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Law Enforcement Blotter: Nov. 14-15
Firefighters battle house fire in Nelson
Driver taken to hospital after car goes off Highway 29
County gives lakes group $50,000
State swimming: Cardinals' 4x100 takes 16th at state
Sports schedule for Sunday, Nov. 18
Girls hockey: Brainerd-LF downs Alexandria in CLC play
Sports schedule for Saturday, Nov. 17
Alexandria's Boraas signs to play Division I golf
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
DeLaney Ann Jane
Minnesota deer kill down 9.5 percent from last year
A big buck with grandpa
A decoy buck with a bow
DNR report: Deer farm with past CWD cases identifies more
Deer report: An incredible week turns into such a low, and what to take from it
Robert "Bob" J. Johnston
Robert Edward Richardson
Ardean A. Hollatz
Commentary: What happens in mental health therapy?
It's Our Turn: America: Not a Christian nation
Letter to the Editor: Epilepsy is always newsworthy
An Echo Press Editorial: Don't be a victim of silent killer
Letter to the Editor: Start a path to health, vitality
4-H holds county competition
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
Wendy's closes in Alexandria
'Making my dreams come true': Minnesota farmer harvests her first crop at 27
Tubbs wins state award: Horizon Public Health leader is retiring in January
Meet new turkey farmers in the US’s largest turkey-producing county
hires and promotions
on the street
November 8, 2018
Land rent workshop set
Farmers and landowners will be able to learn more about land rent during a workshop sponsored by the University of Minnesota Extension of Douglas County. Extension educator Nathan Hulinsky, who specializes in agriculture business management, will lead the workshop. Attendees can...
November 8, 2018 - 10:24am
October 13, 2018
State to fund school coolers, livestock farmers
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is offering grants for schools and child care organizations to add coolers for milk, and to livestock farmers and ranchers to update infrastructure and equipment. Deadline for the cooler grants is 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. Each school or organization...
October 13, 2018 - 11:41am
September 28, 2018
Letter to the Editor: An option to help farmers
To the editor: I want your readers to understand something as corn and soybean prices continue to fall because of Chinese tariffs and a big crop. There is a no cost, one-year proven farm policy option for our farmers to use called the Roebke Plan! Congress can simply attach it to...
September 28, 2018 - 8:00am
September 24, 2018
Grant opens for positive change The West Central Initiative is looking to fund great ideas to make meaningful and lasting change in west-central Minnesota communities. Nonprofits, school districts and local units of government are welcome to apply for the latest round of funding through...
September 24, 2018 - 6:35am
March 15, 2018
LETTER: Farmers and food awareness
To the editor: How often does the questions come up in our households, "What should we have for supper tonight, or where should we go out to eat tonight?" We here in America are so blessed to have a more than abundant supply of good, safe and healthy food supply available that we...
March 15, 2018 - 8:14am
January 18, 2018
Letter: Beginning farmers stand to benefit from proposed act
To the editor: The average age of today's farmer is 58 years old. Over the course of the next five years (the duration of the next farm bill), nearly 100 million acres of farmland are predicted to change hands. Some retiring farmers and ranchers will pass their land and operations...
January 18, 2018 - 7:40pm
November 9, 2017
Farmers gain options for health insurance
Pro-Ag Farmers Cooperative is following suit of other cooperatives in the state by offering health insurance to its members. So far, the response from members have been very positive, according to Mark Jaskowiak, the general manager of Pro-Ag. "Last year, a lot of our members had...
November 9, 2017 - 8:06am
November 2, 2017
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Farmers and landowners will once again come together to talk about the cost of land rent during two sessions on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Douglas County Public Works Building at 526 Willow Drive in Alexandria. The first session, at 9:30 a.m., and the second, at 1:30 p.m., will cover...
November 2, 2017 - 9:34am
August 11, 2017
Douglas farm family of the year 'truly a family affair'
Farming has been in the family for Dave and Amy Staples all their lives. They were both raised on farms in Douglas County. Dave grew up on the...
August 11, 2017 - 10:29am
June 16, 2017
Young farmers score victory at Legislature
A first-of-its-kind newly signed budget bill is a win-win for the future of farming in Minnesota. And it's thanks in part to Andrew Barsness,...
June 16, 2017 - 6:26am
March 29, 2017
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Minnesota Farmers Union has scheduled multiple meetings that will be held around the state of Minnesota that will discuss important issues affecting farmers and rural communities. One of these meetings will be held on Thursday, March 30, at 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, Courtyard...
March 29, 2017 - 6:00am
March 10, 2017
COMMENTARY: New state ditch-mowing regulations defy belief
By State Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, MN On occasion, a rule comes down from somewhere in government and the reaction from most folks is one of disbelief, or "this can't be true." I think that pretty well sums up the feeling of many toward the recent announcement from MnDOT concerning...
March 10, 2017 - 8:00am
House bill funds loan program for farmers
The Minnesota House approved legislation Monday that will replenish funding for a loan program that's popular among farmers working on start-ups or looking to upgrade their operations. The Rural Finance Authority program partners with agricultural lenders to provide low-cost financing...
February 10, 2017 - 10:00am
February 8, 2017
MDA encourages farmers to participate in nutrient initiative
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture invites Minnesota farmers and crop advisers to participate in a unique on-farm nutrient management program that can help water quality while managing production costs.
February 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
November 25, 2016
Another whopper of a crop
Corn harvest in Douglas County has wrapped up with another year of strong yields — so strong that some farmers delayed harvesting while waiting for elevator or storage space to open up. "In the Upper Midwest, there's just not enough storage for a crop of this size," said Tim...
November 25, 2016 - 9:00am