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History Mystery returns to the Beltrami County History Center
Crime report for Dec. 6
Republican wins recount, GOP gains Senate control
St. Cloud-based video company challenges state law on serving gay couples
St. Paul day care provider charged in infant’s car seat strangulation
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks ‘flip’ the script, beat Hibbing
AUTO RACING: Awards handed out at speedway banquet
Coleman highlights BSU track and field’s 2016-17 opener
FOOTBALL: Beavers' Adams an Academic All-American
FOOTBALL: BSU's Benham, Olszewski named all-region
Ray O. Carpenter
Bruce Robert Smith
Margaret Emma Treat
Emma "Margaret" Treat
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Deal with clutter: We owe it to our brain
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A first-hand look at protest injuries
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
Beltrami County Master Gardeners
September 1, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS: Time for some work, and for some reflection
Here’s a look at some garden and yard activities that will keep you busy in September. And some of these jobs may continue into October as so much depends on our weather. If you have perennial weeds you want to get rid of, now is the time as long as your lawn is healthy. Weed...
September 1, 2015 - 8:39pm
August 26, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS: Leaves of 3, let them be
It has been the year of weeds, according to complaints Master Gardeners have heard. One of the culprits that is becoming more prevalent is poison ivy. Even though it is a native species and a valuable food source for wildlife and should not be eliminated, it is still on the noxious...
August 26, 2015 - 10:27am
August 11, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Spotted wing drosophila is here
Another animal invader entered the United States, in California in 2009, and has exploded across the country, reaching Beltrami County just this summer. This invader won’t get the headlines and action that zebra mussels has, but you may want to pay attention. The economic damage...
August 11, 2015 - 8:32pm
August 4, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Yard and garden tips as we hit August
As we enter August, here are some garden and yard tips you can use to make the most of the summer and ready for fall. Watering August can be hot and dry. Most plants and lawns need about an inch a week. If you’re gardening in sand, you may need to water more often. Water...
August 4, 2015 - 8:38pm
July 21, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Strawberry renovation begins now
If you raise strawberries, especially June bearing varieties, now is the time to get those beds ready for next year. A little work now will help insure a bumper crop next year and help prevent some of the problems with disease and winter kill. The goal for next year is to get...
July 21, 2015 - 7:28pm
July 14, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Use care when using chemicals
This spring, a woman told me of driving past a large property being sprayed for turf weeds with a tractor and pull behind sprayer. It was a windy day and the chemicals drifted across the roadway, entering her car. It caused her considerable respiratory distress. Another woman...
July 14, 2015 - 7:28pm
July 7, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS: Tips for gardening in dry shade
This spring, we've had fairly adequate moisture so worrying about dry gardens may be far from your mind. However, the heat of summer is just coming upon us and I suspect along with it will come a lack of moisture. The secret to growing good plants in shade is to provide adequate...
July 7, 2015 - 6:28pm
June 30, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: If you were wondering about watering
One thing about growing any plant is that you are never sure what the weather will be after you plant it. Earlier this year, a widespread drought was expected, and it was very dry for a while. This was followed by some nice “catch up” rain, and then more rain. Be prepared for...
June 30, 2015 - 7:25pm
June 23, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Show your hobby at the Beltrami County Fair
For those hobbyists growing fruits or vegetables, brewing beer, making wine, taking care of an aviary or taking photos of a garden item, you are encouraged to register it, bring it and show it in the Horticulture area of the Beltrami County Fair coming up July 29-Aug. 2. There...
June 23, 2015 - 8:02pm
June 9, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: The work doesn’t stop in June
Wouldn’t it be great if once the flower and vegetable gardens were planted, we could just enjoy the fruits of that labor without having to weed, water and feed? Or the grass grew only 4 inches tall? In the best of all possible worlds, that would be the case. Since we do have...
June 9, 2015 - 7:11pm
June 2, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Planning that perfect patio tomato
Tomatoes have been such a favorite item to grow in gardens, that they have been bred to conform to a wide variety of tastes, uses and climates. They are also one of, if not the most, commonly grown crops in home gardens. For many, growing tomatoes in a container is the most obvious...
June 2, 2015 - 7:36pm
May 19, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS: Try an organic weed-free gardening approach
Master Gardeners hear a lot of "garden gripes," the most prevalent of which is dealing with weeds. People also ask for an organic approach. There are strategies to use that will protect the soil and its inhabitants, reduce watering needs and reduce work for you as well. In spring,...
May 19, 2015 - 10:21pm
May 12, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Knowing your soil makes all the difference
Soil is the foundation of your gardening success. Time and effort spent preparing and managing your soil will be rewarded with years of gardening success. Soil varies greatly in different areas of the country and may even vary in different places in your yard. For example, you...
May 12, 2015 - 7:12pm
May 5, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS: Growing vegetables in the flower garden
Growing vegetables in a flower bed or in flower pots may seem strange to some, but with a little planning it can be a successful venture. Your first thought might be “but vegetables aren’t pretty.” Why would I want to destroy the beauty of my flower beds and pots with vegetables?...
May 5, 2015 - 7:23pm
April 28, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Flowers and herbs benefit the vegetable garden
It all started in 1971 when I read about growing calendula in the vegetable garden. The calendula or pot marigold (no relation to marigold (Tagetes)) was supposed to repel tomato hornworms and asparagus beetles. That sounded good. It turned out that calendula also attracted aphids....
April 28, 2015 - 7:20pm