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MDA Telethon built in Jerry Lewis’ image one for Labor Days past

August 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It may be entertaining. It may spur contributions. But as a media event, this year’s MDA Telethon can hardly match the display of wretched excess Jerry Lewis guaranteed, especially in his epic, unbridled prime.
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UPDATE: Jerry Lewis, MDA mum on reasons for comedian’s exit

August 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

UPDATED 7:26 A.M.Comedian Jerry Lewis and the Muscular Dystrophy Association aren’t saying why they’re fully parting ways after 45 years and raising more than $1 billion for the nonprofit through its annual telethon. Continue Reading

Jerry Lewis done as MDA national chairman, won’t appear on ’11 Labor Day telethon

August 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Comedian Jerry Lewis is no longer serving as the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s national chairman and won’t be appearing on this year’s Labor Day telethon, the nonprofit agency announced Wednesday night. Continue Reading

Ag department confirms emerald ash borer infestation in Shoreview, Minn.

July 24, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) confirmed an emerald ash borer infestation in an ash tree in a Shoreview residential neighborhood Friday. The infestation was discovered after the property owner noticed signs of a potential infestation and contacted the City of Shoreview. City officials then called MDA. Continue Reading

Jerry Lewis: September ’11 MDA telethon to be his last

May 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

After 45 years promoting treatment and a cure for children he calls “my kids,” comedian Jerry Lewis, 85,announced Monday he is retiring as host of the Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon that has become synonymous with his name. Continue Reading

MDA issues consumer advisory for Pepin Heights Orchard apple cider

January 3, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and Pepin Heights Orchard are advising consumers to avoid drinking Pepin Heights Orchard brand apple cider after department laboratory tests found the product may be contaminated with a type of mold toxin called patulin. Continue Reading

Ag leaders warn Minnesotans about invasive vine mistaken for holiday staple

December 12, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

As Minnesotans deck their halls this holiday season, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is asking them to watch for Oriental bittersweet an invasive imposter easily mistaken for a common decorative holiday vine called American bittersweet. Continue Reading

Ag department’s YouTube videos highlight organic farming

December 5, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

Organic or natural? When it comes to food labels, there is a difference although the majority of consumers apparently don’t know it. To help cut down on the confusion, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has created a series of six short YouTube videos that explain organic labeling. Continue Reading

State concludes review of herbicide atrazine

November 28, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has completed its special registration review process for the herbicide atrazine. Continue Reading

USDA to issue conservation reserve payments to farmers, ranchers

October 16, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

This month, USDA will distribute approximately $100 million in annual Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to Minnesota’s farmers and ranchers. Continue Reading