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Pastry for 2 crust 9-inch pies 4 c. peaches, peeled and sliced 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1/4 c. butter 1/2 c. packed brown sugar 2 Tbsp. flour Divide pastry in half. On floured surface, roll out a 13-inch circle of crust. Place in 9-inch pie plate. Arrange peaches in pie pan. Sprinkle with lemon juice. [...]

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Preparing your child for the first week back to school takes more preparation than filling a back pack with pencils and paper. It means getting their sleep schedule adjusted to getting up earlier. For most children the time to start the transition to the new schedule is one to two weeks before school starts. Begin [...]

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BBB says nationwide caller ID spoofing scheme lands in Upper Midwest Courtesy of the Better Business Bureau The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) says area consumers are reporting they’re receiving illegal marketing calls that display their own phone number on caller ID. Though it’s natural to be curious about such calls, [...]

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Richard Rahe of St. Cloud won the $38,573 Northstar Cash jackpot from the drawing on Aug. 9. The third set of numbers on his quick-pick ticket matched the winning numbers 3-7-15-16-23 drawn that night to win the jackpot. Rahe purchased his winning ticket at Stop N Go, located at 2715 Clearwater Road in St. Cloud. [...]

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By Dan Martens Extension Educator, U of M Extension Service The threshold for control efforts with soybean aphids is finding an average of 250 aphids on 80 percent of plants checked at random locations in a field. Reports have come in of some spraying being done further south in Minnesota. Spraying too early contributes to selecting [...]

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Custom Products of Litchfield Inc., a maker of cabs and operator protective structures used on off-highway vehicles for the industrial market, is investing more than $2 million and projecting to add 31 jobs in an expansion of its manufacturing plant. The company said it plans to add 20,000 square feet at its Litchfield facility so [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Ashley Maciej of Swanville is beginning a life journey in discovering her role in music and helping our troops find the momentum to keep marching. By the 10th grade, Maciej had made the decision that she would join the military upon high school graduation. She explored her employment options within the [...]

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Virgil Niehaus’ hay loft attracts people, collectibles and fun By Kerry Drager Correspondent For Virgil Niehaus and his three daughters, time to get together with family and friends is worth an annual party. Niehaus’ children have been throwing Virgil Fest at the family farm since 1998. What started as a small gathering of family and [...]

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