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Greater Minnesota groups to get $1.5 million to grow child care access
Jasmine Block hailed as strong, brave, courageous: Final kidnapper sentenced
WATCH: Minnesota Gophers' hockey press conference for Jan. 17
Sports schedule for Thursday, Jan. 17
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Girls basketball: Knights keep cruising in win over Ashby
EXPLORE: A look at the history of Hockey Day Minnesota
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
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Melvin & JuAnn
Melvin & JuAnn
Morken: Some takeaways from the 2018 deer season
Minnesotans 16 and older fish free this weekend if they take a kid
Seminar focused on outdoor first aid set for Jan. 23
Mike Frisch: Jig them up!
Ice climbing festival draws enthusiasts from Midwest and beyond
Phillip Carl Colbjornsen
James Lowell Swanson
Gary "Buzz" Grooters
1969: Thief swaps tattered coat for new
Commentary: Fire response was inspiring
In the Know: State at risk of losing innovators
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4-H holds county competition
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
Wake Up Alexandria at NorthStar Complex
Farm Service Agency offices to reopen for three days
On The Street
ALP Utilities makes changes to rates
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on the street
August 2, 2017
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Severe drought in the Dakotas and Montana has led federal officials to allow emergency hay cutting and grazing on some Conservation Reserve Program acres within 150 miles of the affected area, including land in Douglas County.
August 2, 2017 - 5:31pm
July 20, 2017
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Every two weeks, it's time to make butter at the Millerville Co-op Creamery. It takes three days. In an era when big butter brands like Land...
July 20, 2017 - 2:26pm
July 13, 2017
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
It turns out memory lane is just about 36 miles long. The Pioneer Power Club, a vintage tractor club based in Douglas County, will celebrate...
July 13, 2017 - 8:22am
July 8, 2017
Douglas County 4-H campers
Douglas County sent seven campers and one counselor to 2017 Regional 4-H Camp at the University of Minnesota Morris camp June 20-22. Campers...
July 8, 2017 - 7:41am
July 7, 2017
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
Touting its ability to turn grass into protein, the Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association is welcoming non-farmers to its July 11 get-together in Starbuck. "People get to see how livestock is raised, see the products beef farmers/ranchers use at the trade show and ask all the questions...
July 7, 2017 - 3:46pm
June 12, 2017
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
The Douglas County 4-H program will offer four day camps this summers for students who have completed Grades K-3. • June 28: Explore Animals! in Alexandria City Park in Alexandria. This camp covers topics including animals, habitat and care. • July 19: Explore Nature! in Lake...
June 12, 2017 - 7:20am
June 9, 2017
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Master gardener Joel Kangas will talk about growing unusual cold-hardy fruits at the Wednesday, June 14 session of the Brown Bag Gardening Series offered by the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners. The sessions take place over the lunch hour at the Douglas County Library....
June 9, 2017 - 6:22pm
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 20, 2017
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
Callie Taveirne from Alexandria was one of 24 youth who recently attended 4-H camp counselor training at the West Central Research and Outreach Center near Morris. The nine-hour training is required to serve as a 4-H camp counselor. Callie, 13 belongs to the Liberty Livewires 4-H...
May 20, 2017 - 8:04am
4-H'ers take the stage
Douglas County 4-H members recently performed in the annual Share-the-Fun Program at the Osakis school auditorium. The talent and skit event involved youth in kindergarten through one year post high school. Share-the-Fun allows 4-H members to develop poise, self-confidence and skill...
May 20, 2017 - 7:09am
May 17, 2017
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
On Saturday, May 20, the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County will host their Annual Spring Plant Sale at the Viking Plaza Mall in Alexandria. At 9 a.m. there will be a presentation on Texture in the Garden, followed by the sale starting promptly at...
May 17, 2017 - 5:08am
May 11, 2017
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
The annual harbinger of spring has arrived. The spring lawn care questions have begun in earnest, specifically, when to start treating for crabgrass. If you want to preemptively strike out against this menace, the following information should help in your home lawn defense.
May 11, 2017 - 4:07pm
May 1, 2017
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Gardening season is just around the corner, and University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County want to get you off to a great start. They will offer a series of informative gardening sessions free of charge without pre-registration. These lunch-time sessions...
May 1, 2017 - 5:55pm