May 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
Jonathan Ficek can’t open the windows to his house in the summer anymore, unless he wants to clean the whole thing when he gets home. “It’s almost like a fog in my yard,” the Manning-area farmer said. Continue Reading
February 21, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
Under all that snow and ice, Mother Nature is patiently waiting to sprout green grass and nourish delicate spring flowers.
Believe it or not, spring is on the way.
In the meantime, here’s a little hope. Spring has already sprung at local greenhouses. Continue Reading
September 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Flowering spring bulbs, such as crocus, tulips and daffodils, provide northern gardeners a reward for enduring the long, cold winter. From early spring until mid-May or longer, these garden gems will brighten the home landscape. Continue Reading
July 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Despite the heat and drought conditions, which have plagued the region for much of the summer, local gardeners are preparing their flower gardens for the 28th annual garden tour. Continue Reading
April 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune
Every day, people across the country likely consume products made by Associated Milk Producers Inc. without even realizing it. Continue Reading
April 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic
With cold air and freezing temperatures descending on much of the Mitchell region in recent nights, concerns have arisen about crops planted during an unseasonably warm spring. Continue Reading
March 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Plants are keeping their double-barreled Latin names. But descriptions can now be written in either Latin or English. In the plant world, any step away from Latin is controversial, with some criticizing it as a travesty, and others heralding it as long overdue. Continue Reading
December 18, 2011 in West Central Tribune
WASHINGTON More than 32 mostly coal-fired power plants in a dozen states including Minnesota will be forced to shut down and an additional 36 might have to close because of new federal air pollution regulations, according to an Associated Press survey.
September 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
UPDATED 12:56 P.M.The Obama administration is taking steps to extend new federal protections to a list of imperiled animals and plants that reads like a manifest for Noah’s Ark from the melodic golden-winged warbler and slow-moving gopher tortoise, to the slimy American eel and tiny Texas kangaroo rat. Meanwhile, the House member who chairs the appropriations committee is trying to cut a proposed $25 million for the listing program from the budget. Continue Reading