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I-94 west ramps to close in Alexandria
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Sept. 27
How does the zipper merge work?
Douglas County helps boat crash victims
Zebra mussels invade Lake Andrew
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 29
CLC athletes of the week for Sept. 26
Swimming: Cards lap Little Falls in the pool
Volleyball: WCA takes Hancock in four
Volleyball: Monte edges Lakers in five
Driver improvement program offered
Big Vehicle Day set for Oct. 1
First female road deputy now admin of the year
Butterfly babies:Loss of twin sons at birth spurs involvement in memorial 5K
Love INC to host annual fundraiser
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
Engaged - Hanson and Arceneau
Births - Sept. 9, 2016
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
The allure of musky lures: Parkers Prairie couple finds a career in tackle
A pretty good opener locally
Gould Brothers exhibition shooting coming to Alexandria
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
LETTER: Resident wants road improvements
LETTER: Are prophets among us?
IN THE KNOW: If you see something, say something
EDITORIAL: Agriculture offers enticing career choices
LETTER: Promote business and tourism
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
Carlos Creek Winery honored for Business and Industrial Appreciation Day
Employers of the Year nominations sought
Lake Darling Resort to replace Viking Trail Resort
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
Update: Police arrest robbery suspect
September 28, 2016
Foraging for wild berries in Minnesota
Several times this week, I have had local residents bring wild berries to my office to identify. Each time, I had to tell the person that the...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
September 7, 2016
Extension Column: Now is the time to take cuttings from your favorite annuals
By Robin Trott, University of Minnesota Extension As you gaze upon your lovely bed of annual flowers, do you wish you could find an easy, cost effective way to recreate this next year? It might just be possible. With a little effort now, you can propagate the plants you need for...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
April 27, 2016
Grow a rainbow for health and nutrition
By Robin Trott, University of Minnesota Extension I love fresh, garden-grown produce. In March, I start my seeds and dream of the day I will...
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
March 23, 2016
Ticks already out in Minnesota
By Robin Trott, University of Minnesota Extension If you're like me, you have been reveling in this glorious, early spring. I saw my first robin...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
March 16, 2016
Water wisely: five steps to conserving water in your garden
By Robin Trott, University of Minnesota Extension 2016 is the year to water wisely. From container plantings to lawns and gardens, in 2016,...
March 16, 2016 - 12:00am
March 9, 2016
Successful container gardening
You don't have to have a yard to have a garden. All plants need is a place to grow, light, air, nutrients, water and soil, and you can provide...
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
March 2, 2016
Grow a begonia, the annual plant of the year
By Robin Trott, University of Minnesota Extension educator With more than 1,700 different species, begonia (family Begoniaceae) is the fifth...
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
February 17, 2016
Winter Garden College returns to Douglas County
Are you looking for something garden related to fill the long, cold, winter hours? McLeod, Stearns and Douglas County Extension Offices might have the solution. The Winter Garden College returns to Douglas County on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Douglas County Extension meeting...
February 17, 2016 - 12:00am
2016 is The Year of the Delphinium
By Robin Trott, University of Minnesota Extension The National Garden Bureau (NGB) is a nonprofit association of industry professionals that has been active in the U.S. since 1920. Founded in the wake of WWI, it drew together horticultural writers and broadcasters in an effort of...
February 17, 2016 - 12:00am
January 20, 2016
Growing good habits in the New Year
By Robin Trott, University of Minnesota Extension Many consider the New Year a time for resolutions and significant changes in lifestyle and...
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am
March 11, 2015
Flowers that promise fragrance
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...
March 11, 2015 - 12:00am
February 25, 2015
Column: Using natives in your garden
Native plants have gained popularity as gardeners have less and less time to spend tending their gardens. Native plants are those that inhabited this area for centuries and were not planted here from somewhere else (plants that were here at the time of the Public Land Survey, 1847-1907,...
February 25, 2015 - 12:00am
October 23, 2013
Snow mold prevention begins in autumn
By Robin Trott, University of Minnesota Extension Educator Can we expect snow mold damage in our lawns next spring? The answer to this question is dependent on the snow and soil temperature conditions this fall and winter. Snow mold is common during years when an early, deep...
October 23, 2013 - 8:52am
February 2, 2011
Plants that add winter interest
This morning I was met by deeply piled drifts of snow covering every surface across which I had intended to walk. Pristine white snow, piles of hard clumped dingy snow, and downright dirty snow surrounded me as I trudged to my truck in hopes of not getting stuck! White becomes a very...
February 2, 2011 - 12:00am
January 12, 2011
Upcoming horticulture workshops
On January 14-15, the 2011 Minnesota Organic Conference and Trade Show, presented by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, will be held at the St. Cloud Civic Center. This conference offers learning and networking opportunities for producers interested in organic methods. The Friday...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am