• DNR Forester to train ‘Barsness Brigade’ and volunteers to identify, survey, map buckthorn at park

    | Published on February 27, 2023 at 2:02pm CST

    Due to inclement weather that postponed a meeting las week, Kylee Berger, a Forester for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will return to Glenwood for a training session on March 13 at 10 a.m. at Glenwood City Hall.  Last spring Berger toured parts of Barsness Park and consulted as to best practices in management… Read More

  • Minnesota’s 2022 “Flash Drought” 

    | Published on February 27, 2023 at 2:01pm CST

    For the second year in a row, significant drought conditions developed in Minnesota during 2022, this time in response to quick-hitting and steep precipitation deficits. Unlike the previous year’s drought, which hit northern Minnesota the hardest and peaked during late summer, this one originated in southern Minnesota and escalated during the fall. As of early… Read More

  • Strategic Farming: Let’s talk crops! focused on weed management

    | Published on February 27, 2023 at 2:01pm CST

    Weeds take the top spot as the most problematic pest problem farmers manage. Evolution and spreading of herbicide-resistant weeds, strategies for weed control in conventional corn, and preserve the new products or premixes for future use contribute to the challenges.  Failures to control waterhemp – a troublesome weed – are frequently reported in Minnesota. Are failures… Read More

  • How will this do in a Minnesota garden?

    | Published on February 27, 2023 at 2:00pm CST

    Extension Master Gardeners have answers Imagine an okra variety so tasty that a gardener in the know pronounces it “pithy.” Now there’s a seed to try in your garden.   That’s just one takeaway from the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener volunteers’ annual seed trials. Winners from the 2022 trials were announced this week by Extension… Read More

  • MN State Fair and MN Farm Bureau Federation accepting Century Farm applications

    | Published on February 27, 2023 at 2:00pm CST

    Deadline is March 6 Minnesota families who have owned their farms for 100 years or more are invited to apply for the 2023 Century Farm Program. Produced by the Minnesota State Fair in conjunction with the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation, the Century Farm Program was created to promote agriculture and honor historic family farms in the… Read More

  • DNR invites conversation about wildlife, habitat and hunting

    | Published on February 27, 2023 at 1:59pm CST

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites the public to talk about deer and other wildlife, hunting and habitat topics with wildlife managers throughout the state on Thursday, March 2. Wildlife managers will be available in local area offices or by phone from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. that day. People who would like to participate… Read More

  • DNR opens application period for reimbursement of well-interference costs from 2021 drought

    | Published on February 27, 2023 at 1:58pm CST

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages well owners, high-capacity water appropriators and water suppliers to apply for reimbursement of costs associated with the resolution of well interferences that occurred during the 2021 drought. As part of a relief package to address impacts of the 2021 drought, the Minnesota Legislature provided funding to the DNR to… Read More

  • Starbuck Glimpses in The Past

    | Published on February 27, 2023 at 1:57pm CST

    110 YEARS AGO From March 7, 1913 The sale of M.O. Lia’s place in Walden abut a week ago, brought out a very large crowd and everything brought a good price, especially the stock. Cows went as high as $57. A bunch of 10 small calves came to $20 each.  Building for rent, east of Gaarder’s Jewelry shop…. Read More

  • Pope County Museum Notes

    | Published on February 27, 2023 at 1:56pm CST

    New ownership of Cairns & Son meat market From the Pope County Tribune, Thursday, Mar. 1, 1923. The Pope County nurse examined all the pupils in the Lowry school last week. She reports the children in pretty good condition. * * * * * * * * * * * From the Glenwood Herald, Thursday, Mar. 1, 1923.  A… Read More

  • Down Memory Lane

    | Published on February 27, 2023 at 1:55pm CST

    Lakers crowned conference champions Feb. 28, 1963 – The Soo Line was about to petition to drop the two trains through Glenwood. The railroad wished to drop the two trains between Glenwood and Portal N.D., due to financial considerations. The Interstate Commerce Commission had already told railroad officials once that the trains must stay in operation.  The annual… Read More

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