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FOOTBALL: BSU offense sputters in home opener, Sioux Falls wins in rout
Fishing: Braten, Swenson team for Cabela's MWC championship
Girls tennis: Bemidji places third at Hibbing Invitational
Swimming: Bemidji finishes second at Hibbing Inv.
Lumberjacks: Boys soccer, volleyball teams coast to victories
Kimberly Ann Beaulieu
Albert "Uncle Al" Robinson, Jr.
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Frances "Fran" Lister
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John Eggers: Who do you encourage in this world?
Patrick Guilfoile: Malaria, mosquitoes and fatal attraction
Consider cover crops
Art Lee: The demolition of ‘a fine old lady’ — a historical landmark gone (alas?)
Sue Bruns: The thing about dogs…
From concept to concerts: Long-planned Minnesota Orchestra residency is this week
Pioneer Previews: Community Theater’s ‘On Golden Pond’ opens Friday
Common Chords schedule
Artist works on mural
The Beach Boys officially coming to Bemidji
A half-century of wilderness: 1964 federal law set stage for the second ‘W’ in BWCAW
Blane Klemek: Oh, to be a bird for a day? Count me in
Paul Nelson: Boat control is important when fishing in the fall
Paul Nelson: Fish are constantly looking for abundant food sources
Paul Nelson: Slower presentations are effective as summer turns to fall
Letter: Claesson-Huseby is efficient, approachable
David M. Shribman: The new GOP hope: Mitt Romney
Will Durst: How they spent their summer
Letter: Pipeline would free up trains to transport grain
Michael Reagan: The media’s lynching of Ray Rice
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Beltrami County Master Gardeners
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: Annual vines bring garden variety
BEMDIJI -- Annual vines are versatile and colorful additions to any flower garden. They will climb a trellis, fence or wall or hang over that wall. They can be used as ground covers or in containers. The vines are easy to start from seed either indoors in spring or directly...
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April 15, 2014 - 6:40pm
March 26, 2014
Becky Livermore/Beltrami County Master Gardener: Learning the garden language
Just like every other segment of society, gardening has a vocabulary of its own. Without an understanding of this vocabulary, there’s no way we can speak the language. This makes it difficult to know what’s what. Most gardeners know the difference between annual and perennial...
March 26, 2014 - 12:23am
March 18, 2014
Helenruth Schuette/Beltrami Master Gardener: The FYI on using the new hardiness zone map
Using the new hardiness zone map (HZM) is only one aspect of choosing perennials for your garden. A hardiness zone map provides information to help gardeners determine which herbaceous and woody perennial plants will survive cold temperatures in a certain geographic area. This year,...
March 18, 2014 - 11:46pm
March 12, 2014
Wally Peck/Master Gardener: Wood ashes for the garden
One thing we have after a winter like this is a lot of wood ash. Questions Master Gardeners often receive are: Does wood ash help the garden? And how much wood ash can I put on the garden? Wood ashes can benefit the soil in vegetable gardens and flower beds; however, they can also...
March 12, 2014 - 12:16am
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