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Alexandria high school prom held Saturday night
Republicans elect outsider Jennifer Carnahan to head party
Update: 12-year-old drowning victim identified
From an A to 'Incomplete': How N.D., Minn. political leaders grade Trump's first 100 days
AgweekTV: Bargain bull
Baseball: Cards sweep Apollo
Track and Field: Minnewaska girls take first at Staples
Girls Golf: Minnewaska tied for first after two WCC rounds
Track and Field: Osakis girls second, boys sixth at Blascziek Invite
Softball: Chargers win fifth straight to move to 9-2
Patty Kakac to perform First Friday Concert
Estonian pastor to preach at St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Births - Douglas County Hospital
Randy Knuth to be installed at First Presbyterian Church
LYRA ensemble to perform at Calvary Lutheran
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Janine M. Paulzine
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Letter: Support small-scale entrepreneurship
Letter: Science and climate change
Letter: Protect public access to the outdoors
Letter: Tax bill omits county aid change
Letter: Helping future generations of hunters
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
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 21, 2016
Everyday Gourmet: Fall salads take advantage of garden's bounty
Although I had every intention of eating well throughout my entire pregnancy, I seem to have gotten a little off track the past two months. OK,...
September 21, 2016 - 12:00am
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