DL News Staff
NORTHUP -- a boy, Everett Ormand Jr.; born June 27, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 11 oz. to Rebecca Bauer and Everett Northup.
In the past week, I have had several calls about wheat fields that showed severe disease on the flag leaf. The symptoms were always described as a dying back of the flag leaf from the tip of the leaf downwards. This is not a disease but these symptoms are either caused by hot, dry, and windy weather, a physiological phenomenon called leaf tip necrosis, or the combination of both. Some may mistakenly identify this symptomology for barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV).
Minnesota farmers are sharing stories about everything from growing flax to raising yaks thanks to a radio series that recently marked its six-month anniversary on rural airwaves. The weekly radio program is the result of a partnership between the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Farmers Union, and Minnesota Farm Network. "Our goal is to help farmers inspire each other with their success stories and insights," said Meg Moynihan, MDA agricultural specialist. Moynihan coordinates the Ag Opportunities on the Air program on behalf of the department.
Black and white Conservation officer Randy Hanzal (Brookston) reported that a routine inspection of two anglers led to what immediately appeared to be an over limit. When asked how many sunfish they had caught, the reply was, "We don't know." As Hanzal was counting the fish, one of the anglers asked if there was a limit on sunfish. After a long count, it was discovered the two anglers had a total of 110 sunfish between them, 70 sunfish more than the combined legal limit.
For the second consecutive year, federal authorities have sanctioned killing a protected species in Minnesota. The target is about 4,000 cormorants. A select group of marksmen will perform the task on Leech Lake at Walker.
Officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are asking birders and outdoor enthusiasts to report sightings of the loggerhead shrike, a rare bird species. The statewide population of shrikes is declining. It was once found throughout much of the unforested area of the state. Recent surveys have located fewer than a couple dozen nests in Minnesota. Loggerhead shrikes have the characteristics of both songbirds and raptors. They feed on large insects, mice, frogs and small birds.
Throughout the time we spend here on earth the people we generally always will have in our lives, often not even by choice, are family. We will always have a mother or father, whether they are fraternal or adopted. We have siblings to lean on, or even friends that are so close to us we feel as if we are related to them. No matter what a family consists of to each individual, they will always have that family around them. The family is there to comfort, care and remind them of who they are, who they once were and who they can or will be in the future.
They're easy like Sunday morning and they've just released a CD. The Wood Brothers are holding it down for the folk scene. The Wood Brothers are shockingly enough, brothers. The sons of a poet and a microbiologist, the brothers had a modest beginning in Boulder, Colo.. Once they moved out the two brothers, Oliver and Chris, took two very different musical paths. Oliver Wood moved to Atlanta and formed a popular southern band, King Johnson. Chris Wood moved to New York and dived head first into the jazz-and-improv crowd.
Little Man (PG-13) 1/2 (out of 5) Starring Marlon Wayans as Calvin Shawn Wayans as Darryl Tracy Morgan as Percy Kerry Washington as Vanessa John Witherspoon as Pops Studio: Revolution Studios Directed by: Keenan Ivory Wayans The advertisements for "Little Man" carried the following tag line: "From the guys who brought you White Chicks." Hmmm... that isn't a sterling recommendation. I wasn't a huge fan of "White Chicks" (to be honest, they creeped me out... haunted my nightmares). However, I saw the movie for what it was.
We've finally reached the point in this super-consumer country when everyone's talking about alternative sources of energy. Talking about it, but mostly still undecided on what to do. There are millions of questions I'd rather not think about. How long will we continue to discover oil reserves the size of Saudi Arabia's? What must we sacrifice if there's not enough to go around? Where are the timely scientific breakthroughs, as we continue to increase consumption each year? Is it already too late? Why should I even care?