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August 19, 2018
Ann and Ron Branch of Alexandria say the name given to their farm over 30 years ago was an obvious choice, as they live on a ridge and grow blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. (Alexis Habberstad / Echo Press)
Farm family of the year: Ron and Ann Branch of Berry Ridge Farm honored
August 19, 2018 - 5:54am
December 29, 2017
William Zwack (left) and Grace Bugher sweep in front of the stone shot down the ice by their teammate. This is the fourth year the Vikingland Curling Club has taught the sport to St. Mary's students.  (Emily Myrin / Echo Press)
Lending a hand to future curlers
December 29, 2017 - 9:02am
August 9, 2017
Emma Blanshan holds a freshly-baked pie. Her uncles were her first customers, and encouraged her to branch out. She now is in her second year selling pies at the Holmes City Farmers Market. (Karen Tolkkinen | Echo Press)
Turning pies into college cash: Young farmers market vendors learn business, savings
August 9, 2017 - 3:29pm
June 23, 2010
Echo Press photo by Marit Aaseng
Local growers display their harvest, ready to be purchased at the Alexandria Farmers Market. As of June 22 the market's summer hours expanded to include Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m., as well as the regular hours of 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.
From apples to zucchini, farmers market offers it fresh
June 23, 2010 - 12:00am