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School bus runs over boy's legs in front of Pelican Rapids High School
Septic business is hopping in a winter with freeze-thaw cycles, little snow cover for lines
The changing nature and decline of local butcher shops
Fledgling scientists strut their stuff
Panthers drop third section game in a row
U.S. activists keep domestic violence in Super Bowl spotlight
Baumgartner wins title, Dravis surpasses 100 career victories
Nevis girls top Mustangs
Verndale defeats Braves
DELORES JEAN MAKELA
CHARLES "CHUCK R. BURNS
DELMAR E. MARQUARDT
CLARENCE A. NELSON
GERALD "JERRY" W. JOHNSON
Basic Business Cents: New tricks to market your business online: It pays off!
First Responders on path to success after rough times
Legion Christmas dinner raises $3,000 for Salvation Army
Toys For Boys is an institution for memorabilia collectors
Guest speaker shares strategies for arts center
Nevis graduate returns to hometown on album tour
Park Rapids’ One-Act Play advances to sections
Snowmobile race returns this weekend
State AIS battle seeing progress
Monarch butterfly count rises slightly as conservationists warn of extinction
Rescued loon dies of lung ailment
Letter: Opposition to Sandpiper pipeline
Letter: Pipeline spill could have repercussions
Editorial: How to prevent a fire tragedy
Letters: Enbridge responds to pipe yard letter
Editorial: It’s tax season: Here’s a few tips to assist
Cody’s Corner: Briards are great dogs
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