DL News Staff
The time is fast approaching for another glorious weekend of fabulous entertainment, great food, and wonderful exhibits from various artists and artisans. The Phelps Mill Festival has become a very special place for thousands of visitors during the past two decades.
Boys and their toys. In some ways, that is what it seemed like at the Merlin Olson dairy farm west of Waubun Tuesday. But that is really a mischaracterization. These toys keep Olson's farm in business. And the same for another dozen or so farmers attending a monthly meeting of the Mahnomen-Norman Dairy Club. They looked at and talked about the advantages and disadvantages of various types of hay-making and transport equipment. Of course, there were plenty of tractors on the scene as well!
Judging for 4-H Clothing Construction and Fashion Revue day is Tuesday July 18, at the Washington Square Mall, starting at 12:30-5:30 p.m. The public is welcome to come and watch the young 4-Hers in Becker County. You may even learn a few new patterns to try for yourself. Come on out and show your support for 4-H youth in Becker County! 4-H Foodstand and Finance Committee Meeting There will be a 4-H Foodstand and Finance Committee meeting on June 28, 7 p.m. at Lakes Homes in Detroit Lakes. Decisions will be made for this year's Becker County Fair July 26-29.
Some alfalfa producers have noticed what appears to be a yellowing, or bleached appearance in their second crop alfalfa, along with less than acceptable re-growth after the first cutting? Sometimes a lack of adequate soil moisture or a nutrient deficiency causes a similar appearing problem, but if growing conditions have been favorable, the lack of growth may have been caused by potato leafhoppers. Potato leafhoppers can be an important pest on crops such as alfalfa, dry beans, and potatoes.
The following are daily future price settlements on near-contracts for grain, livestock and dairy commodities for the week of June 16-22. Minneapolis spring wheat, July contract; Friday $4.33 1/4; Monday $4.33 1/2; Tuesday $4.46; Wednesday $4.59; Thursday $4.62. Chicago corn, July contract; Friday $2.35 1/2; Monday $2.29 3/4; Tuesday $2.29 3/4; Wednesday $2.32 3/4; Thursday $2.30 1/2. Chicago soybeans, July contract; Friday $6.00 1/4; Monday $5.84 1/2; Tuesday $5.85 1/4; Wednesday $5.86 1/4; Thursday $5.83. Chicago live cattle, August contract; Friday $83.45; Monday $83.90; Tue
With 10 riders going 440 miles on horseback for 21 days, the men of the 7th Cavalry of Yellowstone have only one mission in mind: to commemorate the 130th anniversary of The Battle of Bighorn. The group started at Fort Lincoln south of Mandan, N.D., and is taking the Custer Trail to the battlefield near Hardin, Mont.
SUNDAY, JUNE 25 2:00 pm- Callaway Community Council, Callaway City Hall. 12:00 pm- Toastmaster meet at noon in Speak Easy. 7-8:00 pm- ALATEEN Group, Holy Rosary Church basement. 7:00 pm- Lakes Area Birding Club, generally at DL Public Library. 7:30 p.m - Eagles meeting. 8:00 pm- AA, corner of Summit & Holmes, 844-9970. MONDAY, JUNE 26 8:30 am-7 pm- Adult Basic Education & GED tutoring, 204 E. Willow (Lincoln Ed. Ctr.).
What does a small Southeast Asian country have to do with wild rice? Well, if you're a lover of both Thai cuisine and savory wild rice, you'll be sure to enjoy these two new combos. Wild rice enthusiasts are already familiar with the traditional wild rice comfort foods such as creamy wild rice soup. But the adventurous soul looking to add a little international flair to the traditional wild rice dishes might like to give Thai a try. Although Thai cooking is well known for its spicy peppers, it is a common misconception that all Thai food is hot.
Minnesota's two U.S. senators were part of the majority Thursday rejecting two proposals setting a timetable for U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq. The first resolution called for withdrawing all U.S. forces by July 2007, while the second measure would begin withdrawals but no timetable for completion. Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman said there is general consensus for getting U.S. forces "out of the center of action" as soon as possible, but that decision should be made by American military commanders "on the ground," not Congress. Democrat U.S. Sen.
A Frazee woman was sentenced on a felony charge in Becker County District court Wednesday. District Judge John Pearson stayed imposition against Dawn Basswood, 29, of 607 2nd Street Southeast, for theft of property/services. Basswood was credited for 19 days served in jail, was fined $1,037 and placed on supervised probation for up to five years. Basswood was charged with shoplifting items from a Detroit Lakes store Nov. 22, 2005.