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Fish and Wildlife obtains wetland easement
Coalition continues to oppose private prison in western Minn.
Franson's abortion bill brings out emotional testimony
Write-in votes determine township spot
Woman who stole squad car pleads guilty
The end of an era: Simpson steps down at B-E after 605 head coaching wins
Homecoming: Swedberg takes over the Alex boys golf program he grew up in
Engfer-Triebenbach takes over Osakis golf programs
Vikings finalize deal with WR Thielen
Three Chargers named All-LEC in girls basketball
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
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On The Street
October 12, 2016
A color fiesta: Area's top destinations to see the beauty of fall
Fall is a great time to get out and enjoy the outdoors. In addition to cooler temperatures and fewer bugs, people are treated to an explosion...
October 12, 2016 - 3:00am
July 13, 2016
DNR offers advice for dealing with storm-damaged trees
Cleanup following a storm can be an overwhelming task for homeowners. Knowing which trees to save and which to remove can impact safety and the...
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
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...
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...
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...
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...
March 6, 2013 - 12:00am