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Taking a good soil sample for your lawn or garden

By Karen Johnson, U of M Ext. Educator Ag Production Systems, McLeod and Meeker Counties Soil test analysis data collected from a lawn or garden can be no better than the sample. Therefore, proper collection of the soil sample is…

March Weed of the Month: Change to the 2021 Noxious Weed List

By Emilie Justen, Minnesota Department of Agriculture The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has made one change to the state’s 2021 Noxious Weed List. The designation of the non-native subspecies of phragmites (Phragmites australis spp. australis) has changed from Restricted…

Landowner enrollment set to begin for Walk-In Access program

Sign-ups are March 15-May 14, at local soil and water conservation district offices Enrollment opened Monday, March 15, for Minnesota’s Walk-In Access program, which pays private landowners to allow public hunting on their land. This year, landowners can receive $18…

Alfalfa Harvest Alert Project 2021

By Nathan Drewitz, U of M Extension Although it seemed like a long winter at times, spring seems to have finally come. Alfalfa fields seem to be coming out of dormancy and, so far, winter injury is only a minor…

U of M Extension to host Goat Marketing Webinar with Dr. Pinkerton

By Brenda Miller, Extension Educator, Todd County University of Minnesota Extension will host a goat marketing webinar at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29. Dr. Frank Pinkerton is a world-renowned goat expert who will provide guidance and life lessons focusing on…

Financial Aid Tip of the Month, April 2021

Know your school’s satisfactory academic progress standards Students should learn an important phrase in the language of student aid, satisfactory academic progress, or SAP, according to KHEAA. All colleges that award federal student aid must have SAP standards. Those standards…

EV-W Menus – April 19-23

EV-W Elementary Breakfast Monday: Pork sausage and cheese biscuit sandwich or cereal, string cheese, cinnamon graham cracker, juice, milk. Tuesday: Blueberry waffles or cereal, cinnamon graham cracker, juice, milk. Wednesday: Apple frudel or cereal, cinnamon graham cracker, juice, milk. Thursday:…

Kimball School Menus – April 19-23

Kimball Breakfast Monday: Cinnamon cream cheese-filled bagel or cereal, juice, milk. Tuesday: Bacon, egg, and cheese on English muffin or cereal, juice, milk. Wednesday: Mini donut or cereal, juice, milk. Thursday: Frosted cake donut or cereal, juice, milk. Friday: Distance…

Nearly 11,000 athletes to participate in Minnesota State High School Clay Target League

10,959 student athletes representing 382 high school teams across the state are participating in the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League (MNSHSCTL) this spring. The MNSHSCTL is a part of the USA Clay Target League, which offers high school…

Kimball 17U JO team takes first

The Kimball 17U Junior Olympics team placed first at the 2021 Avon/Albany Girls’ Volleyball State Championships on Sunday, April 11. The team includes, from left, Madison Schmitz, Ellie Kuechle, Morgan Garding, Kristen Hilbert, Olivia Mortenson, Madelyn Hunt, Leah Schiefelbein, Coach…

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