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May 27, 2018
The Vitko Collection at the International Peace Garden contains more than 6,000 cactus and succulent plants with more than 4,500 different species. Photo courtesy of Kari L. Barchenger
International Peace Garden home to possibly the world's largest collection of cacti, succulents
May 27, 2018 - 9:00am
April 26, 2018
“Financially, we are crippled. Our credit is being threatened,” said Sue Brown on April 25, 2018. “Burnell is a 70-year-old veteran and should be enjoying retirement,” she said of her husband, Burnell Brown, who has esophageal cancer. The basement walls, retaining walls and old cabin foundation of their White Bear Lake, Minn., home are poured concrete, encasing old lead batteries.  Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Minn. man believes old batteries used in foundation robbed him of health, home
April 26, 2018 - 11:03am
April 20, 2018
Cherry Frost blooms in cycles from early July through October. Photo courtesy of Julie Overom.
New hardy rose variety was 16 years in the making
April 20, 2018 - 10:30pm
December 24, 2017
The Thomas Beare House, also known as the Murphy House, is located at 420 Reeves Drive. Robert and Sally Clayburgh own the home that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Historic addresses: Stately old homes are window into Grand Forks' past
December 24, 2017 - 7:02am
December 5, 2017
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At an astounding 144 inches wide, the mother of all mattresses just hit the market
December 5, 2017 - 4:42pm
July 29, 2017
Search cucumber vines carefully to avoid damaging tender stems. David Samson / The Forum
When to harvest mid-summer garden produce
July 29, 2017 - 8:01am
Rust is a fungus disease that can be controlled by pruning out the affected areas, then spraying with a fungicide. Special to The Forum
How to manage rust on rose bushes
July 29, 2017 - 7:15am
July 22, 2017
Birdsfoot trefoil grows wild in ditches. Forum file photo
Yellow-flowered street-side plant identified
July 22, 2017 - 7:59am
July 18, 2017
For a brief, glorious period of the late 1990s, Crayola's yellow crayon had an alter ego: "world wide web yellow." Purple was "www.purple" and screamin' green was "green.com." The 16 crayons of the "Techno-Brite" lasted for just a couple of years.Courtesy of Crayola.
'Green.com' and 'megabyte blue:' Crayola's '90s tribute to the internet
July 18, 2017 - 11:58am
April 10, 2017
Plants can serve as affordable apartment decor. Morgan Schleif of M.Schleif Photography / Special to The Forum
Perfect plants for apartment-living
April 10, 2017 - 11:34am
April 3, 2017
For best results, start dahlias indoors during the first half of April to prepare them for outdoor planting in May. Thinkstock / Special to The Forum
Time to start dahlias indoors
April 3, 2017 - 8:34am
April 1, 2017
Lawn owners who opt for fewer chemicals can follow recommended guidelines to keep lawns healthy. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Options for healthy lawns with fewer chemicals
April 1, 2017 - 9:33am
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