STAFF BLOG EVERYDAY GOURMET Spicy Dill Yogurt Dip
Looking for a dip with a little bit of zip? How about one that you can load up on instead of measuring by the tablespoon? Here is a great recipe for Spicy Dill Yogurt Dip. This also make a great salad... Posted on 5/29/13 at 6:37 PM
BEST FRIENDS ND Celebrate Earth Day with Best Friends
Join Best Friends for their Pizza Ranch Tip Night on Earth Day, Monday, April 22nd from 5pm to 8pm. Mention Best Friends (or bring in attached flyer) and Pizza Ranch will donate 10% to BFMP.
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FATHER KNOWS LAST A Special Saturday
It was an unusual but wonderful day yesterday. There were the normal things like my longest run of the week which turned out to be over nine miles, but it was also different because the weather was n... Posted on 2/10/13 at 8:33 PM
THE NEW FORTY The urge to purge...
I have been feeling the urge to purge lately. I think it may havesomething to do with watching too much HGTV. Almost all the homes on those shows look clean, organized, and above all else - minimalist... Posted on 12/2/12 at 9:32 PM
Founded more than 20 years ago as a place for abused or neglected girls, the Heartland Girls' Ranch accepts girls referred by county child protection workers for a variety of reasons, but largely because they have been abused or neglected. In recent years, Minnesota counties have increasingly sent girls who are victims of sex trafficking, some of whom were sold on websites like backpage.com.
They’re up. Seed potatoes at the R. Schmidt Potato Co., at Sabin, Minn., are just emerging to 8 inches tall, thanks to a favorable planting season. Randy Schmidt said that despite a hard, fast 2-inch rain on Memorial Day weekend, things are looking good — so far.
Farm groups welcome its demise, but stress they’re committed to safety Several national and regional farm organizations welcomed the recent withdrawal of a proposed federal rule dealing with children working in agriculture. The groups also stressed that they put a priority on the safety of young employees. The U.S. Labor Department on Thursday announced that it’s withdrawing its controversial proposed rule dealing with children who work on farms. The Labor Department also said it won’t pursue adoption of the proposal as long as President Barack Obama is in office.
Smith asked to resign in response to investor-client complaint A man promoting investments in a sugar beet-to-ethanol project in Grafton, N.D., has resigned from securities brokerage firm after an investor-client complaint. Energae LP Holdings, based in Clear Lake, Iowa, reportedly is buying the former Alchem Ltd. ethanol plant in Grafton, and Darrell Duane Smith was the main presenter at a March 23 investors meeting in town.
The earliest spring wheat planted in the region in years looks pretty good, despite enduring below-freezing temperatures for 12 of its first 40 days, including a cool 28 degrees in the early hours Thursday.
One of my favorite times of the year growing up on the farm is spring. Not only are there signs of new life all around me in the form of greened-up grass, budding trees and blooming flowers, there also are young animals on and around the farm to remind me of the renewal.
17 percent of spring wheat crop was planted by Sunday Farm field work began in earnest Monday in Grand Forks County as soils were dry, especially in sandier ground west and north of Larimore, N.D., said Terry Yahna, manager of the CHS Ag Services fertilizer plant in Larimore.
Giant Snacks Inc., of Wahpeton, N.D., is expanding from its sunflower business and is starting to produce a “toasted corn snack.” The company calls it an announcement “of importance similar to when the firm launched its Giant Sunflower brand.”
A new proposal to place a hard cap on farm payments to individual farmers has the strong endorsement of the president of one of North Dakota’s two largest farm groups. The president of the other farm group said “reasonable limits” are needed, although it’s difficult to say exactly what they should be.
Keith Deutsch knows that part of his job is promoting his crop. He knows he needs to be realistic, too. “It just doesn’t look too good for this spring,” says Deutsch. a Plaza, N.D., farmer and president of the U.S. Durum Growers Association. “It may sound strange for someone from the association to be saying that.” But Deutsch and other area durum boosters say they have to acknowledge the obvious.
Considering how many years I’ve worked with livestock, my injuries have been pretty minor. In fact, in 50 years of being around cows, horses or both, there has been only one livestock-related trip to the doctor’s office and that wasn’t the direct result of an encounter with livestock, but instead a clumsy move on my part when I was feeding the horses.
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