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2014 ANNUAL REPORT: At Home in Bemidji
21-year-old Backus woman killed in crash in Pine River
Court allows childcare union election
NTC to apply for 'change of control' as partnership with BSU is expanded; name to change
Weather watchers know which way the wind blows; Students design experiments and learn about science
BIRCHMONT: Foss outlasts Dale in Men’s Championship division as match play begins
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Bemidji State lands Prowler pair for 2015
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Tough schedule awaits BSU in 2014-15
GOLF: Hinners, Fiechtner share Executive medalist score after day two at Birchmont
Mark A. Stennes
Jared Robert Nash
Marie Pauline Anderson
Mary Ellen Johnson
James Dale Sherman
Building those boulevard gardens
John Eggers: Old advice is good advice: Use your brain
Patrick Guilfoile: Are our friends really family?
Blane Klemek: Several species of swallows thrive in Minnesota
What's new at the Beltrami County Fair Horticulture Area
It's a hard knock life for Annie; Classic play rounds out Paul Bunyan Playhouse season
Art briefs - Sunday July 27
'Northern Bass' should be caught at Lake Bemidji State Park
‘Fargo’ Season 2 will be set in 1979, executive producer says
Switchfoot at Sanford Center
Minnesota scales back deer hunt: Most areas in and around Bemidji will be in lottery zones
Hunting: DNR officials set 2014 wolf target harvest at 250 animals
Paul Nelson: Anglers switch to summer patterns on Bemidji area lakes
Single zebra mussel confirmed in Green Lake
Paul Nelson: Water temperatures remain cool in Bemidji area lakes
Kimmes anniversary celebrations
Lueken's legacy helps food shelf program
Claesson-Huseby has impressive record
Nat Hentoff: Government’s ultimate power
Jason Stanford: What to do about the border crisis
Tom Purcell Teens not working doesn’t work
Beltrami County Master Gardeners
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