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Douglas County Hospital gets 'blue ribbon' for vaccination effort
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
April 10, 2013
Minnesota soybeans are sprouting up in South Korean kitchens
A Minnesota soybean is tipping the global import/export business in our favor. Six years ago, Alexandria resident and former farmer, Craig Damstrom...
April 10, 2013 - 12:00am
February 25, 2013
Soybean council to give away groceries for a year
The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (MSR&PC) is hitting the airwaves using television advertisements that addresses consumer questions about farming and promotes the chance to win a year's worth of groceries by visiting www.TheREALStoryMN.com. The grocery giveaway...
February 25, 2013 - 12:27pm
October 20, 2012
Sixteen farm leaders appointed to soybean baord
Sixteen farmer-leaders will be sworn in as directors of the United Soybean Board (USB) in December, after their recent appointments by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The 16 soybean farmers from across the United States include six new appointees and 10 returning directors....
October 20, 2012 - 10:47am
October 12, 2012
Corn kings and bean barons reap bountiful harvest
An abundance of bushels and miles of piles are straddling the Minnesota landscape early this year. The drought this summer has got farmers wrapping...
October 12, 2012 - 12:00am
June 16, 2012
Food reps impressed by U.S. soy sustainability practices
Most U.S. soybean farmers know they employ sustainable farming methods, such as conservation tillage, cover crops and tactics that help minimize nutrient runoff. Now a group of representatives from global food companies know it, too. The United Soybean Board (USB) and soy checkoff's...
June 16, 2012 - 9:22am
February 25, 2012
Barriers to Bushels program addresses issues in corn, soybean production
To help address key management issues of Central, Southwestern, and West Central Minnesota producers, Barriers to Bushels will be held at four locations in late February and early March. This is a program developed by the University of Minnesota Extension aimed at current issues...
February 25, 2012 - 10:24am
January 15, 2012
Soybean program gives farmers insights on check-off efforts
ST. LOUIS (January 10, 2012) - Do you grow soybeans and want to see your checkoff in action? This is your chance. U.S. soybean farmers can now apply for the United Soybean Board's (USB) free See for Yourself (SFY) program, which will enable 10 U.S. soybean farmers this year to witness...
January 15, 2012 - 1:49pm
April 25, 2011
Soybean farmers do their part for Japan
The United Soybean Board (USB), which represents the nearly 600,000 U.S. soybean farmers, will help Japanese small businesses that wish to donate food to those in need after multiple disasters in that country. The soybean checkoff plans to help Japanese companies including soyfood...
April 25, 2011 - 3:11pm
April 24, 2011
U.S. soybean farmers see bright future ahead
U.S. soybean farmers remain optimistic about their futures and the future of the entire U.S. soybean industry, according to the latest soybean checkoff-funded survey of U.S. soybean farmers.
April 24, 2011 - 11:13am
March 5, 2011
Klobuchar honored by Minnesota Soybean Growers
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, a member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, received the "Outstanding National Legislator Award" from the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) for her dedication to the agriculture industry and commodity groups. Minnesota...
March 5, 2011 - 10:58am
January 17, 2011
Minnesota is first stop for China trade delegation
Minnesota agriculture officials will host a trade delegation from China this week. The China Soybean Purchase Agreement Delegation, comprised of 24 members from China's government and private industry, is visiting Minnesota as their first stop on a four-day soybean industry tour. Agriculture...
January 17, 2011 - 11:48am
November 27, 2010
Sign-up for disaster aid for soybean farmers closes December 9
U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Linda Hennen reminds producers that signup for the Crop Assistance Program (CAP) ends December 9, 2010. CAP provides up to $550 million in disaster assistance to producers of soybeans in disaster designated...
November 27, 2010 - 11:40am
April 21, 2010
Hot soy can be so cool
"Mom, you've got to try edamame." It was my son, Andy. He was calling me from Texas where he was a senior in college. That was seven years ago....
April 21, 2010 - 12:00am
May 20, 2009
Soybean request for referendum
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering soybean producers the chance to request a referendum on the Soybean Promotion and Research Order, as authorized under the Soybean Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act (Act). Soybean producers who are interested in having...
May 20, 2009 - 12:00am