During the first week of March, the 10th annual Great Lakes Indigenous Farming Conference brought together 150 organic farmers, college representatives, USDA representatives and students from tribal schools to continue work to restore native foods on the White Earth reservation and beyond. The conference included hands on workshops on goat cheese making, and salve making as well as many presentations on seed saving, restoration of food systems, decolonizing our diets, tribal food policies, and organic agriculture systems.
JOHNSON — a boy; born March 4, 2013, weighing 7 pounds, 10.7 ounces, to Abby and James Johnson. SHINDER — a boy, Aries James; born March 7, 2013, weighing 6 pounds, 9.4 ounces, to Taurus Shinder and Alexander Hanks. DAHL — a boy, Carter James; born March 7, 2013, weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces, to Nicole and Trevor Dahl. McDOUGALL — a girl, Mackenzie Ann; born March 8, 2013, weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces, to Erica and DJ McDougall. SMITH — a girl, Nikita Pearl; born March 8, 2013, weighing 8 pounds, 4.7 ounces, to Marie King and Charles Smith.
The following area students earned a spot on the dean’s list from Bemidji State University at the conclusion of the 2012 fall semester. Audubon: Brett Montplaisir. Detroit Lakes: Katie Baumann; Jamie Maloney; Brett Provo; Matthew Stenger. Frazee: Matthew Shipman. Lake Park: Autumn Ricke. Osage: Chloe Streeper. Rochert: Laura Christensen. Vergas: Natasha Wallace. Waubun: Lindsey Adams; Jonathan Guenther.
Q: Last year I started Social Security retirement. As it turned out, I did not continue to work part-time as originally planned. Do I need to report that my earnings were less than expected for last year? A: If you received Social Security retirement or survivors benefits and were younger than full retirement age (FRA) for at least part of last year, report your 2012 employment earnings if your estimated or actual earnings exceeded 2012 earnings test amounts for your age.
The white flakes blowing across the freeway in California’s Central Valley looked like snow, but the temperatures were in the 80s. The flakes were petals blowing from thousands of almond trees just finishing their bloom the first week of March. Almond farmers hope the honey bees, some of them brought down from the Red River Valley of the North just to pollinate the almonds, did their job, for the Central Valley provides 70 percent of the world’s supply.
By the time you are reading this article, 99.5 percent of you with permanent fish houses have successfully removed them from the area lakes. For a few, they will be working right up until the Monday deadline for removal for the houses on the lakes that are north of Highways 10 and 34.
If I were to ask you what is 6,000 years old and still going strong, my guess is most would have no idea what that would be. Ironically, one style is named the Ojibwa with a total of six styles commonly accepted across North America and Canada. You will likely say, “I knew that,” when you’re told it’s the common snowshoe. Before talking value of vintage snowshoes let’s first discuss the different styles. Our information comes from an informative article written by Linne’ Hansen for the Fur-Fish-Game magazine in November, 1980.
The first pileated woodpecker I ever observed was many years ago in the oak-filled woodlands of the Otter Tail County dairy farm where I was raised. The giant bird immediately became one of my favorite avian species. Indeed, the pileated woodpecker is not only Minnesota’s largest woodpecker, but it is also North America’s biggest woodpecker, too. And though sharing numerous physical characteristics and behaviors common to all species of woodpeckers, no other woodpecker — or bird for that matter — looks like it.
Several people were hurt in accidents in the area recently. Two people were taken by ambulance to Essentia St. Mary’s Hospital, and the driver was charged with DWI, after a rollover Wednesday evening on North Shore Drive near the Speakeasy. According to the state accident report, the 2004 Mercury driven by Nicole Faye Foster, 25, of Detroit Lakes was eastbound on North Shore Drive about 9:45 p.m.
Rep. Steve Green, R-Fosston, will be holding additional town hall meetings in the upcoming weeks.