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Law Enforcement Blotter: Nov. 14-15
Firefighters battle house fire in Nelson
Driver taken to hospital after car goes off Highway 29
County gives lakes group $50,000
State swimming: Cardinals' 4x100 takes 16th at state
Sports schedule for Sunday, Nov. 18
Girls hockey: Brainerd-LF downs Alexandria in CLC play
Sports schedule for Saturday, Nov. 17
Alexandria's Boraas signs to play Division I golf
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
And the most-requested library books are....
DeLaney Ann Jane
Minnesota deer kill down 9.5 percent from last year
A big buck with grandpa
A decoy buck with a bow
DNR report: Deer farm with past CWD cases identifies more
Deer report: An incredible week turns into such a low, and what to take from it
Robert "Bob" J. Johnston
Robert Edward Richardson
Ardean A. Hollatz
Commentary: What happens in mental health therapy?
It's Our Turn: America: Not a Christian nation
Letter to the Editor: Epilepsy is always newsworthy
An Echo Press Editorial: Don't be a victim of silent killer
Letter to the Editor: Start a path to health, vitality
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
Wendy's closes in Alexandria
'Making my dreams come true': Minnesota farmer harvests her first crop at 27
Tubbs wins state award: Horizon Public Health leader is retiring in January
Meet new turkey farmers in the US’s largest turkey-producing county
hires and promotions
on the street
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
January 20, 2018
AgweekTV: Show Goats
Goats are becoming more popular in the show world. In fact, the number of goats in the region is on the rise. We met up with one family is working...
January 20, 2018 - 8:30am
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 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
April 12, 2017
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
The short growing season has limited local strawberry production, but there are newer, day-neutral varieties that may just provide the solution to extending the strawberry harvest. A workshop addressing these varieties and more will be held on Thursday, April 20, from 6:30 to 7:30...
April 12, 2017 - 3:35pm
March 15, 2017
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County invite the public to their annual Let's Get Growing workshop on Saturday, April 8, at the Alexandria Technical and Community College Office and Information Technology Center. Register between 8 and 8:40 a.m., visit...
March 15, 2017 - 9:00am
March 8, 2017
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
When it comes to selecting flowers to plant in my garden, I am always looking for scented varieties that bring the fragrance of the garden into my home. So many beautiful cultivars have had their sweet aroma bred right out of them. I am always disappointed upon discovering that a...
March 8, 2017 - 11:00am
March 1, 2017
Choosing a garden style
The first question you should ask yourself when planning a new garden is, "Why do I want a garden?" Maybe you have a shady spot where grass won't grow but hostas and ferns would. Perhaps you have fond memories of your grandmother's cottage garden, full of color and texture. You might...
March 1, 2017 - 10:00am
February 22, 2017
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...
February 22, 2017 - 9:00am
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
So many garden education opportunities, so little time. This is a reminder of the many offerings available in the coming months: Come Grow With Us at West Central Research and Outreach Center, AgCountry Auditorium, Morris. Classes are free and open to the public: • Wednesday, March...
February 22, 2017 - 9:00am
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
EXTENSION COLUMN: Gardening for the birds
Our bird feeders are full of winter visitors, woodpeckers, chickadees, nuthatches and sparrows, and fortunately for them, I have a kind spouse who keeps the feeders full. As gardeners, we can also plan our gardens to feed the birds during the growing season and into the winter. By...
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