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Updated: Driver killed, four children injured on I-94 near St. Cloud
Parkers Prairie Aquatic Center nears completion
Judge says Dayton wrong when he 'effectively abolished the Legislature'
Flesner cards hole in one at Nordic Trails
Viking Speedway: Meyers take three out of top four in late models
Eyes on state: Alex legion team hopes to return to state after falling short last year
Legion Baseball: Richards fans 10 to take game one
Vikings moving training camp to Eagan starting in 2018
A bit about Butter Days in Millerville
'Good memories' for Lund's Bait Shop
Downtown's Party in the Street is Friday
Class of 1952 class reunion planned
Alexandria Central High School reunion set for July 28-29
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
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Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Plenty of panfish for annual Senior Fishing Day
A booming bass bite: Local tournament circuit finds success on area lakes
Morken: Summer deer-hunting work will pay off in the fall
Joy L. McWhorter
Jean A. Johnson
Stella Mae Altnow
Robert O. Hubbard
Marilyn Martha Weedman
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
Echo Press Editorial: Beware of storm-damage rebate offers
In The Know: The true side of volunteering
Observations from the Archives: 2007: New land for a new high school
It's Our Turn: The story of an imaginary gunslinger
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
Glenwood State Bank joins top workplace list
New wedding venue opens in Alexandria
National Elks leaders visit Alexandria
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On The Street
May 23, 2017
Bus tour visits Arboretum
Douglas County Master Gardeners will lead a bus tour to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska and a Shorewood nursery on Wednesday, June 21. The arboretum offers more than 1,200 acres of gardens and tree collections, prairie and woods and miles of trails. Established in 1958,...
May 23, 2017 - 8:18pm
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
April 12, 2017
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Knowing when to water and how much to water is a challenge for any gardener. Too much water at the wrong time and place can cause fungal disease. Not enough water in the right place can lead to stunted, stressed plants susceptible to disease and insect infestation. To get your garden...
April 12, 2017 - 7:08pm
March 8, 2017
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
When it comes to selecting flowers to plant in my garden, I am always looking for scented varieties that bring the fragrance of the garden into my home. So many beautiful cultivars have had their sweet aroma bred right out of them. I am always disappointed upon discovering that a...
March 8, 2017 - 11:00am
March 1, 2017
Choosing a garden style
The first question you should ask yourself when planning a new garden is, "Why do I want a garden?" Maybe you have a shady spot where grass won't grow but hostas and ferns would. Perhaps you have fond memories of your grandmother's cottage garden, full of color and texture. You might...
March 1, 2017 - 10:00am
February 22, 2017
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
So many garden education opportunities, so little time. This is a reminder of the many offerings available in the coming months: Come Grow With Us at West Central Research and Outreach Center, AgCountry Auditorium, Morris. Classes are free and open to the public: • Wednesday, March...
February 22, 2017 - 9:00am
It's fruit tree pruning time
Now is the time to start pruning your fruit trees. Pruning your trees while they are in dormancy reduces the possibility of fire blight in crabapples, apples and pears, as well as minimizing canker diseases in cherries and plums. A good pair of pruning shears is probably one of your...
February 22, 2017 - 9:00am
February 10, 2017
Announcing extension intern positions
Are you a college student seeking your bachelor's degree and looking for a summer 2017 internship? The University of Minnesota Extension is offering three separate paid internships in the areas of agriculture and/or horticulture in Meeker, Douglas and another one serving Stearns,...
February 10, 2017 - 8:43am
January 18, 2017
Selecting seed for your garden
If you're like me, you have been spending your spare time perusing the multitude of seed catalogs that arrived in the late fall. Now that the holidays are over, there's time to dream of our next gardens and make plans to increase vegetable yields and add new interesting plants.
January 18, 2017 - 11:00am
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
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
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