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Congressman Peterson's meeting with 'Ikes' tonight is cancelled
Capitol Chatter: Dayton lofts bonding hail Mary pass
New sailboat decorations added to beachfront: Ice Harvest Committee donation is thanks for community's support
DL's Leonard Thielen--Adam Thielen's grandpa--recounts his days as an ice harvester
Court backs Team Industries in injured worker case
Freeman stars on shorthanded diving lineup at California Baptist
Area college track update
NCE/U-H takes down D-G-F on the road, 57-46
ULTRA snowmobile club membership meeting Jan. 25
Laker ski teams compete at Bemidji Pursuits
'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
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
friends & neighbors
MN gas cost rises more than six cents per gallon
Student video contest registration open: Cash prizes for schools and students
Your legal rights: Beware of utility shut-off scams
Keepin' it old 'skool': Old Skool Boutique in Lake Park expands inventory
Salute to Business & Industry
Lantern lit loveliness: Itasca State Park to host special evening activities this Saturday
One-act play subsections set Jan. 25: Detroit Lakes cast to present Ibsen's 'A Doll's House'
Depth perception: Photo exhibit at DL's Trinity Lutheran is 'layered with meaning'
Why do we celebrate MLK Day?
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Michael & Fern (Zayic) Olson
Tom & Bertha
Phoebe "Penny" Eleanor Avesia (Jensen) Barnick
Doris L. Mjolsness
Richard "Moon" Mellen
Cordell "Corky" Kittelson
Presidents need oversight and scrutiny
Here comes the plow - what do you do?
To curb climate change, cities need the right design
Tongue frozen to flagpole? It happens
Letter: Take a close look at plans for the DL beach area
Hawk or falcon? Tricks to ID look-alike bird species
Bad things happen out there if you aren't prepared
The ice angler's landing net: Alexandria's Dresch makes a product to help get more fish in the pail
Looking back on the year in the outdoors--and ahead to 2018
Thinking small: Wetlands are a whole other world
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Construction of ice palace to start today: Cold weather causes slight delay, but still on schedule
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
DL's first plunge into Polar Fest: A look back at the beginnings of the area's biggest winter festival
'The Legend of King Isbit': DL's ice palace to be inhabited by a very special royal guest
June 5, 2009
When alfalfa is winter killed, other options
Over the past week, I've had several calls from area farmers reporting winter damaged alfalfa stands. Interseeding alfalfa back to alfalfa is risky due to a variety of factors including auto-toxicity. The level of auto-toxicity is greater in older stands (3+ years) than in younger...
June 5, 2009 - 1:05pm
May 29, 2009
Managing annoying stable flies requires special attention
The arrival of spring means the beginning of the fly season for area livestock producers. Flies are a nuisance for livestock and for those working around them and can often cause a loss in production, but you can get a head start on managing the flies before the populations build...
May 29, 2009 - 4:39pm
May 22, 2009
Weekend lawn projects for spring
Warm summer weather is finally here and with warm weather, many homeowners are looking for weekend project around the yard. Here's a couple to get you going. Fixing 'dog spots' Pet droppings, along with the associated doses of urine, create areas of "fertilizer burn" that stay...
May 22, 2009 - 4:03pm
May 15, 2009
Considerations for late-planted corn
Corn planting in much of our area has been delayed due to wet soil conditions, leading to questions about agronomic decisions for late-planted corn. Long-term data indicate that corn in Minnesota generally needs to be planted by mid-May to avoid yield losses greater than 9 percent...
May 15, 2009 - 3:03pm
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
May 1, 2009
The key to high quality forages
Forage harvest is just around the corner and a successful harvest of high quality forage begins with the proper use and set-up of the mower-conditioner. A key factor in achieving a high quality harvest is productivity -- getting the crop cut and off the field as fast as possible...
May 1, 2009 - 1:05pm
April 24, 2009
Farmers' tillage and residue options for spring
This spring presents many challenges for area farmers. Most residues from corn and soybean harvest are still standing, and many corn fields remain ready to combine when conditions allow. The soil under the residue is saturated. In some fields, deep ruts from October and November combining...
April 24, 2009 - 2:40pm
April 10, 2009
How to handle winter injury to conifers
Many homeowners were concerned when the needles of red and white pines and some other conifers turned red or rust-colored this spring. The immediate assumption was that the trees were dead or dying. Although the needles look terrible, the buds, twigs and trees are probably not...
April 10, 2009 - 11:07am
April 3, 2009
Foods that can make you feel bad
Two weeks ago, I began a series on foods that heal. This is the final segment. Much of this information was compiled by David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Servan-Schreiber is a physician and clinical professor at the University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine. At the young...
April 3, 2009 - 4:29pm
March 28, 2009
Certain foods really can make you feel better
Last week, I began a series on foods that heal. Much of the information was compiled by David Servan-Schreiber MD PhD. Dr. Servan-Schreiber is a physician and clinical professor at the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine. At the young age of 31, David was diagnosed with...
March 28, 2009 - 12:20pm
March 20, 2009
Food that heals
David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D., is a clinical professor at the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine. At the young age of 31, David was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, which he fought and won. A few years later, the tumor came back. This time he decided to add...
March 20, 2009 - 4:02pm
March 14, 2009
Nitrogen credits for abandoned crops
Our abnormally wet fall left many area farmers with corn and soybean fields that didn't get harvested. In some cases, these fields may get harvested this spring; in other cases, the fields will be destroyed. When such fields are destroyed, it leads to the question about nutrient credits...
March 14, 2009 - 1:14pm
March 6, 2009
Onions sensitive to amount of daylight
Home gardeners like to grow onions and are often in pursuit of the largest and best keeping onion. When onions fail to produce nice bulbs or set flower instead of forming bulbs, gardeners start looking at soil, fertilization practices and other cultural factors in an attempt to...
March 6, 2009 - 12:46pm
February 27, 2009
Help for ailing milk prices
The Milk Income Loss Contract Program (MILC) will be of interest to dairy producers in the coming year. The MILC program was renewed in the recent 2008 Farm Bill with a provision that raises the MILC target price when dairy feed prices are high. Not since February of 2007 has...
February 27, 2009 - 3:28pm
February 20, 2009
Dealing with black knot in cherry tree varieties
The ideal time of year for pruning trees is nearly upon us. Mild days during late March and April are an ideal time to prune trees. Pruning at this time of year allows better visibility and easier access to the cutting zones, and yet allows ample time for the wounds to heal before...
February 20, 2009 - 2:59pm