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Destination Downtown Launch Party set June 20
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Myers: In praise of the 17-inch walleye
A deadly deer disease is spreading. Could it strike people, too?
Trolling for the Troops thanks veterans for their service
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Outdoor Traditions Magazine
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Baxter veteran helps Deerwood veteran by bicycling in fundraiser
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Why America is embracing the widening world of non-wheat pastas
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Arctic marathoner donates amputated toes for hotel's infamous cocktail
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Library adds painting classes for art contest
Young female vocalist Lauren Alaina to make trek to Lakes Jam 2019
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This Was Brainerd - June 16
Resiliency workshop to be hosted by Bridges of Hope
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UPDATE: Deerwood man dies in head-on crash with semitrailer
June 1, 2019
Ask the Master Gardener: Protecting apple trees from unwelcome pests
Dear Master Gardener: How do I protect my apple trees from apple maggots? Answer: The most unwelcome insect pest for Minnesota-grown apples is...
June 1, 2019 - 5:00am
May 18, 2019
Ask the Master Gardener: How much mulch is too much mulch?
Dear Master Gardener: When protecting trees from rodents, what is hardware cloth and how far out from the tree trunk should it be? Can I use...
May 18, 2019 - 2:00am
May 13, 2019
As the Master Gardener: Don't mouse around with rodent tree damage
Dear Master Gardener: We have nine apple trees and six of them have no bark left on the bottom 12 inches of the trunks. We have had the trees...
May 13, 2019 - 11:00am
May 4, 2019
Ask the Master Gardener: The best practices when it comes to lawn fertilizer
Dear Master Gardener: What should I be doing for lawn fertilization this spring? Do you recommend a weed-and-feed product? Answer: If you need...
May 4, 2019 - 7:00am
April 29, 2019
Ask the Master Gardener: Don't be hasty when it comes to planting annuals
Dear Master Gardener: When is it safe to plant annuals?
April 29, 2019 - 4:00pm
April 7, 2019
Free gardening class offered at the Brainerd Public Library
"Crazy for Containers" will be presented by Jennifer Knutson and JoAnn Weaver, both master gardeners, at noon Tuesday, April 9, at the Brainerd Public Library. If you have used the same variety of plants in your pots for years or would like to start planting in pots, this class will...
April 7, 2019 - 10:30am
March 31, 2019
Ask the Master Gardener: Closing the plant buffet on deer
Dear Master Gardener: Deer browsing has been terrible this winter. The deer have been eating plants I thought they avoided, like spruce and junipers....
March 31, 2019 - 9:00am
March 7, 2019
Library offers monthly gardening classes
Master Gardener Jennifer Knutson will present "Growing a Minnesota Cutting Garden" at noon Tuesday, March 12, at the Brainerd Public Library. The purpose of a cutting garden is to produce a bounty of flowers all season long for one to harvest and use in floral arrangements. Register...
March 7, 2019 - 6:30am
March 3, 2019
Ask the Master Gardener: Bromeliads can add a splash of color during winter
Dear Master Gardener: I bought a Bromeliad recently at a local store, but it didn't have any directions on how to care for it. When I unwrapped...
March 3, 2019 - 2:00pm
Ask the Master Gardener: How to grow a crop of Job's Tears
Dear Master Gardener: I have made rosaries from the seeds of the plant Job's Tears, so two years ago I tried growing it in my garden. I purchased...
February 3, 2019 - 9:00am
December 30, 2018
Ask the Master Gardener: Tips for tending to your holiday cacti
Dear Master Gardener: I have a Christmas cactus that didn't bloom this year. What can I do to get it to bloom? Also, I have a friend whose Christmas...
December 30, 2018 - 9:00am
December 2, 2018
Ask the Master Gardener: These Christmas plants are not meant for human consumption
Dear Master Gardener: Are poinsettias poisonous? Are there other Christmas plants that are poisonous? Answer: The sap of the poinsettia is mildly...
December 2, 2018 - 11:00am
November 4, 2018
Ask the Master Gardener: The right and wrong ways to water orchids
Dear Master Gardener: I purchased an orchid and the directions say to water it with an ice cube each week. Since it's a tropical plant I wouldn't...
November 4, 2018 - 9:00am
September 29, 2018
Ask the Master Gardener: Acorns aplenty this fall
Dear Master Gardener: Help! I've never raked and swept up so many acorns in my life! What is going on this year?
September 29, 2018 - 11:00am
September 2, 2018
Ask the Master Gardener: Get those suckers away from your apple trees
Dear Master Gardener: Some of my apple trees have suckers. Should these be removed? Answer: Yes, apple tree suckers should be removed as soon...
September 2, 2018 - 12:00pm