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Superintendent charged after vehicle crashes through ice on Otter Tail Lake
Tree removal along I-94 in Avon begins March 19
Visitor restrictions lifted at Douglas County Hospital
Capitol Chatter: Buffer-related lawsuit fails
Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, March 15
Girls basketball: Alexandria finishes sixth in Class AAA state tournament
The difference a year makes for Boline
Cousins or Keenum: What's the debate?
Boys basketball: Lakers show resolve all the way to a section title
Girls basketball: Cardinals sail past DeLaSalle to reach consolation championship
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Peggy A Karnis (Steidl)
Archery program keeps seeing growth
New pike regulations coming for opener
Mike Frisch: Plan those 2018 bass outings
Rudy Zwieg Show this weekend: Quick change makes carver a winner
Ice more complex than just frozen water
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Brian B. Eide
Joyce Elizabeth Bronson
EDITORIAL: Make LGA a priority this session
LETTER: A possible solution to gun safety
IN THE KNOW: Big need: affordable transportation
LETTER: Farmers and food awareness
1993: Parkers Prairie slam-dunks Osakis, captures first title
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
Farmer noticing effects of cold with little snow
Grocery Grab goes toward giving
Smile Drive aims to improve dental health
Brand specialist to speak
Heartland near top for knee replacement
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June 9, 2017
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Master gardener Joel Kangas will talk about growing unusual cold-hardy fruits at the Wednesday, June 14 session of the Brown Bag Gardening Series offered by the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners. The sessions take place over the lunch hour at the Douglas County Library....
June 9, 2017 - 6:22pm
June 8, 2017
Many options for shade plants
I've recently received many calls from people who are struggling to find plants that bloomed in the shade. They were surprised to hear that there are choices beyond hostas and impatiens. In fact, there are quite a few shade loving plants that can add color and texture to your garden,...
June 8, 2017 - 9:36am
May 27, 2017
Learn about easy-to-grow veggies
An extension educator will share tips on growing fresh garden produce in a small space with minimal effort on Saturday, June 3, at the Douglas County Library Meeting Room from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Robin Trott, University of Minnesota Extension educator, will explain how to chose delicious,...
May 27, 2017 - 7:15am
May 23, 2017
Bus tour visits Arboretum
Douglas County Master Gardeners will lead a bus tour to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska and a Shorewood nursery on Wednesday, June 21. The arboretum offers more than 1,200 acres of gardens and tree collections, prairie and woods and miles of trails. Established in 1958,...
May 23, 2017 - 8:18pm
May 17, 2017
Master Gardeners offer brown bag series
Beginning Wednesday, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners will offer a free series of gardening informational sessions. These lunch-time sessions run from noon to 1 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring lunch or a snack to the Douglas County Library for the sessions....
May 17, 2017 - 7:19am
May 1, 2017
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Gardening season is just around the corner, and University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County want to get you off to a great start. They will offer a series of informative gardening sessions free of charge without pre-registration. These lunch-time sessions...
May 1, 2017 - 5:55pm
February 8, 2017
EXTENSION COLUMN: Gardening for the birds
Our bird feeders are full of winter visitors, woodpeckers, chickadees, nuthatches and sparrows, and fortunately for them, I have a kind spouse who keeps the feeders full. As gardeners, we can also plan our gardens to feed the birds during the growing season and into the winter. By...
February 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
January 25, 2017
Horticulture scholarships announced
The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County will take applications through Friday, April 21, for two 2017 post-secondary scholarships. Each scholarship is $500 and will be awarded this spring.
January 25, 2017 - 11:00am
November 9, 2016
Tree pruning 101
I have gotten many, many questions regarding tree pruning recently. If you've got a pruning saw and loppers in hand, stop. Put them right back...
November 9, 2016 - 10:00am
October 19, 2016
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
The University of Minnesota Extension Office invites the public to stop by its office, 720 Fillmore St. in Alexandria, to pick up a 2017 Minnesota Gardening Calendar. The calendar is developed for home gardening and landscape enthusiasts across the state. Minnesota Gardening 2017...
October 19, 2016 - 7:30am
October 5, 2016
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Don't let your vegetable and fall flower gardens succumb to hungry deer. Even if you're lucky enough to be deer-free now, be vigilant and prepared...
October 5, 2016 - 3:00am
July 27, 2016
Save money, water by using rain barrels
By Melinda Myers Too much or not enough water and never when you need it seems to be a common lament of gardeners. Reduce the impact of these...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
July 20, 2016
Gardening for the senses
By Don Kinzler Forum News Service I am so embarrassed. All our clay pots are the standard, terra cotta, reddish-tan color. The plants are doing...
July 20, 2016 - 12:00am
July 13, 2016
Horticulture Night set for July 28
Join the University of Minnesota Extension for the 46th annual Horticulture Night on Thursday, July 28 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) Horticulture Display Garden in Morris. Presentations and demonstrations include:...
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
GARDENING TIPS: Manage mosquitoes while enjoying the great outdoors
Don’t let disease-carrying mosquitoes keep you indoors this summer. Instead, employ these eight tips to protect yourself and manage these pests in your yard. 1. Do a bit of yard and garden clean up. Remove weeds, manage neglected gardens and keep the lawn properly mowed to reduce...
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am