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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
December 3, 2013
Growing Green: Success with Poinsettias
‘Tis the season, autumn is definitely stepping aside. My houseplants have survived the move indoors, I have some perennials growing on the window seat, and this year I may even try growing an Amaryllis (more on this adventure later.) I love November and December: the first snow,...
December 3, 2013 - 11:49am
Growing Green: Protecting Pollinators in Your Garden
No matter how you receive your news, you have undoubtedly heard recent stories about the precipitous decline in bee populations in recent years. Whether due to Colony Collapse Disorder, where for still unknown reasons, worker bees simply abandon the hive; or the reckless use of neonicotinoid...
December 3, 2013 - 11:43am
November 22, 2013
NRCS Accepting Applications from farmers for key Minnesota conservation program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications to help producers improve water and air quality, build healthier soil, improve grazing and forest lands, conserve energy, enhance organic operations, and achieve other...
November 22, 2013 - 11:33am
Growing Green: Arrest the Pest: Oriental Bittersweet
This fall I had the opportunity to visit many floral shops throughout the Metro area and outstate Minnesota, and fell in love with Bittersweet, a very popular ornamental used in fall arrangements. The good news: there is a beautiful native variety that is hardy (zone 3) in Minnesota,...
November 22, 2013 - 9:55am
November 21, 2013
State Sen. Westrom considers running for Peterson seat
ST. PAUL – State Sen. Torrey Westrom promises a decision by year’s end about whether he will run for the U.S. House seat that has belonged...
November 21, 2013 - 4:34pm
November 19, 2013
Issues Sjodin case raised need answers a decade later
ST. PAUL – Dru Sjodin’s kidnapping from a Grand Forks, N.D., shopping mall 10 years ago this week began a discussion about what Minnesota should do with sex offenders, a discussion nearing a time for decisions. The question is whether those decisions will be made by state officials...
November 19, 2013 - 10:50am
November 13, 2013
Early indicator: Property taxes headed up
ST. PAUL – A preliminary report shows local governments plan to increase property taxes next year. Tuesday’s Minnesota Revenue Department report indicates cities expect to raise taxes 2.1 percent, counties 1.5 percent, townships 2.1 percent, schools 2.6 percent and other taxing...
November 13, 2013 - 12:19pm
November 7, 2013
Growing Green: Good Garden reads
I am an avid reader, and so it was with great sadness that I read about Sir Terry Pratchett, one of Britain’s most prolific and popular authors, and his battle with early on-set Alzheimer’s disease. A result of this disease is that Pratchett can no longer read, which is totally...
November 7, 2013 - 9:06am
November 5, 2013
Farmers’ story same for weather, economics: volatile
MINNEAPOLIS – Farmers face unpredictability, whether the topic is the weather or economics. In the weather, farmers are going to be forced...
November 5, 2013 - 4:19pm
October 28, 2013
Growing Green: Protect Your Trees from Winter Pests
Many of my Spring calls concern trees damaged during the winter by voles. Bark is chewed, tunnels abound and trees struggle to come back, if they are lucky. Lawn damage caused by these varmints can be repaired, but trees and shrubs girdled by these gnawing rodents will not survive....
October 28, 2013 - 11:16am
Growing Green: Snow Mold Prevention Begins in Autumn
Can we expect snow mold damage in our lawns next spring? The answer to this question is dependent on the snow and soil temperature conditions this fall and winter. Snow mold is common during years when an early, deep snow cover prevents the soil from freezing. As the snow begins...
October 28, 2013 - 11:14am
Growing Green: Indoor Gardening
Autumn is my favorite season of the year. The changing fall colors, the cool nights and shortened days are a welcome fanfare to the quiet, cold winter days ahead. With a sigh of anticipation, I look forward to peaceful days of garden planning, and placing our seed orders for next...
October 28, 2013 - 10:28am
October 23, 2013
MnDOT raises speed limit on Highway 59, two other state highways
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Transportation will raise the posted speed limit from 55 mph to 60 mph on the entire length of Highway 75, the majority of Highway 59 and 14 miles of Highway 7 in western Minnesota. Crews will begin installation of the new 60 mph signs Oct....
October 23, 2013 - 2:38pm
September 24, 2013
MNsure will check security until last minute
ST. PAUL -- Supporters and opponents of Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace disagree whether it will be able to launch as planned next...
September 24, 2013 - 4:32pm
September 18, 2013
Growing Green: Minnesota Gardening Calendar 2014
Hot off the presses! The 2014 Minnesota Gardening Calendar has arrived at the University of Minnesota Extension Office, Douglas County. This award winning 12-month calendar, produced by University of Minnesota Extension Horticulturalists, is filled with timely gardening tips, beautiful...
September 18, 2013 - 9:25am