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Garfield man seriously injured in northern Minnesota snowmobile crash
Osakis plans new ideas for trail
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Jan. 17
Learning to lead: Police captain attends FBI Academy
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Garby (w/video)
NA3HL: Blizzard slides into second place with OT win over Breezy Point
Girls Hockey: Ellingson scores four in win at Detroit Lakes
Boys hockey: Cards shut out River Lakes to keep cruising
Boys basketball: Osakis runs past Bears to 8-2
Boys basketball: Defense guides WCA past Sebeka
Roast with the most
COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Area students encouraged to apply for artist mentor scholarship
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
Engaged - Wood and Netter
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Byron S. Gunderson
Keith D. Davis Jr.
William "Bill" Bahe
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
LETTER: Use caution during Minnesota winters
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: New Villard elementary school opens
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
December 29, 2010
Try these top picks in your garden
January is the start of garden catalog season! Throughout January, my mailbox is crammed full of colorful seed catalogs that lure me into trying something new and exotic in the coming year. I dream of June: fresh asparagus and spinach; and the juicy, sweet/tart early tomatoes in July. If...
December 29, 2010 - 12:00am
December 15, 2010
Caring for your fresh-cut Christmas tree
One of my favorite holiday traditions is the selection of our fresh-cut Christmas tree. We often traipse through snow filled fields in bitterly cold weather to find that perfect tree. The end result is worth the frosted nose and rosy cheeks. Cut and placed in water immediately, our...
December 15, 2010 - 12:00am
December 8, 2010
Holiday poinsettia success tips
I love November and December: the first snow, the crisp air, holiday music, and my kitchen full of the aromas of holiday cooking. My houseplants have filled every spare inch of my home, the paperwhites on my table are getting ready to bloom, and the stores are full of beautiful poinsettias....
December 8, 2010 - 12:00am
December 1, 2010
Spread out large snow piles to help avoid 'snow mold'
The deep snows last winter gave way to fuzzy white lawns in the early spring. Snow mold was abundant, and many homeowners asked what they could do about it. The answer is: Prepare for the reduction of snow mold in the fall. Snow mold is common during years when an early, deep snow...
December 1, 2010 - 12:00am