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Minnesota gains 7,800 jobs in March
Gas prices jump up in Minnesota this week
Small bump up in gas prices throughout MN
DLHS Student Art Show to open Sunday at Trinity Lutheran in DL
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Union needed between development, environment
Letter: Becker County Transit serves seniors well
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Working to meet a healthy community’s needs
Forest tent caterpillar numbers should be minimal this year in Minnesota
Unpredictable spring weather slows the bite
Eastern bluebirds among the favorites of bird enthusiasts
Prairie chicken show exceeds expectations
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April 7, 2015
NDSU horticulturist incorporates edible plants in gardening
When Esther McGinnis lived in the Twin Cities, the configuration of her yard didn’t allow her to grow a traditional garden, so she decided to get creative. “I just started sticking tomatoes here and cucumbers there because I had to have a Greek salad,” she said. She planted...
life / Friends & Neighbors
April 7, 2015 - 12:14pm
April 5, 2013
It’s April, get soil ready for planting
According to the Becker County Master Gardeners, April is the time to have your soil tested if you plan to start a new flower or vegetable garden, or if one you have is not performing well. University of Minnesota’ Soil Testing Lab will analyze the soil and make recommendations...
April 5, 2013 - 2:01pm
May 24, 2012
Forest tent caterpillars: Pockets of defoliation likely this year, but no regionwide outbreak
Forest insect experts are starting to see more forest tent caterpillars in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, but not enough to call it a major outbreak. In Minnesota, the caterpillars are defoliating trees as far north as Detroit Lakes and the east shore of Lake Mille Lacs.
May 24, 2012 - 9:35am
May 1, 2012
Minnesota man writes book on straw bale gardening
If you want a garden, but hate the work that comes with it, or if you love gardening but are no longer physically able to do it, a different method could solve your problems. Joel Karsten, who has a degree in horticultural science and grew up on a farm near Worthington, Minn., has...
May 1, 2012 - 8:54am
August 16, 2011
Have some more salad: Study finds rural residents lag in their veggie consumption
It's not uncommon for Chris Evavold and Ingrid Johnson-Evavold to know where everything on their dinner table came from. "Occasionally we'll...
August 16, 2011 - 9:13am
February 25, 2011
Garden Days coming soon to Perham, Fergus FAlls
Mark your calendars for the annual Garden Days in Otter Tail County. Both Garden Days are sponsored and hosted by the Otter Tail County Master Gardeners. The East Otter Tail County Horticulture Day will be held Saturday, March 19, in the Perham High School. Cost will be $25, including...
February 25, 2011 - 5:29pm
April 14, 2010
Easy gardening concept inspires healthful rice medley recipe
As I pulled my copy of "All New Square Foot Gardening" from the shelf in my office, my mind wandered back almost 30 years to 1981. My mom was...
April 14, 2010 - 12:00am
July 24, 2009
Reminder on Plant & Pest Clinics: Master Gardeners can help
Have a horticulture question? Ask one of the Becker County Master Gardeners during their plant and pest clinics from 9 a.m. to noon on July 27, 31, Aug. 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31. Clinics are in the Becker County Extension Office, BC Human Services Building, Detroit Lakes.
July 24, 2009 - 3:01pm
May 8, 2009
Low impact insecticides for gardeners
Now that we have left the doldrums of winter behind us, the promise of a new growing season beckons. Although we hope we don't encounter insect pests, we should be prepared to act if it becomes necessary. When using integrated pest management (IPM), we explore any non-chemical methods...
May 8, 2009 - 4:45pm
September 12, 2008
Tiny garden slugs cause big damage
Slugs can be very damaging pests in moist, shady gardens. They feed on the leaves of many plants, especially seedlings. Later in the season they can feed on ripening fruits and vegetables. Slugs are especially numerous during rainy seasons and in well-irrigated gardens. If slugs...
September 12, 2008 - 12:00am
September 5, 2008
Garden Quilt Show awards prizes, builds scholarship
The Garden Quilt Show, held in Lake Park on Aug. 23, is the fund-raiser for the Families Forever Scholarship fund in memory of Mary Disse Ballard. Two $500 scholarships are presented to young women who express in an essay and interview what their families, communities and churches...
September 5, 2008 - 12:00am
July 17, 2008
PEO featured gardens ready for tours
The Biennial Detroit Lakes P.E.O. Garden Tour and Tea, "Tea by the Sea," is Thursday, July 24. Gardens to be featured are Jonathon Danielson's at 1110 Washington Avenue; Scott and Chris Mehlhaff, Lodge on Lake Detroit, at 1200 East Shore Drive; Dr. Lowell Wenberg at 24432 N. Melissa...
July 17, 2008 - 12:00am
Fest of Birds kicks off with city rain garden planting
Once upon a time, stormwater runoff really wasn't a problem in northwestern Minnesota. In sparsely populated areas, precipitation was naturally absorbed into the loose, un-compacted soil, which contained microbes and plant systems that filtered out pollutants before the water moved...
May 17, 2008 - 12:00am