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On the sugar beet beat: Local 4-H students take ag project to state science competition
EDUCATION: Anderson departs as Schoolcraft leader: Board votes not to renew contract; last day was Thursday
A Day at the Carnival
COURTS: Accused Downwind accomplice requests venue change: Attorneys want Brandon Rossbach’s trial moved to Twin Cities area
14-year-old Bemidji boy severely burned in ATV accident
Noncommissioned Fighting Hawks logo designer, print shop planning to roll out merchandise
LEGION BASEBALL: Centaurs take two in doubleheader win over Alexandria
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji sweeps Perham
Setting an example: Oshkiimaajitahdah summer camps showcase Native American athletes in Red Lake
LEGION BASEBALL: Bemidji splits with Detroit Lakes
Richard Bruce "Dick" "Specs" Matheny
Rosie Nancy Sutton
Winnifred Rae Koslucher
Edward (Eddie) Eugene Daken
John Eggers: Why were you born?
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: June weed of the month: Common tansy
John Eggers: What did your father teach you?
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Lakes cooler than usual as summer approaches
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: Sedums: Minimum maintenance plants
REVIEW: ‘The Shallows’ is a thrilling story of survival
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Bring It On’
Watch for 'Night Watch': BHS Marching Band again scoring well with summer show (w/ video)
Arts Briefs: BSO presents 'Legendary Voices,' First Friday open house at Gallery North and more
Patt Rall: Schlichting debuts her 'First Lady Mysteries' series
Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Busy weekend ahead for area lakes
City schedules 2 archery deer hunts for fall
Final voting underway to name International Wolf Center pups
Blane Klemek: Two low profile birds: The sora rail and Virginia rail
Albert Theisen birthday
Karsten Verke birthday
PIONEER EDITORIAL: The world needs more Jerrys
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Story on workshop was small minded
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Legislature's inaction is unacceptable
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rotary Club, community thanked for inclusive playground
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Palliative care bill reduces suffering, improves quality of life
Beltrami County Master Gardeners
June 7, 2016
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: Gardening without those pesky weeds
It’s bad enough to share your garden vegetables with deer, discouraging when a late frost gets your tomatoes and revolting when the potato bugs show up, but what really irritates gardeners is how well the weeds grow. I have gathered together advice from far and wide on ways to reduce...
June 7, 2016 - 8:49pm
May 24, 2016
MASTER GARDENERS: 'Hardening off' isn't hard at all
Hardening off may sound like some sort of difficult task, but relax, it's not very hard. Hardening off is the process of acclimating nursery seedlings to the outdoors. Because young plants are grown in greenhouses or under lights in our homes or on a sunny windowsill they have been...
May 24, 2016 - 8:02pm
May 18, 2016
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: The top 10 beneficial insects for the garden
As we consider our flower and vegetable gardens this spring, let’s also consider the good insects that may inhabit our gardens and provide safe, natural biological solutions to pest control. Beneficial insects instinctively search out pests to eat in our gardens providing us with...
May 18, 2016 - 8:50am
May 10, 2016
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Outsmarting those landscape weeds
Now that the grass is greening and the trees are leafing out, thoughts turn to maybe having that beautiful lawn this year. Drat! Foiled again! Those darn weeds are getting ahead this year, too! Forget all the miracles in a bag; this year resolve to outsmart those pesky weeds. The...
May 10, 2016 - 5:12pm
May 3, 2016
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Some friendly foreign fruits for the garden
There are a number of fruits that have much of their known consumption history starting in Europe, Asia and Africa that do well in northern Minnesota. A few of them have been crossbred with North American versions and can be grown in northern Minnesota. Honeyberry: This is a berry...
May 3, 2016 - 8:07pm
April 26, 2016
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Yes, you can grow fruit in the garden
Thinking of starting to grow fruit in your yard or garden? We cannot easily grow many of the fruits that are commonly found in a grocery store, but there are quite a few native options to consider. So what are these native plants? Raspberries -- although there is a European version,...
April 26, 2016 - 8:19pm
April 12, 2016
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Exciting new annuals for 2016 gardens
There are some great new annuals for flower gardeners to look for this spring. While there’s nothing new about begonias, coleus, vincas or salvia, the 2016 varieties bring improvements in color, vigor and size. Salvia “Black and Blue” was replaced by Salvia “Black and Bloom.”...
April 12, 2016 - 7:52pm
March 29, 2016
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Research works for all of us across Minnesota
The increasingly popular and environmentally wise desire for locally grown, fresh food would resonate with the first plant breeders at the University of Minnesota. The drive for better plants in a challenging climate started soon after the Agriculture Experiment Station was created...
March 29, 2016 - 6:48pm
March 22, 2016
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: Early bird gardening
Getting in the garden yet? When the temperatures are getting into the 40s, and the soil is not muddy, you can probably get into your garden to get it ready to plant or to start planting. Every type of plant has different preferred growing conditions. A number of seeds can be planted...
March 22, 2016 - 9:47pm
Gardening 101 lectures at Bemidji Public Library
BEMIDJI -- The Beltrami County Master Gardeners are presenting a free lecture series, “Gardening 101” at the Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Ave. NW.The first talk will be at noon Thursday. Barbara Finkenbinder will present “The Beans About Beans,” where attendees will...
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February 22, 2016 - 8:04pm
November 3, 2015
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Enjoy the winter garden with the birds
Just as the brilliant autumn colors had merged into the subtle golds of grasses and parchment white of hostas, portents of winter arrived this past week: gray skies and white snow. Planning your landscape to include colorful plants and sculptural elements can dispel the gloom....
November 3, 2015 - 8:20pm
October 20, 2015
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: The good and the bad of 2015 gardening
When I was a child, I learned many nursery rhymes. My favorite was when my mother would say “Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow.” After a few years of the usual response, I started replying “With silver bells and cockle shells, and one big weed.” That...
October 20, 2015 - 9:10pm
October 13, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS: Taking care of garden chemicals
Fall is a good time to take stock of all those cans, bottles and bags of garden chemicals and get them put away properly for winter. A little time spent now before freeze-up can save you from a messy situation after it gets really cold. Some garden chemicals are OK in a cold place;...
October 13, 2015 - 7:47pm
October 6, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS: Indoor plants also need fall care
By this time all houseplants that spent time outdoors during the warmer weather should be inside. Christmas cactus and florist's azaleas can be kept outdoors longer until overnight temperatures drop to the high 30s. Cold nights help trigger flower formation; buds should develop shortly...
October 6, 2015 - 7:52pm
September 29, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Some successes, and failures, for the 2015 season
Every year of gardening has different successes and failures. These tend to be related to choices in what to plant, the care they are given, the amount of rain we receive, and the timing of frosts, plantings and harvesting. Here is a brief summary of some of my personal successes,...
September 29, 2015 - 5:18pm