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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Ideal Green Market Co-op receives grant for activities
Crow Wing County plans to buy land next to historic fire tower
Sheriff restricts traffic on lake ice for upcoming Eelpout Festival
Idaho crash kills Baxter woman, injures Aitkin man
Bring it on: Record snowfall for February within reach
PL 7th-graders take Mid-State crown
Wick takes 1st, 3rd in Duluth
LISTEN: Former Gophers coach Kill rips current coach Fleck
Pierz rallies past Road Crew at section meet
Boys Basketball: Tigers win 3, improve to 18-4. Raph, Hirschey both get 1,000th point
Marjory Ann Carlson
Joel Brian Carlson
Charles "Chuck" William Halstead
Chef's Hat: For a fast, easy, healthy dish, try salmon
Women can reduce risk of heart disease with diet, exercise
3 things for better health - Feb. 18
Jake Haapajoki took his own life as a teen. But his 'Smiles' live on.
Faith: God shows how much He loves us
From the Lefthand Corner: We truly are surrounded by good in Echoland
The Cracker Barrel: A sense of wonder
Mayor's Notebook: Participate in changing Breezy Point for the better
Grim's Tales: Unexpected challenge of living alone
Guest Opinion: Proposed paid and sick leave legislation is wrong for Minnesota
letters to the editor
HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY
Births: Jan. 15, 2019
Dayne Fox- Jennah Fox
Open House For Cecil Kottschade
Home and Garden
February 3, 2019
Quintessential quilts: Spicer woman, who draws inspiration from great-grandmother, is 2019 Quilter of the Year
SPICER, Minn. – At one end of Heather Peterson’s sunlit, second-story studio, small pieces of fabric that are cut into small geometric shapes...
February 3, 2019 - 4:43pm
Ask the Master Gardener: How to grow a crop of Job's Tears
Dear Master Gardener: I have made rosaries from the seeds of the plant Job's Tears, so two years ago I tried growing it in my garden. I purchased...
February 3, 2019 - 9:00am
December 30, 2018
Ask the Master Gardener: Tips for tending to your holiday cacti
Dear Master Gardener: I have a Christmas cactus that didn't bloom this year. What can I do to get it to bloom? Also, I have a friend whose Christmas...
December 30, 2018 - 9:00am
November 10, 2018
Vine identified, how to protect junipers and more
Q: Could you please identify this vining plant that grows on our chain-link fence? It is very invasive, as it originally started two doors down...
November 10, 2018 - 6:02am
November 4, 2018
Ask the Master Gardener: The right and wrong ways to water orchids
Dear Master Gardener: I purchased an orchid and the directions say to water it with an ice cube each week. Since it's a tropical plant I wouldn't...
November 4, 2018 - 9:00am
October 27, 2018
What caused one white carrot, why aren't my peonies blooming yet and more
Q: While digging carrots, I found one white one among all the regular orange ones. What causes one to be white? — Anne Barbee, Moorhead. A:...
October 27, 2018 - 6:35am
October 20, 2018
Heirloom squash identified, is it too late to plant bulbs and more
Q: Can you tell what type of pumpkin or gourd the greenish-gray one at the front of the photo is? I planted seeds for the gourds behind it and...
October 20, 2018 - 9:02am
Are trees foretelling a bad winter this year with all those seeds and acorns?
FARGO — Did you notice the heavy crop of seeds on the region's trees this summer and fall? Elm seeds fell by the millions this summer at...
October 20, 2018 - 9:00am
September 22, 2018
Should perennials be cut back in fall? It depends.
FARGO — What's the first thought that comes to mind if someone mentions cutting back? Fewer trips through the buffet line? Less snacking...
September 22, 2018 - 8:38am
Berries of invasive species toxic to humans, how to cut back lilacs and more
Q: What is this bush with the black berries that's growing right next to some chokecherry trees? — Judy and Tim Hansen, Sabin, Minn. A:...
September 22, 2018 - 6:00am
September 15, 2018
Berries identified as edible, a rosebush hasn't ever bloomed and more
Q: Do you know what these berries are? Are they good for jelly, or should I leave them alone? They were on large shrubs or trees about 12 feet...
September 15, 2018 - 7:56am
September 1, 2018
Commentary: Photos show improvement after maple treated for iron deficiency
Q: Our Autumn Blaze maples had iron chlorosis last year. An article you wrote prompted us to take action. We bought Medicap iron capsules made...
September 1, 2018 - 8:49am
Commentary: Want some good grass? Seed in September
FARGO — What type of lawn care provider are you? Do you mow only when you need to find where you left the wheelbarrow? At the opposite...
September 1, 2018 - 7:18am
August 26, 2018
With space in demand, homeowners find creative ways to make garages bigger
FARGO — When Tim and Vanessa Lystad moved into their 97-year-old house in Fargo seven months ago, they found a lot to love except the garage,...
August 26, 2018 - 7:36am
August 25, 2018
One ingredient is key for successful weed control
Classic humor bears repeating. How can you tell if a newly emerging, unidentified plant in your flower garden is a weed or your new high-priced...
August 25, 2018 - 6:56am