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AgweekTV: Sczepanski Farm Insolvency
Crash near Ice Cracking Lake kills two, injures two
DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
Dragon Open kicks off summer golf tournaments June 11
Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
NorthStar Academy team accepted into new hockey league
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
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
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
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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
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Benneth "Benny" Braseth
Lottie Ann Thomas
Merle R. Meyer
George B. Scarborough
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
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
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