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Planned Parenthood: Patients at risk - Organization cites potential loss of some federal funds
Kensington gets first dollars for new tower
Student accomplishments, scholarships
Law Enforcement Blotter: July 17
Minneapolis day care provider who hanged toddler receives 10 years of probation
Junior legion tournament: Rain delays Alex Black game to Friday
Girls basketball: Cardinals win Breakdown state title
Alexandria youth teams top three at Pacesetter Tournament
Junior legion tournament: Alex Black loses first bid for state tournament berth
Junior legion playoffs: Alex Blacks one win away from a state berth
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....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Rare white squirrels show up in Alexandria
Senior Fishing Day is a go again as Viking Sportsmen honor Bosek
Strege optimistic area pheasants came through the hatch OK
Dogfish grabs on and doesn't let go
Lake Ida producing again for area bass tourneys
Harold A. Ranum
Catherine Jane (Cathy) Lahtinen
Carolyn E. Koudela
In the Know: Avoid stereotyping employees
1968: Alexandria native caught up in Miami hijacking
Letter to the Editor: Victim advocates are unsung heroes
An Echo Press Editorial: A guide to newspaper terms
Letter to the Editor: White Evangelicals bring sadness
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
After 54 years on Broadway, Ben Franklin to close its doors
Hagstrom named 'Top 25 Women in Business'
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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
November 9, 2016
New recycling program available for farmers
There's a new, better and free recycling program for farmers that will soon be available. Revolution Plastics will be offering a free, on-site...
November 9, 2016 - 10:00am
October 5, 2016
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
Fall is a busy time for farmers, not only for the crop harvest. Livestock producers will apply billions of gallons or pounds of stored manure to fertilize next year's crop. Manure application requires proper techniques to get the most value from fertilizer and avoid polluting waters...
October 5, 2016 - 3:00am
July 27, 2016
Corn Views: Farmers take leadership role on water quality issues
A statewide editorial that appeared in ECM publications on June 24 called on agriculture to take the lead on managing pollutants. As farmers, we’re always working to improve how we grow food, feed, fiber and fuel for an increasing world population. And when it comes to the important...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
June 22, 2016
LETTER: Value added producer grants help beginning farmers and ranchers
To the editor: According to the most recent census of agriculture, there are 6 times more farmers older than 65 than younger than 35. Beginning farmers and ranchers represent a crucial component for the future of agriculture, but they must overcome stern challenges to get started....
June 22, 2016 - 12:00am