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New Minnesota license plate option up for vote
Highway 29 intersection set to re-open by July 4
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, June 27
UPDATE: Alexandria man charged after near fatal heroin overdose
Alexandria to issue $9.8 million in bonds for energy projects, streets, refinancing
Up to the challenge
Viking Speedway to host Late Model special this Saturday
VFW 15s swept at Willmar
Legion baseball: Alexandria puts school season behind it to focus on a fifth run to Legion state
Legion baseball: Seven late runs lead Glenwood past Osakis
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Mikkelson to host citywide prayer gathering
First Lutheran welcomes new pastor
#ProsperityHabit brings color to art exhibit
The Jolly Zuks bring polka to concert on the lawn
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Engaged - Doty and Johnson
Births - June 10, 2016
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Mickelson's big pike
Sandra Rae Hinderschied
Inez Trueman (Gandrud)
James "Jim" Dittberner
COMMENTARY: What the new SAT really means for teachers and parents
COMMENTARY: Safe at Home can help victims of domestic violence
LETTER: Can constitutional government survive?
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LETTER: Let’s be Douglas County nice
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Producers should file crop certification report
Local work meeting scheduled in Douglas County
Gardening tips: Add sparkle to your landscape
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
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On The Street
January 9, 2016
Winter is ideal time to prune trees
Winter is the best time to prune trees to keep them healthy and protect them from disease, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
January 9, 2016 - 2:00pm
November 25, 2015
Decorating under way for first Parade of Trees
Sarah Reif, Runestone Museum board member, was joined by dozens of people decorating Christmas trees Tuesday in preparation for the first Parade...
November 25, 2015 - 8:13am
November 24, 2015
Help yard trees survive the winter
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recommends taking steps to help yard trees survive the winter. "Make sure your trees are healthy when winter arrives by taking action now," said Jennifer Teegarden, DNR forestry outreach specialist. "When conditions are dry, soak...
country / agriculture
November 24, 2015 - 12:00am
November 22, 2015
Stingless wasps used to battle emerald ash borers
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) continues to wage war on emerald ash borer (EAB) with the help of stingless wasps. This year the...
November 22, 2015 - 2:00pm
October 30, 2015
Photo of the Week: Fall colors at Lake Carlos State Park
Sherry Bruckner of Alexandria took this photo of a colorful tree contrasted against a bright blue sky at Lake Carlos State Park. If you have...
October 30, 2015 - 12:00am
August 20, 2013
Why are ash trees producing so many seeds this year?
Editor's note: The following is the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' "Question of the Week." Question: The ash trees in my yard are producing lots of seeds this year, more than in previous years. How unusual is this? Is it weather related? Answer: Trees produce large amounts...
August 20, 2013 - 7:47am
August 12, 2013
Uptick in conifer mortality is drought-related
We've all noticed it, here and there, a few more mature conifers than usual have died in the last couple of years. Is this related to our recent droughts? Yes, definitely. Eight of the past 11 years have been very dry during the summer and fall, plunging many forested areas of...
August 12, 2013 - 10:16am
July 17, 2013
Caring for your storm-damaged trees
Enjoying the warm weather is one of the many perks of summer. These glory days bring many great opportunities to the people of Minnesota, such as spending time at the lakes, camping and gardening. Unfortunately, heat and humidity often lead the way to severe weather. Summer storms...
country / gardening
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
July 7, 2013
Help forests: Join Arbor Day Foundation
America's forestland is a prized natural resource, and anyone can help plant trees in these vital areas by joining the Arbor Day Foundation this month. Through the Replanting Our National Forests campaign, the Arbor Day Foundation will honor each new member who joins in July by planting...
July 7, 2013 - 9:19am
May 10, 2013
Arbor Day foundation offers tree-care booklet
The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees. Anyone can receive Conservation Trees, a user-friendly booklet featuring illustrations, colorful photos and easily-understood descriptions, by making a $3 donation to the foundation...
News / state
May 10, 2013 - 12:00am
April 25, 2013
Celebrate Arbor Month and brighten Minnesota by planting trees
"Plant Trees for a Brighter Minnesota," is the theme of Arbor Month in May, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said.
April 25, 2013 - 8:36am
Join Arbor Day Foundation, get 10 shade trees
National Arbor Day is Friday, April 26 this year, and the Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for anyone to celebrate the annual tree-planting holiday.
March 25, 2013 - 4:37pm
March 6, 2013
Growing Green: It's fruit tree pruning time
Now is the time to start pruning your fruit trees. Pruning your trees while they are in dormancy reduces the possibility of fire blight in crabapples, apples and pears, as well as minimizing canker diseases in cherries and plums. A good pair of pruning shears is probably one of your...
country / gardening
March 6, 2013 - 12:00am
February 21, 2013
Join Arbor Day Foundation, get 10 trees
The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees. Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March 2013 and receive 10 white pine trees. "White pines are a versatile tree that will break heavy winds and add beauty to your home,"...
February 21, 2013 - 3:22pm
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