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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
September 16, 2009
Hortiscope: Spruce trees will survive bugs and high winds
Q: I have four small spruce trees. Last year, worms started eating the needles. I used several sprays from the store, but to no avail. Then I started killing them with my fingers. There was no end to them. This year, the needles have not returned, but there is new growth on them....
September 16, 2009 - 1:00pm
September 9, 2009
Hortiscope: Hollyhocks in our zone may live again if cut
Q: I have a very large basswood tree in my backyard. In mid-July, it starts dropping an incredible amount of thin, long, light-brown leaves and small, hard, tan-brown berries. Is this typical of this tree and how long should I expect it to last? A: All of what you describe is normal...
September 9, 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
August 26, 2009
Hortiscope: Gloxinias will take root using a fresh leaf, good soil
Q: I have volunteered to help our church with yard maintenance. I need to trim back all the bushes, but my concern is the blue spruce tree. It is a very nice tree, but it is growing over the parking lot and very close to the church. Can I cut back the lower branches? I was thinking...
August 26, 2009 - 1:00pm
August 19, 2009
Hortiscope: Black knot disease can be prevented with spray
Q: I have read your comments about black knot disease on Canadian cherry trees. What routine care do you recommend to avoid this disease? The information I have on the tree says it likes sandy soil. I have very hard clay soil. Should I add sand to the soil when I plant the tree? If...
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August 19, 2009 - 1:00pm
August 12, 2009
Solutions for yellow, brown leaves to keep trees alive
Q: I planted a live oak tree two weeks ago. It was looking good until we had a rainstorm and now the leaves are turning brown. What do I do now? A: Check to be sure the roots aren't standing in water. If so, dig spoke trenches to get the water to drain away from the roots. Check...
August 12, 2009 - 1:00pm
August 5, 2009
Maintaining healthy, happy birch trees
Q: We have been told that what we thought were weeds in our front lawn are suckers from the roots of white birch trees. We recently removed a damaged birch tree close to this area. Is there any way to know if the suckers are from the removed tree or if we may have damaged another...
August 5, 2009 - 1:00pm
July 29, 2009
Rhubarb lesions harmless; remove infected stalks
Q: We planted an autumn blaze in our yard about three years ago. This spring, we noticed green and red beads on the leaves. My husband thought he heard that this is a common disease in autumn blaze maples, but he's not sure if we're going to lose the tree. Can you give us some information...
July 29, 2009 - 1:00pm
July 8, 2009
Twenty Mule Team Borax kills creeping Charlie
Q: I planted strawberries three years ago. I'm not sure it was a good idea, but I allowed the spring crop to mature. Would fertilizing now to help the summer and fall crop be a good idea? Thank you! A: Fertilizing after the fruit is borne is always a good idea. However, don't overdo...
July 8, 2009 - 1:00pm
July 1, 2009
Weeping willow is a magnet for bugs and blight
Q: Two years ago, I planted a potentilla in a sunny spot. It did great for two years. This spring, I noticed, to my astonishment, that something had chewed every branch down to the ground! There is a thin branch sticking straight up out of the center of the plant. It has a few...
July 1, 2009 - 1:00pm
Hafner's: More than 1 million plants
The spectacular flower boxes and barrels that adorn Park Rapids' downtown and surrounding businesses are the handiwork of a three-generation...
July 1, 2009 - 1:00pm
June 17, 2009
Insecticides and pie pans protect trees and fruits
Q: I have a pine tree that is oozing a waxy substance. There is so much of it that the rocks beneath the tree are shiny. I also noticed that the branches are covered with little black bugs. They look like they might have wings, but none of them are flying. The tree looks wet from...
June 17, 2009 - 1:00pm
Restoring a forest, one seedling at a time
Tom Barta apologizes for being a slacker. In his effort to restore 33 acres of land to native pine forests, 54,500 trees have been planted...
June 17, 2009 - 1:00pm