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Vehicle at the bottom of the lake? Minn. dive team explains process
Short sleeves in January
Turnouts strong for women's marches across ND, Minn.
DL's Leonard Thielen - Adam Thielen's grandpa - recounts his days as an ice harvester
Reports surfacing of central Minn. lake travelers going through ice again
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria swept by New Ulm, drops fourth straight
Girls basketball: Knights finish off LPGE with late run
Boys basketball: Knights win third game in as many days
Swimming and Diving: Cards land in third place in home True Team meet
McFeely: Local Vikings fans not feeling the heat in Philly
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Marlin & Nora Hoglund
DNR to reduce walleye fingerling stocking
DNR release: Spring turkey hunt applications for season A and B due soon
Alexandria's Dresch makes "the ice angler's landing net"
Mike Frisch: Good winter crappie action
Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
Roger E. Cole
Virginia "Ginger" M. Bjurlin
Faye M. Luberts
#MeToo and #TimesUp: Are men safe?
Commentary: The end to the opioid crisis
Rapp clarifies his veteran status
Guest Editorial: Here's what to know about Facebook feeds
Letter: Pilot offers an apology on hangar issue
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
Downtown loses antique store
Rose City Bar and Grill to open Feb. 1
Minimum wage rises
On The Street
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January 11, 2017
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Are you looking for something garden-related to fill the long, cold, winter hours? Clay, Stearns and Douglas County Extension Offices just might have the solution for you. The Winter Garden College returns to Stearns County on Jan. 31. Sessions in Douglas and Clay counties will follow...
January 11, 2017 - 10:00am
January 4, 2017
Winter berries add pop of color to landscape
By Robin Trott, University of Minnesota Extension As beautiful as winter can be, by about March, I am tired of the white landscape and ready for some color, and spring is still months away. Many native trees, shrubs and vines commonly maintain some of their berries into the winter...
January 4, 2017 - 10:00am
December 28, 2016
Successfully growing traditional plants of the season
Several traditional holiday plants make their appearance in your local retail markets this time of year. If you're looking for a gift plant or...
December 28, 2016 - 10:00am
December 21, 2016
Benefits of houseplants
Most of us have at least one houseplant in our homes or at our workplace. Houseplants provide several different benefits and value; these green,...
December 21, 2016 - 9:00am
December 14, 2016
Holiday gifts for the constant gardener
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...
December 14, 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
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
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
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
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 28, 2016
Foraging for wild berries in Minnesota
Several times this week, I have had local residents bring wild berries to my office to identify. Each time, I had to tell the person that the...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
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
August 31, 2016
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
It’s easy to see why the tomato is a top choice among gardeners. These plants adapt well to most soil conditions; they are perfect for small garden spaces and the tomato itself has many uses. One plant is likely to yield a high number of tomatoes, so just a couple are necessary...
August 31, 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