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Lately, I have had several calls concerning rabbit damage on apple trees. Rabbits will feed on the bark of fruit trees when they have trouble finding other food sources. This typically happens during winters with high snow cover. While feeding on the thin bark damage is usually done to the cambium layer. This is a single cell layer where cell division takes place to produce xylem and phloem cells (wood and bark) and causes the increase in diameter of the trunk.
The Douglas County Master Gardeners invite you to their "Let's Get Growing" workshop on Saturday, March 25 at the Alexandria Technical College Office & Information Technology Center. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. and the program runs at 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eric Bergeson is the keynote speaker with this session on "In the Garden With Eric Bergeson." Eric is a frequent speaker and performer throughout Minnesota. He writes a weekly column, "The Country Scribe," for several newspapers in Northwest Minnesota about life experiences in rural Minnesota and his various travels.
Several U.S. senators and a congresswoman have teamed with a Minnesota family and the National Hockey League on federal legislation aimed at preventing childhood cancer. Among the sponsors of Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2006 is U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.). Cancer is the number one disease killer of children, and more than 12, 500 children are diagnosed with cancer each year.
An Ogema man made his first appearance on four charges in Becker County District Court March 17. District Judge Waldemar Senyk set bond at $30,000 against Ross Dodd, 25, of 32204 County Highway 34. His next court appearance is March 27. Dodd is charged with one count each of felony second-degree sale of a controlled substance, felony second-degree possession of a controlled substance, felony possession of a short-barrel gun and gross misdemeanor possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The charges stem from a March 15 incident in Lake Park.
Area high school junior and seniors are invited to participate in the annual Minnesota Citizen's Concerned for Life Oratory Contest. The local event is sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Chapter of MCCL, date and time to be announced. During the competition, each contestant will present an original speech that is five to seven minutes in length. The speech must have a pro-life emphasis and focus on the tragedy of abortion, infanticide or euthanasia. Local awards include $200-first; $150-second, and $100-third.
"Somewhere West of History: Literary Recollection and Resistance" by White Earth scholar, poet and fiction writer Kimberly M. Blaeser is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in Beckwith Recital Hall at NDSU. Refreshments and a book signing will follow the presentation. Blaeser is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She received the 2002 Wordcrafter of the Year and the Diane Decorah First Book Award in Poetry. An enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Blaeser graduated from Mahnomen High School.
AUDUBON CHAPEL of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Hwy. 10 in Audubon 439-6843 Duane Lahlum, Pastor Sunday: 9 am Sunday School for all ages; 10 am Worship. * * * * * COMMUNITY ALLIANCE CHURCH (Christian & Missionary Alliance) Corner Hwys. 34 & 59 Office 847-2266 FAX 218-847-3011 Sr. Pastor, Rev. Paul McKibben Rev. Jerry Dent, Pastor of Ad. Min. Matt McKenzie, Pastor of Congregational Care Youth Pastor Kris Buller Sign Lauguage @10:30 am services Sunday: 8 & 10:30 am Worship Services; 9:15 am Sunday School (all ages, year round).
The following information was taken from reports at the Becker County Sheriff's Department and the Detroit Lakes Police Department. Wednesday, March 11 at 9:30 a.m., a Detroit Lakes man reported a $350 Palm Pilot was stolen. Thursday, March 16 at 6:38 a.m., a Frazee woman reported her vehicle was vandalized. Saturday, March 18 at 2:09 a.m., a woman reported an assault at a Detroit Lakes bar. at 8:48 a.m., a Detroit Lakes store window was reportedly vandalized. at 9:03 a.m., a Detroit Lakes store window was reportedly vandalized.
A criminal complaint was filed against a Rochert man in Becker County District Court Monday. Lawrence Moran, 47, of 41299 County Highway 26, is accused of two counts of felony first-degree criminal damage to property and misdemeanor domestic assault. His first court appearance is April 10. According to the complaint, Moran allegedly struck a woman while both were seated inside a car at a rural Becker County residence. Moran then got out the vehicle and allegedly broke out the windows with a shovel while the woman was still in the car.