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Area fifth graders to plant trees for POET Tree effort


Fri, Apr 23rd, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

On Arbor Day, Friday, April 30, at 8:30 a.m., area fifth graders will plant trees at POET Biorefining in Preston, MN, and take seedlings for planting at home. The effort is part of POET's corporate-wide Arbor Day initiative.

Trees are nature's original biorefineries converting solar power into usable energy. At POET Biorefining, we want to celebrate that relationship by incorporating more trees into the landscape at the plant, and we're happy to have the help from area students.

Seed Savers Exchange receives 2010 Golden Silo Award

Fri, Apr 23rd, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area honored Seed Savers Exchange of Decorah with the Alan Hutchings Outstanding Visionary award at the annual Golden Silo Awards luncheon. The event was held at the Sky Event Centre in Waterloo on April 7.
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New construction in Spring Valley was perfect move for this happy couple

Fri, Apr 16th, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

Tom Lawson and his wife Fran have traveled the world with his colorful career in the Central Intelligence Agency, raising their children in places such as Australia, London, Turkey and Tokoyo.

Now retired, the Lawsons are enjoying their days ..... 
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New construction in Spring Valley was perfect move for this happy couple

Fri, Apr 16th, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

Tom Lawson and his wife Fran have traveled the world with his colorful career in the Central Intelligence Agency, raising their children in places such as Australia, London, Turkey and Tokoyo.

Now retired, the Lawsons are enjoying their days ..... 
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Adding value to your property with a little curb appeal fit for a B & B

Fri, Apr 16th, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

Does your home attract the right kind of attention?

Heath Mensink, owner of Mensink Landscaping out of Preston, Minn., feels that "the curb appeal" makes a difference.

With over 20 years of experience, Heath has encountered a number ..... 
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Adding value to your property with a little curb appeal fit for a B & B

Fri, Apr 16th, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

Does your home attract the right kind of attention?

Heath Mensink, owner of Mensink Landscaping out of Preston, Minn., feels that "the curb appeal" makes a difference.

With over 20 years of experience, Heath has encountered a number ..... 
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Revitalize Your Lawn After a Long Winter

Fri, Apr 16th, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

Every spring, homeowners head outside to take stock of how the winter treated their lawn. Homeowners in areas that experience heavy snow or rainfall each winter likely do not look forward to this inventory, fearful of what another harsh winter did t ..... 
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Dill herb of the year for 2010

Fri, Apr 16th, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

The International Herb Association has chosen dill as the outstanding herb for 2010.

Common in many gardens, dill grows 3-4' tall. It is an annual but reseeds itself readily. The seeds are best sown right in the place you want them to grow a ..... 
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Backyard barbecue

Fri, Apr 16th, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

Few things exude the spirit of summer more than a backyard barbecue. Casual attire is expected, and the a good time is had by all.

One thing that can ruin even the best barbecue, however, is the uninvited guest with a big appetite. And it's ..... 
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