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Broken Fiddle moves to bigger venue
Filings open for county, cities, school board
AgweekTV: Got Grains?
Dixieland and gospel come to courthouse lawn
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Laura Mae Toft
Delores (Flatebo) Ewing
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
LETTER: Please stop the hate
LETTER: Alomere name tells me nothing
OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
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
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
hires and promotions
on the street
May 19, 2018
AgweekTV: Biotech Labeling
USDA releases biotech labeling draft and hopes to implement rule by late summer. Watch the full episode of AgweekTV on Agweek.com Get the latest...
May 19, 2018 - 8:30am
May 5, 2018
AgweekTV: Veteran Veterinarian
A longtime Cooperstown, N.D., vet retired a few months ago at age 84 after practicing for nearly 60 years. But livestock, friendship and his...
May 5, 2018 - 8:30am
April 14, 2018
AgweekTV: Combatting farmer suicide
Farm groups and mental health professionals are concerned over the high suicide rate among farmers. Watch the full episode of AgweekTV on Agweek.com...
April 14, 2018 - 8:30am
February 12, 2018
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
U.S. agriculturalists on balance will make less money in 2018 than they did in 2017, a new government report projects. Farm-sector profits will...
February 12, 2018 - 6:11am
January 20, 2018
AgweekTV: Show Goats
Goats are becoming more popular in the show world. In fact, the number of goats in the region is on the rise. We met up with one family is working...
January 20, 2018 - 8:30am
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
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
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
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