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Preparing for the Polar Plunge w/video
Lifestyles Expo off and running w/video
AgweekTV: Celebrating FFA
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Feb. 23
Former state senator to lead rural Minnesota advocacy group
Boys Hockey: Westlund scores OT game-winner to send Alexandria to the section finals
State hockey: Cards get a trophy to take home after beating the Bluejackets
Scores from Friday, Feb. 24
Boys Basketball: Huge Streaks win puts them in position to split conference title
Boys Basketball: Alex dominates in DL
Set a goal, make a plan and save
Philippine women to lead message on World Day of Prayer
Zion Lutheran to host Church and State conference
Do members of congress pay into Social Security?
Acoustic Sound heads up EAC's First Friday Concert
Births - Feb. 24, 2017
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Stephany (Buschmann) Clay
Violet L. Angen
Curtis G. Olson
Steven James Velde
IT'S OUR TURN: The great puppy adventure
LETTER: Stop the land grab
LETTER: Snow angels are helping elderly
EDITORIAL: End ban on Sunday liquor sales
LETTER: School board should reconsider
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Lake businesses must take invasive species training
Ollie's Service named Dealer of the Year
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
February 9, 2013
Class offers tips for creating garden that attracts beneficial insects
Here's an opportunity to learn how to create a yard that welcomes wildlife with beneficial insects: A "how to attract the good guys to your garden" class will be offered at the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris. Whether you have a small patio garden or a large lot...
February 9, 2013 - 1:58pm