STAFF BLOG LAGNIAPPE The need to seed
I am a flower girl. No, not the tiny kind that precedes a bride, tossing petals down the wedding aisle. Maybe I should say flower woman. I find delight in planting flowers in the spring and watching t... Posted on 5/23/13 at 11:03 AM
STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT Don't say 'I told you so!'
While most of the blogs I write these days also appear in the Daily Globe newspaper, this isnt one of them youll be seeing in print.
I dont want my dad to read it. Actually, I dont want him to ... Posted on 3/12/13 at 12:37 PM
THE VIEW FROM MY WINDOW What's a Little Ice When You've Got Angels on Your Side?
After 19 years of living in the Mid West, I think Im beginning to belong.
I have joined the ranks of Minnesotans who say, If we stayed home at the least little bit of nasty weather, wed never go anyw... Posted on 3/4/13 at 10:14 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Yangshuo: Grateful for Rain
Yes, that's right. I was grateful for the "bad" weather during my time there. Crazy, huh? Well, normally I'd wish for blue skies just like the next fella, but something about this place made the rain ... Posted on 6/16/12 at 9:32 AM
STAFF BLOG BEYOND THE PAGE This is why you need a roof
Apparently, the Twins didn't want to risk it this time.
I have been to three Minnesota Twins games this season so far. They are 0-3 during those games.
Of course, they are exactly lighting the world... Posted on 4/30/12 at 3:04 PM
WORTHINGTON — Brimming with colorful annuals and all sorts of options for perennial gardens, greenhouses are often the go-to destination in the spring. But with a ban on nonessential watering in the city of Worthington, some residents are thinking they’ll have to forego the beautiful blooms this year.
Planting continues around intermittent rain showers
WORTHINGTON — Eastern Jackson County farmer Loren Tusa is wondering when, exactly, farmers were supposed to start planting this year.
It was warm and dry early, then it cooled off. They now have intermittent rain showers to work around.
Recent weather has frustrated some area farmers as wet conditions — as exemplified by this field near Round Lake — hamper efforts to spray and finish field work. The website weatherunderground.com reported that 1.98 inches of rain fell overnight Monday in Worthington, while 3.35 inches of rain was reported at Luverne. More rainfall is likely today throughout the region.
Flooding still causing issues in some communities
WORTHINGTON — The sun came out and things started to dry out Friday in area communities affected by heavy rain and flooding. Still, some evidence of the deluge remained: standing pools of water, constant discharge from sump pumps and bodies of water that are full to the brim.
Heavy rains caused significant flooding Wednesday afternoon around portions of Worthington, including Ninth Avenue between Winifred and Clement. A total of nearly two inches of rain fell Wednesday, and showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for today.
Some areas of northwest Iowa see more than 11 inches of rain
GEORGE, Iowa — Driving east on A34, the flooded ditches and rows of partially submerged corn near George give way to flooded basements and ruined property inside the city limits.
Corn crop going in as one of earliest on record
WORTHINGTON — The rain held off for longer than expected Friday, allowing farmers from throughout the region to get in several extra hours of planting time.
WORTHINGTON — Soybean harvest across southwest Minnesota has been spotty the past two weeks, thanks to a crop that is maturing later than usual and an ongoing stretch of rainy weather that has kept farmers out of fields that are ready.
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