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Alexandria man suspected of supplying heroin in Fergus Falls overdose case
Vandals smash sinks at Alexandria park
Level three sex offender moving to Brandon
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, June 23
Legion baseball: Seven late runs lead Glenwood past Osakis
SUPing off the beaten path
A chance to ride
Bursting onto the scene: Alex eighth-grader finishes off impressive trap season with big final shoot
Legion baseball: Alex sweeps at Perham
Mikkelson to host citywide prayer gathering
First Lutheran welcomes new pastor
#ProsperityHabit brings color to art exhibit
The Jolly Zuks bring polka to concert on the lawn
Anthony Miltich and Friends kick off celebration
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
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Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Mickelson's big pike
Reducing some rough fish
Inez Trueman (Gandrud)
Sandra R. Hinderschied
Ruth Augusta Wenner
Duwayne Allen Averill
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Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Producers should file crop certification report
Local work meeting scheduled in Douglas County
Gardening tips: Add sparkle to your landscape
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
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On The Street
July 28, 2010
Home sweet home: Program turns residents into homeowners
Homeownership plays a vital role in improving lives, as well as in strengthening neighborhoods and the economy. Recently, USDA Rural Development...
July 28, 2010 - 12:00am
June 2, 2010
USDA announces assistance program for orchardists and nursery tree growers
Orchardists and nursery tree growers can begin applying for benefits under the Tree Assistance Program, announced USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Linda Hennen. Signup began Monday, May 10 at local Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices. The Tree Assistance Program (TAP)...
June 2, 2010 - 12:00am
May 26, 2010
Enrollment deadline approaching for ACRE
Linda Hennen, executive director of USDA's Minnesota Farm Service Agency (FSA), reminds producers that June 1, 2010, is the deadline for the 2010 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program or the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP). This is a mandatory deadline...
May 26, 2010 - 12:00am
February 19, 2010
EQIP funding available for conservation
Now is a good time to contact a Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to discuss your conservation needs and complete an application to receive funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). EQIP has been the main USDA conservation program for assistance...
February 19, 2010 - 12:00am
February 12, 2010
Environmental Quality Incentives Program funds available to Minnesota producers
Agricultural producers looking to solve natural resource problems on their farms should apply now for assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), administered by the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The Minnesota NRCS announced that...
News / state
February 12, 2010 - 12:00am
February 10, 2010
Home buyers may qualify for tax credits
USDA Rural Development will have about $42 million available through its direct home loan program targeted at low-income residents throughout rural Minnesota in 2010. Qualified first-time and repeat home buyers may also be eligible for tax credits made possible by the Worker, Homeownership...
February 10, 2010 - 12:00am
January 13, 2010
Meeting offers information about conservation programs
Douglas County residents with an interest in natural resources are invited to attend a public meeting to discuss the various USDA conservation programs, including the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP). The stakeholder meeting is Tuesday, January 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the...
January 13, 2010 - 12:00am
November 18, 2009
Farm Service Agency county committee elections under way
Linda Hennen, executive director of the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency in Minnesota, announced that the 2009 FSA county committee election ballots have been mailed to eligible voters. Ballots must be returned to local FSA offices by December...
November 18, 2009 - 12:00am
August 21, 2009
Meetings in Brandon, Carlos will explain Conservation Stewardship program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) began a continuous sign-up for the new Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) on August 10 in Minnesota. NRCS administers CSP, a voluntary conservation program designed to encourage agricultural and...
August 21, 2009 - 12:00am
August 5, 2009
Ploughshare Farm and community supported agriculture
In my last column, we visited about the "locavore" movement and eating locally. This week I'd like to suggest another local option, community supported agriculture (CSA). What is CSA? The USDA defines CSA as a "community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that...
August 5, 2009 - 12:00am
July 29, 2009
Deadline nears for risk management program
Jay Backowski, executive director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Douglas County, reminds producers that the sign-up deadline to elect the new Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program is August 14. "I encourage all producers to visit their local FSA office and land grant university...
July 29, 2009 - 12:00am
July 22, 2009
Commissioner Hugoson urges USDA to reshape animal identification discussion
Citing the importance of animal traceability in responding to food safety threats and livestock disease outbreaks, Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Gene Hugoson and Minnesota State Veterinarian Dr. Bill Hartmann recently sent a joint letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack...
July 22, 2009 - 12:00am
May 20, 2009
2009 EQIP applications due May 22
Minnesota landowners are encouraged to submit 2009 applications to USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) for participation in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) by May 22. EQIP is offered through a continuous signup, but NRCS periodically makes...
May 20, 2009 - 12:00am
May 6, 2009
Poultry processor in Ashby becomes USDA-inspected
TFC Poultry in Ashby will once again be open to both large and small poultry producers. It processes chickens, pheasants, turkeys, ducks, geese and other birds. Producers should make an appointment as early as possible to assure the desired processing date. For 2009, the company...
May 6, 2009 - 12:00am
February 18, 2009
Home ownership and repair funds available through USDA
Rural Development currently has available funding for housing programs to help low-income people become homeowners or to make home repairs. Rural Development's direct housing program offers 100 percent financing to qualified applicants to become homeowners. Qualified applicants may...
February 18, 2009 - 12:00am