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"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also answers questions about taller clumps of grass and the best time to trim a maple tree.
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also answers questions about perennial hibiscus and the size of seed potatoes.
"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler reminds readers of things like the best height to mow the lawn and what to do if a late spring frost threatens a garden.
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also answers questions about geranium cuttings and planting onions.

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"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler offers some advice on this big annual question in the Midwest.
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also answers questions about trying to get potted tulips to rebloom indoors and how to deal with voles eating flowers.
"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler says the false spring starts and rapid temperature swings of this time of year can cause issues for non-native trees.
Aerial spraying for spongy moth is planned in eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin this summer.
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"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler says
A 21-mile road reclamation and resurfacing project on State Highway 34 in Becker County has caught the attention of environmentalists and nature lovers across Minnesota, drawing just over 80 people to a virtual open house on the project that was hosted by the Minnesota Department of Transportation on Wednesday, Jan. 12. Of particular concern: A plan to remove 75% of the trees and vegetation in the project's "clear zone," due to the route's status as part of the Lake Country Scenic Byway as well as being a known area for viewing large numbers of Minnesota's state flower, the Showy Lady's Slipper.

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MnDOT says the tree-cutting is necessary to make the highway safer, but opponents say the plan violates the spirit of the state’s scenic byway program, which has included Highway 34 for over 20 years.
As cone-picking tradition fades, more people needed to supply DNR nursery.

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