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More than Medicare
Big housing development seeks changes
WCI offers regional grants
Tennis: Shorthanded Cardinals go 1-2 at home quad
Track and field: Osakis gets one final indoor tuneup
Baseball: Chargers shutout Raiders, 13-0
Tennis: Cardinals off to a quick start
Softball: WCA takes season opener over Browerville
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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Eleanor (Briese) Mattocks
David Leslie Lusty
Mildred A. Schroeder
LETTER: Switch to plant-based diet
LETTER: Douglas County Hospital has a secret
LETTER: Volunteers are vital part of Knute Nelson
LETTER: Some hate groups are in disguise
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
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Home and Garden
April 18, 2018
Gardening despite Mother Nature
Really, Mother Nature!!! Historic April blizzard?? Haven't we suffered enough?? Okay, enough pouting. Winter will end, spring will be here, and we have all learned that it is not nice to taunt Mother Nature. So, what now? There are still plenty of gardening things you can do to prepare...
April 18, 2018 - 3:20pm
April 12, 2018
Getting ready to plant
Never mind the snow. On Tuesday, April 17, Douglas County master gardeners will kick off a series aimed at the home gardener. Offered through University of Minnesota Extension, the classes will be offered for free without pre-registration from noon-1 p.m. at the Douglas County Library...
April 12, 2018 - 10:34am
March 22, 2018
Spice up your garden with red plants
Red is an energizing color to use in your garden pallet, and your plant choices go way beyond the ubiquitous rose and geranium. Scores of plants come in countless shades of red, and, well used, can create an eye-popping garden. Here are a few to consider when shopping for new plants...
March 22, 2018 - 12:44pm
March 7, 2018
Bergeson highlights gardening day events
It's that time of year again. Spring is just around the corner, seeds are ordered, and master gardeners across the state are gearing up for their annual education days. The University of Minnesota Master Gardeners of Douglas County are no exception. On Saturday, April 7, Let's...
March 7, 2018 - 11:58am
February 28, 2018
Why have a garden? Good question
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...
February 28, 2018 - 2:09pm
January 17, 2018
Trott: Growing plants without soil
Hydroponics is "the cultivation of plants without soil." The plant's roots can either be in water or in a growing medium like sand, gravel, perlite, peat moss, sawdust, coir, or rockwool. Hydroponic systems are often used when the supply of water and farmland are scarce or among home...
January 17, 2018 - 5:03am
October 18, 2017
Putting your garden to bed
Fall is a bittersweet time of beginnings and endings. Bright yellow school buses abound as children start a brand new school year. Rose bushes burst with their last colorful blossoms; tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers are plentiful; and my kitchen is filled with the mixed aromas of...
October 18, 2017 - 2:46pm
Tomato tasting at the library
It's time to talk tomatoes!The Douglas County Library and the Extension Master Gardeners are hosting a free locally-grown tomato tasting event at the library at noon, Wednesday, Aug. 23. People can vote for their favorite and find tomato varieties for next year's garden.If you have...
August 18, 2017 - 3:45pm
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
August 18, 2017 - 6:15am
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
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
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