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Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, June 26
To vape or not to vape
Why doesn't Alexandria have a veterans memorial?
Council acts on barrier request during concerts
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25
Baseball: Area baseball players earn All-Pheasant Conference honors
Softball: Okerlund wins Pheasant Conference MVP, McNamara COY
Rose wins MGA Senior Players Championship
Ending with a bang: Knight, Nohre lead local shooters at state
Sladek takes second at Pepsi Little People's Golf Tournament
Ralph Covert plays family concert at Evansville Art Center
Lincoln students compete at global Destination Imagination competition
Golfer Tom Lehman speaks at July 7 faith lunch
Osakis church holds community supper
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Wanda Jean Tramm
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
On the Street
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
hires and promotions
On The Street
January 25, 2017
Horticulture scholarships announced
The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County will take applications through Friday, April 21, for two 2017 post-secondary scholarships. Each scholarship is $500 and will be awarded this spring.
January 25, 2017 - 11:00am
October 5, 2016
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Don't let your vegetable and fall flower gardens succumb to hungry deer. Even if you're lucky enough to be deer-free now, be vigilant and prepared...
October 5, 2016 - 3:00am
July 27, 2016
Save money, water by using rain barrels
By Melinda Myers Too much or not enough water and never when you need it seems to be a common lament of gardeners. Reduce the impact of these...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
July 20, 2016
Gardening for the senses
By Don Kinzler Forum News Service I am so embarrassed. All our clay pots are the standard, terra cotta, reddish-tan color. The plants are doing...
July 20, 2016 - 12:00am
July 13, 2016
GARDENING TIPS: Manage mosquitoes while enjoying the great outdoors
Don’t let disease-carrying mosquitoes keep you indoors this summer. Instead, employ these eight tips to protect yourself and manage these pests in your yard. 1. Do a bit of yard and garden clean up. Remove weeds, manage neglected gardens and keep the lawn properly mowed to reduce...
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
Horticulture Night set for July 28
Join the University of Minnesota Extension for the 46th annual Horticulture Night on Thursday, July 28 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) Horticulture Display Garden in Morris. Presentations and demonstrations include:...
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
July 6, 2016
GARDENING TIPS: The truth about hot peppers
Don’t be afraid to add a little spicy heat to your meals this season by growing a few hot peppers in the garden or containers. It’s easier than you think and many of the hot pepper myths floating around the garden are simply not true. Don’t worry about your hot peppers heating...
July 6, 2016 - 12:00am
June 29, 2016
GARDENING TIPS: Plant a Patriotic Centerpiece for the Fourth of July
Add a little red, white and blue to your Fourth of July celebration with freshly planted or painted containers.
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 22, 2016
How to plant a tree
The unseasonably warm spring encouraged avid home gardeners to get a jump start on their veggies, potatoes, onions, peas, lettuce, spinach and radishes. So what should you next? Plant a tree. Trees from your local garden center are usually containerized. To plant, choose an appropriate...
June 22, 2016 - 12:00am
June 15, 2016
Gardening tips: Add sparkle to your landscape
Perk up your containers and add a bit of sparkle to your landscape with bright colors, unusual materials or a unique purpose. Include an elevated garden to increase planting space and make planting, weeding and harvesting easier on the back and knees. Liven things up with a robin...
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am
Garden bus tour heading to Brainerd area
The public is invited to join Douglas County Master Gardeners (DCMG) for a garden bus tour to the Brainerd area on Wednesday, June 29. The bus loads at Voyager Elementary School in Alexandria at 6:45 a.m. and departs at 7 a.m. Attendees should park away from the school's main doors....
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am
May 25, 2016
Back to Basics: Low maintenance flower care creates beautiful garden
Grow a beautiful flower garden with minimal care by investing a bit of time at the start of the season to reduce on-going care. Always match flowers to the growing conditions and the care you are willing to provide. Low maintenance plants need minimal or no deadheading and staking....
May 25, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
Gardening tips: Create a garden anywhere with straw bales
Add productive garden space and raise your planting bed with straw bale gardening. This technique allows gardeners to create raised bed gardens...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
April 27, 2016
Gardening Tips: Extend garden season with bulbs
Keeping your garden looking its best throughout the growing season and into fall is possible with the help of low maintenance spring planted bulbs. Plant them in spring among other annuals or perennials and watch as these bulbs brighten the garden, adding new life to your late season...
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
March 30, 2016
GARDENING TIPS: Plant a pollinator garden, enjoy many benefits
By Melinda Myers Whether planting a garden, enjoying the beauty of your landscape or sitting down to a delicious meal, you have bees, butterflies...
March 30, 2016 - 12:00am