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I fought the tree and the tree won
You know those safety messages that flood the media during the spring planting and fall harvest seasons? Farmers get in a hurry to put the crop in the ground after the snow melts and then get the crop...
4/29/13 at 7:09 PM The calm after the ice storm 4/16/13 at 5:07 PM
From one scoop to another 3/20/13 at 5:39 PM
Lentsch to replace Bones at SD Ag Department
Walt Bones is headed back to his family farming operation in rural Parker, and a familiar face and name in South Dakota Republican Party politics will replace him at the helm of the state Agriculture ...
4/2/13 at 12:11 PM Reports: Deal on farm bill reached 12/30/12 at 9:00 PM
Noem opts out of GOP leadership role 11/9/12 at 9:45 PM
Political notebook: Minnesota budget clash continues to grow
By Don Davis Gov. Mark Daytons budget proposal continues to play out in interesting ways, usually with Republicans strongly opposed and Democrats more mildly in support. Rep. Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, ...
2/4/13 at 11:11 AM Legislative notebook: GOP lays out complaints about Dayton tax plan 1/29/13 at 6:27 PM
Legislative notebook: Bickering begins early in session 1/10/13 at 6:13 PM
It Was Just a Tractor
I can still feel the cold cast iron in my right hand. My brain is still programmed to move my hand without thinking, making me one with a machine that is now long gone. I haven't seen the machine in...
1/13/13 at 7:13 PM Farm Safety 7/16/12 at 9:07 PM
Dashing through the snow, on a one horse open sleigh…
Well, Fargo-Moorhead may be a little short on the snow this winter but the air is still crisp and the Christmas lights still sparkle. What better way to enjoy the season than with a horse drawn holida...
12/6/12 at 4:55 PM Halloween Festivities in Fargo-Moorhead 10/25/12 at 4:54 PM
State Farm puts N.D. 11th, Minnesota sixth in odds of hitting a deer
North Dakota ranks 11th nationally in the odds of motorists running into a deer, State Farm insurance company reported today. Thats unchanged from last year, State Farm said, and the odds of hitting ...
10/23/12 at 5:00 PM Pheasants Forever urges action on behalf of new Farm Bill 8/24/12 at 8:00 AM
Conservation groups generally support House Farm Bill version 7/12/12 at 10:04 AM
Autumn in Minnesota...with Two French Women at a Winery
The colors and crisp weather make the upper Midwest a land many ought to envy. Something about the air in the autumn makes me feel more alive.In addition, harvest time is a recognition of a summer wel...
10/5/12 at 8:31 AM Yangshuo: Grateful for Rain 4/23/11 at 12:33 PM
Yangshuo: Earth's Teeth 4/19/11 at 8:39 AM
Meet our newest leaders, part 5 of 8
Adult Learning Center Director Jennifer Fruehis one of several individuals who took on new roles this year in FPS. She has been with the District since 2008, previously as a teacherworking with GED, A...
10/1/12 at 9:00 AM A tradition is born... 1/25/12 at 10:15 AM
Spotlight on our craft 11/4/11 at 8:56 AM
Conversation with the sky
I know what it feels like again to stay up till 4 a.m. Friends and I joined the owls and coyotes at the Furtman Farm Star Party near Webster, Wis. for a third of an Earth rotation under the stars. T...
9/15/12 at 3:33 PM A starry night with friends, "E" Day for Comet Elenin looms 9/25/11 at 2:14 PM
Return To The Green Market
At the very end of August, we treated ourselves to dinner atGreen Market Kitchenwith friends. We last dined at The Green Market not quite a year ago when we tried their special Dia De Los Muertos-in...
9/13/12 at 8:28 PM
Farm Service Feed Store
Building at Northeast corner ofMain and Plum Street in Red Wing. The Goodhue County Savings Bank was established with T.B. Sheldon as president in 1874 on the second floor, third floor was the old Mu...
8/22/12 at 3:31 PM
Raw Kale & Cherry Salad with Citrus Dressing
One of the best parts of the CSA I belong to is when they bring us recipes. They actually make up the recipes so when you come to the market you can try them and see if that is something you would enj...
7/1/12 at 7:05 PM A Step Forward.... 4/19/12 at 9:08 AM
What is a Food Desert? 3/1/12 at 5:29 PM
Restoring the Hutmacher Farm, Dunn County, ND
Several times a year, I can be found out at the Hutmacher Farm in Dunn County, North Dakota. Since 2006, this farmstead has been under the care of Preservation North Dakota, and in recent years servic...
4/23/12 at 10:38 PM
You Could Grow Potatoes in your Ears!!
I so very distinctly remember when I was little (back in the dark ages) (quiet, Burl), after taking a bath my mother would give us kids an inspection to see if we were successful in removing all the d...
3/19/12 at 8:46 PM
Progress is in North Dakota!!
Progress is definedby Websters as :"A forward or onward movement, -A betterment ". I think it is more about taking that first step towards your dreams or goals. They say all you have to do is change ...
2/27/12 at 9:04 PM