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Law Enforcement Blotter: July 18
Weather changes Senior Fishing Day events
Planned Parenthood: Patients at risk - Organization cites potential loss of some federal funds
Kensington gets first dollars for new tower
Student accomplishments, scholarships
Junior legion tournament: Rain postpones Alex Black game to Friday
Girls basketball: Cardinals win Breakdown state title
Alexandria youth teams top three at Pacesetter Tournament
Junior legion tournament: Alex Black loses first bid for state tournament berth
Junior legion playoffs: Alex Blacks one win away from a state berth
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Rare white squirrels show up in Alexandria
Senior Fishing Day is a go again as Viking Sportsmen honor Bosek
Strege optimistic area pheasants came through the hatch OK
Dogfish grabs on and doesn't let go
Lake Ida producing again for area bass tourneys
Harold A. Ranum
Catherine Jane (Cathy) Lahtinen
Letter to the Editor: Constitution is straightforward, plain English
In the Know: Avoid stereotyping employees
1968: Alexandria native caught up in Miami hijacking
Letter to the Editor: Victim advocates are unsung heroes
An Echo Press Editorial: A guide to newspaper terms
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
After 54 years on Broadway, Ben Franklin to close its doors
Hagstrom named 'Top 25 Women in Business'
On The Street
Viking Plaza sale postponed again
Deadline for farmers approaching
hires and promotions
on the street
July 20, 2017
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Every two weeks, it's time to make butter at the Millerville Co-op Creamery. It takes three days. In an era when big butter brands like Land...
July 20, 2017 - 2:26pm
July 13, 2017
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
It turns out memory lane is just about 36 miles long. The Pioneer Power Club, a vintage tractor club based in Douglas County, will celebrate...
July 13, 2017 - 8:22am
July 8, 2017
Douglas County 4-H campers
Douglas County sent seven campers and one counselor to 2017 Regional 4-H Camp at the University of Minnesota Morris camp June 20-22. Campers...
July 8, 2017 - 7:41am
July 7, 2017
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
Touting its ability to turn grass into protein, the Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association is welcoming non-farmers to its July 11 get-together in Starbuck. "People get to see how livestock is raised, see the products beef farmers/ranchers use at the trade show and ask all the questions...
July 7, 2017 - 3:46pm
June 12, 2017
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
The Douglas County 4-H program will offer four day camps this summers for students who have completed Grades K-3. • June 28: Explore Animals! in Alexandria City Park in Alexandria. This camp covers topics including animals, habitat and care. • July 19: Explore Nature! in Lake...
June 12, 2017 - 7:20am
June 9, 2017
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Master gardener Joel Kangas will talk about growing unusual cold-hardy fruits at the Wednesday, June 14 session of the Brown Bag Gardening Series offered by the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners. The sessions take place over the lunch hour at the Douglas County Library....
June 9, 2017 - 6:22pm
June 8, 2017
Many options for shade plants
I've recently received many calls from people who are struggling to find plants that bloomed in the shade. They were surprised to hear that there are choices beyond hostas and impatiens. In fact, there are quite a few shade loving plants that can add color and texture to your garden,...
June 8, 2017 - 9:36am
June 3, 2017
Extension service helps with pressure canning
For a $3 fee, the University of Minnesota Extension office in Douglas County, 720 Fillmore St. in Alexandria, will test pressure canner gauges for home canners. Proper equipment in good condition is required for safely canning low-acid vegetables, meats, poultry and fish. Two types...
June 3, 2017 - 6:28am
May 31, 2017
What's going on with the evergreens??
Many of our local conifers are really beginning to look ragged, and the questions have come pouring in! To determine why your tree is ailing,...
May 31, 2017 - 7:24am
May 20, 2017
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
Callie Taveirne from Alexandria was one of 24 youth who recently attended 4-H camp counselor training at the West Central Research and Outreach Center near Morris. The nine-hour training is required to serve as a 4-H camp counselor. Callie, 13 belongs to the Liberty Livewires 4-H...
May 20, 2017 - 8:04am
4-H'ers take the stage
Douglas County 4-H members recently performed in the annual Share-the-Fun Program at the Osakis school auditorium. The talent and skit event involved youth in kindergarten through one year post high school. Share-the-Fun allows 4-H members to develop poise, self-confidence and skill...
May 20, 2017 - 7:09am
May 17, 2017
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
On Saturday, May 20, the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County will host their Annual Spring Plant Sale at the Viking Plaza Mall in Alexandria. At 9 a.m. there will be a presentation on Texture in the Garden, followed by the sale starting promptly at...
May 17, 2017 - 5:08am
May 11, 2017
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
The annual harbinger of spring has arrived. The spring lawn care questions have begun in earnest, specifically, when to start treating for crabgrass. If you want to preemptively strike out against this menace, the following information should help in your home lawn defense.
May 11, 2017 - 4:07pm
May 1, 2017
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Gardening season is just around the corner, and University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County want to get you off to a great start. They will offer a series of informative gardening sessions free of charge without pre-registration. These lunch-time sessions...
May 1, 2017 - 5:55pm
April 19, 2017
Brazilians visit Lowry farm after connecting on social media
Chances are, most Brazilians have never heard of Lowry, Minnesota. But for Raphael and Guilherme Garcia, two brothers who farm near Sao Paulo,...
April 19, 2017 - 11:02am