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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Youth Pastor Josh Hodgson of the Community Covenant Church has taken on the role to inspire youth in the Upsala area. His mission is to guide them to follow their interests and goals while staying true to their love in God and learning what it takes to be a good leader. [...]

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By Beth Berlin University of Minnesota Extension It was a bit of a tough year for tomatoes. The early part of the growing season was quite wet. Although this meant gardeners didn’t have to take time to water, the rain was in excess at some points and created conditions that caused problems for tomatoes. Blossom-End [...]

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By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension All cattle producers know what a nuisance flies can be to their animals in the summer. These flies bring with them all sorts of potential problems, including pinkeye. Pinkeye is a painful disease caused by the bacteria moraxella bovis, and can cause reductions in weaning weights of as [...]

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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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