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Watch out for fresh oil on Hwy 27 between Alexandria, Hoffman
Law Enforcement Blotter: July 18
Grant application approved for visitor center
Mall is ready for a comeback
Basketball: New-look Alex girls gain some confidence with summer state title
Alexandria martial arts group competes at national tournament
Baseball: Post 87 loses two heartbreakers against Perham
Baseball: Alex Junior Red Legion team sweeps Aitkin for 16th win
Baseball: Post 87 splits with Thief River Falls for its ninth win in July
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
Jerry and Mary Kaye Wright
Open house dedicated to deer conversation set for Aug. 22 in Glenwood
Morken: Laying out a setup on a buck bed
Popular Minnesota state parks working to keep the crowds in the future
Morken: The path toward curing target panic
Bentlee's big bass
Paul D. LeBrasseur
Shirley (Schwartz) Fimon
Janice L. Payne
Philip Eugene Yeutter
Letter to the Editor: Workers not hired because of visa paperwork
An Echo Press Editorial: Now we know what fantastic is
2009: Brock Lesnar rules UFC
Letter to the Editor: Land of the free, home of the brave?
In the Know: What this new campaign will NOT tell you
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
SuperAmerica to close doors
Hospitals blast Minnesota insurer
Endless Treasure opens: New second-hand store supports MS Society
Sanford helps high school athletes 'beef up'
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July 4, 2019
Plain Living: 'Too much milk' means tough times for dairy farmers
Through the years, I've been in the barns of quite a few Upper Midwest dairy farmers. They're some of the nicest people and best farmers I know....
July 4, 2019 - 7:19am
July 2, 2019
Rep. Peterson makes dire predictions for agriculture
WILLMAR, Minn. — Congressman Collin Peterson has some dire predictions for agriculture.During a talk Tuesday, July 2, in Willmar with members...
July 2, 2019 - 6:18pm
July 1, 2019
Study: Climate change affecting crop production
It’s likely that climate change already is affecting world crop production — hurting it in some areas, helping it in others but on balance...
July 1, 2019 - 8:15am
Flags on Farms: Patriotism Displayed (Part 1)
You often see flags flying proudly over farmland or displayed on farm buildings as you travel along highways or county roads.
July 1, 2019 - 7:47am
June 30, 2019
Research finds wheat bran could be used to treat water, clean oil spills
MAYVILLE, N.D. — Students at Mayville State University are studying new ways wheat bran and chickpeas can be used to help the agriculture industry...
June 30, 2019 - 3:30pm
June 18, 2019
Most Minnesota farmers achieve buffer compliance, even as resentment lingers
After years of fierce debate, political struggle and rewriting, Minnesota’s buffer law was finally implemented in November 2017 after being...
June 18, 2019 - 9:10am
May 2, 2019
Commentary: Keep investing in ag research
By Minnesota Corn Growers Association President Brian Thalmann, Shakopee, MN and Minnesota Pork Producers Association President Greg Boerboom, Mankato, MN In 2015, the Minnesota legislature established the Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Tech Transfer program (AGREETT)...
May 2, 2019 - 7:41am
April 26, 2019
Anderson: Bill missed opportunity to aid ag
The Minnesota House on Thursday approved an omnibus finance package (Senate File 2226) that Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, said contains a mix of good agricultural provisions and some missed opportunities to aid the industry. “I don’t think this bill does enough for production...
April 26, 2019 - 2:21pm
April 25, 2019
Westrom's bill funds ag programs, broadband
Legislation chief-authored by Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, to fund agriculture, rural development and affordable workforce housing passed...
April 25, 2019 - 8:14am
April 8, 2019
Governor proposes $240M over two years for agriculture needs
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has proposed spending just over $240 million over two years on the state's agriculture needs, such as meat inspectors,...
April 8, 2019 - 2:50pm
March 19, 2019
Heavy snow collapses dozens of barns, sheds
Dozens of farmers in Douglas County are dealing with a brutal winter that caused their barns and sheds to collapse under the weight of snow and...
March 19, 2019 - 3:58pm
February 14, 2019
U.S. House approves FFA legislation
FFA prides itself on changing with the times. Now, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation to modernize the charter of the...
February 14, 2019 - 7:19am
January 29, 2019
Federal farm office to reopen
All Farm Service Agency offices were set to reopen for at least two and a half weeks beginning Thursday, Jan. 24, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday. That includes the office in Alexandria, which has been closed since the partial government shutdown began in December....
January 29, 2019 - 4:59pm
January 23, 2019
Carving out a unique brand: 'MN Millennial Farmer' tops 200,000 subscriber mark
Each morning before the sun rises and each night after it sets, fifth-generation farmer Zach Johnson is hard at work. With more than 2,500 acres...
January 23, 2019 - 9:15am
January 9, 2019
Peterson to lead ag committee
Following a vote by his Democratic colleagues Jan. 4, Congressman Collin C. Peterson of Minnesota's Seventh Congressional District was elected...
January 9, 2019 - 9:08am