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Alexandria celebrates in the streets
Meeting to address help for those with autism
Rep. Peterson: Rural America's critical infrastructure needs include broadband, flood control
So you think you can dance? It may not be legal under current city ordinance
As storms roll in, so does help for cleaning up
Legion Baseball: Rain delays Alex-Moorhead game until Saturday morning
Junior Legion: Blacks win District 9 title
The pitch for horseshoes
Storhaug locks up first triathlon win in Clearwater
Legion Baseball: Alex tops Fergus in substate opener
VFW Auxiliary to host salad luncheon
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
At Douglas County Library: Fun socks, Legos and oh yeah, books!
Tickets available for 25th chamber music festival
Lakes museum plans events for book lovers
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
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Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Plenty of panfish for annual Senior Fishing Day
A booming bass bite: Local tournament circuit finds success on area lakes
Morken: Summer deer-hunting work will pay off in the fall
Clifford W. Wunderlich
Lois Elaine Lindberg
Joy L. McWhorter
Jean A. Johnson
Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
Echo Press Editorial: Beware of storm-damage rebate offers
In The Know: The true side of volunteering
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
Glenwood State Bank joins top workplace list
New wedding venue opens in Alexandria
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On The Street
May 7, 2011
Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force needs seven new members
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking members to fill seven scheduled vacancies on the Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force (OATF). Authorized by Minnesota Statute, the OATF advises the Commissioner of Agriculture and the University of Minnesota...
May 7, 2011 - 11:54am
February 13, 2011
Consumer representative needed on Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking a consumer representative to fill a vacancy on the Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force (OATF). The OATF advises the Commissioner of Agriculture and the University of Minnesota about policies and programs that will improve...
February 13, 2011 - 11:29am
January 16, 2011
Store opens at Minneapolis airport offering eco-friendly fashions
Natural Element has opened at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) offering organic, recycled and sustainable clothing, footwear and accessories to the traveling public. Located at Terminal 1, Natural Element is one of the first shops of its kind to offer all eco-conscious...
January 16, 2011 - 11:38am
December 26, 2010
'The Splendid Table' host headlines Minnesota Organic Conference
Award winning public radio host and food author Lynne Rossetto Kasper will headline the Minnesota Organic Conference in St. Cloud on Friday night, January 14, in a talk that is free and open to the public. Kasper co-created and now hosts American Public Media's nationally syndicated...
December 26, 2010 - 11:11am
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
October 9, 2010
Organic certification cost share deadline is October 30
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota organic farmers and processors seeking certification have until October 30 to apply for the 2009-2010 Organic Certification Cost Share Program.
October 9, 2010 - 10:52am
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
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
May 26, 2010
Organic farm near Parkers Prairie offers shares of its produce
For health-conscious people looking to incorporate clean, pesticide-free foods into their daily diet, Minnesota's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) may be the answer. Individuals now have the opportunity to buy a share of this type of produce through Ploughshare Farm, a CSA organic...
May 26, 2010 - 12:00am
March 3, 2010
New federal rule should benefit organic livestock farms
Minnesota's organic livestock producers are expected to benefit from a new federal rule that more clearly defines pasture requirements for organic ruminant animals such as cattle, sheep and goats. The National Organic Program Final Rule that went into effect in 2002 specified that...
March 3, 2010 - 12:00am
December 2, 2009
Grow your organic knowledge at the 2010 Minnesota Organic Conference
The 2010 Minnesota Organic Conference and Trade Show offers a great line-up of presentations for anyone interested in organic farming or the organic industry. Registration is now open for the annual conference, which will be held January 15-16 at the St.
December 2, 2009 - 12:00am
September 9, 2009
Organic certification cost share now available
Organic farmers and processors can receive a partial rebate for the cost of organic certification, according to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Applications are being accepted by MDA from now until October 15, 2009. "This program provides some regulatory relief from...
September 9, 2009 - 12:00am
June 7, 2009
Members sought for organic task force
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking to fill 15 seats on the Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force (OATF), which was reauthorized by recent legislation. The OATF advises the Commissioner of Agriculture and the University of Minnesota about policies and programs...
June 7, 2009 - 1:12pm
May 6, 2009
Organic farmers urged to respond to survey
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is urging organic farmers in the state to respond to the first organic production survey to be conducted by the USDA's National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS). The survey will be mailed in early May. MDA Organic and Diversification...
May 6, 2009 - 12:00am