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White Earth Nation, Mahnomen County establish drug court
Northeast Minn. school district cancels class following threats on Snapchat
Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig school locked down after threat
Bemidji High School walkout against gun violence cancelled
Diggins delivers long-awaited U.S. gold in cross country skiing
Ahlf lifts Menahga girls to 75-29 win over LP-A
Braves maintain No. 5 ranking in Class A poll
Braves give top team in conference a battle
U.S., mostly with Minnesotans, beats Canada to reach gold medal game in men's curling
Fast start leads DL past Panthers
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Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
Aging workforce highlights workplace safety: Companies need to adapt as more employees stay on the job past 65
Local baker to discuss Victorian recipes for Lifelong Learning
World-traveling musician performing at Park Rapids Library
Smashing Pumpkins to visit SD, Minn. in first tour in 20 years
Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning releases spring schedule
Thematic music slated for Feb. 12 band concert
About Fishing: Maximizing fishing time on ice and open water
Weekend Adventures: In search of the best fish photo
Column: Explore the North Country Trail year 'round
Park Rapids teen catches unwieldy walleye
Weekend Adventures: A fishing foray in the county's four trout lakes
LWV offering civic engagement lessons
Commentary: Rep. Steve Green looking to follow historic 2017 session with another big year
Opinion: Key points to remember about consent this Valentine's
Opinion: Parents serve as positive, negative role models for children in athletics
Opinion: You can protect our democracy: Attend your caucus
What you need in your winter survival kit
Heads up, Moscow mule lovers: That copper mug could be poisoning you
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
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
September 2, 2009
Hortiscope: Schefflera can be carefully pruned to stay small
Q: We have potted petunias that are turning yellow, so we would appreciate your thoughts as to what to do. The plants get full sun on the south...
September 2, 2009 - 1:00pm