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This winter’s extended warm period has coaxed some perennials to begin growing dangerously early, which might cause problems. The alternating freezing and thawing tears plant roots as the soil expands and contracts. Special to Forum News Service
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
2 hours 49 min ago
Although started at the same time, the spider plant on the left received attentive care while the plant on the right was given basic, but minimal, care. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Little things make a big difference with gardening
3 hours 29 min ago
February 24, 2017
So much can be buried beneath the surface of our lives that needs to be uncovered, used and even celebrated. Still other things are beneath the surface because they bring us such pain. Digging them out of the snowbank requires confronting parts of who we are that we don't like to own. The hope is that "out of sight, out of mind" will work. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Faith: Look beneath the surface for what is buried
11 hours 46 min ago
Photograph of author Carol Bursack of Minding Our Elders by Ann Arbor Miller, annarbormiller.com. Photograph was taken on Jan. 18, 2011, in Fargo, N.D.
Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
14 hours 26 min ago
Letter to the editor: Bartella family thanks community
22 hours 35 min ago
February 22, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Columnist discovers universal theory of everything
February 22, 2017 - 10:31pm
February 21, 2017
Then came TV. At first there weren't too many programs. Early morning watchers had to content themselves with staring at a test pattern, waiting for something more exciting to appear. But little by little the programs begat more programs, and after a while there was something playing on the three network channels 24 hours a day, and a lot of families got in the habit of leaving the TV set turned on continuously, thus presenting their brains with an alternate reality that begged for some attention.
The Cracker Barrel: Paying attention
February 21, 2017 - 10:10pm
Nicole Welle, Parenting Perspectives columnist
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
February 21, 2017 - 11:05am
February 20, 2017
The Last Windrow: Ideas for Minnesota's Super Bowl visitors
February 20, 2017 - 10:26pm
man using an ice pack on his knee
Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
February 20, 2017 - 10:25am
February 19, 2017
The sun’s fiery conveyor belts skim the surface of the sun, sweeping up the magnetic fields of old, dead sunspots. The "corpses" are dragged down at the poles to a depth into the solar depths, where they’re recharged by the sun’s rotation. Reincarnated, they become buoyant and float back to the surface to make new sunspots! NASA
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
February 19, 2017 - 2:04pm
Tammy Swift, columnist
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
February 19, 2017 - 8:15am
February 18, 2017
Nicole Phillips, Kindness is Contagious columnist
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
February 18, 2017 - 5:17pm
Photograph of author Carol Bursack of Minding Our Elders by Ann Arbor Miller, annarbormiller.com. Photograph was taken on Jan. 18, 2011, in Fargo, N.D.
Minding Our Elders: Recovery from double grief may require professional care
February 18, 2017 - 11:08am
Germination heat mats greatly increase seed-starting success.Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Growing Together: Steps you need to know when growing plants indoors
February 18, 2017 - 9:59am
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