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Update: Downpour causes flooding but minimal damage
UPDATE: Drowning victim was a boat mechanic with 'a huge heart'
Motorcycle run to raise awareness of mental illness
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28
Man arrested after shots fired at Spicer Zorbaz
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Brandon D. Randt
Myrtle Annette McKay
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
May 16, 2009 - 10:47am