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Witnesses and residents recount Superior refinery explosion
Refinery blast injures at least 11; fire still burning as evacuation continues
Combating fake news: Panel of Fargo media experts discuss the landscape of today's media
Senate debates voluminous budget bill that includes little spending
Audit finds Minnesota preschool programs ‘complex and fragmented’
Browns get QB, Giants select RB Barkley to open NFL draft
TRACK AND FIELD: Baklund breaks BSU hammer throw record
Famestad, Krause named BSU Athletes of the Year
BASEBALL: Jacks dominate home opener with 15-0 win over Hibbing
SOFTBALL: Wind causes woes in 11-9 Bemidji loss
Jennifer Lynn Lovering
Virginia L. Pollard
The trout don't know how lucky they are
Wild Mushroom Crostini recipe can be tailored to occasion
MASTER GARDENERS: Plant winter squash. . . for next winter!
COMMENTARY: Why we won't take a break from learning
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Ever so adaptable are the American crows
Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail comes to area this weekend
BSO presents concert series finale Sunday
'Scandal' is over, but here are 10 things we'll remember from this crazy show
Avicii dead at 28: Swedish DJ became an EDM star with hits 'Levels' and 'Wake Me Up'
'The Rock' surprises Minnesota teen who asked him to prom
The trout don't know how lucky they are
Deer on the table: DNR holds Bemidji meeting on deer management
After Parkland shooting, NRA posts biggest fundraising haul in nearly 20 years
'Owl' in a day's work!
Craftsman makes a wake building kayaks and canoes
Richard and Marvel Olson
Virg & Marge
Shirley (Mayer) Klosterman
1963 Impala was beautiful, but it fell apart
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Common sense actions can help keep the public safe
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Commentary goes beyond theater of the absurd
Time to respond to reader feedback
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What a sad world this would be without music
November 1, 2016
MASTER GARDENERS: Winter exercise can replace time spent in the garden
According to the Centers for Disease Control, gardening is compared to "moderate cardiovascular exercise." Gardening 30 to 45 minutes a day can burn 150-300 calories.
November 1, 2016 - 3:00pm
October 25, 2016
MASTER GARDENERS: Think differently about garden clean up
Hopefully: 2016's fallen leaves are decomposing in your compost pile and you have it covered to keep it working; strawberry beds have a spun polyester row cover over them to protect those early "king" berries and are awaiting an airy mulch after freeze-up; trunks of smooth-barked...
October 25, 2016 - 2:06pm
October 19, 2016
MASTER GARDENERS: Gardening highs and lows in 2016
The 2016 gardening season, one of highs and lows, didn't have much in the middle. It began, as does each new season, with happy anticipation of fabulous tomatoes, prolific green beans, just enough zucchini . . . well, you know the feeling. This was going to be the perfect season....
October 19, 2016 - 9:35am
September 20, 2016
MASTER GARDENERS: Think about next year when it comes to garden debris
It is getting to the time of the year when gardeners are left with plants that have completed their jobs in our gardens and are either dead or dying. What is best for next year’s garden should be on our minds when contemplating what we should do with this debris.
September 20, 2016 - 10:57pm
September 13, 2016
MASTER GARDENERS: Chrysanthemums can fit with any garden
Chrysanthemums, or "mums," are perennials offering a wide variety of flower colors from white to dark burgundy. They are easy to grow, come in dwarf to giant sizes, and can provide years of enjoyment. Plant mums in spring after all danger of frost has passed. Small plants derived...
September 13, 2016 - 10:26pm
MASTER GARDENERS: Chrysanthemums can with any garden
Chrysanthemums, or “mums,” are perennials offering a wide variety of flower colors from white to dark burgundy. They are easy to grow, come in dwarf to giant sizes, and can provide years of enjoyment. Plant mums in spring after all danger of frost has passed. Small plants derived...
September 13, 2016 - 5:41pm
September 7, 2016
MASTER GARDENERS: Fall color for your garden
Around the first of September the garden, and sometimes the gardener, start to look and feel a little raggedy. The annuals begin to peter out and we have to rely more on perennials to provide interest and color in the garden. By planning ahead our gardens can shine until they succumb...
September 7, 2016 - 4:00am
August 30, 2016
MASTER GARDENERS: What is your lawn plethora at summer's end?
Plethora means large or excessive amount of (something). In my lawn there is a glut (plethora) of weeds. Depending on the weather, September is the (usual) best time to attack broadleaf perennial lawn weeds with herbicide. Even tough weeds such as creeping Charlie are more vulnerable...
August 30, 2016 - 5:39pm
August 10, 2016
MASTER GARDENERS: Gardening for the mind, body and soul
Gardening is therapeutic on so many levels. Just being outdoors in nature feels good, and the acts of digging, planting and weeding can relieve stress by taking your mind off your daily ups and downs. Caring for the garden is also good for your physical health by stimulating muscles,...
August 10, 2016 - 5:30pm
August 8, 2016
‘It's the fun of it’: Margie Fitzgerald has been entering flowers into the Beltrami County Fair for the past 20 years
BEMIDJI -- About 20 years ago, Margie Fitzgerald was walking around the Beltrami County Fair with her granddaughter, Samantha, who was a member...
August 8, 2016 - 5:00pm
August 2, 2016
MASTER GARDENERS: Sterility or Vitality? A question of sustainability
Sterility is not an attribute many of us aspire to possess, but when we seek out a landscape plan for our homes, are we following ways to achieve a vital landscape? We look for “low or no maintenance.” We want grass we don’t have to mow often, grass without weeds; shrubs that...
August 2, 2016 - 7:00pm
July 26, 2016
MASTER GARDENERS: Summer insects are here
It’s high summer in northern Minnesota -- you can tell by all the insects buzzing around the garden! The white cabbage butterflies are rather lovely floating around the cabbage and broccoli until you come upon one of the green larvae in that next bite of broccoli.
July 26, 2016 - 12:57pm
July 19, 2016
MASTER GARDENERS: Hit a tomato home run
The tomato season is almost as long as that of Major League Baseball; what they have in common is that a winning season depends on the health of the players. With the wet weather and the very hot weather upcoming, conditions are ripe for tomato disease problems, those related to the...
July 19, 2016 - 7:28pm
July 5, 2016
MASTER GARDENERS: Tips for caring for those hanging baskets
Most of us enjoy at least a few hanging baskets of annuals in our yards. Didn't those baskets look great when you purchased them in May. The trick is to keep them looking good into early fall whether you purchased a readymade one or did your own creative basket. This is assuming that...
July 5, 2016 - 10:41pm
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