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Watch: Flames engulf an Otter Tail business
Changing lanes: Tyler Shipman car show seeks family to help
Goodbye, phosphorus--Rice Lake project moving forward
Hot jobs in Becker County: Majority of jobs only requiring two-year degrees
Crime & accidents
Lamoureux sisters give U.S. Olympic gold with dramatic goals
DL Youth baseball sign-up and skill assessment March 5-9
Laker boys pull away from Rangers in second half
Congratulations Laker Gymnastics
Lamoureuxs ready for one more shot at gold
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
friends & neighbors
Explore Lake Life Expo scheduled for Feb 23-24
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
Survey: U.S. farmland values outpaced by overall land values: Number of sales up, too
Minnesota consumers warned not to borrow from unlicensed online lenders
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Hildur "Peg" Coen
George Anthony Oja
Suzanne J. Rogstad
Anna Marie Smith
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
Letter: Negotiator questions vote by DL School Board member
Life is short--buy the shoes
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
Tomorrow is last chance for kids to play in Preschool Palace
September 8, 2010
One a day: It's apple picking time
The Minnesota apple harvest has arrived, and apple growers say those looking for a favorite variety are advised to call ahead to time their trip.
September 8, 2010 - 12:42pm
March 17, 2010
Manure has value for crops
Manure has tremendous value in crop production that goes beyond the usual N-P-K needs of the crop. While the value of manure is usually calculated using these typical elements, manure also provides most of the necessary micronutrients. This is why deficiencies seldom show up on farms...
March 17, 2010 - 3:20pm
February 11, 2010
Peterson sponsors 2010 Home Grown Economy Conference in Marshall, Feb. 15-16
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson (DFL-Minn.) will host the "The Home Grown Economy 2010 - Equipping You to Build Community Based Food Systems" conference in Marshall on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 15-16. In addition, to improve access for constituents throughout the 7th Congressional District,...
February 11, 2010 - 11:13am
Locally grown foods a hot trend nationwide
Again this past year, locally produced foods was one of the hottest nationwide trends in foods, one of which is farm friendly or local foods. Indeed, this is good news that can have a positive impact on farmers, consumers and even our rural communities. Ken Meter, an economist...
February 11, 2010 - 10:55am
January 13, 2010
MN Grown Program looking for members
Membership in the Minnesota Grown Program is one of the best deals in town and Minnesota growers are urged to sign up now. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) invites producers to join the more than 1,000 members who use the program to promote their locally grown farm...
January 13, 2010 - 11:36am
January 8, 2010
Why earthworms are so important to soil
Have you ever wondered why some farmers are adamant about their earthworm populations? Every year, they go out to their fields armed with a shovel and dig holes to count their numbers. What is so important about those little worms? First, a little history... Earthworms are not native...
January 8, 2010 - 11:47am
November 27, 2009
Cash rental agreements; another arrow in the quiver
Nearly every week of the year, I receive questions on land rental values. Historically, the guidelines have been relatively consistent on land used exclusively for agricultural purposes. In such areas, rental values typically fall in the range from 4 to 6 percent of the assessed value...
November 27, 2009 - 1:17pm
November 13, 2009
Dealing with moldy corn woes
Recently there have been numerous reports of "moldy corn" across Minnesota. The late harvest, high moisture corn, and continuing wet conditions have contributed to this problem. At least two main questions should be considered. Are the problems at this point significant ear and...
November 13, 2009 - 2:24pm
November 6, 2009
Late harvest resources available from Extension
Soybean moisture levels of 16 to 20 percent or more at harvest have been reported throughout the state as this challenging harvest season continues, according to Lizabeth Stahl, crops educator with University of Minnesota Extension. At these moisture levels, mold becomes a storage...
November 6, 2009 - 1:22pm
November 3, 2009
Harvest continues to be slowed by rain, snow
GRAND FORKS -- Farmers made little if any progress in harvesting crops the past week in eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota as rainy, muddy and cold conditions continued to foil field operations. Water can be seen standing in farm fields in the southern end of the Red River...
November 3, 2009 - 1:09pm
October 28, 2009
Soybean harvest delayed, while sugar beet harvest close to finish line
FARGO -- Soybeans are known as the "wonder crop" because they're put to many different uses. Now, area farmers wonder whether they'll be able...
October 28, 2009 - 9:32am
October 25, 2009
Minnesota farmers upset over proposed flood diversion
MOORHEAD -- Right now, it's just a line on a map. The red stripe marks the proposed route of a channel a half-mile wide in rural Clay County, an imprecise indication of where floodwater funneled away from Fargo-Moorhead by a billion-dollar ditch would go. Last week's first peek...
October 25, 2009 - 3:33pm
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