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Park Rapids Enterprise
Wellness Expo: good health
Half percent sales tax increase approved
Two injured in Highway 371 crash Tuesday
Marijuana wax receiving increased attention from law enforcement
Marijuana wax fire kills 85-year-old Stearns County woman
Panthers pinned way to historic season
Minnesota United is named a member of Major League Soccer
Lack of scoring led to 6-17-1 record
Former Panthers playing hockey at Division III level
Larry Fitzgerald says Adrian Peterson would be 'game-changer' with Cardinals
TERRANCE "TERRY" BURKMAN
EVELYN J. LARSEN
MELVIN "MEL" BENTON
MICHAEL "MIKE" WAGNER
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
Northern Light Opera Company garners regional theater awards
Local singer re-enacts music, history of early 1800s
A great night at the theater
Governor wants to put more money into Minnesota state parks
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
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