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With Franken out, Minnesota politics just became the focus of the nation
Best of the Lakes Area Grocery, Deli
Blizzard hockey: Scanlon sends Alexandria out a winner
Boys basketball: Johnsrud's 25 leads Lakers to 3-0
Girls basketball: BBE stymies Lakers defensively
Volleyball: Duwenhoegger, Hardy named volleyball co-MVPs
Girls basketball: Osakis looking for offense after loss to BBE
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Helping African firefighters
Cross-country bicyclist to stop in Alexandria
Just for Kix hosts annual dance show
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Morken: Make the most of this final month
Five cases of CWD confirmed in southeastern Minnesota
Linda L. Moske
Bob Alden Helie
Dale E. Anderson
Terrance L. Koep
Our Turn: Echo Press saves taxpayers money
LETTER: Farm bill renewal is in sight
LETTER: Peterson should ignore bad advice
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
LETTER: Military requires harassment training
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
Bello Cucina abruptly closes doors for good
Dollar District closing Sunday, Nov. 26
On The Street
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
hires and promotions
on the street
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
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
October 5, 2016
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Don't let your vegetable and fall flower gardens succumb to hungry deer. Even if you're lucky enough to be deer-free now, be vigilant and prepared...
October 5, 2016 - 3:00am
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.
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 direct...
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