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VIDEO: ‘Stomping out stigma’ step by step
Millers named grand marshals for Vikingland Band Festival parade
Law enforcement blotter: May 26, 2015
It’s campfire season!
8AA Section track and field: Six Cardinal athletes qualify for state at AAHS
8AAA boys golf: Bigger advances as Cards fall just short as a team
8AAA girls golf: Natalie Amundson medalist as Cards take second
8AAA softball: Revering's big hit helps Alex stay alive
Sports schedule for Wednesday, May 27
Students learn about entrepreneurship at JA BizTown
Fifth grader earns second at state Elks essay contest
Track and Field Day promotes fitness and sportsmanship
Everyday Gourmet: Salmon, sesame asparagus are great for summer
Evansville Art Center to host book signing
Wedding - Erickson and Larsen
Births - Douglas County Hospital through May 20, 201
Engaged - Fraser and Lunneborg
Engaged - Flynn and Connell
Births - Douglas County Hospital through May 11, 2015
Mike Frisch: The changing face of walleye fishing
Bowfishing challenge coming to area lakes
Living her dream: Osakis' Swenstad pursues a passion in the outdoors with no hesitation
Mike Frisch: Keep it simple
Death Notice - Ruth Ann Star, 68
Service - Joyce Carlson, 84
Service - Ronald Ferguson, 78
Service - Daniel Anderson, 51
Service - Pamela Soltis, 68
Echo Press Editorial: Legislature fails to get job done – again
Observations from the archives, 1915: Commencement speaker is Senator Knute Nelson
In the Know: Workforce shortage is a challenge
Nitrogen life cycle is complex
Stop pelicans from disturbing fish in spawning areas
Planting is ahead of past two years
Apple pest management
4-H student doesn’t let bird ban bring her down
MN dairy uses wasp larvae to control flies
Ag producers must file for federal crop insurance
ALP Utilities earns Safety Award of Excellence
Marco recognized for service excellence
North Dakota’s Small Business Person of Year has local connection
Hospice of Douglas County receives honors
OfficeMax invests in teachers, students
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
May 18, 2013
U of M Extension launches websites for forage shortage, late planting issues
University of Minnesota Extension has educational resources available for those with questions related to a continuing forage shortage and late planting issues. Reports of winter injury and winterkill of alfalfa continue to intensify across parts of southern Minnesota, contributing...
May 18, 2013 - 4:16pm
April 26, 2013
VIDEO: Late spring packs a punch
It may seem like a distant memory at this point, but it was only a year ago that most of Minnesota was soaking in the sun during a beautiful...
news / school / sports
April 26, 2013 - 12:00am
February 27, 2013
Growing Green: Why do you want to plant a garden?
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.
country / gardening
February 27, 2013 - 12:00am
January 12, 2011
Conservation district can help with tree planting projects
Tree plantings can provide a number of different benefits from energy conservation, reducing snow delivery to roadways, providing wildlife habitat, aesthetics, farmstead protection from wind and snow, forestry production, reducing soil erosion by wind, stream bank protection and buffering...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
June 23, 2010
Trees planted near speedway
A joint effort by the Douglas County Fair Board, Viking Speedway, Klimek's Tree Service and Klimek Brothers Well Drilling resulted in a row of...
June 23, 2010 - 12:00am
June 16, 2010
The best tway to water a tree
Planting has been very challenging this season. The excessive warmth of Memorial Day weekend, the relatively low humidity, and the windy weather has damaged many young transplants. A spot of well placed water (or sustained sprinkler action) has retrieved many plants from the brink...
June 16, 2010 - 12:00am
May 14, 2010
Help reduce hunger: 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. If you would like an opportunity to give back to your community, consider the fun, affordable option to "Plant an Extra Row" and help United Way reduce hunger...
gardening / news
May 14, 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
A 'tree-mendous' Friday
Last Friday was a "tree-mendous" day in Alexandria. It was Arbor Day and at least three different groups were busy planting trees. At Noonan...
May 5, 2010 - 12:00am
April 28, 2010
Advice for gardeners: Not yet
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? Well, right now, gardens shouldn't be growing - at least not tender, annual plants like...
gardening / news
April 28, 2010 - 12:00am
June 26, 2009
Planting a green welcome
Volunteers worked with city and state workers to plant approximately 700 trees, shrubs and other plants near the new "Welcome to Alexandria"...
June 26, 2009 - 12:05am
May 16, 2009
Highway right of way is off limits for planting
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) reminds farmers to use safe practices when planting or mowing crops in highway rights of way. Planting crops within rights of way is illegal because as crops grow higher and fuller they can block motorists' vision and create other...
farm / news
May 16, 2009 - 10:47am