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Long repair list for B-E schools
NorthStar Group breaks ground on sports complex, home of FCA Hockey
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Walter (w/video)
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15
Miltona celebration combines Oktoberfest with Fire Prevention Week
Volleyball: Panthers fall to Knights in five sets
Sports schedule for Monday, Oct. 16
Football: Panthers win on senior night
Tennis: Lanoue falls in quarterfinals
Swimming & Diving: Alex takes fourth at True Team tournament
Open Mic Night welcomes new musicians
Pope County archeologists share findings, identify artifacts
Small change adds up for youth groups
Van Wakeren: A single smile can go a long way
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Gene & Mary
T. Mike & Jeannie Thompson
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Morken: CRP is worth fighting for by more than hunters
Sizing up the local deer herd
Annabelle Kretschmar (Pikal)
Robert G. Swanson
George "Joe" Cresswell
It's Our Turn: Goodbye, yoga pants; hello work
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views from the Echo Press Editorial Board
Letter: Our country isn't perfect but it's still the best
Letter: Overpaid for defending a lousy football
Letter: Tear down Big Ole statue?
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
Tightly spiraled worms? You've got millipedes!
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
Professional women to honor employers, Woman of the Year
Arvig school partnership nets cash for Osakis schools
State Farm agent retires after 35 years, welcomes two new agents
Myrin joins Echo Press sports staff
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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
December 30, 2015
2015 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
This was the summer of the annual on our farm! The lisianthus was spectacular, the Matthiola bloomed tall and straight, and even the zinnias strutted their stuff! Each year, hundreds of cultivars are trialed at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center...
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
December 16, 2015
Holiday gifts for the constant gardener
Do you have an avid gardener on your Christmas list? Many local businesses carry items that would appeal to your gardening friends and relatives, including: hand tools, garden gadgets, house plants, bird feeders, books and natural soaps and lotions. So, in honor of your gardening...
December 16, 2015 - 12:00am
December 2, 2015
Tips for container-grown succulents
Succulents have become the hot new houseplants, and I am often asked how to grow succulents and which succulents a beginner should choose. Succulents are plants that have broad, meaty leaves and stems. These function as water storage units that help the plants to survive in dry, arid...
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
November 18, 2015
Workshop to detail houseplant care
Do you love houseplants but have difficulty keeping them healthy? Are your houseplants overgrowing their space? Are you not sure when to water or fertilize? If so, you are invited to a houseplant workshop taught by Robin Trott, University of Minnesota Extension horticulture educator,...
November 18, 2015 - 12:00am
November 11, 2015
Snow mold begins in autumn
Can we expect snow mold damage in our lawns next spring? The answer to this question is dependent on the snow and soil temperature conditions this fall and winter. Snow mold is common during years when an early, deep snow cover prevents the soil from freezing. As the snow begins...
November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
November 4, 2015
Indoor gardening and saving geraniums
The killing frost hit our flowers hard, and our outdoor growing season is officially over. With a sigh of relief, I look forward to the quieter days of garden planning and placing our seed orders for next year. That being said, I can’t ever quite give up the need to nurture growing...
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
October 14, 2015
Putting your garden to bed
Fall is a bittersweet time of beginnings and endings. Rose bushes burst with their last colorful blossoms; tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers are plentiful; and my kitchen is filled with the mixed aromas of spaghetti sauce, drying tomatoes and salsa. After a long summer of garden chores...
October 14, 2015 - 12:00am
August 19, 2015
Extension: Keep your tomato plants healthy
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 19, 2015 - 12:00am
October 22, 2014
Dairy Farm Bill meeting to be held November 5
University of Minnesota Extension and the Farm Service Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin a series of free dairy education seminars to help farmers make decisions brought about by the 2014 Farm Bill. The seminars are offered at 18 locations and will be led by...
October 22, 2014 - 12:00am
September 9, 2014
Come grow with us - Become an Extension master gardener
Do you say “rudbeckia” instead of “black-eyed Susan” or “echinacae” instead of “purple cone flower?” Do you know the best methods for ridding a garden of Colorado potato beetles or how to best protect your prize-winning tomatoes from blight? If you love gardening...
September 9, 2014 - 12:32pm
September 3, 2014
What's the buzz? Wasps are out in full force
You know summer is nearing its end when the ubiquitous wasp is out and about in full force. Many people confuse honey bees with yellow jackets. If you’re close enough, examine the abdomen: the honey bee has a stocky, hairy body; yellow jackets have a slender, hairless body. Yellow...
September 3, 2014 - 6:38am
June 4, 2014
Try these hardy roses for your garden
Submitted by: Robin Trott, Extension educator If you’ve wandered through any of the colorful rose gardens in Minnesota, you may be wondering if you could include some of this beauty in your own yard. You can have roses in your garden with minimum maintenance and maximum color!...
June 4, 2014 - 12:00am
May 21, 2014
Master gardeners to hold Lunch and Learn
The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County will hold an informal Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, May 28 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Douglas County Extension Office in the Douglas County Service Center Building, 720 Fillmore Street in Alexandria. Bring a...
May 21, 2014 - 12:00am