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Sparse lawn needing repair

Late October and early November are the perfect time to “dormant” or “frost” seed your lawn.

photo of buckthorn shrub with berries

Property owners who are battling with invasive buckthorn in their woods and are determined to take action should consider applying herbicide in the next few weeks.

A movie theater at dusk with "Grease" on the display board.

University of Minnesota Extension’s retail trade analyses help communities shape their economic future. Communities such as Alexandria use the data to make smart choices for the future.

photo of gardeners in the garden

As the growing season comes to end, it is helpful to clean and put your garden to bed for the winter. A good fall cleanup provides multiple benefits for gardeners – it reduces weed populations and disease, minimizes plant insect pests, prevents rodent infestation, and eases the workload for next year’s spring planting.

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