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Births - Feb. 24, 2017
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Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
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Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Stephany (Buschmann) Clay
Robert L. Janke Jr.
IT'S OUR TURN: The great puppy adventure
LETTER: Stop the land grab
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EDITORIAL: End ban on Sunday liquor sales
LETTER: School board should reconsider
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Lake businesses must take invasive species training
Ollie's Service named Dealer of the Year
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
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On The Street
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. Don’t worry about your hot peppers heating...
July 6, 2016 - 12:00am
June 15, 2016
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
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
December 2, 2015
Tips for container-grown succulents
Succulents have become the hot new houseplants, and I am often asked how to grow succulents and which succulents a beginner should choose. Succulents are plants that have broad, meaty leaves and stems. These function as water storage units that help the plants to survive in dry, arid...
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
November 18, 2015
Locals digging food options
An online local farmers market launched here a year ago has taken root and begun to grow.
November 18, 2015 - 12:00am
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...
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!...
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...
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...
May 5, 2010 - 12:00am