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City of Minot to hold fall cleanup

The City of Minot will hold its fall cleanup week from Sept. 19-23. Twice a year, the City of Minot designates a week for city sanitation customers to place excess refuse onto boulevards for collection. Crews will work in quadrants throughout the city, beginning at 7 a.m. For information ...

Let’s Cook: The Steps of Ruth

Ardell and Ruth Fedje were one of the first couples that we met when we moved to Rugby in 1988. This happened because Ardell, and my father-in-law, Norman Thompson, were roommates when they attended North Dakota Agricultural College now NDSU. They had common interests: farming and Norwegian ...

Is that a zucchini on my porch?

“Mom, it looks like a cucumber but smells like the sea!” my older daughter commented. She was a lot younger then. She was admiring two small shiny green zucchinis on our counter. She rolled them around and sniffed them again. I’m not sure that why she thought it “smelled like the ...

Minot resident grows, shapes, grafts fruit trees

George Tiller has a knack for growing fruit trees. But he doesn’t just grow fruit trees. He also does what is called espalier or shaping the trees by pruning and tying branches, and also grafting. The Minot man has fruit trees in his yard and also in containers. Tiller started growing ...

Prairie Fare: Take steps to keep your digestive system working

“What is the topic of your grant proposal?” I asked the person sitting next to me on a plane. Our conversation occurred nearly a decade ago, but I still remember it. She was a medical doctor working in gastrointestinal research. “It’s a new line of research,” she said. “We are ...