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Red Kettle to receive matching donations Friday and Saturday
Man who ran over Fargo police officer sentenced to 12 years
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In the Zone
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train made its annual stop in DL Monday
Caught up in the gifts: Thankfulness, gratitude should last through Christmas, not just stop after Thanksgiving
Jessica Karley: Masala Chai provides delicious spin on familiar dessert
Howard Kossover: Social Security benefits did not originally include cost-of-living adjustment
Friends & Neighbors
Turkey stamp entries accepted through Dec. 27
Brad Laabs: New products help drive ice fishing industry
Blane Klemek: Minnesota’s resident wildlife tough it out through the winter
Don’t look past late season pheasants
Preliminary ‘13 deer harvest numbers released
Larson certified in compliance program
Manufacturers to hold annual meeting
MnDOT selects new District 2 engineer
Foltz Trucking coordinates local toy drive
Gervais moves stylist chair to Personal FX
Letter: Thanks to NCT volunteers
Letter: Keep ‘Christ’ in Christmas
Letter: Thanks to Frazee Fire and Rescue Squad
Our Opinion: FDA acts to curb farm antibiotics
Lynn Hummel: Lessons on standing in line
Dances with ‘The Nutcracker’
Longest Night Festival Saturday in NYM
'Anchorman 2' revives cult classic, but has Ron Burgundy sold out?
Lonestar’s holiday show is Friday at Shooting Star
Rock & Roll Christmas Spectacular tonight at Historic Holmes Theatre
Christmas Schedule of Services
BISON TICKET AUCTION: Auction winner is John H at $150!!
October 25, 2009
Minnesota farmers upset over proposed flood diversion
MOORHEAD -- Right now, it's just a line on a map. The red stripe marks the proposed route of a channel a half-mile wide in rural Clay County, an imprecise indication of where floodwater funneled away from Fargo-Moorhead by a billion-dollar ditch would go. Last week's first peek...
October 25, 2009 - 3:33pm
October 23, 2009
Bite, like weather, is inconsistant
I was out this week, and the weather has continued to be inconsistent, and for me the bite was as well. I had a couple of good outings, and a couple of poor outings. Late last week I was still getting "eyes" shallow rip jigging. One trip included some too big to keep, some eaters...
Brad Laabs / outdoors
October 23, 2009 - 3:26pm
Come and see the mallards
Come see the mallard ducks at the Pelican River's outlet from Lake Sallie, near the Hotel Shoreham pizza place. Here, at about 5 p.m. every afternoon,...
October 23, 2009 - 3:24pm
Challenging fall harvest leads to questions about soybean drying and winter storage
A challenging soybean harvest is creating many questions related to storage and drying. Soybeans at 11 percent moisture have similar storage characteristics to wheat or corn at 13 percent moisture, so an allowable storage time chart for cereal grains can be used to estimate allowable...
October 23, 2009 - 11:22am
October 21, 2009
DNR: Minnesota forests can sustain 5.5 million cords cut
Minnesota's forests can sustain logging 5.5 million cords of wood each year, about double the current level, according to an analysis for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources released Monday. The DNR, in the first major update of the state's 1994 generic environmental impact...
outdoors / news / business
October 21, 2009 - 11:12am
October 19, 2009
Beet harvest resumes after 4-day layoff
GRAND FORKS -- Most of American Crystal Sugar Co.'s receiving stations opened again Sunday to take in sugar beets, which started up the harvest again after a four-day delay because of cold temperatures and rain. About 70 percent or more of the grower-owned cooperative's 442,000...
October 19, 2009 - 8:48am
October 16, 2009
Fall fishing picking up in area
Do not put your boats away yet! The bite has been good to great even with poor to rotten weather. Be careful when launching your boat now as all the lakes are lower and the accesses are shallow. Trim up and save on prop repairs. With the freezing temps at night, make sure you trim...
Brad Laabs / outdoors
October 16, 2009 - 3:55pm
Minnesota deer season is almost here
The nine November days so eagerly awaited by Minnesotans are nearly here. The first two weeks include the time that most biologists regard as the rut. It is a time when hunters fashion the whitetail buck to be a bit more careless in his evasive behavior. This may be true to some extent,...
October 16, 2009 - 3:55pm
Soybean handling and storage
Soybeans are usually traded on a 13 percent moisture basis, so it is to the farmer's advantage to harvest, store, and sell soybeans as close to 13 percent moisture (wet basis) as possible. Soybeans that are wetter than 13 percent moisture are likely to mold under warm conditions and...
October 16, 2009 - 3:49pm
October 9, 2009
Stocking up on 'bullets'
A piece ran in the Forum recently, concerning the continuing practice of gun owners to buy up all available handgun ammunition. The Associated Press writer used "bullets" interchangeably with "cartridge." AP writers are generally accurate in subject and situation, but in this case...
October 9, 2009 - 3:46pm
Fall colors: See 'em while they last
They may be late in coming, but the colors are starting to appear in trees and underbrush around the area. Some of the best color in the area is north of Detroit Lakes, in the Tamarac National Wild Life refuge, according to Cleone Stewart, tourism director with the Detroit Lakes...
news / outdoors
October 9, 2009 - 3:37pm
Beet farmers trying to beat wet fields, cold conditions
Even with the wet weather this past week, one local beet farmer isn't worried about the current harvest. Not just yet, anyway. Eric Zurn, who...
October 9, 2009 - 3:33pm
Owls, sparrows spotted in cold
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, Oct. 8, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218) 847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888. As I compile this on Thursday, we are bracing for the first hard freeze in...
news / outdoors
October 9, 2009 - 3:19pm
Post-harvest tips for later maturing corn
The cool growing season has delayed corn maturity creating concern among corn growers. The biggest challenge with corn is removing the excess moisture after harvest. Last year, many acres remained in the field until the kernel moisture was low enough for a practical harvest. The...
October 9, 2009 - 1:33pm
October 8, 2009
Bemidji woman wins $25,000 for cranberry recipe
BEMIDJI -- Patrice Hurd of Bemidji won a $25,000 grand prize Tuesday in Ocean Spray's third annual Ultimate Cranberry Recipe Contest. The results were announced during a private cocktail reception at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Prizes were awarded by celebrity chef Tyler...
October 8, 2009 - 11:11am