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Three car accident closes Highway 34
Man sentenced to 20 years for attempted murder
Camp dedicated to military kids
Weather Alerts: Blizzard Watch Monday Night and Tuesday
Aaron's Weather Talk: March
Intense state final caps Huwe’s wrestling season
Laker duo ready to enjoy state swimming and diving meet
Tuesday night's girls playoff game postponed
Lucky Leprechaun 5K Fun Run March 14
Olson, Freeman qualify for state swimming and diving meet
Perham man pens new book series
20 suggested uses for essential oils today
Tuesday Matters: Everyday Talking
Monday Matters: Everyday I Should
Turning back the pages
Friends & Neighbors
Arctic Cat acquires riding gear company
Gas prices up again in Minnesota, nation
Marco Inc. purchases IT company, Solbrekk
Manufacturers to meet, talk exporting
Credit Union branch opening in DL location
Knights of Columbus to hold fish fry
Wood, Stoddard to play in NYM Saturday
Honor local physicians on Doctor’s Day, March 30
Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s unique sound has brought long-lived success
Easton Corbin plays Shooting Star this Friday
Resolve debate over oil conditioning vs. stabilizing
Workforce housing key to economic growth
Do your part to stop pest, AIS invasions
Letter: Congress should protect Minnesota’s waterways
Today is a goner and not worth haggling over
The wildlife of MN: The pileated woodpecker
Now is a good time to prep for open water season
The European starling is a transplant to North America
Ice house removal dates here
Take a trip for early open water fishing
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
Severe Weather Announcements (12)
February 21, 2015
Buy a plant instead of cut flowers this winter
According to the Becker County Master Gardeners, February is the time to read up on plant/pest problems that bothered your garden last year for prevention ideas. Whether buying a plant for yourself or giving one as a gift, take special care in transporting it in winter weather....
February 21, 2015 - 5:35am
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