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Mouse to blame for truck fire
County awards construction bid for Kensington Rune Stone Park
Law enforcement contract with Evansville renewed
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Feb. 21
Warm-up has Polar Plunge on the move
Girls Basketball: Streaks outrun Parkers Prairie
Boys basketball: Kannegiesser torches WCA with 45 points
Bogart, Nibbe named to all-state academic wrestling team
Girls basketball: Cold shooting downs Alex in first CLC loss
Boys Basketball: Alexandria wins battle of the Cardinals
Education presentation to cover topics of Islam, Muslims
Grove is a 2017 ExCEL Award Recipient
Kensington Area Heritage Society hosts open house
WCA Speech Team brings home multiple awards
Marking a century
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Engaged - Becker and Klawitter
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Mary A. L. Swenson
Laurel A. Jensen Falconer
Vernet "Jackie" Schroeder
LETTER: Pollinators are essential for crops
IN THE KNOW: City Charter needs updating
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: Hospital room rate rises to $25 a day
EDITORIAL: Young people show their potential
LETTER: Do some thinking and research
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
hires and promotions
On The Street
University of Minnesota
February 10, 2017
Announcing extension intern positions
Are you a college student seeking your bachelor's degree and looking for a summer 2017 internship? The University of Minnesota Extension is offering three separate paid internships in the areas of agriculture and/or horticulture in Meeker, Douglas and another one serving Stearns,...
February 10, 2017 - 8:43am
February 8, 2017
2017 Farm Resource Guide is now available
The Farm Resource Guide for 2017 is now available upon request at many University of Minnesota Extension county offices across the state. This resource guide includes a variety of useful farm business management information including the following items: • Custom rates. • Average...
February 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
January 25, 2017
Good agricultural practices workshop
University of Minnesota Educators Michele Schermann and Analisa Holtberg will present a Good Agricultural Practices Workshop on Thursday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Minnesota National Bank in Long Prairie.
January 25, 2017 - 12:00pm
Horticulture scholarships announced
The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County will take applications through Friday, April 21, for two 2017 post-secondary scholarships. Each scholarship is $500 and will be awarded this spring.
January 25, 2017 - 11:00am
January 13, 2017
U of M Board of Regents finalist recounts 'bad behavior' with woman in 1976
ST. PAUL—Jim Carter, the former Green Bay Packer and a finalist for a seat on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, says his "bad...
January 13, 2017 - 2:38pm
January 11, 2017
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
The University of Minnesota Beef Team will host the annual Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour and Trade Show at 10 locations across the state in January and February. One of the locations includes Starbuck on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 9:30 a.m. at the Jim Wulf Bull Development Center.
January 11, 2017 - 11:00am
January 4, 2017
Beef home study courses offered online
The University of Minnesota Beef Team is offering three online home study courses in the winter of 2017, titled "Introduction to Cow/Calf Nutrition," "Health Management for the Cow/Calf Herd" and "Introduction to Cattle Feeding." Courses focus on practical applications of topics....
January 4, 2017 - 10:00am
October 19, 2016
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
The University of Minnesota Extension Office invites the public to stop by its office, 720 Fillmore St. in Alexandria, to pick up a 2017 Minnesota Gardening Calendar. The calendar is developed for home gardening and landscape enthusiasts across the state. Minnesota Gardening 2017...
October 19, 2016 - 7:30am
October 5, 2016
U of M leads project to advance animal health on organic farms
The University of Minnesota was awarded a three-year, $1.4 million project to advance animal health on organic farms from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Organic Research and Extension Initiative. Researchers involved are from the College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource...
October 5, 2016 - 3:00am
September 7, 2016
Extension Column: Now is the time to take cuttings from your favorite annuals
By Robin Trott, University of Minnesota Extension As you gaze upon your lovely bed of annual flowers, do you wish you could find an easy, cost effective way to recreate this next year? It might just be possible. With a little effort now, you can propagate the plants you need for...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
July 27, 2016
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
The Kalpin family of Miltona was named Douglas County's "2016 Farm Family of the Year" by the University of Minnesota. Don and Karla took over...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
June 24, 2016
An Alexandria voice at the U of M
After more than a year, Tom Anderson says he finally knows where to go for answers. Anderson, of Alexandria, serves on the 12-member Board of...
June 24, 2016 - 12:00am
Speaker to discuss gaps in medical education, clinical practice
A transformation in health care is outpacing educational reform, leading to growing gaps between medical education and clinical practice. That's according to Mark Rosenberg, MD, vice dean at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He'll speak at a free town hall meeting sponsored...
June 24, 2016 - 12:00am
May 20, 2016
Going out a champion: Piepenburg finishes Gophers career with Big Ten title
Alexandria native and Jefferson High School graduate Jamie Piepenburg closed out her collegiate athletic career in the utmost of fashions. The...
May 20, 2016 - 12:00am
Beef Team to host Cow/Calf Days
The University of Minnesota Beef Team will host the annual Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour and Trade Show at 10 locations across the state, including the Civic Center in Glenwood on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 9:30 a.m. The 2016 event will feature information on cow/calf confinement systems, trace...
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am