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Law Enforcement Blotter: July 18
Grant application approved for visitor center
Mall is ready for a comeback
Alexandria martial arts group competes at national tournament
Baseball: Post 87 loses two heartbreakers against Perham
Baseball: Alex Junior Red Legion team sweeps Aitkin for 16th win
Baseball: Post 87 splits with Thief River Falls for its ninth win in July
A chance to say thank you: Dan Kiser reunites with the man that saved his life at Alexandria boxing event
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
Jerry and Mary Kaye Wright
Open house dedicated to deer conversation set for Aug. 22 in Glenwood
Morken: Laying out a setup on a buck bed
Popular Minnesota state parks working to keep the crowds in the future
Morken: The path toward curing target panic
Bentlee's big bass
Paul D. LeBrasseur
Shirley (Schwartz) Fimon
Janice L. Payne
Philip Eugene Yeutter
An Echo Press Editorial: Now we know what fantastic is
2009: Brock Lesnar rules UFC
Letter to the Editor: Land of the free, home of the brave?
In the Know: What this new campaign will NOT tell you
A Guest Editorial: Honor journalists who gave their all
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
SuperAmerica to close doors
Hospitals blast Minnesota insurer
Endless Treasure opens: New second-hand store supports MS Society
Sanford helps high school athletes 'beef up'
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July 18, 2019
How to handle problems with tomatoes
This crazy summer has had its toll on our gardens. With the wild swings in temperature and stormy, windy weather, it's not surprising to see our plants reacting in adverse ways. Recently I have been getting many questions about weird, curling tomato leaves. Tomato plants can develop...
July 18, 2019 - 12:23pm
July 11, 2019
Tour spotlights five gardens
The weather has warmed, your gardens are planted, weeded and growing; and you're ready to kick back and see what's cookin' in someone else's...
July 11, 2019 - 6:23am
July 6, 2019
Visit the Terrace Learning Garden
In 1996, the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners in Douglas County started a major garden project surrounding the lower library...
July 6, 2019 - 10:11am
June 20, 2019
Ash anthracnose a recurring problem
Another cool, wet spring has led to a recurring problem with ash trees — ash anthracnose. This disease is most commonly seen when green...
June 20, 2019 - 12:47pm
June 6, 2019
Know your garden crop families
Knowing your plant families is important when it comes to crop rotation and avoiding continuous disease or virus issues, and soil fertility in your vegetable and fruit gardens. Many diseases and pests will impact multiple crops in the same family. It is also critical to know the ornamentals...
June 6, 2019 - 8:07am
August 15, 2018
Master gardeners to field questions
New this year at the Douglas County Fair, open class produce and floriculture will fill the Johnson building. Come see the exhibits and visit with master gardeners to answer all your garden questions. There will be demonstrations on the new stage and fun activities for both adults...
August 15, 2018 - 5:13pm
August 14, 2018
Flowers must be fresh
Planning to enter flowers at the fair this summer? Here are some tips for blue ribbon entries. 1. First and foremost, flowers must be fresh. Pick your flowers the day of the fair, preferably in the morning when the stems are filled with water. If you pick flowers in the heat of the...
August 14, 2018 - 8:25am
July 6, 2018
Gardens run the gamut: 2018 tour features exotics and natives, commercial displays and private retreats
This year's Tour of Gardens on Sunday, July 8, showcases five gardens that are very different from each other and include commercial sites and...
July 6, 2018 - 6:20pm
June 12, 2018
Protect vegetables Vegetable growers will learn new ways to fight diseases, insects and weeds during a session hosted by University of Minnesota Extension and Berry Ridge Farm in Alexandria. The session is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, at Berry Ridge Farm, 1301 Firemens...
June 12, 2018 - 10:18am
May 9, 2018
Lawn care tip: Label is the law
Are you helping or hurting our lakes? One way to tell is to take a good, hard look at how you are using pesticides and fertilizers on your yard, trees and gardens. Remember, what you put on your yard will eventually get into our lakes and impact water quality. Even if you think you're...
May 9, 2018 - 9:29am
April 12, 2018
Getting ready to plant
Never mind the snow. On Tuesday, April 17, Douglas County master gardeners will kick off a series aimed at the home gardener. Offered through University of Minnesota Extension, the classes will be offered for free without pre-registration from noon-1 p.m. at the Douglas County Library...
April 12, 2018 - 10:34am
February 7, 2018
10 tips to successful seed starting
And so, the season has started. Our seeds have been delivered, our schedule has been planned, and the soil-less mix and plug trays have arrived...it...
February 7, 2018 - 12:01pm
January 24, 2018
What is the crazy weather doing to perennials?
Welcome to the rollercoaster of our Minnesota winter! This year we have had temperature extremes that can vary 50 degrees in 24 hours. Add to this the slim to none snow cover and we are looking at a long winter that may severely impact some of our most hardy herbaceous perennials,...
January 24, 2018 - 9:59am
January 17, 2018
Trott: Growing plants without soil
Hydroponics is "the cultivation of plants without soil." The plant's roots can either be in water or in a growing medium like sand, gravel, perlite, peat moss, sawdust, coir, or rockwool. Hydroponic systems are often used when the supply of water and farmland are scarce or among home...
January 17, 2018 - 5:03am
December 13, 2017
Serving up 'real food'
Now that the growing season is put to bed, and the holiday season is in full swing, I pause to consider the food that I prepare and serve to my friends and family. This summer my garden didn't produce as I'd hoped, but I have plenty of leftover home-canned green beans and an abundance...
December 13, 2017 - 9:28am