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Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Morken: Run in circles by a giant
First buck is with a bow
DNR release: Stands not allowed overnight on WMAs
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
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November 25, 2016
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Annual flowers are the mainstay of many gardens. Each year, hundreds of cultivars are trialed at the University of Minnesota West Central Research...
November 25, 2016 - 9:21am
Be thankful for life everlasting
By Greg Odell, retired pastor Former Gov. Pat Neff of Texas spoke to an assembly of convicts in a penitentiary of that state. He finished his speech by stating that he would remain to listen if any man wanted to speak with him. He further announced that what he heard would be held...
November 25, 2016 - 8:00am
November 22, 2016
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
What a blessing this fall has been. Yes, we started very wet, but we have experienced an extended above average timeline that made for extremely good harvest conditions. I have seen cattle in seasonal pastures later into the fall than ever before.
November 22, 2016 - 11:00am
November 16, 2016
Tips for container-grown succulents
Succulents have become the hot new houseplants, and I am often asked how to grow succulents and which succulents a beginner should choose. Succulents...
November 16, 2016 - 9:00am
November 9, 2016
Tree pruning 101
I have gotten many, many questions regarding tree pruning recently. If you've got a pruning saw and loppers in hand, stop. Put them right back...
November 9, 2016 - 10:00am
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: Parents can be held legally responsible
1916, 100 years ago: E.E. Lobeck will leave for Canada to take part in the prohibition campaign now being carried on in Saskatchewan. He has assisted in the prohibition campaigns of other provinces of Canada, all of which have gone dry by good majorities. ... Wanted: Woodchoppers...
November 9, 2016 - 8:00am
November 4, 2016
Mel Gibson's 'Hacksaw Ridge' will inspire
Just in time for Veterans Day, Mel Gibson is releasing his latest faith film production, "Hacksaw Ridge," the incredible true story of PFC Desmond Doss during World War II. Private Doss was a medic determined "to serve those who are serving," albeit as a conscientious objector, refusing...
November 4, 2016 - 10:00am
November 2, 2016
Bookshelves teem with many topics, genres
Often throughout each day, I step out of my office at the Douglas County Library and take a walk around the library. This gives me the opportunity to make sure that things are running smoothly. I look for people who may need directions or suggestions. I also look to make sure that...
November 2, 2016 - 10:00am
October 26, 2016
Top 10 fall garden chores
Autumn is the best time to get a step ahead in the garden. Spring is chock-full of garden work, and a little well-spent time in your garden now...
October 26, 2016 - 12:00pm
From the archives
October 26, 2016 - 8:00am
October 21, 2016
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Not many years ago, schools and cities across the United States celebrated Columbus Day. There were patriotic parades. Children drew pictures...
October 21, 2016 - 9:30am
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
Anyone who knows me knows I am vehemently against smoking. And I can happily say I am a non-smoker. Wait, hold on. Let me clear that up. I am...
October 21, 2016 - 7:00am
October 19, 2016
How to manage box elder bugs
Black and orange insects abound this time of year. Lately, I have had several calls about the black, orange striped box elder bug. As the weather...
October 19, 2016 - 7:30am
October 14, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: Quit clowning around
I like a good joke as much as the next guy, probably even more than most. Humor is a great way of making a point, pointing out errors, ironies or inconsistencies without being a total downer. It is a way to keep up morale in the face of life's everyday challenges. Here is what I...
October 14, 2016 - 3:00am
October 12, 2016
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1991: Open house held at Chandler Field
1916, 100 years ago: Sen. Knute Nelson and Congressman A.J. Volstead campaigned in Douglas County, speaking at Nelson, Osakis, Carlos, Alexandria, Garfield, Brandon and Evansville. They were listened to with interest and respect. ... Quite a scare out this way (Forada and Union Lake...
October 12, 2016 - 3:00am