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One person injured in semi, SUV crash in Otter Tail County
Updated: Two people rescued from Lake Ida
Minnesota leaders look for ways to reduce health insurance premiums and 'reinsurance' may help
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Basketball scores from Friday, Jan. 20
Wrestling: Braves get past Minnewaska in dual
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Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
Zion Lutheran School celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week
Faith Column: The Sunday after and the days ahead
Compassion Center to host GriefShare
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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
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IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
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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
KOOL-TV adds local weekend show
New specialty-trained orthopedic surgeon available in Alexandria
Operation Round Up grants awarded to 14 organizations
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
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On The Street
July 7, 2010
Annual Tour of Gardens July 11
The weather has warmed, your gardens are planted, weeded and growing; and you're ready to kick back and see what's cookin' in someone else's garden bed. What better way to spend a summer day than touring local gardens. On Sunday, July 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Douglas County...
July 7, 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
June 9, 2010
Summer lawn care tips
I have had many questions this week about proper lawn care for the summer months. What is an appropriate mower height? How often and how much should I water? When is the best time to fertilize, de-thatch and renovate existing lawns? For the answers to these questions, you first need...
June 9, 2010 - 12:00am
June 2, 2010
Don't worry about ash trees; fungus will go away
First things first: Don't worry about your ash trees! I have been inundated with calls this week about ash trees losing their leaves. I want to reassure each of you that ash anthracnose, a fungal infection of ash trees, is widespread this year. This fungus affects the leaves on the...
June 2, 2010 - 12:00am
May 26, 2010
Hummingbirds in the garden
Every year we look forward to the return of hummingbirds to our garden. These tiny birds add fun and whimsy to a summer day: their tiny chirps and aerial antics are well missed in the off season and eagerly welcomed when the weather warms. Master gardeners from the Twin Cities area...
May 26, 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
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
April 21, 2010
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
The early spring has created profuse inquiry regarding that prolific lawn weed - crabgrass. If you want to preemptively strike out against this menace, the following information should help in your home lawn defense. Crabgrass is a warm-season, annual grass, which grows best in the...
April 21, 2010 - 12:00am
April 14, 2010
Cultural tips to prevent scabby potatoes
Grocery stores have set up their seed potato displays, and many gardeners are getting ready to plant. However, some have expressed dismay about last year's crop: disfigured, dark, rough, pitted and corky, their potatoes were infected with potato scab, a disease caused by a soil-borne...
April 14, 2010 - 12:00am
April 7, 2010
Spring into gardening: dividing perennials
The early spring weather has beckoned like the mythical Sirens, and I am lured to my perennial beds. The frost has left the ground, and the first few early perennials have begun to grow. Dianthus (sweet Williams and pinks), iris and Oriental poppies are pushing their way through...
April 7, 2010 - 12:00am
March 24, 2010
Gardening from the ground up: soils
This early spring thaw has left bare patches in my yard, exposing the dark black soil of my garden. Dreams of an early spring planting fill my head, and I am so ready to get started. Before your enthusiasm gets the better of you, start planning ahead, and think about the first step...
March 24, 2010 - 12:00am
March 17, 2010
Try summer bulbs for a touch of tropics
I can't imagine a garden without the lovely fragrance of acidanthera (peacock orchid). A type of gladiola, the acidanthera flower is a white bloom with a maroon blotchy center, and like the gladiola, is a summer bulb. Summer bulbs and tubers are planted after the last frost date,...
March 17, 2010 - 12:00am
March 10, 2010
Let's get growing - learn about gardens
It's that time of year again. Spring is just around the corner, seeds are ordered, and local master gardener groups are gearing up for their annual education days. The Douglas County Master Gardener (DCMG) group is no exception. On Saturday, March 27, DCMGs present Let's Get Growing...
March 10, 2010 - 12:00am
March 3, 2010
Does your yard fill with deep ponds during a summer storm? Is your garden plagued with erosion issues? Are you concerned about pollutants running into your lake or stream during heavy rains? Consider planting a rain garden this year. Rain gardens are simply saucer-shaped gardens...
March 3, 2010 - 12:00am
February 10, 2010
What kind of garden do you want?
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. You...
February 10, 2010 - 12:00am