Downtown Mpls. Hotel Harvests Its Own Rooftop HoneyWhen you think of bees, do you think of downtown Minneapolis? The chefs at the Marquette Hotel do. They started keeping bees on the roof three years ago. Thursday was the day to harvest some of this year's honey, and check on the bees before winter.
Rain, Wet Fields Hamper Alfalfa Hay Harvest In MinnesotaRain and wet fields have slowed the alfalfa hay harvest and crop spraying in Minnesota.
Snow, Cold Hamper Minnesota Harvest Wrap-UpFreezing temperatures and snow have hampered Minnesota farmers as they try to finish the fall harvest. In its final weekly crop report of the season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers in the state had only two days suitable for fieldwork in the week that ended Sunday.
Snow Could Reduce Corn Harvest In Upper MidwestThe season's first snowstorm could be bad news for farmers in the Upper Midwest where corn remains in fields.
Minnesota Farmers Make Rapid Harvest ProgressThe roar of combines filled the air across much of Minnesota as farmers made rapid progress on the corn harvest. Thanks to favorable weather last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday the state's corn harvest is 41 percent complete, compared with 16 percent a week earlier and is running only 10 days behind average.
Set Up A Haunted Maze In Your Own BackyardYour own backyard is the perfect setting for a creepy haunted maze that will give your friends a delightful fright.
Wander Minnesota: Season Of ApplesIt sounds like this coming weekend is going to have some amazing, beautiful weather—perfect for getting outside. Given that it's prime apple harvest time, it would be a great weekend to find a pick-your-own apple orchard.
Minnesota Spring Wheat Harvest Nearly Complete Minnesota's spring wheat harvest is nearly complete but is still about 10 days behind the average pace.
Rains Slow Minnesota Small Grain Harvest Widespread rains have slowed Minnesota's small grain harvest but also have improved row crop and pasture conditions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 4.5 days were suitable for fieldwork in Minnesota during the week that ended Sunday.
Corn Growers Warn Of Propane Problems Minnesota corn is three months away from harvest, but the Minnesota Corn Growers Association is encouraging farmers to plan ahead for their propane needs. A propane shortage last winter hit Minnesota farmers and rural homeowners hard. The association has been meeting with industry and government officials to try to prevent a repeat this winter.
Lime Shortage Takes Zest Away From Bars, PlanesA bad harvest year in Mexico has caused the price of limes to go way up. They've become so expensive that some airlines have quit serving them on planes. Lucas Price is a bartender at Barrio in downtown Minneapolis, a place known for its tacos and tequila. But lately, it's a little green fruit that's been putting the squeeze on Price.
Wolf Hunt Wraps Up In Northwestern Minn.The Department of Natural Resources is closing the wolf hunting season in northwestern Minnesota at the end of Friday’s hunting hours. The DNR reports that 86 wolves have been harvested so far in the northwest wolf zone, which is three wolves short of the harvest target number. The decision was made Thursday evening in anticipation of the target being met by late Friday.