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Young artists work on project
8 Minnesota counties declared disaster areas, with more expected
Federal government seeks tougher oil-train regulations
Bail set for man who shot 17-year-old girl Monday
Crime report for July 22
Summertime Serving: BHS coach hopes summer program will lead to success at high school level
Youth baseball: Bemidji 12-year-olds hammer East Central, Colo. 17-0 in Cal Ripken regional
Baseball: Legion begins postseason Thursday at Perham; Blue Ox hosts Cass Lake Monday
Beavers: Men's basketball, golf hold annual fundraising scrambles
Bemidji Speedway: Hauber, Reed capture first feature races
Naomi Otillia Magoon-Colsen
Neil Edward Dietrich
What's new at the Beltrami County Fair Horticulture Area
Blane Klemek: Keeping an eye on the kestrels
John Eggers: Building a new school is the right decision
Mints can fit right in here
John Eggers: Kids write to God ... and get answers
‘Fargo’ Season 2 will be set in 1979, executive producer says
Switchfoot at Sanford Center
Art briefs - Sunday July 20
Pioneer Previews: Check out Art in the Park
2014 Bemidji Area Arts Endowment grants
Minnesota scales back deer hunt: Most areas in and around Bemidji will be in lottery zones
Single zebra mussel confirmed in Green Lake
Paul Nelson: Water temperatures remain cool in Bemidji area lakes
More boaters ticketed for invasive species violations
Kimmes anniversary celebrations
Nat Hentoff: Who are we as Americans?
Dick Polman: Plane shot down. What would Reagan do?
Tom Purcell: An oath for Obama
Amy Goodman / Border children: ‘They don’t speak English, but they understand hate’
Letter: Former student calls for more comprehensive health education
Beltrami County Master Gardeners
October 8, 2013
Jesica Conrad/Master Gardener: What is that blob on my plum branch?
Plums are the most common stone fruit grown in our area. Stone fruits are characterized by a hard "pit" at the center and include peaches, almonds, cherries and apricots. It’s pretty tough to get stone fruits to grow here in northern Minnesota but there are several varieties...
October 8, 2013 - 11:33pm
October 1, 2013
Helenruth Schuette/Master gardener: Garden tips to ready for winter
BEMIDJI — After the summer we’ve had — with hot temps and little rain — we should still depend on these time-honored tips from the Minnesota Extension Service to prepare for our Minnesota winter. Empty and clean outdoor containers of flowers or vegetables once the...
October 1, 2013 - 11:53pm
September 25, 2013
Jesica Conrad/Master Gardener: Dealing with those potato diseases
The common diseases of potatoes that plague gardeners are early blight and late blight. By the way, tomatoes and potatoes belong to the nightshade family (as well as eggplant and peppers). Rotate your tomato and potato crops to avoid spreading from one crop to the other. With...
September 25, 2013 - 12:00am
September 10, 2013
Wally Peck/Master Gardener: Harvest and storing time arrives
BEMIDJI -- It's time to think about gathering your garden's bounty and keeping it as long as possible to enjoy when the garden is covered with snow. Different vegetables require different harvest times; storage methods also differ for the best results. Summer squash, peppers and cucumbers...
September 10, 2013 - 11:08pm
August 13, 2013
Cathy Peck/Master Gardener: Avoid apple problems through sanitation
Two problems commonly associated with apple trees plague growers: apple scab and apple maggots. It is too late for remedial action at this time of year, but what you do now can affect next year's crop. Scab, a fungal disease infects leaves and fruit. Tree leaf lesions start as olive...
August 13, 2013 - 10:19pm
August 6, 2013
Garden gadgets ... worth It?
While paging through my garden catalogs and journals I always find a plethora of garden gadgets and gimmicks to help make gardening easier while producing bumper crops of vegetables and prize winning flowers. Are they too good to be true? Here are a few that I found that may or may...
August 6, 2013 - 11:27pm
July 30, 2013
Master Gardener column: Upkeep when it comes up on August
BEMIDJI - Mid-August into early September is the time to do lawn repairs. Warmer soil speeds germination and there is less competition from weeds. Lawns can be over-seeded or small areas renovated or new lawns started. There are specially formulated fertilizers for new lawns. Read...
July 30, 2013 - 7:10pm