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Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
Students can earn credits, use release time at NCA
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 18, 2010
Healthy tomatoes in your garden
After a slow start and curly leaves, my tomatoes have finally hit their stride! Tall and bushy, and loaded with green fruit, I can't wait to see that red blush and bite into my first Early Girl of the season. My evening garden walk includes close inspection for any early signs of...
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am
August 6, 2010
Home and Garden Tour: Juvenile diabetes fundraiser will be August 21
A home and garden tour for charity is being planned for Saturday, August 21 in the Glenwood area. Two unique Lake Minnewaska homes on the north shore of the lake, as well as four gardens in the same vicinity will be featured on the tour. The event is sponsored by the Potpourri Study...
August 6, 2010 - 12:00am
August 4, 2010
What's wrong with my plant?
This summer's weather has been so strange: hot and dry, cool and wet, and every combination in between. Vegetable gardens have been enjoying the moisture and warm weather, but so have many leaf spot pathogens. If you are seeing unusual leaves in your vegetable bed, here's a quick...
August 4, 2010 - 12:00am
July 30, 2010
A bumper crop of goodness
They're called "community gardens." And at two local schools, they're producing a bumper crop of goodness - excited students, a new way of learning,...
July 30, 2010 - 12:00am
July 7, 2010
Tour of Gardens
The annual Tour of Gardens is Sunday, July 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Douglas County Master Gardeners and University of Minnesota...
July 7, 2010 - 12:00am
June 12, 2010
Here's how to control weeds in your garden
Nature uses weeds to heal up sites which are plantless as a result of drought or poor soil conditions in order to protect and preserve the soil. However as gardeners we do not appreciate the effort that weeds are continually trying to accomplish. Weeding to us is a never-ending chore,...
June 12, 2010 - 12:28pm
May 14, 2010
Help reduce hunger: Plant an Extra Row
It is that time again; individuals and families are tending to their gardens and getting them ready for the growing season. If you would like an opportunity to give back to your community, consider the fun, affordable option to "Plant an Extra Row" and help United Way reduce hunger...
May 14, 2010 - 12:00am
Easy gardening concept inspires healthful rice medley recipe
As I pulled my copy of "All New Square Foot Gardening" from the shelf in my office, my mind wandered back almost 30 years to 1981. My mom was...
April 14, 2010 - 12:00am
November 4, 2009
Becoming a master gardener
As the garden season draws to a close, you might be asking yourself, "Now what?" Might I suggest becoming a master gardener? The Minnesota master gardener (MG) program has been around since 1977. Master gardener volunteers receive home horticulture training in exchange for volunteer...
November 4, 2009 - 12:00am
September 30, 2009
Putting your garden to bed
Fall is a bittersweet time of beginnings and endings. Bright yellow school buses abound as children start a brand new school year. Rose bushes burst with their last colorful blossoms; tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers are plentiful; and my kitchen is filled with the mixed aromas of...
September 30, 2009 - 12:00am
September 11, 2009
Groups unite to fight hunger
Members of the Chesterton Council of the Knights of Columbus teamed up with the United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties this summer to give those...
September 11, 2009 - 12:05am
July 2, 2009
Flower pots and garden stops
Seven lakeside gardens, all around Lake Osakis, are featured this year in the "Flower Pots and Garden Stops" tour on Saturday, July 11. The exact garden sites will be announced and maps available at the start of the tour at Just Like Grandma's Tea Room, 113 West Main Street in Osakis...
July 2, 2009 - 12:00am
June 19, 2009
Garden tour raises funds for Oscar Lake Church
A garden tour will take place on Sunday, June 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. to raise money to renovate Oscar Lake Lutheran Church in rural Farwell. The church is more than 100 years old and is in need of renovation, which will include an expanded Sunday school room and narthex. Four gardens...
June 19, 2009 - 12:00am
April 3, 2009
Area bowlers roll into Las Vegas
Alexandria's Garden Center Lanes was well represented at the 2009 USBC Open Championships bowling tournament in Las Vegas recently. A total of 40 area bowlers traveled to Las Vegas with friends and family to take part in the tournament, which features numbers ranging from 60,000...
April 3, 2009 - 12:00am
March 18, 2009
'Prairie Yard and Garden' show to feature local master gardener
With the short growing season, gardeners need to bring color and texture inside with the use of houseplants. Jeanne Back, Douglas County master gardener in Alexandria, shows "Prairie Yard and Garden" host Larry Zilliox varieties to consider along with tips for year-long care. "House...
March 18, 2009 - 12:00am