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Taking the plunge for Special Olympics (updated with more video)
Story to highlight building activity in Alexandria
Weather Alerts: Blizzard Warning/Watch and Winter Weather Advisory
Law enforcement blotter: February 27 - March 1, 2015
Weather Alerts: Blizzard Watch Monday Night and Tuesday
Class A State Wrestling: Prairie Valley's Nibbe, WCA-A-B-E's Nohre both take second
Sports roundup from Saturday, February 28: Section swim, subsection basketball
State wrestling: Coyers place fifth, Hagen sixth
State wrestling: Alex wrestlers' seasons end in consolation round
Girls basketball: Focus shifts to playoffs after Cards wrap up share of CLC title
Music makes us whole
Peterson seeking entries for Congressional Art Competition
Super Bowl champ to perform worship concert
Strangers no longer
Photography exhibit to open in Evansville
Engaged - Barlage and Lukas
Births - Douglas County Hospital through February 15, 2015
Engaged - Koep and Highdale
Engaged - Wilson and Ostendorf
Engaged - Reed and Patterson
Wildlife of Douglas County: Pileated woodpecker
Giant crappie through the ice
DNR survey shows Minnesota’s moose population remains low
Nohre named MDHA region director
Aiming for success
Robert Sinotte, 71
William Bjerkness, 45
Sylvia Haabala, 90
Wilbur Nelson, 93
Shirley Eaton, 79
It's Our Turn: Hockey fights are pointless
State should not tax business property and family cabins
Food shelf ‘match’ is a myth
Echo Press Editorial Board: Keep public notices public
Border-to-border high-speed Internet isn’t nice, it’s necessary
Corn and soybean growers feature on-farm water use
Area farmers invited to sign on to lawsuit
Let’s Get Growing workshop set
Local turkey farmers attend conference at State Capitol
Column: Using natives in your garden
Douglas County DAC gives honors
Alexandria Clinic receives diabetes recognition
A new way to get your replacement SSA-1099 online
Library offers free copies of tax forms
Kraus-Anderson recognized for work on high school
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