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At least 12 killed after Texas church bus crash
Muslims tell Minnesota Capitol gathering they feel more misunderstood now than ever before
Prosecutors: 'Uber' of sex trafficking rings busted in Twin Cities; also stretched into ND
Ivanka Trump becomes unpaid White House employee
'I will ... become a chicken': French artist who spent a week inside a rock is now hatching eggs
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
Mauer's spot in batting order will vary, but don't expect him near top
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Violet Gurtrude Swanson
Keith L. Sorenson
Delores A. Larson
Ethel L. Anderson
LeRoy H. Koenen
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
March 25, 2017
Planning the spring garden calendar
Have you ever wondered why Martha Stewart is always so perky? It's because she enjoys gardening. And gardening and springtime go together like...
March 25, 2017 - 8:13am
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
Growing Together: Better yards and gardens with less work
Wouldn't it be fun to have a yard that looks like the grounds of Buckingham Palace? Unfortunately, most of us don't have a head gardener with...
March 18, 2017 - 7:52am
March 12, 2017
At this central Minn. library, they're checking out seeds as well as books
PINE RIVER, Minn.—As part of a continuing effort to combat food poverty in the this central Minnesota area, the University of Minnesota...
March 12, 2017 - 10:00am
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
Growing Together: Cut plants back now to improve growth
I love gardening phrases. As a small boy, when Mom said Aunt Margaret had "taken a slip," I thought she had fallen on the ice. Actually, she...
March 4, 2017 - 8:38am
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
Little things make a big difference with gardening
Do you know what my most frequently heard gardening statement is? "I just don't have a green thumb." My answer is always: "Yes, you do." All...
February 25, 2017 - 7:00am
February 18, 2017
Growing Together: Steps you need to know when growing plants indoors
You can always spot a gardener because they save stuff. Our garages have a section dedicated to used cell-packs, plastic nursery pots and a stack...
February 18, 2017 - 9:59am
Fielding Questions: Finding recommended varieties requires shopping
Q: Is there a garden center in town that stocks all of the recommended vegetable seed and plant cultivars based on the yearly updated North Dakota...
February 18, 2017 - 8:57am
February 11, 2017
Fielding Questions: Growing gardenias is a challenge
Q: I'm having problems with a gardenia tree. We kept it in a planter, and it appeared to be doing all right in the summer. Then some leaves began...
February 11, 2017 - 10:24am
Growing Together: Gardening, the world's leading pastime
What's more popular than televised sports, shopping, playing golf or watching movies? Gardening, of course. Vegetable gardening, flower-growing,...
February 11, 2017 - 9:23am
February 4, 2017
Fielding Questions: Investigating holes in jade plant leaves
Q: I have a large jade plant that sits outside during summer and early fall and indoors the rest of the year. It has developed some holes in...
February 4, 2017 - 11:26am
Growing Together: It's time for a gardening quiz
Remember when teachers told us tests were wonderful learning opportunities and quizzes were valuable ways to assess our knowledge? Most students...
February 4, 2017 - 9:25am