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County out to find source of Lake Ida problems
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Football: Panthers lose final regular season game
Alex swimming: Youth movement taking shape
Morken: Breaking down the area section football fields
Football: Lakers ready for playoffs after taking care of Benson
Alexandrian named to '50 over 50' list of exceptional Minnesotans
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Homeless advocates praise movie opening Friday in Alexandria
Jerome & Irene Hagen
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Pheasant opener: Better than numbers might indicate
Region 9 hosts snowmobilers fall workshop
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Emeline C. Haag
Neva B. Andrews
Evangeline G. Ekdahl
LeRoy H. Ladwig
Dorothy Elizabeth Trousil
COMMENTARY: Mentally ill fall through the cracks
LETTER: Protesting is an American right
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LETTER: City plans for next five to 50 years
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Going far with 4-H horses
4-H dogs and young handlers take home awards
Putting your garden to bed
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
New Bethany owners envision upgrades
Small change adds up for youth groups
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University of Minnesota Extension
October 18, 2017
Putting your garden to bed
Fall is a bittersweet time of beginnings and endings. Bright yellow school buses abound as children start a brand new school year. Rose bushes burst with their last colorful blossoms; tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers are plentiful; and my kitchen is filled with the mixed aromas of...
October 18, 2017 - 2:46pm
October 10, 2017
Tightly spiraled worms? You've got millipedes!
In recent days I have had many homeowners call, send photos and come in with samples of brown, tightly curled worms found in the garden, along...
October 10, 2017 - 3:55pm
August 18, 2017
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
August 18, 2017 - 6:15am
August 9, 2017
There's still time to plant veggies
If your garden is running low on some of your favorites, don't fret! There is still plenty of time to plant vegetables for a fall harvest. In Alexandria, our average first frost date falls roughly around October 1, which leaves us a good 45 days to get things growing. Add to this...
August 9, 2017 - 5:22am
June 8, 2017
Many options for shade plants
I've recently received many calls from people who are struggling to find plants that bloomed in the shade. They were surprised to hear that there are choices beyond hostas and impatiens. In fact, there are quite a few shade loving plants that can add color and texture to your garden,...
June 8, 2017 - 9:36am
June 3, 2017
Extension service helps with pressure canning
For a $3 fee, the University of Minnesota Extension office in Douglas County, 720 Fillmore St. in Alexandria, will test pressure canner gauges for home canners. Proper equipment in good condition is required for safely canning low-acid vegetables, meats, poultry and fish. Two types...
June 3, 2017 - 6:28am
May 31, 2017
What's going on with the evergreens??
Many of our local conifers are really beginning to look ragged, and the questions have come pouring in! To determine why your tree is ailing,...
May 31, 2017 - 7:24am
May 27, 2017
Learn about easy-to-grow veggies
An extension educator will share tips on growing fresh garden produce in a small space with minimal effort on Saturday, June 3, at the Douglas County Library Meeting Room from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Robin Trott, University of Minnesota Extension educator, will explain how to chose delicious,...
May 27, 2017 - 7:15am
October 28, 2016
Mice: The 'hole' story
They may fit in the teeniest of spaces, but mice are wreaking big havoc on Minnesotans this year. Luke Buggert, a master licensed pest control...
October 28, 2016 - 6:00am
July 13, 2016
Horticulture Night set for July 28
Join the University of Minnesota Extension for the 46th annual Horticulture Night on Thursday, July 28 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) Horticulture Display Garden in Morris. Presentations and demonstrations include:...
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
Safe food sampling workshop offered
Vendors and food demonstrators are invited to learn how to offer food samples at the “Safe Food Sampling at Farmers’ Markets” workshop on Tuesday, May 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Douglas County Library in Alexandria. Suzanne Driessen, University of Minnesota Extension food...
May 13, 2015 - 12:00am
May 6, 2015
Extension offers food safety certification, renewal class
University of Minnesota Extension will offer two courses to help food service establishments meet the educational requirement for certified food managers. The initial certification course, ServSafe, will be offered on Tuesday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Douglas County...
May 6, 2015 - 12:00am
Small vegetable farms needed for study
University of Minnesota (U of M) Extension is focused on the economics of small vegetable farms in Central Minnesota and is actively seeking study participants. This growing season, a team of Extension educators will collect the farm finances of produce growers and market gardeners...
May 6, 2015 - 12:00am
April 18, 2014
Extension offers food safety certification and renewal courses
University of Minnesota Extension is offering two courses to help food service establishments meet the educational requirement for Certified Food Managers. The initial certification course, ServSafe, will be offered on Tuesday, May 13 at the Douglas County Extension Office in Alexandria....
April 18, 2014 - 12:00am
April 4, 2014
Local 4-H salutes volunteers during National Volunteer Week
Each year, thousands of volunteers in Minnesota donate their time and energy to make their communities a better place to live. These volunteers...
April 4, 2014 - 9:06am