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Westrom helps shape ag, environment bills
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, April 26
UPDATED: Victim identified in Otter Tail crash
Update: Firefighters battle house fire in Garfield
Death of 3-year-old Hubbard County girl under investigation
Free pitch, hit and run competition in Alexandria Sunday
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 27
Adapted Bowling: Alex PI team takes two-pin win
Boys Golf: Alexandria endures weather, wins fourth straight meet
Track and Field: Ludwig first in both throwing events
Ring of Kerry brings Irish influence to Central Square
Lakes Area Radio Theatre hosts two classic shows
Kensington Area Heritage Society announces Saturday event
Evansville Art Center presents 22nd annual Poetry Night
Educational event helps families manage autism in their home
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Law enforcement course starts this fall
In the Know: Fueling the 'workforce engine'
Letter: Peterson's office: Big hat, no cattle
Echo Press editorial: Shed more light on unclaimed property
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
October 7, 2015
Local eco house featured on statewide tour
With five years of numbers to support them, Van and Sue Gooch of rural Farwell have no regrets of their decision to invest in the construction...
October 7, 2015 - 12:00am
June 26, 2013
Cities, including Hoffman, honored for green efforts
The League of Minnesota Cities recognized 56 member cities last week for participation in GreenStep Cities, a free and voluntary program designed to help Minnesota cities achieve their environmental sustainability goals through implementation of 28 best practices. Each best practice...
June 26, 2013 - 12:00am
June 20, 2013
League recognizes 'green' cities, including Hoffman
The League of Minnesota Cities recognized 56 member cities this week for participation in GreenStep Cities, a free and voluntary program designed to help Minnesota cities achieve their environmental sustainability goals through implementation of 28 best practices. Each best practice...
June 20, 2013 - 10:31am
December 2, 2012
Postal service offers ideas for going green
The U.S. Postal Service can help shippers go green and save green by sending holiday gifts and shipments in eco-responsible packaging from the comfort of home or office at usps.com, the Post Office that's always open. "The Postal Service is one of the greenest mailing and shipping...
December 2, 2012 - 10:11am
September 12, 2012
Local students may enter 'Green Your School' posters for contest
The Minnesota Twins are teaming up with the Minnesota chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC-MN).
September 12, 2012 - 12:00am
April 25, 2012
Give your old books a new life this Arbor Day
Books are special. No one wants to throw them away and recycling options can be hard to find. This Earth Day, Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM) is hosting Books for Earth, a free book collection event to provide a new life for your old books. Books for Earth will take...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
Growing Green - Healthy soil equals healthy plants
Spring has sprung (albeit the sudden onset of April snow) and many gardeners have asked what chores they can accomplish in their yards and gardens prior to spring planting. One of the top springtime questions I often get is how and when should fertilizer be applied. It is a difficult...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
April 18, 2012
Growing Green - Spring chores for the impatient gardener
The signs of spring have been seen several weeks earlier than normal this year. From the record ice out dates on our lakes to the activity of squirrels to the mosquito and tick sightings, spring just seems to be a train barreling down the track toward summer. With the onset of our...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
April 13, 2012
District 206 presents 3rd annual Eco Fair
Alexandria School District 206, in cooperation with local businesses and organizations, will host the 3rd annual Community Eco Fair on Thursday, April 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Discovery Middle School.
April 13, 2012 - 12:00am
April 4, 2012
Growing Green - Fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
When it comes to selecting flowers to plant in my garden, I am always looking for scented varieties that bring the fragrance of the garden into my home. So many beautiful cultivars have had their sweet aroma bred right out of them. I am always disappointed upon discovering that a...
April 4, 2012 - 12:00am
March 28, 2012
Growing Green - Good garden reads
When I am not able to garden, I enjoy reading gardening magazines, catalogs and how-to books. In all this reading, I never considered looking into the history of gardening. Now, I know a little bit about Lewis and Clark, their voyage of discovery, and their collection and cataloging...
March 28, 2012 - 12:00am
March 21, 2012
Growing Green - Spring into gardening by dividing perennials
The early spring weather has beckoned like the mythical Sirens, and I am lured to my perennial beds. The frost has left the ground and the first few early perennials have begun to grow. Dianthus (sweet williams and pinks), iris and Oriental poppies are pushing their way through the...
March 21, 2012 - 12:00am
March 7, 2012
Growing Green - Lilies for your perennial garden
One of the easiest perennial plants to grow in your garden is the lily. True lilies (genus Lilium) are abundant in style (upright, outfacing or nodding) and flower color, and are extremely tolerant of our cold Minnesota winters. Native lilies greeted the earliest Minnesota settlers....
March 7, 2012 - 12:00am
February 29, 2012
Growing Green - It's fruit tree pruning time
If you have been waiting for just the right opportunity to prune those fruit trees, now is the time to start. Pruning your trees while they are in dormancy reduces the possibility of fire blight in crabapples, apples and pears, as well as minimizing canker diseases in cherries and...
February 29, 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