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Minnesota colleges prepare for possible shutdown

June 8, 2011 in INFORUM

ST. PAUL – Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system trustees today voted to prepare for a state government shutdown, followed by 90-minute meeting between Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton that resulted in no budget progress.
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Solar-heated soil stirs heat

May 26, 2011 in INFORUM

System offers longer season for crop growth

Frazee, Minn. – Dallas Flynn typically fields a few accusations from the early-season customers at the farmer’s market in Detroit Lakes, where he’s already selling crops like radishes, spinach and kale. Continue Reading

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Hands-on fun on the farm

May 5, 2011 in INFORUM

Summer camps offer ag experience

DAVENPORT, N.D. – It started with ponies and Clydesdales, a summer camp born out of 3-year-old Madison Kraft’s enthusiasm for horses. When her mother, Sari, noticed how much her daughter loved interacting with the animals, she thought she could bring the same experience to other children, and started a day camp on her farm.
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Hortiscope: Traps help protect trees from apple maggots

November 25, 2010 in INFORUM

Q: I read your column in our local newspaper every week and find it to be very helpful. We had a bad problem with apple maggots in two of our apple trees the last two years. Continue Reading