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A group of Minnesota atheists isn’t sitting out the Christmas season
Gas prices expected to stay low for the holidays
Duluth to ask state about privacy surrounding police body cameras
Democratic doubts remain as Daudt prepares to lead Minnesota House
The fun side of police work
Spuds earn five-point victory over Lakers
Dance teams nearly sweep at Fergus Falls, fourth at conference kick
Top-ranked Minneota defeats Frazee for Kertscher Duals championship
Otters and Lakers battle to overtime tie
Lakers win late at Alexandria 54-49
Holy Rosary completes first Knowledge Bowl
Plowing snow onto highway can be a hazard, considered illegal
Don’t let stress beat you
Applications sought: Scholarships available to those in medical field
Non-toy ideas for kids’ Christmas gifts
Friends & Neighbors
Essentia gives Wolf Lake Rescue a gift
6,600 Minnesota jobs created; rate down to 3.7%
Dept of Revenue wins improvement award
Minnesotans saving big coin with gas dip
New agent joins Jack Chiver Realty team
Variety of events planned in area
Celebrating ‘most wonderful time of the year’
Sawyer Brown bringing Christmas spirit to Shooting Star this Friday
Longest Night Music Fest set this Sunday in NYM
‘The Classic Nutcracker’ coming to NDSU’s Reineke Festival Hall
1 step forward, 2 steps back
Leave us all alone! We can’t breathe!
The limit of Minnesota Nice: Norwegian Americans rally to defeat ambassador pick
Time is right for American policy change on Cuba
Man versus the machine
Voyageurs National Park grows by 61 acres
Court order puts Great Lakes wolves back on endangered species list
Stay safe when darkhouse spearing
Innovations have changed the ice fishing industry
December is ‘the moon of popping trees’
From ski lessons to tubing fun, there’s lots for kids to do on the Mountain
New ski lodge is heart of Detroit Mountain Recreation Area
Making Detroit Mountain happen
Holiday Traditions 2014
Winter Laker Book 2014-15
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
Severe Weather Announcements (1)
December 5, 2014
Poinsettias are great for winter, holidays
According to the Becker County Master Gardeners, December is the time for holiday plants. 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...
December 5, 2014 - 7:30am
September 27, 2014
Extension offering help: Time to check food preservation equipment
Food preservation season is here. Now is the time to check your equipment. Pressure canners are either a dial gauge or a weighted gauge. Weighted gauges do not require testing but should be kept clean and rust-free. Dial gauges should be tested every year for accuracy. The Becker...
September 27, 2014 - 6:30am
August 24, 2014
September is time to order spring flowering bulbs
According to Master Gardeners, September is the time to order spring flowering bulbs to plant. Water them thoroughly after planting. Unless there’s ample rainfall, continue watering every couple weeks so they develop good roots before winter. Mulch them once the soil freezes....
August 24, 2014 - 7:00am
July 27, 2014
August is time to multiply perennial flowers
According the Becker County Master Gardeners, August is the time to constantly pick ripe and oversize produce from your gardens to minimize yellow jacket (wasp) activity and to encourage plants to remain productive as long as possible. Remove fallen fruit as well, before it begins...
July 27, 2014 - 7:00am
June 12, 2014
June is time to assess spring bulbs
According to the Becker County Master gardeners, June is the time to assess the performance of your spring-flowering bulbs. Lift and discard any that failed to bloom well; they won’t improve. Fertilize the others, and allow their foliage to mature naturally. Braiding or tying...
June 12, 2014 - 7:30am
May 23, 2014
Master Gardeners to host plant sale on Saturday
The Becker County Master Gardener Plant Sale will be held Saturday, May 24, from 8-11 a.m. in the Detroit Lakes City Park. Stop by and visit with the Master Gardeners and pick up some herbs, annuals, perennials, etc. for your garden.
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May 23, 2014 - 7:30am
May 3, 2014
May is good time to plant seedlings, grass
According to the Becker County Master Gardeners, May is the time that most flowering annuals are available as sturdy seedlings at garden center and nurseries but many will grow just as well or even better when you seed them directly into the garden. Zinnias, cosmos, bachelor’s...
May 3, 2014 - 7:00am
April 16, 2014
High Tunnel class in Park Rapids
Spring time in Minnesota can be unpredictable and if you are a gardener that can be frustrating. Come and learn how you can extend the growing season by using a high tunnel. Terry Nennich, University of Minnesota Extension educator, will teach a course on High Tunnel Gardening...
April 16, 2014 - 6:00pm
March 9, 2014
March gardening 101
According to the Becker County Masters Gardeners, now is the time to… Inspect your apple or crabapple trees for fire blight so you can prune out all traces of the disease this month. You might also find the blackened, dead branch tips on pear trees or mountain ash. Check also...
March 9, 2014 - 7:00am
February 25, 2014
Class on growing veggie gardens in NYM
Kathy Connell, master gardener and owner of Redfern Gardens in Sebeka, will give the second of a series of four workshops on gardening in preparation for spring planting this Saturday, March 1, at 10 a.m., as part of the Continental Divide Folk School at the New York Mills Regional...
February 25, 2014 - 10:00pm
February 7, 2014
Time to prune trees, keep flowers longer
According to the Becker County Master Gardeners, February is the time to have shade trees and fruit trees professionally pruned this month or next. It’s easier to see a tree’s structure when no leaves are present, and the fresh cuts won’t pose a disease or insect problem...
February 7, 2014 - 3:00pm