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In the eye of Irma: Former Alexandria couple caught in hurricane
Soft lockdown lifted at West Central Area Secondary School
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, September 20
UPDATE: Driver identified in fatal motorcycle crash on I-94
Gravel pit ‘would ruin this little town’ neighbors say
Volleyball: Cards sweep St. Cloud Apollo in conference match
Nice day for a run
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 21
Cross country: Chargers see progress in Melrose
Cross Country: WCA sets records and takes first in Melrose
Country Blossom Farm holds baking, eating contests
Community Education classes available
Events promote talking about suicide
Ecumen gives look at daytime senior care
New musicians invited to Open Mic Night
Don & Betty Kuelbs
Gary & Molly Buse
Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
Michelle Kay Miller
Lorraine K. Porter
Richard A. King
Harold M. Olson
Letter: Confederate statues promote division
Letter: No right way to protest
Echo Press Editorial: A wake-up call about drunk driving
In the Know: Armor - an unfortunate necessity
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Minnesotans pitch in after Hurricane Andrew hits
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
On The Street
Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
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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.
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
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...
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,...
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.
February 9, 2011 - 12:00am