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Stop by the STEAM Expo at AAHS, through 8 p.m. Thursday
UPDATE: One still hospitalized after crash near Millerville (w/video)
Trumpeting a comeback
Law enforcement blotter: March 25, 2015
Looking for a $1 million winner
Alex players named to Rising Stars Showcase
Ashby boys hand out season awards
Osakis softball returns experience
Osakis boys golf has young nucleus
Little Knights wrestling send 10 to state
Everyday Gourmet: Sweet treats to share (or not!)
Three Cardinal teams move on to Region 4 Knowledge Bowl meet
Students named to state honor band
Zion School gala to feature live, silent auctions
Ask a Trooper: Can dealers be cited for illegally tinted windows?
Engaged - Jibben and Schexsnayder
Births - Douglas County Hospital through March 16
Engaged - Klimek and Doucette
Engaged - Derricott and Porwoll
Births - Douglas County Hospital through March 10
Five generations of carvers
Wildlife of Douglas County: Northern shrike
Rudy Zwieg Decoy Show packs the RCC
Nohre talks state of local deer herd
A knack for carving
Thomas Muzik Jr., 79
Joanne Holl, 84
Jamie Schaffran, 41
Alfred Johnson, 90
Aaron Goll, 37
Echo Press Editorial: Addicted to gambling? Here’s hope
Observations from the archives, 2005: Gas price $2.09/gallon at all-time high
In the Know: Airport Industrial Park is a local gem
Rerouting trains is not the answer
Bill would not fund program
Funding expanded for ag programs
Family farms: backbone of agriculture
Demand high for wetlands program
There are benefits to ‘growing up’
Spring issues topic of meeting in Glenwood
GRAIFA bands together for Someplace Safe
It’s official: Hubbard acquires 16 radio stations from Omni
Anderson’s on Broadway/Alexandria Cremation holds open house
Bamboo Babies for moms, families opens
New shop, new name, new Harley
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
September 3, 2014
Artists to paint gardens at maritime museum
“Plein Air Painting Adventures” will meet at the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum gardens in Alexandria on Thursday, September 4 and Thursday, September 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. During their visit, artists will paint the outdoor subject matter of the gardens. Guests who stroll...
life / events
September 3, 2014 - 12:00am
June 4, 2014
Try these hardy roses for your garden
Submitted by: Robin Trott, Extension educator If you’ve wandered through any of the colorful rose gardens in Minnesota, you may be wondering if you could include some of this beauty in your own yard. You can have roses in your garden with minimum maintenance and maximum color!...
country / extension
June 4, 2014 - 12:00am
June 28, 2013
Education commissioner tours Woodland Elementary School gardens
With summer education programs in full swing, Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius stopped by Woodland Elementary School in Alexandria...
June 28, 2013 - 12:00am
July 6, 2012
Main event stage added to Maritime Gardens
The Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum's Maritime Gardens is taking shape in Alexandria. Wednesday morning the main event stage, constructed by Innovated and made possible through a donation by Bruce and Kathleen Pohlig, was erected on the waterfront. The foundation of the stage is...
July 6, 2012 - 12:00am
June 1, 2012
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.
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
February 15, 2012
Growing Green - Selecting a garden style
The first question you should ask yourself when planning a new garden is, "Why do I want a garden?" Maybe you have a shady spot where grass won't grow, but hostas and ferns would. Perhaps you have fond memories of your grandmother's cottage garden, full of color and texture. You might...
February 15, 2012 - 12:00am
January 12, 2011
Alexandria Rotary Club helps Maritime Gardens
Planning for the "Maritime Gardens" project at Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum continues to flourish. The Alexandria Rotary Club recently partnered...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
Area landscape professionals support community project
Landscape contractors from the area have been meeting to design and coordinate the Maritime Gardens Project. The garden site is attached to...
November 12, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
Summer blossoms at Osakis garden tours
Six gardens, all located on the shores of Lake Osakis, will be featured this year in the "Flower Pots and Garden Stops" tour on Saturday, July...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
May 5, 2010
Designing gardens around trees
I have had many questions this week regarding planting gardens around trees. The deep shade under many trees prohibits grass from growing, leaving unsightly bare patches and exposed roots. Many of you prefer something other than this "eyesore," and hope to plant shade plants where...
farm / gardening
May 5, 2010 - 12:00am
January 20, 2010
Top picks for gardening catalogs
The top question I am asked at this time of year is, "What garden catalogs do you like best?" There are so many wonderful catalogs from which to choose that the novice gardener can be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of catalogs in the mailbox. To ease some of the confusion, I will...
January 20, 2010 - 12:00am
May 22, 2009
Gardens needed to reduce hunger
Gardeners are needed to help with a community project designed to reduce hunger in Douglas County. The United Way has been notified of a garden spot that is available for planting this summer. Individual volunteers or a group of volunteers who would be willing to plant, tend, care...
food / gardening / news
May 22, 2009 - 12:00am
June 6, 2008
Knute Nelson dedicates new Healing Gardens
Knute Nelson welcomes area residents, families, and interested individuals to join a Healing Gardens grand celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 19 at 420 12th Avenue East, Alexandria. There will be a program at 2:30 p.m. to recognize benefactors and community partners who...
June 6, 2008 - 12:00am