 2011
Minnesota agricultural exports up 22 percent in 2010
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota exported $5 billion in agricultural products last year, according to figures released by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). This is an increase of more than $900 million from the 2009 total of $4.1 billion. It's the second time since 2008 ag...
July 11, 2011 - 10:13am
March 4, 2011
Multi-state investigation links E. coli cases to eating in-shell hazelnuts
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) are working with counterparts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and federal agencies to investigate cases of E. coli O157:H7 infection associated with eating in-shell hazelnuts (also known as filberts)...
March 4, 2011 - 3:58pm
January 3, 2011
MDA issues consumer advisory for Pepin Heights Orchard apple cider
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and Pepin Heights Orchard are advising consumers to avoid drinking Pepin Heights Orchard brand apple cider after department laboratory tests found the product may be contaminated with a type of mold toxin called patulin. Any consumers...
January 3, 2011 - 9:58am
December 12, 2010
Ag leaders warn Minnesotans about invasive vine mistaken for holiday staple
ST. PAUL, Minn.
December 12, 2010 - 11:35am