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Three teams qualify for global finals
Fergus Falls to get $3.5 million for demolition of historic former state hospital
Elementary students have their day
Learning to make a difference: Eighth-graders participate in Day of Caring
Boys golf: Osakis’ season ends at the 5A meet
Baseball: Local players, coach named to all-star series
Girls golf: McGinty shoots 68, but Lakers 11 shots back of Tigers at sections
Osakis’ Eldred named to Ms. Minnesota watch list
Boys tennis: Alex players fall in subsection individuals
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Herbert G. Hoppe Jr.
Larry E. Thielmann
Lori A. Hornberger
Henry (Hank) B. Suchy
IN THE KNOW: How to curb the opioid crisis
LETTER: Citizens define gun safety issue
1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
LETTER: Hospital erred in name change
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
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
hires and promotions
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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
February 2, 2011
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,...
February 2, 2011 - 12:00am
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
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...
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...
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
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