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News Briefs: Students injured when truck, school bus collide near Renville
Schools out early
News Briefs: Sect leader charged with sexually abusing girls, remains at large
Two residents win big Lottery prizes
A look at the new Alexandria Cardinals mascot logo
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 17 (with postponement dates)
Seven run first inning pushes Osakis softball to victory
Cardinal boys sixth at Concordia Invitational
Girls beat two meet records at Concordia
'It was God's plan'
Real Estate Guide
Local students compete at St. Cloud math contest
Cardinal Knowledge Bowl competes at state tournament
Engaged - Dorn and Arvidson
Births - Douglas County Hospital through April 6
Births - Douglas county Hospital through April 1
Engaged - Froemming and Holmstrom
Spring is a time to explore
Weekly DNR news
Send your spring turkey hunting photos
Hunters ready to tackle toms
DNR Report: Pelicans ready to come back to the state
Maybel Czapiewski, 99
Gerald Weatherwax, 90
Lamont Mounsdon, 91
Richard Piepho, 74
Norman Chan, 85
Sheriff's office employees have many duties in county
It may come as a gentle knock on mind’s door
Douglas County Public Works is organized into six divisions
Observations from the archives, 1914: American Beauty corsets on sale at 69 cents
Echo Press Editorial: More insights about autistic children needed
Farmers are ‘eternal optimists’
Finding and reporting noxious weeds
Propane prices still a concern
New column added to Country
Applications now accepted All students are encouraged to applyfor ‘agvocate’ program
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On the street
Cemetery Association to meet May 6
Alexandria woman’s fitness product featured in nationwide infomercial
Knute Nelson to participate in hospice initiative
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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