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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)
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
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
William "Bill" Bahe
RLou M. Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
Benjamin Harvey Meyers
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
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