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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Rose Ensemble in Detroit Lakes Tuesday
'Winning by a hair' the second annual Hairy Man Run is set for October 1
Slow and steady wins the race; so far $500,000 has been raised toward new Becker County museum
County disaster drill helps prepare emergency workers for the real thing
HALL OF HONOR: Raboin enjoying special opportunity in St. Cloud
Detroit Lakes blows out Park Rapids 46-0
HALL OF HONOR: Barrett a versatile leader for three Laker teams
Jackets sweep singles, down Lakers 4-3
Golf: Lunn wins Maple Hills club championship
Teaching the 'lost language'; New teacher of the Ojibwe Learning and Native American Culture class is all about the students
Senior year, not so glamorous
Touchdowns and Tailgates
Chivers' exchange vows
Logan completes core curriculum training
Friends & Neighbors
BD’s Gas and Grub under new ownership
MN gas prices down, Colonial Pipeline leakage in south causing issues
Jack Chivers Realty adds new service branch
Preparing to become a caregiver
Dairy Queen set to move to McKinley Plaza Friday
It's time to put a stop to bullying
Grand opening celebration for The Barn in NYM set Oct. 1
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Four things you can do in DL this week for no cost
Fall officially arrives this Thursday!
Vernon A. Sellers
Douglas Daryl Miller
Helen Mae Williams
William V. "Bill" Vipond
Michael C. Selck
Stop the lies against Eken
Big garbage, big economy
Refugee community should welcome FBI
Don't blame farmers for dying honeybees
Leaving home--love isn't always spoken
National tourney shows amazing bass catch in Minnesota
Rarely seen, the tough, wily fisher lives among us
Pheasant numbers up 29 percent over last year
Landscape planning can help 'sharpies' thrive
Tricky fishing for next few weeks
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
LP-A busts a move: Lake Park-Audubon Elementary receives national ‘Active Schools’ award
4-H'ers bring home ribbons from the Minnesota State Fair
Cormorant art show winners announced
Pine to Palm
October 23, 2009
Challenging fall harvest leads to questions about soybean drying and winter storage
A challenging soybean harvest is creating many questions related to storage and drying. Soybeans at 11 percent moisture have similar storage characteristics to wheat or corn at 13 percent moisture, so an allowable storage time chart for cereal grains can be used to estimate allowable...
October 23, 2009 - 11:22am
October 19, 2009
Beet harvest resumes after 4-day layoff
GRAND FORKS -- Most of American Crystal Sugar Co.'s receiving stations opened again Sunday to take in sugar beets, which started up the harvest again after a four-day delay because of cold temperatures and rain. About 70 percent or more of the grower-owned cooperative's 442,000...
October 19, 2009 - 8:48am
October 16, 2009
Soybean handling and storage
Soybeans are usually traded on a 13 percent moisture basis, so it is to the farmer's advantage to harvest, store, and sell soybeans as close to 13 percent moisture (wet basis) as possible. Soybeans that are wetter than 13 percent moisture are likely to mold under warm conditions and...
October 16, 2009 - 3:49pm
Five Detroit Lakes students earn American FFA Degree
Amanda Adkins, Justin Lehmann, Brandon Knopf, Travis Stanton and Nick Butze, members of the Detroit Lakes FFA Chapter, recently received the...
October 16, 2009 - 3:38pm
October 14, 2009
American Crystal halts sugar beet harvest
MOORHEAD - American Crystal Sugar Co. halted its sugar beet harvest Tuesday because temperatures dipped below 20 degrees and the crowns, or tops, of the beets were getting frosted. Company spokesman Jeff Schweitzer said all five factory districts dug no beets Tuesday. "We will take...
October 14, 2009 - 1:50pm
October 9, 2009
Beet farmers trying to beat wet fields, cold conditions
Even with the wet weather this past week, one local beet farmer isn't worried about the current harvest. Not just yet, anyway. Eric Zurn, who...
October 9, 2009 - 3:33pm
Post-harvest tips for later maturing corn
The cool growing season has delayed corn maturity creating concern among corn growers. The biggest challenge with corn is removing the excess moisture after harvest. Last year, many acres remained in the field until the kernel moisture was low enough for a practical harvest. The...
October 9, 2009 - 1:33pm
October 7, 2009
Heavy rains hurting sugar beet harvest
October 7, 2009 - 8:39am
October 2, 2009
North Dakota ethanol plant to reopen
FARGO -- The idled Hankinson, N.D., ethanol plant has been sold, and the new owner plans to reopen it as soon as Saturday. Murphy Oil, based in El Dorado, Ark., said Thursday that it's buying the corn-based plant for $92 million. The company plans to invest an additional $15 million...
October 2, 2009 - 8:43am
September 26, 2009
Cool summer means fewer pumpkins
WILLMAR -- Pie makers and jack-o'-lantern carvers may want to nab a pumpkin while they can. A cool summer in Minnesota, and much of the Midwest, could result in fewer pumpkins for sale this fall at farmers markets and retail outlets. "It was too cold of a summer. The heat wasn't...
September 26, 2009 - 1:02am
September 25, 2009
The time is now to apply for sustainable agriculture grants from MDA
From developing cold hardy kiwifruit to extending the vegetable growing season, many Minnesota farmers and researchers have turned their ideas into viable production practices with the help of a Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) Sustainable Agriculture Grant. The MDA is...
September 25, 2009 - 2:25pm
Randolph farmer has 'berry' good idea
RANDOLPH -- Childhood memories can be sweet and Pat Altrichter's certainly were. She recalled wild "June" berries growing abundantly and always ready for the picking.
September 25, 2009 - 2:24pm
Explore the wonders of fall's harvest bounty
There's enough to do in Minnesota this fall to plan a week's vacation or fill up your weekends, so don't miss the chance to take in the wildly colorful scenery and the abundant harvest of Minnesota grown agricultural products. Many orchards, pumpkin patches and other farms have...
September 25, 2009 - 2:23pm
How to stop spread of cluster flies
Over the past few weeks, we have been fending off a bumper crop of large, often slow moving flies. These flies are known as cluster flies, a name that describes their habit of clustering in large numbers inside attics. Cluster flies develop as parasites inside the bodies of earthworms....
September 25, 2009 - 2:22pm
September 18, 2009
Bumper harvest for wild rice: Skilled teams shake loose 100 pounds per hour
Ardy McCradie of rural Grandin, N.D., came to Lower Rice Lake in Clearwater County this year for vacation, which was just for ricing. "I've...
September 18, 2009 - 2:50pm