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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Crow Wing County Community Services wins innovation award
'We're not those kids': BLC students create business, bust stereotypes
Coalition for Peace to hold peace vigil, pie social
PLMS Students of the Month
Former Crosby mayor wins again: Possessing firearm charge dismissal follows 2 other acquittals
Junior Hockey: North Iowa dominates North Stars
PL 8th-graders achieve perfect season
Girls hockey: Lightning win 2 of 3 to start season
Women's College Hockey: BSU, SCSU hope game in Brainerd Tuesday, Nov. 20, will be classic
Area Girls Hockey: Abear nets game-winner in Lightning victory
James M. Dullum
William D. O'Hara
Ileana "Kathy" Peterson
Crow Wing Energized: Take control of the holidays
3 things for better health
Faith: Where did the chickadees go?
They had an idea. Now, they're wondering if it will work. An innovative community, collaborative project is tackling childhood trauma.
Senior Menus: Nov. 19-23, 2018
Bormett's Vignette: I can still be 'home for the holidays'
Guest Opinion: Soil and Water Conservation Districts: Ensuring funding for the boots on the ground
Veeder: A song for a new season
Hauser: What we leave behind
Wealth Column: Why new tax laws could change your 2018 tax filing
letters to the editor
Births: Nov. 17, 2018
Births: Oct. 28, 2018
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
March 24, 2018
How to prevent powdery mildew in garden
Q: Last year powdery mildew spread across most of my garden including my pumpkin and squash patch. Do the spores overwinter in soil? Will turning...
March 24, 2018 - 8:31am
March 10, 2018
Cuttings develop healthier roots in media versus water
Q: I saved several coleus plants from last summer's outdoor planters, and I've been growing them indoors this winter. I'd like to start cuttings...
March 10, 2018 - 8:32am
Neglected orchid blooms unexpectedly
Q: I don't have a question, but I have to share this with someone and since you know plants, it is you. Last year for Valentine's Day I received...
February 10, 2018 - 7:45am
December 23, 2017
Christmas centerpiece made on the fly
Q: When I read your recent article about making Christmas centerpieces, I thought of some I've made and wish to share a photo of one that has...
December 23, 2017 - 7:30am
How to deal with the yearly fall nuisance of yellowjackets
Q: I'm being attacked by yellowjacket wasps every time I step out my door. I've set out traps that work especially well but have not found a...
September 23, 2017 - 8:51am
June 17, 2017
Fielding Questions: Leaf galls appearing on area maples
Q: Our Autumn Blaze Maple tree has greenish-red bumps on many of its leaves. Are these insect eggs that will hatch and eat the dickens out of...
June 17, 2017 - 10:22am
June 10, 2017
How to prevent disease from attacking garden phlox
Q: I have phlox plants in my back yard and every year about this time the leaves start turning yellow from the bottom up. The tops of the plants...
June 10, 2017 - 8:01am
June 3, 2017
Fielding Questions: Rejuvenating lilacs
Q: Our lilac is beautiful, but I fear it will eventually just have flowers at the top like some I've seen. Each year we've removed three or...
June 3, 2017 - 11:48am
April 22, 2017
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Q: I live in a condo without space to plant a large garden. I love sugar peas and I'm wondering if they could be successfully grown in planters...
April 22, 2017 - 10:15am
April 1, 2017
Fielding Questions: Time to start dahlias indoors
Q: I bought dahlia bulbs and want to jump start them in peat pots. How soon do you think I should plant them? If we plant dahlias directly in...
April 1, 2017 - 9:14am
March 25, 2017
Fielding Questions: Rabbit damage can ruin evergreens
Q: Rabbits severely chewed an evergreen shrub in the corner of our courtyard this winter. Do you think it will grow back?—Jerry Luebke,...
March 25, 2017 - 8:11am
March 18, 2017
Fielding Questions: What causes cucumber fruits to curl?
Q: Why do my cucumber fruits always curl? Even small picklers curl. We had the soil tested at North Dakota State University and they said it...
March 18, 2017 - 8:49am
March 11, 2017
How long should spruce trees be staked?
Q: During the fall of 2015, we planted four Colorado Blue Spruce trees that were 18 to 20 feet tall. They were installed by a tree mover, then...
March 11, 2017 - 8:10am
March 4, 2017
Fielding Questions: Helping a split crabapple tree
Q: We're looking for advice to help our young crabapple tree. Several winter storms and heavy snow weighed down a branch and caused a split down...
March 4, 2017 - 9:40am
February 25, 2017
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
Q: I want to share what I found yesterday with our perennial sedum. I don't know what might happen, but I'm guessing we will get too cold again...
February 25, 2017 - 7:39am