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Nativity comes alive
Fire breaks out in Alexandria apartment
AgweekTV: Weather outlook
UPDATE: Rollover crash injures 2 in Pope County
Minnesota reports state budget surplus, but with federal uncertainty
Sports roundup from Friday, Dec. 2
Sports schedule for Saturday, Dec. 3
Boys basketball: Bitzan, Hintermeister lead Chargers to win over Swanville
Boys hockey: Alex records six-goal first period in 10-1 win
Girls basketball: Chargers move to 2-0
Event restores hope during the holidays
Empty Chair Gala to benefit REACH program
50 gigs in 50 states
Search for Miss Teen Douglas County announced
Sensitive Santa is safe place for special needs children
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Wedding - Carlson and Klohn
Births - Nov. 18, 2016
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
Ann C. Ebsen
Alyce L. Hanson
LETTER: Collin Peterson is a class act Democrat
EDITORIAL: Don't ditch local businesses this Christmas
COMMENTARY: Cheap wages should anger Alexandrians
COMMENTARY: MNsure can make the best of a difficult situation for consumers
OUR TURN: Some protests are more effective than others
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Tips for container-grown succulents
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
hires and promotions
On The Street
October 26, 2016
Find out what is a fair farm rental agreement at meeting
Landlords, farmers and agri-business professionals should make plans to attend one of the informative land rent meetings on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Public Works Building in Alexandria. These free meetings are provided by the University of...
October 26, 2016 - 11:00am
October 19, 2016
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
The University of Minnesota Extension Office invites the public to stop by its office, 720 Fillmore St. in Alexandria, to pick up a 2017 Minnesota Gardening Calendar. The calendar is developed for home gardening and landscape enthusiasts across the state. Minnesota Gardening 2017...
October 19, 2016 - 7:30am
September 7, 2016
Extension Column: Now is the time to take cuttings from your favorite annuals
By Robin Trott, University of Minnesota Extension As you gaze upon your lovely bed of annual flowers, do you wish you could find an easy, cost effective way to recreate this next year? It might just be possible. With a little effort now, you can propagate the plants you need for...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
July 27, 2016
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
The Kalpin family of Miltona was named Douglas County's "2016 Farm Family of the Year" by the University of Minnesota. Don and Karla took over...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
July 13, 2016
Horticultural services available to local residents
The summer growing season is finally here, and the questions have started coming in droves. Between the phone calls, emails and walk-ins with garden samples, there is never a dull moment in the Extension office in the summer months. If you have a garden question, from plant/insect...
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
July 6, 2016
Extension tests pressure canner gauges
The University of Minnesota Extension of Douglas County invites the public to bring in pressure canner gauges for home canners to be tested. Two basic types of canners are available: a dial gauge and a metal weighted gauge. Only the gauge is needed for testing. The canner that includes...
July 6, 2016 - 12:00am
June 1, 2016
Begonias are topic at gardening brown bag series
Did you know that begonias can be grown in sun or shade, in the ground or in pots? Did you know there is no need deadheading or special treatment? Learn all this and more at an informative gardening brown bag series on Tuesday, June 7 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Douglas County Library...
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
Horticulture scholarship available to students
The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County are accepting applications for a $500 scholarship to be awarded this spring to a student pursuing or planning to pursue a career in horticulture or a horticulture related field. If interested, contact the University...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
April 15, 2016
Food safety certification, renewal courses offered
University of Minnesota Extension is offering two courses to help food service establishments meet the educational requirement for certified food managers. The initial certification course, ServSafe, will be offered on Wednesday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Douglas County...
April 15, 2016 - 12:00am
April 13, 2016
Spring planted bulbs for summer blooms
I can’t imagine a garden without the lovely fragrance of acidanthera (peacock orchid). A type of gladiola, the acidanthera flower is a white bloom with a maroon blotchy center and, like the gladiola, is a summer bulb. Summer bulbs and tubers are planted after the last frost date,...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
March 9, 2016
Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County invite the public to the annual Let's Get Growing workshop on Saturday,...
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
February 17, 2016
Winter Garden College returns to Douglas County
Are you looking for something garden related to fill the long, cold, winter hours? McLeod, Stearns and Douglas County Extension Offices might have the solution. The Winter Garden College returns to Douglas County on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Douglas County Extension meeting...
February 17, 2016 - 12:00am
January 6, 2016
Local Foods College to return to Alexandria
The locavore movement – in which people eat food produced near their home to reduce their carbon footprint – is getting more and more popular. From field to fork, the average dinner has traveled 1,500 miles. When you buy direct from local farmers, your dollars stay within your...
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
December 30, 2015
2015 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
This was the summer of the annual on our farm! The lisianthus was spectacular, the Matthiola bloomed tall and straight, and even the zinnias strutted their stuff! Each year, hundreds of cultivars are trialed at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center...
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
December 16, 2015
Holiday gifts for the constant gardener
Do you have an avid gardener on your Christmas list? Many local businesses carry items that would appeal to your gardening friends and relatives, including: hand tools, garden gadgets, house plants, bird feeders, books and natural soaps and lotions. So, in honor of your gardening...
December 16, 2015 - 12:00am