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Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, July 26
Around the County: Millerville Butter Days
GMO bill edges ahead in U.S. House
1,000 cyclists on a mission roll through Douglas County
A knockout Party in the Street
VFW district baseball: 16s to square off with 15s after six-inning win
Seven under-14 Alex Swim Club members head to state at Rochester
A first time finisher at Grandma's: Hochsprung youngest male finisher at Duluth marathon
Millers look ahead to next summer after two losses
Alexandria set to host VFW tournament this weekend
A treasure trove of crafts awaits at Art in the Park
Grants offered for artists to quick start next project
Alexandria Public Schools back-to-school packets are ready
Nutty for coconut ice cream
Benefit for Steve Pederson family is July 30
Engaged - Solyntjes and Triplett
Births - July 22, 2016
Engaged - Buschette and Krivanek
Births - July 15, 2016
Births - June 28-July 2, 2016
Big smallmouth caught during boat parade
Locals make good on Minnewaska
DNR release: Muskies to be stocked in Gull and Fairmont chain of lakes
Seniors get their day on the water (W/video)
Hess brings in nice bass on Whiskey Lake in Brandon
Myrna A. Zimmerman
Ruth Ann Struck
Carol Diane Jeffries
Wendy Jo (Muzik) Kuhnau
Megan E. Movold
LETTER: Some people think laws don't apply to them
LETTER: Unique ecosystem needs protection
LETTER: Candidate can't keep simple promise
IN THE KNOW: There is so much right with America
From the archives - 2006: Bill Ingebrigtsen files for Senate as Republican candidate
Save money, water by using rain barrels
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Corn Views: Farmers take leadership role on water quality issues
Stay up-to-date on Douglas County FSA
Gardening for the senses
Three single moms can now get to work
DEED offers updated legal guide to privacy and data security
Chamber Ambassadors celebrate two businesses
Hilltop Lumber goes 'above and beyond'
Bell State Bank and Trust receives five stars from bank research firm
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On The Street
April 23, 2014
Grow a nutritious garden in a pot
By Melinda Myers Gardening author and columnist Don’t let a lack of time or space get in the way of gardening your way to a healthy lifestyle....
April 23, 2014 - 12:00am
April 2, 2014
Try growing strawberries this season
Strawberries are one of the most delicious home garden fruits to grow. They are cold-hardy and adaptable, making them one of the easiest berries to grow. While most fruit trees take several years to begin bearing, you can harvest your own strawberries the very first summer. And even...
April 2, 2014 - 12:00am
March 26, 2014
How will your garden grow? Tips for planning a new garden
The first question you should ask yourself when planning a new garden is “Why do I want a garden?” Maybe you have a shady spot where grass won’t grow, but hostas and ferns would. Perhaps you have fond memories of your grandmother’s cottage garden, full of color and texture. Your...
March 26, 2014 - 12:00am
March 12, 2014
Let’s Get Growing workshop offered Saturday, March 29
University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County invite the public to their annual “Let’s Get Growing” workshop on Saturday, March 29 at 8:45 a.m. at the Alexandria Technical and Community College, Office and Information Technology Center. Registration is...
March 12, 2014 - 12:00am
February 19, 2014
Pruning in dormancy to promote tree health
Now is the time to start pruning your fruit trees. Pruning your trees while they are in dormancy reduces the possibility of fire blight in crabapples, apples and pears, as well as minimizing canker diseases in cherries and plums. A good pair of pruning shears is probably one of...
February 19, 2014 - 12:00am
February 12, 2014
Blooming plants to brighten the winter blahs
By Robin Trott - U of M Extension Educator This long cold winter is dragging on, and I’m ready for some color! Since spring is still a long way off, I am on the lookout for indoor blooming plants that will provide a respite from this bleak season. If you are also looking for...
February 12, 2014 - 12:00am
Todd County Garden Day set for Saturday, March 8
The Todd County Master Gardeners will host the semi-annual Garden Day on Saturday, March 8 from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 401 4th Street, Long Prairie. The keynote speaker will be Joel Karsten, who specializes in straw bale gardening. The event will also feature...
February 12, 2014 - 12:00am
February 5, 2014
Selecting plants for your garden
By Robin Trott - U of M Extension Educator If you are new to gardening, you might be confused by all the different decisions you have to make when selecting plants. Why does the same plant have so many different names? What’s the difference between annuals and perennials? How...
February 5, 2014 - 12:00am
January 29, 2014
Herbicide damage from composted ditch hay
By Robin Trott - U of M Extension Educator This past summer, a friend and market farmer who sells produce at the local farmers market came in with a problem. Her high tunnel planted tomatoes had heavily veined, cupped and wrinkled leaves…all the typical signs of herbicide damage. The...
January 29, 2014 - 12:00am
January 21, 2014
Annual pick of the month
By Robin Trott - U of M Extension Educator Life never slows down on the flower farm. Every year we start about 65,000 plants from seed, and those that take the longest (lisianthus and trachelium) were planted last weekend. Eustoma grandiflorum (lisianthus) is one of my favorite...
January 21, 2014 - 11:11pm
January 8, 2014
Plant selection helps maintain healthy bee population
Robin Trott - U of M Extension Educator You have undoubtedly heard recent stories about the precipitous decline in bee populations in recent years. Whether due to colony collapse disorder, where for still unknown reasons, worker bees simply abandon the hive; or the reckless use...
January 8, 2014 - 1:06am
December 31, 2013
2013 University of Minnesota top 10 performing annuals
By Robin Trott - University of Minnesota Extension Educator I love annuals! Interspersed with perennial plants, they fill my garden with bright colors and interesting textures all season long. Each year, hundreds of cultivars are trialed at the University of Minnesota West Central...
December 31, 2013 - 12:43am
December 24, 2013
Native plants for a sustainable landscape
By Robin Trott - U of M Extension Educator Douglas County sits on the eastern edge of what once was a vast prairie, 18 million acres that stretched across the state from southeast to northwest. Early settlers crossing this part of the state encountered a sea of grass and unbroken...
December 24, 2013 - 8:39am
December 17, 2013
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
By Robin Trott - U of M Extension Educator Do you have an avid gardener on your Christmas list? There’s still time to shop for that special, gardening Christmas present. Many local businesses carry items that would appeal to your gardening friends and relatives, including hand...
December 17, 2013 - 10:47pm
December 10, 2013
Success with poinsettias
Plant is popular, yet challenging
December 10, 2013 - 9:41pm