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VIkingland Band Festival takes over Broadway
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Legion baseball: Alexandria puts school season behind it to focus on a fifth run to Legion state
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Mikkelson to host citywide prayer gathering
First Lutheran welcomes new pastor
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Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
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Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
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Walgrave's big day
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James "Jim" Dittberner
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How to plant a tree
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Local work meeting scheduled in Douglas County
Gardening tips: Add sparkle to your landscape
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
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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...
News / region
February 9, 2013 - 1:58pm
July 3, 2012
Tour of Gardens set for Sunday, July 8
The annual Tour of Gardens is Sunday, July 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Douglas County Master Gardeners and University of Minnesota...
gardening / Life
July 3, 2012 - 12:00am
June 22, 2012
Take a tour of area gardens, July 8
Are you looking for a great way to spend a beautiful, sunny summer day? Are you interested in seeing creativity and a big imagination combined...
June 22, 2012 - 12:00am
March 18, 2012
Prairie Yard and Garden TV show has Alexandria host; will feature Geneva Golf Club
The 25th season of Prairie Yard and Garden (PY&G) airs Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on Pioneer Public Television. Larry Zilliox, former University of Minnesota Extension educator from Alexandria, Minnesota, hosts the popular program--one of Minnesota's top resources for gardening...
March 18, 2012 - 10:24am
February 25, 2012
'Prairie Yard and Garden' will showcase artistic expression in the garden
The 25th season of Prairie Yard and Garden (PY&G) airs Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on Pioneer Public Television. Larry Zilliox, former University of Minnesota Extension educator from Alexandria hosts the popular program - one of Minnesota's top resources for gardening information....
February 25, 2012 - 10:57am
July 17, 2011
Horticulture Night planned in Morris
Pack up the whole family and come to the Garden for the 41st annual Horticulture Night at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) in Morris on July 28 from 5 to 9 p.m. This yearly event has something for everyone: garden tours, horticulture demonstrations,...
News / region
July 17, 2011 - 11:40am
July 8, 2011
Osakis garden tour set
Five lakeside gardens around Lake Osakis will be featured in this year's "Flower Pots and Garden Stops" tour on Saturday, July 16. The sites will be announced and maps will be available at the start of the tour at Just Like Grandma's Tea Room in Osakis beginning at 11 a.m. A luncheon...
July 8, 2011 - 12:00am
June 25, 2011
Rare bloom of a flower to happen soon at St. Paul conservatory
An endangered, rare Sumatran plant that has been patiently waiting to bloom for 18 years is developing a flower bud and will soon send a perfume odor of rotting flesh. The Amorphophallus titanum, also known as the Corpse Flower from the smell it omits during peak bloom, will be flowering...
June 25, 2011 - 11:33am
May 30, 2011
Arbor Day Foundation booklet identifies trees
The Arbor Day Foundation has a booklet that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The booklet, "What Tree Is That?," is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization. What Tree Is That? is a fun, easy-to-use tree identification guide...
May 30, 2011 - 3:43pm
February 9, 2011
Hardy hydrangeas for your garden
The winter season finds me browsing through garden catalogs and magazines, searching for the next best perennial plant to add to my garden. The full color photos highlight spectacular perennials that, alas, are hardy to zone 5 or 6.
country / gardening
February 9, 2011 - 12:00am
February 2, 2011
Plants that add winter interest
This morning I was met by deeply piled drifts of snow covering every surface across which I had intended to walk. Pristine white snow, piles of hard clumped dingy snow, and downright dirty snow surrounded me as I trudged to my truck in hopes of not getting stuck! White becomes a very...
February 2, 2011 - 12:00am
Training offered for Master Gardeners
Have you ever wished you could be a master gardener? Here's a great local opportunity to be held at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) in Morris. Do you have an interest in gardening and want to know more about lawn management, home landscaping,...
country / gardening
February 2, 2011 - 12:00am
January 19, 2011
Prairie Yard and Garden show gears up for new season
After nearly a quarter century on public television, Prairie Yard and Garden (PY&G) begins a new season on Thursday, January 20. Hosted by Larry...
gardening / News
January 19, 2011 - 12:00am
December 29, 2010
Try these top picks in your garden
January is the start of garden catalog season! Throughout January, my mailbox is crammed full of colorful seed catalogs that lure me into trying something new and exotic in the coming year. I dream of June: fresh asparagus and spinach; and the juicy, sweet/tart early tomatoes in July. If...
country / farm / gardening
December 29, 2010 - 12:00am
October 27, 2010
Getting rid of common buckthorn
The recent beautiful fall weekend found me outside, working in my garden and marveling at the view from my hilltop. The maple leaves are brilliant orange and red, and the birches and aspen are golden yellow. Most of the native trees and shrubs found in woodlots, fencerows, windbreaks...
October 27, 2010 - 12:00am