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Growing Green: Grasses suitable for your ornamental garden

December 4, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

I have recently discovered ornamental grasses. I may seem like a late-comer to those of you who already grow these garden wonders, but the texture, season extension and utter majesty of these plants make them a must try. Continue Reading

Grass fire near Grove City, Minn., burns shed, vehicles

November 29, 2012 in West Central Tribune

GROVE CITY A grass fire, apparently started by wood stove ashes dumped on a brush pile, burned a shed and nine vehicles on a property near Grove City Wednesday morning. Continue Reading

Sparks from locomotive believed to be cause of grass fire outside Regal, Minn.

October 16, 2012 in West Central Tribune

REGAL A grass fire last week near Regal that burned nearly 300 acres of public and private land is believed to have been started by a Canadian Pacific Railway train.
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Grass fire of undetermined origin burns 10-15 acres north of Olivia, Minn.

October 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

OLIVIA The Olivia Fire Department was called around 8 p.m. Monday to a grass fire of undetermined origin along U.S. Highway 71 about three miles north of Olivia. Continue Reading

BNSF to mow high grass by tracks after Belfield officials send letter

September 8, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Following a complaint by Belfield city officials, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad will cut overgrown grass and weeds along its track. Concerns had been raised that the foliage was prime fuel for fires sparked by passing trains. Continue Reading

Dickinson Rural Fire Department keeps grass fire contained

August 20, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Crews from the Dickinson Rural Fire Department and the Stark County Sheriff’s Office work to put out a 35-40 acre grass fire southeast of Dickinson on Monday. Continue Reading

Fence damaged in Friday grass fire

June 30, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

The cause of a grass fire Friday evening is still under investigation. Continue Reading

Hot and dry: Fires spark across region

June 27, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

The Gladstone Fire Department put out two field fires about 10 miles south of Gladstone on Wednesday, Fire Chief Joe Wanner said. Continue Reading

Grass Lake restoration project inches forward

May 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR The Kandiyohi County Commissioners approved an amended contract Tuesday with Barr Engineering that will keep the Grass Lake restoration project inching forward.
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Fire warning issued for most of western Minnesota tonight, Saturday

April 6, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Lack of rain, coupled with a warm and early spring, has created a high fire risk across much of Minnesota. State officials warned today that fire danger will be extremely high this weekend because of high winds and low humidity. Continue Reading