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White receives national volunteer recognition award
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News briefs - July 28 edition
Highway 71 resurfacing begins south of Wadena to Bertha July 25
Wadena Scout earning Eagle rank
Wadena Babe Ruth team headed for 13-15 state tournament
Blazers top Angels with ninth inning surge
WDC Babe Ruth club will meet DGF or Litchfield in state opener
Speer hired as GM, publisher of Northland Outdoors
Pirates capture 7 on 7 title at Nevis
William "Cookie" Helmbrecht
Michael Charles Brakefield
Betty L. (Powell) Shiflett
Jennie-O Turkey Store announces new hire
Tri-County Health Care scores well in national wellness initiative
Gray Horse Quilt Shop opening in Wadena
Larry's Family Pizza finishing extensive remodel
Star Tribune names NJPA a 2016 Top 150 Workplace
Entertainment briefs - July 28 edition
The Abiders to perform Friday at Sounds of Spirit Lake
Old School to perform at Staples Music in the Park
'Annie Get Your Gun' performance coming up in Park Rapids
Alan Godage & Sundown to perform at Staples Music in the Park
Church briefs - July 21 edition
Birth announcements - July 21 edition
Grilled Wonton Chicken Salad
Perez graduates from Rochester Community and Technical College
Living Faith: A full house beats a good flush, I always say
Your letters - July 21 edition
Must vehicles have hoods?
AgeOptions partners with AmeriCorps for in-home care for vets
Be alert, it's election season
Letters - July 14 edition
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
Ruffie drumming counts up in Minnesota
Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
AgweekTV: Bringing Up Bison
Signs all point to a good fishing opener in area
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