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Viking stadium finished ahead of schedule
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, June 30
How will Clinton-Trump race affect state elections?
Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum undergoes name change
Nine salmonella cases linked to newly hatched poultry
Local semipro football team continues to take shape
DNR: Camp Ripley deer hunt applications now being taken
Legion baseball: Bemidji sweeps Alex
Tops among nation's youth: 11-year-old Sladek wins at Illinois golf tourney
15U Babe Ruth: Pitching committee leads Osakis past Long Prairie
Paint your world purple
'River' presents a tribute to female songwriters
Fourth of July, Lightning Creek concerts set for next week
The Fourth of July: The price of freedom
Engaged - Berglin and Wood
Births - June 21-27, 2016
Engaged - Dahlquist and Ripley
Births - June 17, 2016
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Waterfowl numbers soar
Mike Frisch: Planer boards for more fish this summer
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Keith D. McCoy
Natalie M. Klein
Warren V. Meissner
LETTER: Why steal flowers from graves?
LETTER: Performance brought standing ovation
LETTER: Let the truth be known
COMMENTARY: Bridges, not walls, foster peace and security as refugees arrive
COMMENTARY: Celebrate our independence this Fourth of July
GARDENING TIPS: Plant a Patriotic Centerpiece for the Fourth of July
FSA county committee nomination period is open
Producers should file crop certification report
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Fischer named executive director at Ecumen Bethany Community
Echo Press earns five awards in national contest
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
Hires and Promotions
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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...
country / gardening
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...
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
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
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
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