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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
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On The Street
January 4, 2017
Open house to discuss water quality certification
The Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program is a voluntary program designed to accelerate adoption of on-farm conservation practices that protect Minnesota's lakes and rivers. Farm owners and operators who implement and maintain approved farm management practices...
January 4, 2017 - 10:00am
October 21, 2016
Three positions up for election in Douglas SWCD
This year, the Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District has three supervisor positions up for election. SWCD candidates appear on the ballot for the general election, which will take place Nov. 8. Candidates are elected countywide but must reside in one of the nomination districts...
October 21, 2016 - 10:00am
February 19, 2013
Attend SWCD open house on Wednesday
Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District will host its annual Tree Open House on Wednesday, February 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center, directly behind McDonald's on Highway 29 North in Alexandria.
February 19, 2013 - 10:37am
June 17, 2011
Native plant and weed ID workshop offered in Alexandria
So you have planted a shoreland buffer or rain garden full of wonderful native plants, and things have grown, but what are they? How can you tell the difference between desirable plants and unwanted weeds? A Native Plant and Weed ID workshop will be held Friday, June 24 from 9 a.m....
June 17, 2011 - 2:07pm
June 16, 2010
Conservation district announces poster, mural contest winners
"Conversation Habits = Healthy Habitats" was the theme of the Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) 2010 poster and mural contest for 5th and 6th graders in Douglas County. This spring, Elwood Anderson of the SWCD visited classrooms and gave presentations about the...
June 16, 2010 - 12:00am
June 4, 2010
Douglas SWCD offers tree close-out sale
The Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a tree close-out sale in Alexandria next Tuesday and Wednesday, June 8-9 at the Douglas SWCD Tree Barn. To get there, turn by the north McDonalds, then turn right on service road (north along Highway 29); go a quarter of...
June 4, 2010 - 12:00am
March 5, 2010
Free workshop offers rain garden advice
Learn more about how to design, install and maintain rain gardens at a free workshop for homeowners. It will take place Thursday, March 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Douglas County Public Works Building. Presenters include Emily Siira, Douglas Soil Water Conservation District and Sally...
March 5, 2010 - 12:00am
July 10, 2009
Free workshop will address shoreland buffers
Here's a chance to learn how to landscape your shoreline to benefit the lake. The Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is hosting a free Shoreland Buffers workshop on Friday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Public Works Building. Karen Terry, Extension educator,...
July 10, 2009 - 12:00am
May 27, 2009
Wetland restoration program sign-up is under way in county
The Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are announcing a RIM-WRP partnership sign-up that began April 20 and runs through June 5, 2009. This program offers competitive payment rates for landowners to enroll in...
May 27, 2009 - 12:00am
May 2, 2009
Volunteers needed to collect lake samples
The Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District is looking for volunteers to collect water samples on Oscar, Little Oscar, and Freeborn lakes. A grant covers the cost of the equipment and lab analysis, however, volunteers will need a boat to collect the samples. No experience is...
May 2, 2009 - 9:22am
March 18, 2009
Paul Barsness, Douglas SWCD supervisor, meets with local legislators
Paul Barsness of Brandon, supervisor of the Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District, attended a legislative briefing and meetings at the State Capitol February 23-24 in St. Paul. He joined a group of other officials from the state's Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs)...
March 18, 2009 - 12:00am
February 14, 2009
Tree Open House set for February 25
The Douglas Soil Water Conservation District (SWCD) will host its annual "Tree Open House" on Wednesday, February 25 at the USDA Service Center located at 900 Robert Street in Alexandria (behind the McDonald's on Highway 29 North). Stop in between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to enjoy some...
February 14, 2009 - 3:27pm