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UPDATED: Vehicle and motorcycle collide in Miltona
Pilot dies in plane crash en route to Wisconsin air show
Access to close temporarily on Big Chippewa Lake
Alexandria students perform well on MCA tests
ATV rollover off County Road 14 sends two minors to hospital
Minnesota 17U Comets crowned champs at national tourney
Senior men's state baseball tourney hits area in late August
Talent abounds in 2016 Resorters
Local team finishes 1-2-3 at Grant County Fair's lawnmower demolition derby
Alex 13U youth baseball team wins Marshall tourney
Living in a terroristic world
Gospel crusade brings mission to Alexandria
Jazz band gives concert at Mount Carmel
Music, sweet music
Billy and the Willies will perform Aug. 4
Engaged - Solyntjes and Triplett
Engaged - Solyntjes and Triplett
Births - July 22, 2016
Engaged - Buschette and Krivanek
Births - July 15, 2016
Big smallmouth caught during boat parade
Locals make good on Minnewaska
DNR release: Muskies to be stocked in Gull and Fairmont chain of lakes
Seniors get their day on the water (W/video)
Hess brings in nice bass on Whiskey Lake in Brandon
Jeri L. (Petterson) Harris
Myrna A. Zimmerman
Ruth Ann Struck
Ardelle Margaret Muzik
IT'S OUR TURN: Yellowstone memoirs – The impact of experience
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
LETTER: Helping people see truth is true compassion
LETTER: Repent your sins before it's too late
LETTER: Yes, let the truth be known
Save money, water by using rain barrels
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Corn Views: Farmers take leadership role on water quality issues
Stay up-to-date on Douglas County FSA
Gardening for the senses
Bell State Bank and Trust to simplify its name
Three single moms can now get to work
DEED offers updated legal guide to privacy and data security
Chamber Ambassadors celebrate two businesses
Hilltop Lumber goes 'above and beyond'
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
May 25, 2016
Back to Basics: Low maintenance flower care creates beautiful garden
Grow a beautiful flower garden with minimal care by investing a bit of time at the start of the season to reduce on-going care. Always match flowers to the growing conditions and the care you are willing to provide. Low maintenance plants need minimal or no deadheading and staking....
May 25, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
Gardening tips: Create a garden anywhere with straw bales
Add productive garden space and raise your planting bed with straw bale gardening. This technique allows gardeners to create raised bed gardens...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
January 6, 2016
Brandon garden expert to lead class
Joel Kangas, owner of Good to Grow in Brandon, will speak at the 2016 Horticulture Display Garden Event on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 12:15 to 1 p.m. at the West Central Research and Outreach Center, 46352 State Highway 329, Morris. Kangas will lead a Growing Small Fruits in the Home...
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
November 11, 2015
Attract more customers to your local farm or market
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is updating its statewide Minnesota Grown Directory of farms and farmers markets selling directly to consumers. Minnesota producers who grow or raise products and those selling directly to consumers are eligible to list in the directory....
November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
Snow mold begins in autumn
Can we expect snow mold damage in our lawns next spring? The answer to this question is dependent on the snow and soil temperature conditions this fall and winter. Snow mold is common during years when an early, deep snow cover prevents the soil from freezing. As the snow begins...
November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
October 14, 2015
Putting your garden to bed
Fall is a bittersweet time of beginnings and endings. Rose bushes burst with their last colorful blossoms; tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers are plentiful; and my kitchen is filled with the mixed aromas of spaghetti sauce, drying tomatoes and salsa. After a long summer of garden chores...
October 14, 2015 - 12:00am
September 9, 2014
A little potato love
Iris Stark of Garfield was pleasantly surprised when she found not just one, but two heart-shaped potatoes in the 50-pound bag of re4d potatoes...
September 9, 2014 - 12:29pm
January 29, 2014
Herbicide damage from composted ditch hay
By Robin Trott - U of M Extension Educator This past summer, a friend and market farmer who sells produce at the local farmers market came in with a problem. Her high tunnel planted tomatoes had heavily veined, cupped and wrinkled leaves…all the typical signs of herbicide damage. The...
January 29, 2014 - 12:00am
December 31, 2013
2013 University of Minnesota top 10 performing annuals
By Robin Trott - University of Minnesota Extension Educator I love annuals! Interspersed with perennial plants, they fill my garden with bright colors and interesting textures all season long. Each year, hundreds of cultivars are trialed at the University of Minnesota West Central...
December 31, 2013 - 12:43am
December 10, 2013
Success with poinsettias
Plant is popular, yet challenging
December 10, 2013 - 9:41pm
November 20, 2013
Prohibit the return of pantry invaders
Robin Trott - U of M Extension Educator I fear the cold weather has come to stay. Hopefully you have completed most of your fall garden chores. Now is the time to sit back, relax, and ponder the successes and failures of this season’s garden, what you will do differently and...
November 20, 2013 - 8:39am
November 6, 2013
Digging dahlias -- it’s easy with these tips
By Robin Trott - U of M Extension Educator Last week’s cold night temperatures put an end to our flower growing season. (I don’t know whether to cry or to cheer!) Each year has its successes and failures, but this year’s highlight was definitely the dahlias. As a first-time...
November 6, 2013 - 8:32am
October 29, 2013
Protect your trees from winter pests
By Robin Trott U of M Extension Educator Many of my spring calls concern trees damaged during the winter by voles. Bark is chewed, tunnels abound, and trees struggled to come back, if they are lucky. Lawn damage caused by these varmints can be repaired, but trees and shrubs...
October 29, 2013 - 2:08pm
October 16, 2013
Tips for bringing your plants inside for winter
Find a bright window and clean it
October 16, 2013 - 8:26am
May 17, 2013
Alexandria Garden Club to host annual plant sale
The Alexandria Garden Club will host its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 18 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 722 6th Avenue East, Alexandria. The sale will include a large variety of annuals, perennials and vegetables. For more information, call Kathy Midtvedt...
May 17, 2013 - 12:00am