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White House drug policy office awards $125,000 to local coalition
Zombies on the loose in Black's Grove Park
Former Minn. hockey coach faces 11 child pornography charges
Cultivating new ideas: Farmers, entrepreneurs pushing the bounds of what can be grown and raised in northern Minnesota
Technology Mobile creates excitement at WDC
Hunter shoots 700-plus-pound bear in northwest Minnesota
DNR eyes land swap to connect ATV trail
Wolverines thrash Cardinals for first win
Wolverines show improvement in postseason loss
Wolverines roll at home against Sebeka
Marian L. Johnston (Goedel)
Ida Minerva Hoefs
Two providers join Verndale Clinic
Uptown Restaurant earns Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
Tri-County Health Care CEO descend for diabetes
Rural broadband becoming reality for central Minnesota residents thanks to nearly $10M in public and private investments
Living in the golden years
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 12 edition
Library to host computer class Nov. 18
Book Ends announces guest author Elisa Korenne
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 5 edition
Pippa White's one-woman show set for Oct. 6
God may be an easy target, but he's a strong one
The cost of being a disciple
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Beef and Avocado Quesadillas
Over 1,500 service members still eligible for 2013 military tax credit
Energy Infrastructure Spells Major Job Opportunities for Minnesota
Can antique vehicles be sold without a VIN?
A wake-up call about drunk driving
Your letters - Sept. 28 edition
Knob Hill, MDHA sponsoring Forkhorn Field Day Oct. 1
Fly fishing class slated for May 24, 31 and June 7
Time to drop the lines
Sports briefs - April 27 edition
Chalk up a pair for the Grants
Sophia Marie Sipe
Owen Elijah Baity
Jaxton Dean Lynnes
April 22, 2012
Sky Dance plant swap: how does it work?
The Sky Dance Plant Swap will place April 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Green Island in Wadena. Interested participants may swap anything related to horticulture, gardening, farming, or foods ( plant cuttings, divisions, seeds, potted plants, house plants, natives, produce, gardening...
April 22, 2012 - 2:28pm
Getting to know your garden's enemy: annual and perennial weeds
The definition of a weed is any plant growing where it is not wanted. However, there is a very large classification of plants which are weeds and if not controlled will take over a garden. If you look at the root systems of these plants they are usually massive for the size of the...
April 22, 2012 - 1:08pm
October 2, 2011
Caring for the trees in your yard
This is my last article for this season and I would like to write about trees and their care. Trees shade homes and tree-filled yards make life pleasant and provide practical benefits. They help lower heating and air conditioning costs and increase the re-sale value of homes. When...
October 2, 2011 - 9:51pm
September 25, 2011
Making a terrarium
Making a glass terrarium this time of year will help ease the hurt of the past weeks' harsh frosts. They are unique, easy to make, easy to care for, and the live plants give a sense of tranquility. Terrariums are a miniature garden under glass, which need very little care and only...
September 25, 2011 - 11:18am
September 18, 2011
Yard of the Month
September 18, 2011 - 10:02pm
Mum's the word: the chrysanthemum breeding program at U. of Minnesota
The chrysanthemums breeding program at the University of Minnesota is one of the oldest public sector breeding programs in the world, and the only one in North America. One of their experiment stations for mums is located in Grand Rapids, Minn., and is a definite zone 3. Beginning...
September 18, 2011 - 9:37pm
September 11, 2011
Tips for dealing with yellow jackets
Eating and drinking food outdoors in late summer often results in an invasion of flying insects. People often think these are bees, but usually these uninvited guests are yellow jackets. Yellow jackets will make a gray paper-like nest in the air, in the brick or siding on your house...
September 11, 2011 - 6:41pm
August 28, 2011
August is time for dividing and transplanting perennials
August is the month when we need to make decisions about the plants in our flower beds. With the abundant rainfall this season, our plants have often expanded their boundaries, not only with blossoms, but their foliage is thick and lush and green. So many perennials probably need...
August 28, 2011 - 11:06am
August 20, 2011
Dealing with slugs in your garden
Slugs can best be described as snails without shells. They are a type of mollusk, related to clams and oysters. Slugs are soft-bodied, generally brownish or grayish in color with their eyes on stalks. They vary in size from 1/4 inch to more than two inches. As they move, they secrete...
August 20, 2011 - 10:01am
August 14, 2011
Yard of the Month
August 14, 2011 - 2:15pm
Creating a butterfly garden
There are two things necessary in creating a successful butterfly garden. First, the adult butterflies are seeking nectar which they need for food, and second, a host plant, the place where the female will lay her eggs and which will supply food for the caterpillars (butterfly larvae)...
August 14, 2011 - 11:41am
August 6, 2011
Climbing, spilling, sprawling: sweet potato vines can do it all
Sweet potato vines have become a very popular colored foliage plant to use in container gardens, borders and flower beds in recent years. Some of the commonly grown varieties of foliage vines are: Blackie, with deep purple to nearly black foliage; Marguerite, which has bold chartreuse...
August 6, 2011 - 1:58pm
July 23, 2011
Flower stalks put an end to some garden goodies in the summer heat
The heat of the summer is upon us and the ascent of a flower stalk puts a bitter end to a sweet crop of lettuce and/or radishes. So what happens in these vegetables so that they can not be enjoyed all season? The obvious answer is that they turn bitter or woody and bolt. So what causes...
July 23, 2011 - 2:35pm
July 18, 2011
Secrets of growing fuchsia flowers
Fuchsias work well in hanging baskets with their beautiful delicate exotic flowers. The dangling habit and teardrop shape of the flowers gave rise to the popular name "ladies' eardrop." Fuchsias are low-growing bushes or sometimes tree-like plants. Most fuchsias are native to South...
July 18, 2011 - 10:38am
July 11, 2011
Building a bird 'friendly' backyard
Minnesota is blessed with many colorful and helpful birds which many people spend a lot of time and money to attract to their backyard. There are three basic elements which will invite birds to your backyard. They need food, water and shelter in order to survive and raise a family....
July 11, 2011 - 10:35am