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Trott Avenue East closure extends through Saturday

August 23, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR The city of Willmar and CenterPoint Energy are extending through Saturday the closure of Trott Avenue East between 16th Street and Lakeland Drive for utility improvements. Continue Reading

Trott Avenue East closure extends through Saturday

August 23, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR The city of Willmar and CenterPoint Energy are extending through Saturday the closure of Trott Avenue East between 16th Street and Lakeland Drive for utility improvements. Continue Reading

Portion of Trott Ave. to close

August 21, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Trott Avenue East between 16th Street and Lakeland Drive will be closed today and Thursday for utility improvements, according to officials of Center Point Energy and the city of Willmar.
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Trott Avenue East to close for two days

August 21, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Trott Avenue East between 16th Street and Lakeland Drive will be closed Wednesday and Thursday for utility improvements, according to officials of Center Point Energy and City of Willmar. Continue Reading

Hardy hydrangeas for your garden

February 8, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

The winter season finds me browsing through garden catalogs and magazines, searching for the next best perennial plant to add to my garden. Continue Reading

Plants that add winter interest

February 1, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

This morning I was met by deeply piled drifts of snow covering every surface across which I had intended to walk. Continue Reading&

Caring for your fresh-cut Christmas tree

December 14, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

One of my favorite holiday traditions is the selection of our fresh-cut Christmas tree. We often traipse through snow filled fields in bitterly cold weather to find that perfect tree. Continue Reading

Spread out large snow piles to help avoid ‘snow mold’

November 30, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

The deep snows last winter gave way to fuzzy white lawns in the early spring. Snow mold was abundant, and many homeowners asked what they could do about it. Continue Reading

Overwhelmed by winter squash?

October 5, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

A cool summer in Minnesota and much of the Midwest could result in fewer pumpkins for sale this fall. Continue Reading

The buzz on this nest

September 9, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

A reader sent in photos of a pair of nests that were built this year in birch trees near her home on Lake Brophy. Continue Reading