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Officers on leave after shooting in Willmar, Minn.
McFeely: Is Michele Bachmann dipping her toe in Minnesota governor race?
Hancock project receives $500,000 grant
Asbestos removal should start soon in Hancock building
Junior Legion: Morris falls to elimination bracket
Sunny skies for annual Marv Meyer Fun Run
Legion Baseball: Hancock eliminated from sub-district playoffs
Zosel heads to USF for golf
Amateur Baseball: Morris takes Stevens County with win at Hancock
Robert O. Hubbard
Letter to the editor: Second amendment not under attack
Colorful crew tosses candy July 4
Stevens County Times Editorial: Take care of your lawn
Letter to the editor: Contact Senate about healthcare bill
Letter to the editor: Happy July 4
Dairy hosts Open House
WROC's Features from the Farm: Research on industrial hemp
Taking a break from ag work
Weather dictating pace of spring field work
Growing for the future
June 7, 2013
It looks and feels like spring is really here to stay now, with summer just around the corner. The library has a fresh look with new tile in the staff area and new carpeting in the meeting room. Funds for these upgrades came from the library’s capital budget, which is included...
June 7, 2013 - 5:37pm
Donnelly News 6-8-13
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. It continues to be cool around here with plenty of rain to keep things green. I think most farmers in the area have their crops in and what is up continues to look good. In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services...
June 7, 2013 - 5:35pm
Looking Back 6-8-13
60 Years Ago Items from the Sun of June 23, 1953 As part of a program on seed improvement, sponsored by the Mutual Security Agency, the West Central Experiment Station will be host to people from many countries June 26 and 27. It is anticipated the the short course will be participated...
June 7, 2013 - 5:33pm
May 28, 2013
Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’: Perennial Plant of the Year 2013
The Perennial Plant of the Year™ program began in 1990 to showcase a perennial that is outstanding among its competitors. The selection process is quite simple – PPA members vote for the Perennial Plant of the Year™ each summer.
May 28, 2013 - 1:09pm
May 22, 2013
Growing Green: Summer Lawn Care
With this odd start to the summer season, many seem confused about this season’s lawn care. What is an appropriate mower height? How often and how much should I water? When is the best time to fertilize, dethatch and renovate existing lawns? For the answers to these questions, you...
May 22, 2013 - 11:18am
May 21, 2013
Growing Green: Heirlooms for your Cutting Garden
This late spring has really delayed our work on the flower farm. Flats of flowers are stacking up, crying to be planted in a warm, cozy spot, while many seeds have yet to leave their packets. This year we are trying some new/old flowers, (heirlooms) and I am very excited to watch...
May 21, 2013 - 11:16am
May 10, 2013
Growing Green: Look out for ticks
You would think that this later than normal spring would delay the tick season. Well, think again, I pulled five ticks off my dog, Jasmine, on Saturday. A quick trip to the vet to get her seasonal doses of Frontline brought more bad news. She tested positive for Lyme disease!
May 10, 2013 - 9:23am
May 2, 2013
Growing Green: Fascinating Fragrances
From Victorian Pocket Melons to Thomas Jefferson’s prized scented geraniums, fragrances have been a part of human culture for a very long time. Flowers have been shown to have positive effects on human emotions, and recent research has shown that fragrant flowers are a “positive...
May 2, 2013 - 10:13am
April 9, 2013
Growing Green: Successful potatoes
An early Easter and a late winter have worked together to foil an annual rite of spring. Good Friday has come and gone with no opportunity to get potatoes in the ground. If you haven’t thought about potatoes yet, now is a great time to select varieties and think about planting...
April 9, 2013 - 4:57pm
April 1, 2013
Growing Green: Spring Planted Bulbs for Summer Bloom
I can’t imagine a garden without the lovely fragrance of Acidanthera (Peacock Orchid). A type of gladiola, the acidanthera flower is a white bloom with a maroon blotchy center, and like the gladiola, is a summer bulb.
April 1, 2013 - 10:40am
March 22, 2013
Growing Green: Dividing Perennials
The first day of spring has come and gone. The snow is deep outside my window, but the sun is shining brightly, and the soft drip of melting snow whisper “spring is on the way!” When the frost leaves the ground, the early perennials will begin to grow. Dianthus (Sweet Williams...
March 22, 2013 - 10:22am
March 11, 2013
Growing Green: Let's Get Growing!
It’s that time of year again. Spring is just around the corner, seeds are ordered, and local Master Gardener groups are gearing up for their annual education days. The Douglas County Master Gardener group is no exception. On Saturday, March 23, Douglas County Master Gardeners present...
March 11, 2013 - 4:13pm
March 5, 2013
Growing Green: It’s Fruit Tree Pruning Time
Now is the time to start pruning your fruit trees. Pruning your trees while they are in dormancy reduces the possibility of fire blight in crabapples, apples and pears, as well as minimizing canker diseases in cherries and plums.
March 5, 2013 - 4:25am
February 27, 2013
Growing Green: Garden Style
The first question you should ask yourself when planning a new garden is “Why do I want a garden?” Maybe you have a shady spot where grass won’t grow, but hostas and ferns would. Perhaps you have fond memories of your grandmother’s cottage garden, full of color and texture....
February 27, 2013 - 1:21pm
February 18, 2013
Growing Green: True Blue Gradening
I’m sure you’ve heard me say it before, I LOVE BLUE IN THE GARDEN. True blue plants are hard to come by. Most plants described as blue are actually shades of purple from eggplant to lilac. Because it is so hard to find, blue can be used to create a different and unusual effect...
February 18, 2013 - 2:51pm