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Boys, Girls Club kids holding bleach drive for humane society
The kibosh put on Becker County-Hubbard jail plans
Young DL tracksters excel at Hershey meet
Herzog ends DL career in All-Star game as North’s offensive MVP
Legion Baseball: Alexandria takes two from DL
Lack of offense sinks Angels in 7-2 loss to Perham
Minnesota Wild’s Parise draws a crowd at Cully’s Kids Celebrity Weekend event
In the Zone
Area students perform in Piano Honors Concert
Peterson nominates NYM student for Air Force
Local students earn degrees at Bemidji State University
Ogema's Anderson graduates from Marquette University
Detroit Lakes' Ringwelski earns Concordia scholarship
Friends & Neighbors
Assumption Catholic Church ‘blessed’ with parish center
Shelton, Lambert on 2015 WE Fest schedule
Summer Scene - July 2014
Tamarac Refuge: Discover the outdoors at wildlife sanctuary
Brad Laabs: Be respectful, helpful on the water this week
Blane Klemek: The moving whistle of the upland sandpiper is sweetness to hear
Ruffed grouse counts see increase
Brad Laabs: Fish like chasing fast bait; Make your presentation match
Blane Klemek: The black-billed cuckoo is a fascinating bird
D&D Appliance in DL wins Maytag competition
Shiny, new Cenex opens in Lake Park
Legal Helpers ordered to pay back MN consumers
Gas prices take post holiday dip...again
Marco partners with AGT in cloud-based video offering
Letter: WWI decisions the cause of Mid East fighting today
Letter: Green: ‘I urged legislature to take balanced approach’
New restrictions on e-cigarettes
Lynn Hummel: The curse of the mom jeans
Unmanned aircraft advocates get a Leafy Spurge
Detroit Lakes' Caroline Smith to play Basilica Block Party
Northwest Water Carnival gets underway Friday
Genealogy workshop in Perham
Pioneer Village group hopes to "Refresh the Fest" Aug. 16
LRAC will host its inaugural "Arts Resource Fair" Aug. 16 in Fergus Falls
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