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DAKOTA GARDENER: The right way to water your lawn

Can you enjoy a green lawn in summer without an expensive water bill? This is a hot topic across much of North Dakota today. Let's discuss how you can make every drop of water count.To keep your lawn green and growing, it needs about 1 inch of water per week from you, rainfall or a combination ...

Support native bees, enjoy the many benefits

Pollinators are responsible for about 75% of the food we eat. The European honeybee is the most well known but our native bees are also critically important.We can help our native bees and gardens by reducing or eliminating the use of pesticides and providing shelter as well as food and ...

Summer on a budget

Most of us are experiencing a very different summer. The out of state trips, kid's summer activities, and family gatherings we have been looking forward to maybe canceled. Perhaps you or someone in your household may have been laid off, and budgets are tight. This virus has many of us searching ...

DAKOTA GARDENER: Go out, observe your trees

The sky is blue. And tree leaves are green.Any other statements of the obvious that I should make? My brother likes to say that I have "a keen eye for the obvious." It's a family trait.The sky is blue, except when it's cloudy, or at sunrise and sunset, when purples, pinks and brilliant oranges ...

Doctors, nurses should call in sick

This exploitation of doctors and nurses in this coronavirus pandemic has gone far enough. They should just call in sick tomorrow and be as irresponsible as most other folks who treat the pandemic as just another inconvenience.In many states, if they do show up for work they can't be sure that ...

SERVING OUR VETERANS:

Back in April 2018, I wrote a column titled "U.S. Presidents who served in the military." Thirty-two of our 44 presidents have served. This recently got me asking a similar question, "Beginning with statehood, how many of our North Dakota governors, United States senators, and United States ...

Farewell, but not goodbye

Eight years ago on August 1, 2012, I was blessed with the opportunity to start my first day as the NDSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent here in Pierce County. After spending 7 years in Milbank, S.D., as a dairy herdsman and later as an animal science instructor at Lake Area ...

Heart Of America Library News 7-18

The Striving Readers Literacy Committee had its first sessions for the summer for ages 5 and under at the Heart of America Library. Sessions were held on July 7 or 8 and everyone seemed to have a good time. Our North Dakota wind provided the ideal help for the outdoor bubble time. The next ...

Prairie FARE: Are you ready for a safe picnic?

I always looked forward to picnics when I was a kid.We weren't frequent travelers, so driving a couple of hours to a state park was quite a big deal.Back then, our car did not have air conditioning. We left really early in the morning to avoid the mid-day heat. We often arrived before we could ...

BURGUM: Young and old can help keep ND safe and open for business

As Americans gather this weekend to celebrate our freedom and independence, some states are re-imposing restrictions on their residents and businesses amid a resurgence of COVID-19 cases.This needn't be our fate in North Dakota.Thanks to the individual responsibility exercised by residents and ...