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Broken Fiddle moves to bigger venue
Filings open for county, cities, school board
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Dixieland and gospel come to courthouse lawn
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Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
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
Laura Mae Toft
Delores (Flatebo) Ewing
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
LETTER: Please stop the hate
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OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
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
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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
July 6, 2016
GARDENING TIPS: The truth about hot peppers
Don’t be afraid to add a little spicy heat to your meals this season by growing a few hot peppers in the garden or containers. It’s easier than you think and many of the hot pepper myths floating around the garden are simply not true.
July 6, 2016 - 12:00am
July 2, 2016
What to do, not do in your garden
FARGO -- Along the lines of half-empty vs. half-full, is our summer half-gone or half remaining? I’ll go for the happier half-full option,...
July 2, 2016 - 11:00am
June 29, 2016
GARDENING TIPS: Plant a Patriotic Centerpiece for the Fourth of July
Add a little red, white and blue to your Fourth of July celebration with freshly planted or painted containers.
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 22, 2016
How to plant a tree
The unseasonably warm spring encouraged avid home gardeners to get a jump start on their veggies, potatoes, onions, peas, lettuce, spinach and radishes. So what should you next? Plant a tree. Trees from your local garden center are usually containerized. To plant, choose an appropriate...
June 22, 2016 - 12:00am
June 15, 2016
Garden bus tour heading to Brainerd area
The public is invited to join Douglas County Master Gardeners (DCMG) for a garden bus tour to the Brainerd area on Wednesday, June 29. The bus loads at Voyager Elementary School in Alexandria at 6:45 a.m. and departs at 7 a.m. Attendees should park away from the school's main doors....
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am
Gardening tips: Add sparkle to your landscape
Perk up your containers and add a bit of sparkle to your landscape with bright colors, unusual materials or a unique purpose. Include an elevated garden to increase planting space and make planting, weeding and harvesting easier on the back and knees. Liven things up with a robin...
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am
June 1, 2016
Begonias are topic at gardening brown bag series
Did you know that begonias can be grown in sun or shade, in the ground or in pots? Did you know there is no need deadheading or special treatment? Learn all this and more at an informative gardening brown bag series on Tuesday, June 7 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Douglas County Library...
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
May 29, 2016
Potted flowers induce spring fever
By Don Kinzler, Forum News Service Do you save bread bags, plus the twist ties? Do you collect sawed-off remnants of lumber because someday you...
May 29, 2016 - 11:00am
May 25, 2016
Back to Basics: Low maintenance flower care creates beautiful garden
Grow a beautiful flower garden with minimal care by investing a bit of time at the start of the season to reduce on-going care.
May 25, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
Gardening tips: Create a garden anywhere with straw bales
Add productive garden space and raise your planting bed with straw bale gardening. This technique allows gardeners to create raised bed gardens...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
April 27, 2016
Gardening Tips: Extend garden season with bulbs
Keeping your garden looking its best throughout the growing season and into fall is possible with the help of low maintenance spring planted bulbs. Plant them in spring among other annuals or perennials and watch as these bulbs brighten the garden, adding new life to your late season...
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
April 17, 2016
Too excited to wait? Try these early-season gardening tips
By Don Kinzler, Forum News Service
April 17, 2016 - 2:00pm
April 13, 2016
Spring planted bulbs for summer blooms
I can’t imagine a garden without the lovely fragrance of acidanthera (peacock orchid). A type of gladiola, the acidanthera flower is a white bloom with a maroon blotchy center and, like the gladiola, is a summer bulb. Summer bulbs and tubers are planted after the last frost date,...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am