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DL firefighters battle apartment fire near old Anglo American gas station
Courts back ND over Minnesota
‘Exodus of talent’ expected as higher ed’s baby boom bubble bursts
Master Gardeners’ July gardening tips
MnDOT Highway 200 project between Mahnomen, Roy Lake begins July 6
DL hosts youth track meet
Hi-10, Countryside results
Freshman Pacesetter team advances to regional tourney
JUNIOR PGA: Heck earns exemption; Smith places fifth
Post 15 takes Alexandria tourney title
Parenthood, the sequel: Grandparents increasingly becoming responsible for raising kids' children
Area students graduate from Ridgewater College
Local students on NDSU dean's list
Local students on NDSU dean's list
Social Security cards can now be replaced online
Friends & Neighbors
Local co-op hosts membership picnic
Litte Caesars looking for franchisee
Average MN gas prices dropped 5 cents last week
Avoiding estate mistakes
Award for Minnesota Management and Budget
DCC’s Lakeview to host golf festivities in honor of centennial
The joys of curling and other Olympic pursuits
NLOC’s ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opens July 28
Movie magic – in your own backyard
Vikingland Band Festival to feature big parade
David Michael Ostlund
Lester R. (Butch) Mosher
Petronilla "Patty" Wander
Alice Lenora Gross
10 tips for protecting our water
It should be easy to vote, hard to cheat
Classified 911 report ‘very disturbing,’ should be released to the public
MN gains primaries, keeps caucuses
North used to be thata way
Frazee woman nabs record sturgeon
How to hook, use leeches and crawlers
These two birds are way easier to hear than see
Fine fishing so far in MN
Northwest MN Fishing Report
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
Find ‘refuge’ from hectic life at wildlife sanctuary
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
November 13, 2009
Franken visits Zurn farm near Callaway
Though U.S. Sen. Al Franken has long been an advocate for a green economy, and has sponsored at least one ag-related piece of legislation, the...
News / Life
November 13, 2009 - 3:48pm
November 12, 2009
Harvest picks up, thanks to some good weather at last -- but corn remains behind
GRAND FORKS -- The past seven days were the best week for harvest in more than a month and it was better Monday as combines gobbled up the much of the last of the dry edible beans and soybeans in the Red River Valley. After Saturday, 64 percent of the soybeans in North Dakota and...
November 12, 2009 - 8:49am
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 30, 2009
MDA livestock investment grant application deadline is Nov. 30
Minnesota livestock producers have until November 30 to apply for a Livestock Investment Grant through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Qualifying producers would be reimbursed ten percent of the first $500,000 of investment toward improving or expanding their livestock...
October 30, 2009 - 10:56am
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 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...
Detroit Lakes / News
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
Tractor parade planning scheduled for Oct. 27
There will be a organizational meeting and planning meeting for those interested in organizing a tractor drive and/or a parade during the Saturday of the Becker County 2010 Fair. The meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Library. Contact Ken Shroyer...
entertainment / events / outdoors
October 9, 2009 - 1:57pm
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
Driver's license rules relaxed at beet harvest time
FARGO -- Sugar beet truck crashes in the Red River Valley this week raise questions about the rules pertaining to who can and can't drive the large trucks used in the beet harvest. One thing that may not be well-known: When it comes to harvest time, the normal rules go out the window. Anyone...
October 2, 2009 - 9:24am