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Reports: Two more women accuse Sen. Al Franken of groping them
Holiday DWI enforcement in Minnesota kicks off statewide
Program gives away 200th car; 'I can better provide for myself,' recipient says
Minn. regulators find toxic children's jewelry
Stepping up for shoppers: Retail management certificates pay off in the workforce
Where are they now: Hasz sisters, Runge wrap up seasons at nationals
Boys basketball: Lakers hoping for a big start
Racing Across the Sky
Osakis girls basketball: New faces in place
Boys basketball: Knights small but mighty
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
New Year's Eve in November for Newcomers
Dave & Jean Schonberg
Larry & Terry Sather
Mike Frisch: Lessons on fishing clearer waters
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
Opening morning memory
Catherine A. Brainard
Robert F. Forster
LETTER: Supportive of Franson's tweet
LETTER: Disappointed with Franson's remarks
COMMENTARY: The amazing impact of community giving
EDITORIAL: A good time to count your blessings
LETTER: A factual commentary about Planned Parenthood
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
On The Street
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
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November 6, 2017
The concerns of ag groups show just how much is at stake in the climate change debate
Editor's note: Jonathan Knutson received a fellowship from the North American Ag Journalists to attend the Society of Environmental Journalists'...
November 6, 2017 - 6:01am
October 4, 2017
Minnesotans headed to USDA
WASHINGTON — Two men with Minnesota backgrounds are set to move into their U.S. Department of Agriculture offices. The Senate late Tuesday,...
October 4, 2017 - 4:49pm
April 18, 2017
Experts predict 2017 economic outlook more of the same for farmers
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts another challenging year for farmers in the United States, with farm income...
April 18, 2017 - 8:28am
April 12, 2017
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
The sights and smells of spring in conjunction with the increase of daylight hours brings excitement and optimism for me as I fine tune my equipment for spring planting. In my younger years, I would never have thought that the smell of fresh-cut hay, newly tilled earth or even a cleaned...
April 12, 2017 - 7:07pm
February 1, 2017
LETTER: Fairness in the livestock industry
To the editor: USDA took an important step last month to bring more fairness to the livestock industry. The impact of three introduced "Farmer Fair Practice Rules" will be significant across the nation, creating much-needed protections for farmers. Much of the livestock industry is...
February 1, 2017 - 9:00am
December 14, 2016
Easement program applications are under way
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Minnesota reminds the public that applications for both Wetland Reserve Easements and Agricultural Land Easements through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program can be made to the local NRCS office, 900 Robert St. NE, Alexandria....
December 14, 2016 - 11:00am
New conservation opportunities to improve water quality
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will offer farmers and ranchers more opportunities to participate in the Conservation Reserve Program. The announcement includes new CRP practices to protect water quality and adds an additional 1.1 million acres targeted to benefit wildlife, pollinators...
December 14, 2016 - 11:00am
Home loans, funding available to low-income households
USDA Rural Development offers home loans to low and very-low income households living in rural Minnesota. Applicants must be unable to qualify for traditional financing and meet USDA income and credit requirements. Homes must be modest in size and design and be located in a rural...
December 14, 2016 - 8:00am
November 22, 2016
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
What a blessing this fall has been. Yes, we started very wet, but we have experienced an extended above average timeline that made for extremely good harvest conditions. I have seen cattle in seasonal pastures later into the fall than ever before.
November 22, 2016 - 11:00am
November 16, 2016
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Starting in November, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will accept and process applications for enrollment in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), the nation's largest conservation program. Applications will be made...
November 16, 2016 - 11:00am
USDA funding available in six focus areas
U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking new proposals for cutting-edge projects that will provide new conservation opportunities through its Conservation Innovation Grants program. Through USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, the department will invest up to $25 million...
November 16, 2016 - 9:00am
USDA invests $1.7 billion to protect agricultural lands
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will issue nearly $1.7 billion in payments to more than a half-million Americans who have contracts with the government to protect sensitive agricultural lands. The investment, part of the voluntary USDA Conservation Reserve Program, will allow producers...
November 16, 2016 - 9:00am
October 5, 2016
U of M leads project to advance animal health on organic farms
The University of Minnesota was awarded a three-year, $1.4 million project to advance animal health on organic farms from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Organic Research and Extension Initiative. Researchers involved are from the College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource...
October 5, 2016 - 3:00am
July 8, 2016
Are you eligible for a USDA Energy Grant?
Are you planning on making some improvements to your business that will save energy? Your project might qualify for an energy grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture. Under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), small businesses located in rural areas can receive a grant for...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
June 29, 2016
FSA county committee nomination period is open
The nomination period for the local U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees began on Wednesday, June 1. "County committees are unique to FSA and allow producers to have a voice on federal farm program implementation at the local level," Douglas...
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am