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Three Minn. students in critical condition after being struck at bus stop
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Jan. 18
UPDATE: Full recovery expected for Garfield man seriously injured in northern Minnesota snowmobile crash
Osakis plans new ideas for trail
Boys Hockey: Cards top the Stars for the second time in three days
Sports schedule for Friday, Jan. 20
Sports schedule for Thursday, Jan. 19
NA3HL: Blizzard slides into second place with OT win over Breezy Point
Girls Hockey: Ellingson scores four in win at Detroit Lakes
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Roast with the most
COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Lisa M. Neubauer
Byron S. Gunderson
Keith D. Davis Jr.
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
LETTER: Use caution during Minnesota winters
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: New Villard elementary school opens
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
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On The Street
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
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