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May 21, 2017
PR-B Family Center: Food insecurity is real
May 21, 2017 - 5:30am
May 20, 2017
Search plant tags for key information like hardiness zone, cold tolerance and botanical name.  Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Growing Together: Separating hardy from non-hardy when shopping trees and shrubs
May 20, 2017 - 10:29am
The Last Windrow: Beneficial causes, then and now
May 20, 2017 - 7:30am
The Dilbert strip last Sunday was focused on the issue of climate change and featured a climate scientist predicting gloom and doom based on observations and predictions from various models. Screen grab from
As I See It: Dilbert and climate change
May 20, 2017 - 7:00am
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Grim's tales: Dog's-eye view and mushrooms too
May 20, 2017 - 6:00am
May 17, 2017
Browser: Library Building Foundation members needed
May 17, 2017 - 5:30am
May 13, 2017
A healthy garden, bursting with nourishing foods, is a wonderful hedge against economic uncertainties. For the person wary of chemical additives, it is a source of clean, uncontaminated food. Tending a garden gives you lots of fresh air and exercise, and provides you with plenty of sunshine. Illustration
The Cracker Barrel: Consider the broccoli
May 13, 2017 - 6:30am
May 12, 2017
Amazingly, my husband and I actually work quite well together on home improvement projects, especially painting. He's the patient painter who uses a little brush to cut in up on the ceiling, down at the trim and where walls meet. I'm the impatient one who welcomes a big roller to take on the rest of the wall, where I don't have to be really careful. Illustration
Vogt's Notes: Spring cleaning taken up a notch or two (or more)
May 12, 2017 - 8:00am
May 11, 2017
The reason for my exuberance was the fact that Minnesota had experienced an early ice-out and early spring that year. That meant the walleyes and northern pike would have been all through with their spawning cycle and would be awaiting fishermen to drop the bait into their collective toothy mouths. Illustration
The Last Windrow: Let's not brag about an extraordinary fishing opener
May 11, 2017 - 8:00am
From the Lefthand Corner: Time of Trump: Chapter 1
May 11, 2017 - 7:30am
May 9, 2017
FILE PHOTO: April (the mother giraffe) helps her newly born unamed baby giraffe stand at the Animal Adventure Park, in Harpursville, New York, U.S. April 15, 2017. Animal Adventure Park/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo
Cheesehead Chatter: Giraffe's fame proves positive use of social media
May 9, 2017 - 6:30am
May 7, 2017
My time on the farm came before automatic barn cleaners were invented. The muscles that remain on my upper arms are much the result of making use of a five-tine pitchfork and pitching manure out a barn's open window into a waiting spreader. Illustration
The Last Windrow: Fertilizing fields in Iowa
May 7, 2017 - 6:00am
May 6, 2017
As I See It: What did you unlearn today?
May 6, 2017 - 6:30am
May 2, 2017
PR-B Family Center: Working through struggles makes us stronger
May 2, 2017 - 3:40am
May 1, 2017
Our participation in WWI only lasted 19 months but involved more than 100,000 men from Minnesota. Illustration
Pine River Library: Minnesota's part in WWI topic of program
May 1, 2017 - 3:30am