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LET'S COOK: Life lessons from pumpkins

October 25, 2019 As a child I very much disliked pumpkin—anything pumpkin—but especially pumpkin pie. I was not a fussy eater, but when pumpkin pie came to the table, I turned and went the other direction. more »»

SERVING OUR VETERANS: U.S. Service Academies

October 25, 2019 Earlier this month the United States Naval Academy celebrated its 174th anniversary. It was founded on October 10, 1845. This got me thinking about our other national service academies. more »»

LET'S COOK: Apples are the jewel of fall

October 11, 2019 It’s early October. I’m standing by an overloaded apple tree that has clusters of blushing globes, moderately large, with an inflamed tone that fades to rose. more »»

SERVING OUR VETERANS: Take time to ask our veterans

October 11, 2019 Recently, Terry Jelsing, a Vietnam Era veteran, loaned me his book titled “The Final Battle: An Untold Story of WWII’s Forty-Second Rainbow Division.” It was written by William George Hansult, Jr. more »»

Fall wheat midge survey

October 11, 2019 The North Dakota Wheat Commission has again funded the fall wheat midge survey for 2019. more »»

Manage noxious weeds like toadflax this fall

October 4, 2019 Since being added to the state’s noxious weed list several years ago, toadflax infestations are becoming more numerous in North Dakota counties, including Pierce County. more »»

SERVING OUR VETERANS: Fargo National Veterans Cemetery

September 27, 2019 Up until now, North Dakota was one of only ten states to not have a National Veterans Cemetery. more »»

LET'S COOK: Potatoes for Pinterest

September 27, 2019 I recently heard a young woman say “I have earned my PhD, I figured out calculus, and admit that I am a wiz at Pinterest, but I can’t even do a decent baked potato. more »»

Scout for palmer amaranth this fall

September 27, 2019 Since palmer amaranth, the number one weed problem in the U.S., was first discovered in McIntosh County in 2018, seven more counties have identified this aggressive weed. more »»

LET'S COOK: Thank you, Rhoda

September 13, 2019 One of the great joys of being a teenager back in the early '70s was to appreciate the many wonderful sitcoms that were on television. The Mary Tyler Moore Show was a favorite of mine. more »»

SERVING OUR VETERANS: The American Battle Monuments Commission

September 12, 2019 In a recent column on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, I mentioned that following World War I, eight new American cemeteries were established in Europe under the jurisdiction of the American Battle... more »»

Watch out for blue-green algae

September 6, 2019 Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, can produce toxins that are harmful to livestock, wildlife and people. more »»

ANOTHER VIEW: An anti-trust safe harbor is what the news business needs

August 30, 2019 News consumption is growing exponentially, but for the past decade, the revenue to news publishers has been on a decline. more »»

SERVING OUR VETERANS: The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (pt. 2)

August 30, 2019 In my last column, I wrote about the history of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. I got as far as the World War I Unknown who was laid to final rest, in Arlington, on November 11, 1921. more »»

LET'S COOK: Back to School fashions

August 30, 2019 As the father of a teenage daughter—and unannounced to her—I am stepping in and making commentary on current fashion. more »»

Fall webworm starting to appear

August 23, 2019 Fall webworms have begun to emerge. more »»

LET'S COOK: Reconnecting a friendship

August 16, 2019 Some hearts yearn to always move on and rarely remember the past, and some merely travel on the road of day-to-day experience. more »»

SERVING OUR VETERANS: The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (pt. 1)

August 16, 2019 The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is the most famous and popular destination within Arlington National Cemeter. more »»

SCHMIDT: Nitrate QuikTest available

August 9, 2019 Drought stressed forages and small grain crops are prone to nitrate accumulation, which is toxic to cattle and sheep in high levels. more »»

SCHMIDT: BBQ Jr. grill master’s bootcamp

August 2, 2019 Youth (8 to 18 years old) are invited to join the McHenry and Pierce County Extension offices as they host their first BBQ Junior Grill Master’s Bootcamp which will be a FUN, HANDS-ON day of learnin... more »»



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