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Man in custody after Becker County chase that hit speeds of nearly 120 mph
Search continues for victim after boat collision on Park Rapids lake
Lakers prepare in annual Red White scrimmage
Fergus Falls shuts out Laker tennis
League champions Burnside's win softball tournament title
Second half flurry gives Laker boys first win in 20 games
SOCCER: Last second OT goal lifts Flyers over Laker girls
Park Rapids dancer trains with renowned Rockettes
Miss Wolf Lake Pageant is Aug. 26
Friends & Neighbors
'Brew boys' bring new flavor
State gains 11,300 jobs in July
Bell Bank hires Amundson, promotes Erickson
Waubun Insurance Agency purchased
The Inn at Dunvilla opens
Jennifer Lawrence is ranked world's highest paid-actress for second year
Man of 1,000 voices
Headwaters Center programming resumes Sept. 6 in Armory Square
Medora Musical ticket sales break 100,000
Down to the Nitty Gritty: McEuen talks Dirt Band, Music on the Mountain
Roger W. Gottenborg
Mary Ellen Marks
Thomas Raymond Savageau
Maurice F. "Maury" Gagnier
Barbara (Duncan) Erickson
The truth about Muslims in MN
Docs not selling out for sandwhiches
Give credit to Dayton, Tina Smith, for tour of all 87 counties in Minnesota
Read more, watch less TV: Follow these steps and become an informed voter
All MN students now taking ACTs
Master Gardening Training
'Wise as an old crow' is a true thing
Look close: Don't shoot radio-collared bears
Sad news--more zebra mussels
Electronics now a key part of fishing
September --EMDASH-- Now is the time to...
'Coffee with the Council' set Saturday in DL
DL Jaycees fire up for 2nd annual Rib Fest
Wething celebrates 88 years
Theater for everyone
Pine to Palm
December 19, 2013
Master gardeners: December is for poinsettias
According to the Master Gardeners, December is the time for poinsettias. Poinsettias are among the easiest holiday plants to grow. First, you must choose a healthy one, and get it home without suffering any cold damage. It should be wrapped well, then transported in a heated...
December 19, 2013 - 7:00am
November 16, 2013
Use room temp water for all houseplants
According to the Becker County Master Gardeners, November is the time to use room temperature water for all your houseplants. Most originated in the tropics or sub-tropics and can be injured by icy tap water. Leave a jug of water out for several hours or test tap water on the inside...
November 16, 2013 - 1:00pm
September 25, 2013
October is the time to plant, cover spring bulbs
According to the Becker County Master Gardeners, October is the time to plant spring-blooming bulbs outdoors this month. Water the soil well, then cover the area with three to four inches of mulch. Continue to water weekly if rainfall is sparse. Bulbs that aren’t planted in...
September 25, 2013 - 12:29pm
September 4, 2013
Training open for Master Gardeners
If you have an interest in plants and gardening and would enjoy sharing that interest with others, apply to become a University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener. Applications are being accepted for the Becker County Extension Master Gardener Program now until Oct. 31. Individuals...
September 4, 2013 - 10:50am
July 24, 2013
Lake Park Garden Club to host District 11 Horticulture Show
The new Lake Park Audubon High School, 611 Vigen Lane, Lake Park will be the site for the Thursday, Aug. 1, District 11 Horticulture show. The show is being hosted by the members of the Lake Park Garden Club. Garden clubs from surrounding area will be participating, including Detroit...
July 24, 2013 - 7:19am
July 5, 2013
Make sure to water plants
According to the Becker County Master Gardeners, July is the time to: Continue watering the lawn regularly to keep it looking its best and growing densely so weeds don’t take over. You’ll know it’s time to water when foot prints don’t pop right back up after you walk...
July 5, 2013 - 2:52pm
June 19, 2013
Grab your gardening gloves and get smarter while weeding
Garden dirt might make you smarter. Research by the American Society for Microbiology indicates that exposure to Microbacterium vacae is believed...
June 19, 2013 - 7:00am
June 5, 2013
Even with late start, June gardens will flourish
According to the Becker County Master Gardeners, June is the time to Don’t worry if you’ve gotten a late start on your garden this year. Garden centers are still full of healthy, well-developed perennials and annuals — even vegetables — ready to transplant. With warmer...
June 5, 2013 - 12:42pm
May 29, 2013
Extension office offers plant, pest clinics
With summer upon us, so come the many questions about trees, shrubs, home gardens and lawns. To help answer your questions and provide helpful ideas, the Becker County Extension Service features Plant & Pest/and Gardening Clinics every Monday (now through September) and Friday...
May 29, 2013 - 11:24am
March 6, 2013
Tips for getting ready for spring planting
It’s March and now is the time to order seeds now to start indoors under florescent lights later this month or start new houseplants from tip shoot slips for new houseplants or to add to early next. Check seed packets to see how many weeks ahead of transplanting they must be started....
March 6, 2013 - 2:28pm
October 12, 2012
October is the time to clean up your garden and put it to bed for the winter. Some tips courtesy of the Becker County Master gardeners include Tackle garden clean-up chores before cold, wet weather makes them more difficult. Pull frost-damaged annuals and vegetables, cut back...
October 12, 2012 - 2:13pm
July 22, 2010
It's raspberry time
PHOTOS BY BRIAN BASHAM With increased cancer rates and a growing outcry against processed, chemically-treated foods, homegrown farmers have...
July 22, 2010 - 8:00am
April 23, 2010
Important practice: Lawn mowing tips
Lawn mowing is perhaps the most important practice performed in home lawn care. The simple practice of mowing impacts not only the appearance of your lawn, but also can impact the turf's ability to ward off problems. Regardless of whether the lawn is fertilized, irrigated or other...
April 23, 2010 - 3:24pm
April 2, 2010
It's time: Prune fruit trees soon
Carl Hoffman, my coworker in Stearns County, brings us this week's timely tip. Many of us have fruit trees that are often neglected, but hopefully, this article will motivate those of us that need a little encouragement to put those pruning shears to work. Late winter to early...
April 2, 2010 - 3:05pm
September 18, 2009
Conference offers youth perspective on gardening programs
CHANHASSEN -- Put a kid in a garden and watch what grows! A bountiful harvest of self-esteem, responsibility, love of nature and positive work...
September 18, 2009 - 11:48am