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'In Spite of Heroin': Area mom pens book about surviving twin sons’ addiction
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Audubon man faces domestic assault charges
MnDOT adds North Star Route to U.S. bicycle system
Local National Guard unit wins acclaim during grueling training in Mojave Desert
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Offensive woes continue for Laker girls
Pelican Rapids completes sweep at Frazee
Viking girls hold on for win at Frazee
Wrestlers looking to jump back in section mix
Wittner takes over Hornet basketball program
Want to be a snowbird?: Here’s what you should know before ‘taking flight’
In search of cultural identity in a new country
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
Reacting the christian way
Friends & Neighbors
Average MN gas prices up 5 cents
Styles on Willow has a new hair stylist
Essentia Health welcomes family medicine physician in Park Rapids
Is your sewer skewered?: Local man designs system to prevent frozen sewer vents
Essentia Health welcomes orthopedic surgeon in Detroit Lakes
Grace Lutheran to host Holiday Vendor Fair
'World's best tribute to young Elvis' comes to Detroit Lakes Saturday
Area students participating in Concordia Christmas Concerts
Award-winning country artist Phil Vassar coming to Shooting Star Friday
Great American Think-Off solicits questions for anniversary debate
Helen C. Erickson
Diana Lynn Aker
Eugene (Gene) A. Nelson
Melvin Martin Goodman
Jeffrey Lee Olds
Mourning a friend who survived Pearl Harbor--and helped win WWII
Guest editorial: Don't ditch local businesses this Christmas
Does penalizing airlines for customer service infractions do any good?
Don't curse the clouds, they have surprising benefits
Editorial: Becker County scams - why can't we stop them?
It's December, bring on the ice fishing!
This is the time to go after trophy muskies
Wanted: More deer hunters in Minnesota
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Lot of activity as autumn turns towards winter
An explosion of everything Christmas: Detroit Lakes woman creates holiday wonderland in her home
MN children's book author coming to DLCCC Thursday
Tuxes & Tails: Rescued dogs, tuxedo’d handlers to strut their stuff on the runway this coming Friday
'An Andy and Bing Christmas': Former NFL player to bring classic Christmas show to DL
Holiday Train rolls into Detroit Lakes Dec. 12
Pine to Palm
Severe Weather Announcements (2)
February 8, 2009
Wind farms stir up worry in Glyndon
February 8, 2009 - 12:00am
February 4, 2009
West Fargo mayor featured in New York Times report on wind energy
WEST FARGO - West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern is featured in a story in today's edition of The New York Times titled "Dark Days for Green Energy." In the story, Mattern talks about the city's plans for wind energy, despite the nation's credit crisis. DMI Industries of Fargo operates...
February 4, 2009 - 3:35pm
January 16, 2009
Windmill project underway at former Callaway School
CALLAWAY -- This winter, if you happen to be driving past the former Callaway Elementary School building, you may notice a hole in the ground...
January 16, 2009 - 12:00am
September 21, 2008
Will's Windmill Column: Lawn care seminar set for Oct. 9 in DL
If you are a Master Gardener volunteer, local Extension educator, lawn care industry professional, in golf course turf maintenance, or a landscape and/or grounds caretaker, and would like the opportunity to refresh and expand your lawn care knowledge please consider attending the...
September 21, 2008 - 12:00am
May 31, 2008
Will's Windmill column: Hoary Alyssum in hay, pasture and forage
Hoary alyssum is a weed common to Hubbard and Becker Counties and throughout Minnesota, the surrounding states, and Canada. It is particularly adapted to dry conditions such as occur on sandy or gravely soils. Hoary alyssum is a member of the mustard family and is perennial in its...
May 31, 2008 - 12:00am
May 24, 2008
Will's Windmill column: Do the math before creep feeding calves
Karl Hoppe, Extension livestock specialist at North Dakota State University, offers beef producers some advice on creep feeding calves, and making decisions that could affect their profit margin when they sell those calves months from now. One of those decisions is whether to supply...
May 24, 2008 - 12:00am
May 11, 2008
Will's Windmill column: Corn needs heat units to emerge
Corn requires about 100 growing degrees days (GDDs) to emerge (but emergence requirements can vary from 90 to150 GDDs). To determine daily GDD accumulation, calculate the average daily temperature (high plus low) divided by 2 and subtract the base temperature, which is 50 degrees...
May 11, 2008 - 12:00am
April 26, 2008
Will's Windmill column: Adjusting for expensive beef forage
The days of cheap forage are gone. Just looking at the nutrient removal costs in a ton of hay will push hay prices to over $70 per ton. By the time machinery costs and labor are calculated, $100 a ton is about the break-even price of producing hay. This has several management implications. First,...
April 26, 2008 - 12:00am
April 20, 2008
Will's Windmill Column: State expands Bovine TB Control Zone
The Board of Animal Health has announced that effective April 15, the regulatory zone in northwest Minnesota currently known as the TB Core Area will be expanded to include the TB Management Zone. Cattle herds located in the newly expanded Management Zone will be required to obtain...
April 20, 2008 - 12:00am
April 13, 2008
Will's Windmill Column: Nitrogen best management practices will reduce contamination
Nitrogen is an essential plant nutrient that is applied to our crops in greater quantity than any other fertilizer. With the current cost of nitrogen fertilizer, it is more important then ever that producers use care and caution, and yet get the best bang for their nitrogen buck. Vast...
April 13, 2008 - 12:00am
April 6, 2008
Will's Windmill column: Why water in private wells can smell bad
If you have a private well and the water smells musty or like "rotten eggs," you may have a bacteria problem. The bacteria that cause this smell live in the soil or aquifer. They do not pose a health risk. However, once they are introduced to a well, they may multiply rapidly and...
April 6, 2008 - 12:00am
March 24, 2008
Will's Windmill column: Managing pests in landscapes, homes
Dandelions, creeping charlie, ladybugs, cluster flies, mosquitoes, leaf eating insects, plant diseases, the list goes on! Do you recognize any of these common home and garden problems? You are probably not alone, and may have wondered how to gain a better understanding of them. Beginning...
March 24, 2008 - 12:00am
March 17, 2008
Will's Windmill column: Enhancing effectiveness of permanent pastures
In recent summers as I have traveled throughout central Minnesota and observed pastures, it becomes readily apparent that much can be done to improve the production capabilities of what people call permanent pastures. We can greatly increase the livestock carrying capacity of these...
March 17, 2008 - 12:00am
March 9, 2008
Will's Windmill - Can wheat be used as an alfalfa companion crop?
DETROIT LAKES - Current market prices for wheat and barley make these crops potentially profitable options as small-grain companion crops when establishing alfalfa, according to recent University of Minnesota research. Wheat's current value should give growers extra incentives...
March 9, 2008 - 12:00am