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Living history: Wadena County population shrinks
Property Transfers, Marriages - Aug. 18 edition
Wadena County wanted - Aug. 18 edition
Courts - Aug. 19 edition
Police scanner - Aug. 18 edition
Wadena State Bank golf team triumphs
Wolverines have veteran talent in tennis ranks
Senior baseball state tournament coming to area
Does the NFL really need pre-season games?
Riewer fans 18 but Blazers fall in state tournament bid
Joan N. (Asselin) Marquardt
Leonard Lowers, Sr.
Karvonen Funeral Home adding cremation services
Henning woman accepts new NJPA position
New coffee, boutique shop to open on Highway 10
Jennie-O Turkey Store announces new hire
Tri-County Health Care scores well in national wellness initiative
50-year marriage focus of Long Lake Theater's musical
Madhatters to perform 'Twelve Angry Men' this weekend
Bluffton Hometown Days kicks off Thursday night
Old Wadena Rendezvous folklife festival returns this weekend
Country singer to perform at Staples Music in the Park
Birth announcements - Aug. 18 edition
Perkins graduates from Northwest Technical
Extraordinary encounter with stranger enlivens parish pilgrimage
Area students graduate from Bemidji State
Dad crushed when mom finds new love in care home
Your letters - Aug. 18 edition
Bad ideas to improve VA services
Can a vehicle be sold without a VIN plate?
It's here: The coming workforce squeeze
Your letters - Aug. 11 edition
State waterfowl season to begin Sept. 24
Anglers exceed Mille Lacs walleye quota, season continues anyway
DNR offers tips to private forest owners dealing with storm damage
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
July 30, 2010
Planning for the replanting of trees
Trees are a gift that are given to us, usually by someone with vision, from a previous generation that had a desire or some plan that a certain tree or trees would look nice and be beneficial in a certain place. As they tower above us with their beauty, providing shade and shelter...
July 30, 2010 - 11:00am
July 23, 2010
Growing daylilies, the perfect perennial
Daylilies are rugged, adaptable, vigorous perennials which can endure in our gardens for years with little or no care, and yet delight us with their beauty. The scientific name for daylily is Hemerocallis. At one time they were considered in the lily family (which have a stiff stem...
July 23, 2010 - 11:43am
July 16, 2010
Lilies come to life in July
One group of flowers that really stand out the month of July are lilies. The first group to bloom are the Asiatic, which come in every color but blue, and are in full bloom now. Next we will see the Oriental, which have large fragrant blossoms and grow to up to 6 feet tall. These...
July 16, 2010 - 11:47am
July 9, 2010
Blooming bulbs and compost teas
It has now been a long time since your tulips bloomed, and except for some drying foliage you have probably forgotten about them. The tulips should have been dead headed so that they do not produce seed. Perennial tulips should not produce seed, but rather all the energy from the...
July 9, 2010 - 2:41pm
July 2, 2010
Best time to water is before 11 a.m.
June has blessed us with ample rain for our lawns, gardens and crops. However it is easy to remember that sometimes it get very dry and hot here and we will need to water if plants are to survive. This week I will cover watering plants. Plants are designed with roots which absorb...
July 2, 2010 - 11:34am
June 25, 2010
Those solar-powered sugar factories are growing
A tomato plant is a solar-powered sugar factory. The first month or so, all of the sugar it produces is directed toward new leaf growth. During this stage, tomato plants grow very rapidly, doubling in size every 12 to 15 days. Eventually, the plant makes more sugar than the single...
June 25, 2010 - 4:11pm
June 18, 2010
Low-stress pruning for arborvitae, junipers and yews
Now is a good time to prune arborvitae, junipers and yews. These trees grow continuously throughout the growing season. They can be pruned any time through the middle of the summer. However, now is a good time because the trees have had sufficient moisture and if pruned will have...
June 18, 2010 - 1:33pm
June 11, 2010
Geraniums: Hardy, flowering summer favorites
Geraniums are one of the most loved, reliable and recognized flowering plant that gardeners know. If you think back your mother and grandmother, and probably great-grandmother, grew geraniums. They have been around for more than 300 years. Geraniums were brought over from South Africa...
June 11, 2010 - 2:26pm
June 4, 2010
Controlling problem weeds in your garden
Nature uses weeds to heal up sites which are plantless as a result of drought or poor soil conditions in order to protect and preserve the soil. However as gardeners we do not appreciate the effort that weeds are continually trying to accomplish. Weeding to us is a never-ending...
June 4, 2010 - 3:46pm
May 28, 2010
Ole, Lena and Sven are roses. This is not a joke.
Growing roses in central and northern Minnesota has always been a challenge. The University of Minnesota is doing research in developing roses which are low-maintenance, hardy and disease resistant for northern gardens. It has been more than 40 years since the University released...
May 28, 2010 - 3:23pm
May 21, 2010
Shrubs help homes blend with outdoor environment
Shrubs with their almost limitless variety of sizes, shapes, and colors, add a distinctive touch and enhance any landscape year around. While they are more expensive than annual or perennial flowers, they last for years and provide beauty in the summer and often year around. Carefully...
May 21, 2010 - 2:11pm
May 14, 2010
Community garden set to plant May 22
Sign up sheets for Wadena's new community garden are available at the former Village Emporium and Down Home Foods or people can contact organizer Dane Hoffman at (218) 385-3167. There will be an application and waiver to fill out and sign. A tentative date for planting is set for...
May 14, 2010 - 3:39pm
A terrific forest find: blooming trillium
Another sure sign of spring is the blooming of trillium (Trillium grandiflorum). This charming wildflower brings inspiration and enchantment to the woodlands with the simplistic elegance of its three whorled leaves and large, three-petaled white flower with slightly ruffled edges....
May 14, 2010 - 2:12pm
May 7, 2010
Thrill, fill and spill those container gardens
Many of us will be making a trip -- or trips -- to nurseries and garden stores in the next weeks. These visits are a lot of fun, but are often overwhelming because of all the ideas we get and the decisions that need to be made about what to purchase. So go with a plan, what are the...
May 7, 2010 - 11:00am
May 3, 2010
Mulch has many benefits in the garden
One cheery spring blossom that is in full bloom in our road ditches is the bright golden flower called the cow slip or yellow marsh marigold (Caltha palustris). Every spring this early perennial appears with its bright yellow-golden flower on top of a succulent hollow branching stem...
May 3, 2010 - 11:55am