DL News Staff
Bruce Preece was fired on Friday from his position as Bemidji public safety director, reportedly because of differences in management style. Detective Sgt. Jerry Johnson is serving as interim public safety director. Preece had been on paid administrative leave since April 25. He was placed on leave by former Bemidji City Manager David Minke. Ron Eischens, city finance director is now serving as interim city manager. He said the city has not developed a plan for replacing Preece. Meanwhile, in an unrelated action earlier this month, U.S.
A U.S. House Agriculture subcommittee held a field hearing in Winona on new federal dairy policy May 31. Subcommittee chairman U.S. Rep.
Area farmers are invited to participate in upcoming University of Minnesota Extension small grain staging and management clinics this month. University crop specialists and Extension educators will be on hand, to answer 2006 growing season concerns, questions and to exchange information. The clinics will be held at: Lake Park City Center, Thursday, June 15, 8-10 a.m. Comstock Community Center, Thursday, June 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Gary, Triangle Ag Complex, Wednesday, June 21, 9-11 a.m. Producers encouraged to bring in wheat and barley samples for evaluation of crop stage and par
The following are daily future price settlements on near-contracts for grain, livestock and dairy commodities for the week of June 2-8. Minneapolis spring wheat, July contract; Friday $4.66; Monday $4.65; Tuesday $4.50 1/2; Wednesday $4.58 1/4; Thursday $4.53. Chicago corn, July contract; Friday $2.59 1/2; Monday $2.53; Tuesday $2.57 3/4; Wednesday $2.51; Thursday $2.45 1/2. Chicago soybeans, July contract; Friday $6.09; Monday $6.03 3/4; Tuesday $5.93 1/2; Wednesday $5.97; Thursday $5.87 3/4. Chicago live cattle, August contract; Friday $81.30; Monday $80.67; Tuesday $80.57; W
The most popular "call of the week" was questions on weed control in pastures. With adequate moisture and warm temperatures, weeds, especially thistles, seem to be on the mind of farmers and ranchers. Weed control in permanent pastures can be a challenging job to livestock producers.
Researchers from the NWROC entomology project found soybean aphids on V1/V2 soybeans between Crookston and Fisher two weeks ago. Populations are very small (nothing to worry about yet!), but this is the earliest date that soybean aphids have been recorded infesting fields in northern Minnesota (and may be one of the earliest dates for them to be found in commercial fields in the state!). These aphids undoubtedly over-wintered in the region this year.
Recent popular media stories have sought to raise the specter of a conflict in food versus fuel as our nation moves toward less reliance on costly imported oil. Had reporters taken a close look at U.S.
Feb. 4, 1929-June 4, 2006 Mae O. Brown, 77, of Callaway, died Sunday, June 4, 2006 at St. Mary's Regional Health Center, Detroit Lakes. Mae Opal Sonju was born to Ole and Othelia (Herfendahl) Sonju on Feb. 4, 1929, near Lake Eunice in rural Detroit Lakes. She grew up with her six brothers in the Lake Eunice area. Mae married Denver Brown on June 22, 1946 in Detroit Lakes. She was a homemaker and raised five children. She enjoyed sewing, reading and needle work.
April 27, 1920-June 2, 2006 Mildred C. Grefsrud, 86, of Twin Valley, Minn., died Friday, June 2, 2006, in Villa Maria Nursing Home, Fargo. Mildred Caroline Jacobson, the daughter of Nels and Clara (Kvidt) Jacobson, was born April 27, 1920 in Twin Valley, Minn. She was baptized and confirmed in her faith at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Flom, Minn. Mildred attended school in that community and graduated from Waubun High School with the class of 1939. On April 18, 1941, Mildred married Palmer Grefsrud at the Wild Rice Parsonage, rural Twin Valley.