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Senate Republicans re-elect Gazelka as majority leader
Fire burns hole in wall at Cragun's hotel building
Child psychology presentation set in Brainerd
Crosslake Community School: Craig to fill school board vacancy
Election 2018: A tiebreaker in Manhattan Beach; a write-in in Emily
Girls Basketball: Lane signs to play for Fighting Hawks.
Junior Hockey: Wisconsin sweeps North Stars
Volleyball: PR-B's Wynn all-state. Tigers earn academic honors
Fergus Falls area to host 2019 Governor's Deer Opener
PL 8th-graders achieve perfect season
Edward Shetka, Jr.
Carol Jean (Erickson) Kalmbacher
Joel Carey Spilman
Matthew L. Sell
James V. Olson
Essentia Health offers way to quit smoking for better health
Chef's Hat: Don't forget about those tried-and-true recipes
Faith: Keep God in your life
Senior Menus: Nov. 12-16, 2018
Vine identified, how to protect junipers and more
Letter to the Editor: Norgaard proud of time as mayor
Letter to the editor: It's time for everyone to come together
The Cracker Barrel: Mental clutter
Guest Opinion: Ask a Trooper
War story: This U.S. soldier from Germany made false teeth for his comrades during WWII
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Births: Oct. 28, 2018
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Luck of the draw: Allen pulls out the win in Manhattan Beach
February 24, 2018
Seed company offers intriguing new flowers, vegetables
FARGO — Gardeners experience a common conundrum. Each year seed companies fill catalogs with hot new flowers and vegetables, tempting gardeners...
February 24, 2018 - 8:22am
February 17, 2018
Heritage houseplants: Readers share stories of long-living plants
In a recent column about long-lived houseplants, I invited readers to share stories about their own older-than-average plants. Houseplants become...
February 17, 2018 - 7:21am
December 23, 2017
Research shows gardening makes us happier and healthier
FARGO — If anyone doubts gardeners are a happy bunch, just visit a garden center in May. Shoppers high with spring fever swarm greenhouses,...
December 23, 2017 - 9:05am
October 21, 2017
GROWING TOGETHER: Autumn checklist for putting yard and garden to bed
FARGO — You'd think gardeners who are passionate about their lawns, flowerbeds and landscapes would be weeping hysterically at season's...
October 21, 2017 - 8:30am
August 26, 2017
10 reasons to plant this fall
If we could identify gardening's golden age, what period in history would it be? The installation of the palace gardens at Versailles centuries...
August 26, 2017 - 9:01am
August 5, 2017
Old yard and garden advice still valuable
Although I was born and raised in North Dakota, my grandparents on my dad's side lived in New Jersey, known as the Garden State. Gardening was...
August 5, 2017 - 7:44am
July 29, 2017
GROWING TOGETHER: When to harvest mid-summer garden produce
FARGO — You know you're a dyed-in-the-wool gardener if, when picking cucumbers, you triple check beneath every leaf so not a single cuke...
July 29, 2017 - 7:15am
July 22, 2017
Growing Together: How to keep flowers flowering all summer
Has your mid-summer water bill skyrocketed from keeping flowerbeds and gardens well-moistened? Gardeners easily rationalize the expense. We don't...
July 22, 2017 - 9:34am
June 17, 2017
Growing Together: A healthy apple harvest starts with June care
Many of us have heard the apple and the worm joke before, but old humor bears repeating for enjoyment by the next generation. What's worse than...
June 17, 2017 - 9:21am
June 10, 2017
A June to-do list for your garden
Mother Nature has tested our patience this spring. The season started nicely until cold winds the last half of May made tomato plants shiver...
June 10, 2017 - 8:00am
May 20, 2017
Growing Together: Separating hardy from non-hardy when shopping trees and shrubs
Old gardening humor describes the best way to tell whether a newly emerging spring plant is a weed or a valuable perennial. Tug on it. If it...
May 20, 2017 - 10:29am
May 13, 2017
19 interesting plants you might want to try in your garden this year
Have you ever noticed that people who enjoy their yards and gardens like talking about plants nearly as much as they enjoy growing them? Striking...
May 13, 2017 - 9:33am
April 22, 2017
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Deciding among apple varieties can be confusing. We all know what happened to Adam and Eve. They obviously chose poorly when deciding which...
April 22, 2017 - 9:13am
April 15, 2017
Growing Together: Fun facts about Easter lilies
No plant says Easter like the lily. Behind each potted paschal plant is an interesting mix of history and culture. Lilies didn't always begin...
April 15, 2017 - 9:29am
April 8, 2017
Growing Together: Advice for new gardeners
According to recent surveys, 18- to 34-year-old millennials are the largest group of new gardeners. Of the six million people who took up yard...
April 8, 2017 - 7:31am