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AgweekTV: Biotech Labeling
WE Tribal Council exonerates Tara Mason
Capitol Chatter: End-of-session questions go unanswered
Strong feelings arise about plans for DL Pavilion
Fishing runs hot and cold for Lake of the Woods Opener crew
Otters upset DL to end softball regular season
Playoffs begin Monday for DL tennis
Johnson honored in MIAC Women's Track and Field awards
Park Rapids sweeps Pequot Lakes, repeats as Mid-State champs
Minnesota artist provides artwork for new state license plate honoring fallen officers
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
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Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
In 'Tomorrow,' it's a dog's life... literally
Locals who love jazz: F-M Kicks explore big-band sound in spring concert
'The Wild Inside' will make you howl
Final three acts announced for Minnesota State Fair grandstand
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Donald & Kathleen (King) Coder
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
Andrew "Andy" L. Lindvig
John "Jack" Burns
Opinion: Buffer tax credit is both sensible and deserved
Rescissions bill is a smokescreen
Approve funding for Minnesota facilities
Some things you don't brag about
Do Minnesotans value roads and bridges more than schools and public safety?
Fishing runs hot and cold for Lake of the Woods Opener crew
A busy opener in the lakes area
Turkey decoys attract surprise visitors
The nighttime sounds of frogs and toads
Be kind and help out at lake accesses
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
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.
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.
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