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Best of the Lakes Area Veterinarian/Grooming
Ways to keep holiday eating healthy
Best of the Lakes Area Tattoo Shop
Video: Minnesota hunter encounters wolf pack
Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, December 14
Boys basketball: Lakers move to 4-0
Boys Hockey: Alex falls to St. Cloud
Boys basketball: Lakers move to 4-0
Wrestling: Lakers go 3-0 in Annandale
Girls Hockey: Cards shut out by St. Cloud
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
Cross-country bicyclist to stop in Alexandria
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Lou B. Geris
Monica Mary Baltes
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
Herbert Nicholas Botzet
Elda Evelyn Lindquist
LETTER: An onslaught against Christian values
LETTER: Fascism came from the far right, not left
EDITORIAL: Help put our lakes on low-salt diet
LETTER: Disgusted with comments about transgenders
IN THE KNOW: Is the flu for you?
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
On The Street
Bello Cucina abruptly closes doors for good
Dollar District closing Sunday, Nov. 26
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December 28, 2016
Successfully growing traditional plants of the season
Several traditional holiday plants make their appearance in your local retail markets this time of year. If you're looking for a gift plant or...
December 28, 2016 - 10:00am
August 31, 2016
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
It’s easy to see why the tomato is a top choice among gardeners. These plants adapt well to most soil conditions; they are perfect for small garden spaces and the tomato itself has many uses. One plant is likely to yield a high number of tomatoes, so just a couple are necessary...
August 31, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
Students earn green thumbs
Alexandria Area High School (AAHS) students held a Mother’s Day Plant Sale last Friday and Saturday in the school’s new Agriculture Education...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
December 2, 2015
Tips for container-grown succulents
Succulents have become the hot new houseplants, and I am often asked how to grow succulents and which succulents a beginner should choose.
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
October 14, 2015
Putting your garden to bed
Fall is a bittersweet time of beginnings and endings. Rose bushes burst with their last colorful blossoms; tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers are plentiful; and my kitchen is filled with the mixed aromas of spaghetti sauce, drying tomatoes and salsa. After a long summer of garden chores...
October 14, 2015 - 12:00am
August 19, 2015
Extension: Keep your tomato plants healthy
It’s easy to see why the tomato is a top choice among gardeners. These plants adapt well to most soil conditions, they are perfect for small garden spaces and the tomato itself has many uses. One plant is likely to yield a high number of tomatoes, so just a couple are necessary...
August 19, 2015 - 12:00am
August 30, 2013
List of endangered, threatened, special concern species updated
A state list first established nearly 30 years ago to highlight and help protect plants and animals at risk of disappearing from Minnesota has received its first official update since 1996. Following a series of five public hearings, an 86-day comment period and review by an administrative...
August 30, 2013 - 9:04am
May 2, 2013
MDA advises consumers to be aware when buying landscaping plants
MDA advises consumers to be aware when buying landscaping plants The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is reminding consumers to check viability and cold hardiness before purchasing trees, shrubs and other plants for landscaping. Last summer, Minnesota state statute made...
May 2, 2013 - 2:40pm
April 24, 2013
Growing Green: Healthy soil, healthy plants
Yesterday, the redwing blackbirds made their annual return to the trees surrounding my home, sending my puppy into insane barking, jumping, and twirling fits! Spring has sprung, although the forecast for this week looks kind of glum, and many gardeners have asked what chores they...
April 24, 2013 - 12:00am
February 22, 2013
Bursting with spring splendor
Under all that snow and ice, Mother Nature is patiently waiting to sprout green grass and nourish delicate spring flowers. Believe it or not,...
February 22, 2013 - 12:00am
January 16, 2013
Growing Green: Try orange plants to brighten your garden
Height, texture, bloom time and color are some of the traits you want to consider when selecting new plants to include in your garden. Color is probably the first attribute I look for in my never-ending quest, with texture coming in a close second. Together with University of Minnesota...
January 16, 2013 - 12:00am
October 31, 2012
Growing Green: Indoor gardening - Try growing these plants
The killing frost hit our flowers hard, and our growing season is officially over.
October 31, 2012 - 12:00am
July 6, 2012
Photo of the Week: Painter's palette
Don Schoonhoven of Alexandria took this photo of "painter's palettes," rare perennials that are in his garden. When the leaves first grow in...
July 6, 2012 - 12:00am
May 16, 2012
Garden Club to hold plant sale
The Alexandria Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 19 at 8 a.m. It will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 722 6th Avenue East in Alexandria. Shop for annuals, perennials and vegetables, and register for free door prizes.
May 16, 2012 - 12:00am
April 25, 2012
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