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State swim: Alex relay takes 24th in first taste of state
Sports schedule for Saturday, Nov. 18
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
Dave & Jean Schonberg
Larry & Terry Sather
Larry & Terry Sather
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
Opening morning memory
Firearm deer harvest up 10 percent from 2016 so far
Ann M. Nussbaum
Roger W. Cook
EDITORIAL: Advice for Black Friday shoppers
LETTER: Who benefits from proposed tax cuts?
LETTER: The religion of Americanism
COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes are a public health concern
LETTER: False teacher in our midst
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
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
UPDATED: 2 Minnesota Target stores closing
Alexandria lawyer honored for helping poor
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October 15, 2014
Top 10 ‘must do’ fall chores
Autumn is the best time to get a step ahead in the garden. Spring is chock full of garden work, and a little well-spent time in your garden now will decrease the number of tasks you will be facing once the snow melts and the robins return. What follows is a list of 10 must do fall...
October 15, 2014 - 12:00am
October 8, 2014
Fall planted bulbs for spring blooms
It seems strange to talk about planting this time of year, but now is the time to plant spring bulbs and garlic. When it comes to producing color early in the season, you can’t beat spring-flowering perennial bulbs. If cared for properly, they’ll come back year after year from...
October 8, 2014 - 12:00am
October 1, 2014
2015 Minnesota gardening calendar is available
The 2015 Minnesota Gardening Calendar is now available at the University of Minnesota Extension Office in Alexandria. This award-winning 12-month calendar, produced by University of Minnesota Extension horticulturists, is filled with gardening tips, garden photography and a vegetable...
October 1, 2014 - 12:00am
September 24, 2014
It’s time to put 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 24, 2014 - 12:00am
September 3, 2014
What a sweet pepper plant!
Marvin Slama, a resident at Windmill Ponds in Alexandria, grew this sweet pepper plant in his apartment. While most bell pepper plants grow between...
September 3, 2014 - 6:40am
August 20, 2014
When are my melons ready to pick?
There is nothing better than biting into a ripe, juicy melon on a warm summer day. Summertime wouldn’t be complete without enjoying this tasty fruit while spending some relaxation time by the lake. As a gardener, it seems so easy – plant, grow, harvest, cut and eat. The most...
August 20, 2014 - 12:00am
August 6, 2014
Bandits of the night
Chickens have been slowly disappearing from our barn. Recently, I found the culprit: a young mother raccoon and her eight little ones. Although some may find raccoons cute and funny, I find them aggressive and menacing. Raccoons can be a real problem in the garden. They dig in vegetable...
August 6, 2014 - 12:00am
July 16, 2014
Snapdragons for your garden
The hot humid days of summer have arrived, and with them, that childhood favorite, Antirrhinum majus, the ubiquitous snapdragon. These prolific annuals come in every color but blue and start easily from seed. Snapdragons are most productive in full sun, 6-8 hours a day, but can...
July 16, 2014 - 12:00am
July 9, 2014
Mosquitoes, oh my!
If you’ve spent any time at all outside this summer, you are aware of the sudden mass influx of mosquitoes. These pesky bugs are not only irritating, but they can also spread disease-causing organisms to humans and animals. West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause...
July 9, 2014 - 12:00am
July 2, 2014
Flooded gardens and short season crops
Here we go again. The weather roller coaster has hit the top of that first hill, and the thrill ride has begun. Storms, wind and rain have made this year’s gardening season a challenge. Flooded beds and delayed planting will greatly affect this year’s harvest, and some gardeners...
July 2, 2014 - 12:00am
June 25, 2014
Leaves of three, let it be
Summer is here, the kids are out of school, and everyone is spending more time outside. Some of my best summer memories involved camping in the...
June 25, 2014 - 12:00am
June 18, 2014
Horticultural services available to local residents
The summer growing season is finally here, and the questions have started coming in droves.
June 18, 2014 - 12:00am
June 11, 2014
Master gardeners plan garden tour
The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County will sponsor its annual Garden Bus Tour on Wednesday, June 18. This year’s tour will stop at four locations in and around West Central Minnesota. Bluebird Gardens in Fergus Falls is the first stop. Owner...
June 11, 2014 - 12:00am
June weed of the month: Dalmatian toadflax
A perennial plant native to the Mediterranean is June’s Weed of the Month. Dalmatian toadflax (Linaria dalmatica) was brought to the western U.S. as an ornamental, escaped cultivation and has become a noxious weed throughout many western states. Dalmatian toadflax invades and overtakes...
June 11, 2014 - 12:00am
June 4, 2014
Warmer weather welcomes farmers market season
Another farmers market season is under way in Minnesota. Even with the late start to spring, most markets in the southern to metro regions are now open for business, while those in northern Minnesota will be opening throughout the month of June. With the help of high tunnels, hoop...
June 4, 2014 - 12:00am