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Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 23
Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Cirkus (w/video)
Searcher finds missing 9-year-old: 'The look on her face was priceless'
Beautiful day for Applefest
6A volleyball: Chargers four seed in subsection tourney
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
Allan D. Olk
Eunice Mae Lydia Backlund
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
hires and promotions
On The Street
October 19, 2016
How to manage box elder bugs
Black and orange insects abound this time of year. Lately, I have had several calls about the black, orange striped box elder bug. As the weather...
October 19, 2016 - 7:30am
September 28, 2016
Foraging for wild berries in Minnesota
Several times this week, I have had local residents bring wild berries to my office to identify. Each time, I had to tell the person that the...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
September 7, 2016
Extension Column: Now is the time to take cuttings from your favorite annuals
By Robin Trott, University of Minnesota Extension As you gaze upon your lovely bed of annual flowers, do you wish you could find an easy, cost effective way to recreate this next year? It might just be possible. With a little effort now, you can propagate the plants you need for...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
August 31, 2016
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
It’s easy to see why the tomato is a top choice among gardeners. These plants adapt well to most soil conditions; they are perfect for small garden spaces and the tomato itself has many uses. One plant is likely to yield a high number of tomatoes, so just a couple are necessary...
August 31, 2016 - 12:00am
July 13, 2016
Horticultural services available to local residents
The summer growing season is finally here, and the questions have started coming in droves. Between the phone calls, emails and walk-ins with garden samples, there is never a dull moment in the Extension office in the summer months. If you have a garden question, from plant/insect...
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
July 6, 2016
Extension tests pressure canner gauges
The University of Minnesota Extension of Douglas County invites the public to bring in pressure canner gauges for home canners to be tested. Two basic types of canners are available: a dial gauge and a metal weighted gauge. Only the gauge is needed for testing. The canner that includes...
July 6, 2016 - 12:00am
June 1, 2016
Begonias are topic at gardening brown bag series
Did you know that begonias can be grown in sun or shade, in the ground or in pots? Did you know there is no need deadheading or special treatment? Learn all this and more at an informative gardening brown bag series on Tuesday, June 7 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Douglas County Library...
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
April 27, 2016
Grow a rainbow for health and nutrition
By Robin Trott, University of Minnesota Extension I love fresh, garden-grown produce. In March, I start my seeds and dream of the day I will...
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
April 13, 2016
Spring planted bulbs for summer blooms
I can’t imagine a garden without the lovely fragrance of acidanthera (peacock orchid). A type of gladiola, the acidanthera flower is a white bloom with a maroon blotchy center and, like the gladiola, is a summer bulb. Summer bulbs and tubers are planted after the last frost date,...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
March 23, 2016
Ticks already out in Minnesota
By Robin Trott, University of Minnesota Extension If you're like me, you have been reveling in this glorious, early spring. I saw my first robin...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
March 16, 2016
Water wisely: five steps to conserving water in your garden
By Robin Trott, University of Minnesota Extension 2016 is the year to water wisely. From container plantings to lawns and gardens, in 2016,...
March 16, 2016 - 12:00am
March 9, 2016
Successful container gardening
You don't have to have a yard to have a garden. All plants need is a place to grow, light, air, nutrients, water and soil, and you can provide...
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County invite the public to the annual Let's Get Growing workshop on Saturday,...
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
March 2, 2016
Grow a begonia, the annual plant of the year
By Robin Trott, University of Minnesota Extension educator With more than 1,700 different species, begonia (family Begoniaceae) is the fifth...
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
January 6, 2016
Local Foods College to return to Alexandria
The locavore movement – in which people eat food produced near their home to reduce their carbon footprint – is getting more and more popular. From field to fork, the average dinner has traveled 1,500 miles. When you buy direct from local farmers, your dollars stay within your...
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am