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Engineer says project to provide better drainage
Students of the Quarter
Toy campaign, Red Kettle campaign start in Stevens County
Behr hopes for spirit of spirit in community
MBA falls in home opener
Second period dooms MBA
Morris/C-A wins Benson's Case IH tourney
Five Tigers place at Jaguar Invite
Owls fall to Panthers in season opener
Charles "Bud" R. Bregel
Susan Ann (Stimmler) Ulrich
Alice Marie Leuty
Editor's column: Big fire was big news in 1916
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor
Farmers to head to harvest
Features from the Farm: Fly control for grazing and organic dairies
U.S. House Agriculture Committee chairman visits Minnesota
NRCS funding available to develop monarch butterfly habitats
July rains provide moisture boost for area crops
September 9, 2013
Growing Green: Tree Ailments Affecting Our Conifers
This has been the summer for “stressed tree” questions, specifically regarding conifers. Just drive around Alexandria, and you will see dead and dying conifers, some of them mature trees that have thrived for many years. What is causing this and what can be done about it? “A...
September 9, 2013 - 11:02am
July 31, 2013
Growing Green: Stinging Insects Put a Damper on Summer Fun
While enjoying these glory days of summer, keep an eye out for one of the season’s most notorious party crashers – stinging wasps and bees. These insects build nests underground, in trees, shrubs, overhangs, eaves, utility poles, tires, houses, sheds and other structures. People...
July 31, 2013 - 4:58pm
July 25, 2013
Growing Green: Proper Use of Garden Insecticides
The warm, humid days of summer have finally arrived, and with them come a variety of insects that threaten our gardens. Colorado potato beetles, aphids, leaf hoppers, cucumber beetles and numerous others are very active this time of year, and many home owners choose to use insecticides...
July 25, 2013 - 9:44am
July 17, 2013
Horticulture Day Open House scheduled at University of Minnesota NCROC – Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — The University of Minnesota North Central Research & Outreach Center (NCROC) will hold its annual Horticulture Day Open House (rain or shine!) on Wednesday, August 28, 2013. NCROC is the only agricultural research station in the continental United...
July 17, 2013 - 2:14pm
July 10, 2013
Growing Green: Bugged by ants
I have received many calls recently requesting information about how to get rid of ants in the home and lawn. Ants are the most frequent and persistent pests encountered around homes and buildings, and they have been a particular nuisance this year. Dealing with ants can be very frustrating....
July 10, 2013 - 11:38am
July 3, 2013
Growing Green: Caring for Your Storm Damaged Trees
By Jessa Kokett, Horticulture Intern University of Minnesota Extension Enjoying the warm weather is one of the many perks of summer. These glory days bring many great opportunities to the people of Minnesota; such as spending time on the lakes, camping, and gardening. Unfortunately,...
July 3, 2013 - 9:47am
June 17, 2013
Growing Green: Deer-proofing your garden
This cold, damp weather has encouraged many garden wildlife pests to be active in and around our area. At our flower farm, we face an unending battle with ravenous deer. Deer love to make a feast of the new tasty plant buds just emerging from the soil or from the tips of perennial...
June 17, 2013 - 11:37am
Growing Green: Ailing Pines
The phone in the Extension office has been ringing off the hook with pine questions. Photos and branches are accumulating, and worried homeowners are standing in line to ask “What’s wrong with my pine?” If you are concerned about reddish brown needles on your pine trees, consider...
June 17, 2013 - 11:16am
May 28, 2013
Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’: Perennial Plant of the Year 2013
The Perennial Plant of the Year™ program began in 1990 to showcase a perennial that is outstanding among its competitors. The selection process is quite simple – PPA members vote for the Perennial Plant of the Year™ each summer. Nominations generally need to satisfy the...
May 28, 2013 - 1:09pm
May 22, 2013
Growing Green: Summer Lawn Care
With this odd start to the summer season, many seem confused about this season’s lawn care. What is an appropriate mower height? How often and how much should I water? When is the best time to fertilize, dethatch and renovate existing lawns? For the answers to these questions, you...
May 22, 2013 - 11:18am
May 21, 2013
Growing Green: Heirlooms for your Cutting Garden
This late spring has really delayed our work on the flower farm. Flats of flowers are stacking up, crying to be planted in a warm, cozy spot, while many seeds have yet to leave their packets. This year we are trying some new/old flowers, (heirlooms) and I am very excited to watch...
May 21, 2013 - 11:16am
May 10, 2013
Growing Green: Look out for ticks
You would think that this later than normal spring would delay the tick season. Well, think again, I pulled five ticks off my dog, Jasmine, on Saturday. A quick trip to the vet to get her seasonal doses of Frontline brought more bad news. She tested positive for Lyme disease! Don’t...
May 10, 2013 - 9:23am
May 2, 2013
Growing Green: Fascinating Fragrances
From Victorian Pocket Melons to Thomas Jefferson’s prized scented geraniums, fragrances have been a part of human culture for a very long time. Flowers have been shown to have positive effects on human emotions, and recent research has shown that fragrant flowers are a “positive...
May 2, 2013 - 10:13am
April 9, 2013
Growing Green: Successful potatoes
An early Easter and a late winter have worked together to foil an annual rite of spring. Good Friday has come and gone with no opportunity to get potatoes in the ground. If you haven’t thought about potatoes yet, now is a great time to select varieties and think about planting...
April 9, 2013 - 4:57pm
April 1, 2013
Rendsville 4-H received top honors in Stevens County 4-H 'Share the Fun'
The Stevens County 4-H held the annual Share the Fun competition on Friday, March 23, 2013. Share the Fun is an evening of fun and entertainment...
April 1, 2013 - 11:10am