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Minntac to slow production, 700 layoffs expected: Rapid downfall of domestic steel, iron ore industries hits Iron Range hard
Engineer of oil tanker in fiery Casselton crash sues railroad
St. Cloud State professor charged with smuggling ivory, rhinoceros horns
Body recovered from Sheyenne River believed to be missing Moorhead snowmobiler
High Fire Danger Today
Panthers open track season by placing 14th at Paul Bunyan Classic at BSU
New boys track coach has to replace talent, state experience
Girls track team expecting to make a run at defending section title
Pike qualifies for national wrestling tournament
Menahga girls basketball team took roller-coaster ride to 10-16 record
DONNA MAE JOHNSON
CHARLES "CHUCK" LONG
MARY AUDREY FREEMAN
CHARLES "CHARLIE" HASBARGEN
HERSHEL L. KOENIG
Tuning in to an instrumental career
Kraft Foods to merge with ketchup maker Heinz
Basic Business Cents: Leadership should follow PDSA cycle
Tinkering his way into a career: New HVAC business opens in Park Rapids
When muse meets her artist:Manet’s favorite model inspires Maureen Gibbon’s new novel
Mevissen appearing at Bloomington Writers Festival
Dance academy successful at Duluth contest
Northern Light Opera Company garners regional theater awards
David Johnson still enjoys riding the trail nearly 60 years after building the first Polaris snowmobile
DNR urges state forest and off-highway vehicle trail users to check for temporary closures
Spring burning restrictions take effect this week in much of Minnesota
DNR alerts the public to spring burn restrictions
Minnesota DNR wants to ban bear feeding
Letter: Rep. Peterson has always supported Keystone XL
Editorial Investing in state parks, trails system a good plan
Letter: Big Ag bills take away Minnesotans’ rights to file complaints
Letter: Nolan working to block freetrade agreement fast-track
Editorial Gov. Dayton’s proposal to tax railroads logical
June 6, 2009
Field west of Park Rapids is site for nitrate leaching field study
A nitrate leaching field study is being conducted in a field west of Park Rapids as a way to evaluate nitrates within the wellhead protection area. This study is a cooperative effort between the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, city of Park Rapids, Becker Farms and R.D. Offutt...
news / local
June 6, 2009 - 1:01pm
June 1, 2009
Earth-friendly methods aim to improve logging
Mike Zauhar doesn't want to be the last logger left in the woods of southern St. Louis County, and he's not going down quietly. For years, Zauhar...
region / environment / outdoors
June 1, 2009 - 7:17am
May 27, 2009
Nimrod man dies in tractor accident
An 88-year-old man from Nimrod, Minn. was killed in a farm accident Sunday. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office was called to the scene at 12:41 p.m. Sunday, according to Sheriff Michael Carr. When the deputy reached the victim at the farm on Wadena County Road 14 north of Nimrod,...
May 27, 2009 - 7:31am
April 30, 2009
Farmers wait out long wet season
Leaden skies dripping rain made Wednesday good only for indoor work for farmers. Fields already sodden from last fall took on more water, pushing...
April 30, 2009 - 6:47am
April 23, 2009
Wind fuels Homestead Township grass fire
A fire burned about five acres and 10 hay bales last Thursday in Homestead Township.
region / outdoors
April 23, 2009 - 7:08am
April 22, 2009
Yes! You can water the houseplants with leftover coffee
Q: Could you tell me how to get a stem to root? From what I understand, I need to cut off the end of a tendril of my dolphin plant and dip it into a root hormone. However, then what? Do I place the stem in a glass of water or place the dipped root into the same soil as the plant?...
April 22, 2009 - 1:00pm
April 15, 2009
North Dakota gardener interested in trading plant stock
Q: I am looking for a fast-growing tree to plant in a row this spring that can act as a wind/privacy screen. My soil seems to be all clay below 2 to 3 inches of topsoil. I have found hybrid poplar, austere hybrid and willow hybrid while searching the Web. Would one be better than...
April 15, 2009 - 1:00pm
April 2, 2009
Another Verndale barn burns across from R&J Sales
A two-year-old, Vintage-style barn belonging to Ken and Val Schmitz was destroyed by fire March 24 in Verndale. Two horses were rescued but...
April 2, 2009 - 7:32am
March 18, 2009
Spider mites and rabbits: Pests that defy easy eradication
Q: I have a healthy ficus that was taken over by spider mites that moved over from an ivy plant. I got rid of the ivy, but hope I can save my ficus. What is the best way to get the mites off the plant? A: If you can, put the plant in the shower and hose it down with a hard spray...
March 18, 2009 - 4:00pm
March 2, 2009
Area timber waste being used for biomass
Rather than burning the waste from logged land, there's a new alternative coming to Becker County. The Becker County division of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources took part in their first biomass sale earlier this year. Although not lucrative at this point, using the...
March 2, 2009 - 8:22am
February 3, 2009
Minn. officials seek tainted peanut butter
Food inspectors are fanning out across Minnesota this week to make sure potentially tainted peanut butter products no longer are for sale. The list of products that could be infected with possibly deadly salmonella bacteria tops 800, leading to what some say is the biggest recall...
February 3, 2009 - 6:30am