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DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
'Good progress' reported on Highway 29 bridge in south Alexandria
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, August 25
'Awesome' State Fair opens with more security
Motorcycle crash victim says gear saved his life
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Sports schedule for Friday, August 26
A chance for another title for Carlos Whitecaps
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
January 20, 2016
Growing good habits in the New Year
By Robin Trott, University of Minnesota Extension Many consider the New Year a time for resolutions and significant changes in lifestyle and...
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am
January 6, 2016
Brandon garden expert to lead class
Joel Kangas, owner of Good to Grow in Brandon, will speak at the 2016 Horticulture Display Garden Event on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 12:15 to 1 p.m. at the West Central Research and Outreach Center, 46352 State Highway 329, Morris. Kangas will lead a Growing Small Fruits in the Home...
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am