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Tickets available for Trump rally in Fargo
1,700 reading, math tutors sought for Minnesota schools
DAC collaborates with artist Marsha Wolff
Head off the heartbreak: Child drowning can be prevented
New park ordinance approved in Nevis
Esox rally to edge Midway in battle for first place
Area runners compete in 42nd Duluth Marathon
Legion makes season debut by sweeping Walker/Nevis
Teen girl wows speedway crowd by playing national anthem, then racing her car
NORTHLAND NATURE JOURNAL: The big catch up
Ronald "Ron" Ralph Lindbom
Millie Ann Donnay
William (Bill) Mueller
Donald J. Fennell
Closing arguments for and against Line 3
PUC decision on Line 3 expected by end of June
Robocalls fray consumers' nerves
Take time for a mid-year small business checkup
Saying goodbye: Historic Norby's Department Store closing leaves family, community heartbroken
Place a Business Announcement
Great American Story deadline approaches
An afternoon with author Ahmed Ismail Yusuf
Red Bridge Park Sculpture Trail to be unveiled June 16
2nd Street Stage kicks off June 14
Upcoming Prince album features nine new tracks
NORTHLAND NATURE JOURNAL: The big catch up
Lindows take top honors at Cirks Fishing Tournament
Lake Winnibigoshish back to being a walleye wonderland
Local and state fishing reports
WEEKEND ADVENTURES: Best intentions for Boundary Waters trip
Commentary: Anti-gun Parkland students expected to visit Fargo/Moorhead, Bismarck, and Standing Rock this month
COMMENTARY: Politics: We need it
Paid political letter policy takes effect
COMMENTARY: A Memorial Day message from the Park Rapids DAV
Letter to Editor: This community is awesome
What you need in your winter survival kit
Heads up, Moscow mule lovers: That copper mug could be poisoning you
June 16, 2010
Community gardens beginning to thrive this summer
Community gardens have begun to sprout this summer throughout Hubbard County. Gardens have been planted at River Heights Apartments and Cornerstone...
June 16, 2010 - 1:00pm
April 21, 2010
Hortiscope: Reader wonders how to sterilize a black walnut tree
Q: I enjoy reading your seemingly infinite insights on trees. I have come to realize how much people care for their black walnut trees. I also am fond of the two I have in my backyard. However, I would love to have one that doesn't produce nuts. I'm talking huge crops every year!...
April 21, 2010 - 1:00pm
April 14, 2010
Hortiscope: Roundup won't kill tree roots growing in sewer lines
Q: In 2009, I planted some apple trees. I was told to paint the trunks so they wouldn't burn in the sun. I painted them with an oil-based enamel...
April 14, 2010 - 1:00pm
April 7, 2010
Hortiscope: Covering, rotating squash may curb nasty vine borer
Q: We have been having troubles with a worm that burrows through the stem of our vine plants about 2 inches above ground. The worm leaves a visible hole, especially on our winter squash. It killed our cucumbers and summer squash plants. I found one in the stem of a buttercup squash...
April 7, 2010 - 1:00pm
March 31, 2010
Getting the jump on the flowering season
March 31, 2010 - 1:00pm
March 10, 2010
Sprouting tulips should be left alone in the cold
Q: I have two maple trees, but only one leafed out last year. They both had buds. I suspect the one froze out. Will my tree leaf out this spring? I also have a big perennial garden with two arbors. Both of them are covered with honeysuckle vines that are 10 years old. Last year, both...
March 10, 2010 - 1:00pm
Dwarf fruit trees can be iffy in northern climes
Q: I would like to plant an apricot tree in my yard, but I have a few questions. You say that early spring is best for planting. I assume that mid-May is too late to be considered early spring in northern Illinois. In this zone, we are encouraged not to plant most things until after...
February 10, 2010 - 1:00pm
January 27, 2010
Hortiscope: Broadleaf control may not help strawberry crop
Q: My son and I are growing some purple wood sorrel. Somehow a pink variegated plant popped up. I was wondering if you had ever seen this variety. A: That is hard to say because this species has so many different cultivars that are deliberately or naturally produced, so it is hard...
January 27, 2010 - 1:00pm
January 13, 2010
Hortiscope: Sticky schefflera likely has mites, needs pruning
Q: I am experiencing new tree growth below my established malus prairie fire. Will these volunteer trees be an exact copy of the mother tree...
January 13, 2010 - 1:00pm
November 10, 2009
Hortiscope: Horses should be kept fenced away from trees
Q: A few days ago, I finished reading the woody plants section in the master gardener handbook. The recommendation was (after digging the hole for a tree or shrub) to backfill the hole with native, not amended, soil. Why is native soil preferred compared with amended soil? A: Native...
November 10, 2009 - 1:01pm
October 21, 2009
Hortiscope: Kalanches need some tough love, sunlight to thrive
Q: Outside an east window, I have a bush growing that I believe is a hydrangea, although I have always called it a snowball. It does bloom whether or not I cut it back in the fall, but the blossoms are very small. Last fall, I cut it back and this year there are only two tiny blooms,...
October 21, 2009 - 1:00pm
October 14, 2009
Hortiscope: Beer euthanasia eliminates slugs best
Q: How do you control slugs in a garden? I have tried beer traps with some success and the product called Sluggetta, but I don't like using chemicals in my garden. Are there other options? If I have to use chemicals, what are they and are they safe? A: There are many ways to fight...
October 14, 2009 - 1:00pm
October 7, 2009
Horticope: Games you can play with buckeye nuts - really!
Q: I moved to a home with an unkempt garden, so I am trying to figure out what happened to some of the roses. One of the rose bushes does not produce flowers. I keep cutting it back to the base. There is new growth, but it only produces stems and leaves. Another bush produces a...
October 7, 2009 - 1:00pm
September 23, 2009
Hortiscope: Use hanging wasp traps if you can't find nests
Q: In your column, I saw a letter about hornets or wasps eating honeycrisp apples. You suggested getting an exterminator, but I don't know where the nest is. They've come every year and decimated the apples on the tree. Any suggestions other than sugar water in plastic bottles? A:...
September 23, 2009 - 1:00pm
September 5, 2009
Lakes and Valley CSA serves 87 homes with an abundance of unique crops
The summer that never was drove people off the lakes, bike trails and parks. But the garden gods smiled down upon the region. South of town,...
September 5, 2009 - 1:00pm