FARGO -- A potentially devastating disease epidemic is attacking our region's most common evergreen trees.
Colorado, Black Hills and Norway spruce have long been planted in yards and shelterbelts. Most of the tree-type evergreens in our region are spruce, ranging in color from silvery blue to deep green and growing 40 or 50 feet high. And now a relatively new disease called Stigmina needlecast is causing serious damage.
Far from the energy growth areas of western North Dakota, we live on the edge of a south-central North Dakota town. When we moved back to my husband’s home eight years ago McIntosh County was known as the “most elderly county per capita in the nation” and the older people were really excited to see that I was expecting a winter baby that year.
No matter where your adventures and travels lead you, home often becomes our favorite place. Our young kids reminded me of that after a recent family vacation. You can take them off the prairie, but the prairie doesn’t leave them.
Have you ever been lost in your hometown?
If the town you grew up in was like mine, one Main Street drag, no stoplights within 50 miles, three bars all in a row between a car dealership on one end and a café on the other, I'm sure you were able to keep pretty good tabs on the place.
If you're up for an adventure, skip petunias and marigolds and discover the world of lesser-known annuals. Many of the following types graced the flower beds of our grandparents. Not all are offered by every garden center, but enjoy a scavenger hunt to each of the region's growers. I've added the word "easy" behind descriptions of the most carefree.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- It was the type of summer I hope we've all had in our lives. The one that stands between one life and another, full of long days, short nights and the sort of temporary things you grab onto knowing that, in a few months, everything changes.
My Great-Grandmother Gudrun was Strong Man Johnson.
At least that’s what she’d tell her grandkids when she was outside the window of the house, declaring to lift it off its foundation, sending my dad and his brother and sister screaming inside as they swore they felt the living room floor sway and tilt underneath them.
WASHINGTON — In December, when the first new Massey Ferguson Tractor built in America in many years rolled off the AGCO assembly line in Jackson, Minn., it was a sure sign that the farm economy is helping to lead the economic recovery in our state and across the country.
The only meaningful response to this man-made disaster is a man-made energy bill that finally would put in place an American clean-energy infrastructure that would set our country on a real, long-term path to ending our addiction to oil.
Avocado Cream Cabbage Slaw perfect side dish
For years, I’ve stayed far away from fish. I didn’t prepare it or serve it, and I would never even consider ordering it at a restaurant. I’m not fond of that “fishy” flavor that I thought all fish naturally carried.
Yet lately, I’ve been making Salmon Tacos.
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