DL News Staff
Work began in April on the $37 million dollar Highway 10 bypass project, a joint effort of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), the City of Detroit Lakes and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. The main goal of the project is to improve safety for drivers entering, leaving and driving along Highway 10 as it passes through the Detroit Lakes downtown area.
SUNDAY, JULY 9 2:00 pm- Callaway Community Council, Callaway City Hall. 4:00-6 pm-The Detroit Lakes, Moorhead, Fargo area PFLAG (Parents, Families/Friends, of Lesbians & Gays) Chapter meets at the PEPP bldg. at 116 12th St. So., Moorhead, MN. Info: Audrey at 218-238-6604. 7-8:00 pm- ALATEEN Group, Holy Rosary Church basement. 8:00 pm- AA, corner of Summit & Holmes, 844-9970. MONDAY, JULY 10 8:30 am-7 pm- Adult Basic Education & GED tutoring, 204 E. Willow (Lincoln Ed. Ctr.).
The annual University of Minnesota Northwest Research and Outreach Center Field Day will be held Wednesday, July 12, in Crookston. The morning tours begin at 8:30 a.m. A special topic is how to maintain viable crop rotations for sugarbeets when corn and soybeans are already in the mix. The afternoon tours, which start at 1 p.m., will focus on weed control in sugarbeets and small grains. The morning speakers and topics are: Dr. Carol Windels, increased risks of rhizoctonia root rot as crop rotations are changing. Dr.
Minneapolis spring wheat, September contract; Friday $4.93; Monday Closed; Tuesday $5.07; Wednesday $5.12 3/4; Thursday $5.14 1/2. Chicago corn, September contract; Friday $2.46; Monday Closed; Tuesday $2.45 1/2; Wednesday $2.49 1/2; Thursday $2.55. Chicago soybeans, August contract; Friday $6.00 1/2; Monday Closed; Tuesday $5.92 1/2; Wednesday $6.00 1/2; Thursday $6.13 1/2. Chicago live cattle, August contract; Friday $85.67; Monday Closed; Tuesday $86.35; Wednesday $86.85; Thursday $85.95.
The Minneapolis Grain Exchange recently announced membership sales with three sold at $49,000 July 5. This follows a record month of trading with spring wheat futures trading at a record 169,574 contracts for the month. According to MGEX records, that is the highest June volume and the second highest monthly volume in the Exchange's 125-year history. The June spring wheat futures volume was 28 percent higher than a year earlier, according to MGEX president Mark Bagan.
The North Dakota State University Extension Service has a new publication to help small-grain producers fight fusarium head blight. The publication, "Ground Application of Fungicide for the Suppression of Fusarium Head Blight," describes the latest research and includes recommendations on the most effective application techniques. It also has a section on adapting spray nozzles to provide the proper fungicide spray pattern. Fusarium head blight, also known as scab, is a disease that can occur on all small-grain crops, but is most common on spring wheat, durum and barley.
Conventional and alternative breeding and gestation management are the focus of Pork Checkoff-funded Swine Training Programs scheduled for July in Waseca and Morris. Breeding and Gestation Management will be July 27-28 at the University of Minnesota Southern Research and Outreach Center, Waseca. Alternative Breeding and Gestation Management will be July 31-Aug. 1 at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris.
Judging for this year 4-H Demonstration and Food Revue Day is Friday July 14, at the Washington Square Mall, 12:30-5 p.m. The public is welcome to come watch the young 4-Hers in Becker County wow and amaze you with their talent. You will even get some free recipes! Come out and show your support for 4-H youth in Becker County! 4-H Clothing Construction & Fashion Revue Day Judging for 4-H Clothing Construction and Fashion Revue day is Tuesday July 18, at the Washington Square Mall, 12:30-5:30 p.m. The public is welcome to come and watch the young 4-Hers in Becker County.