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When David and Janet Gilbertson moved to their farm in 2002, Janet told her husband she'd like to grow some apple trees...so David planted 400 of them! Since then the Gilbertsons have been adding trees every year at what has become Gilby's Nursery and Orchard in Aitkin.

David Gilbertson talks about apple trees with knowledge and enthusiasm. He said it was a good winter for apple trees, and right now is the time to prune them. He recommends a 6-step pruning process:

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Each week, our resident phenologist John Latimer gives a full phenology report.  In this week's report, John discusses great horned owl and eagle nesting habits, gives an education on ticks, shares his longing to see a snowy owl, his love of walking frozen bogs and when we'll start to see wildlife including red tail hawks, killdear and blue herons. 

Tuesday March 7th, 2017 was the U.S State Department's only public meeting on the proposed Line 67 (formerly known as the Alberta Clipper) .  Enbridge needs to get Presidential approval to cross from Canada into the U.S.   According to Enbridge, there's an increased need for oil and with Line 67 they will be able to transport 890,000 gallons of oil a day instead of 500,000 safely.  This oil will move into Enbridge's new Line 3 along this route

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Barry Simonson is the Director of Line 3 Pipeline Execution for Enbridge Energy and he recently talked with us about their expansion plans for transportation across northern MN.  Enbridge has had oil pipelines for over 60 years and they say that because of demand for increased oil and energy consumption what they currently operate can not adequately accommodate needs of their customers safely. 

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In the 2016 presidential election the candidates who spoke directly about jobs and job creation seemed to get the most votes. But what does that mean?  Will they live up to their promises?  Is there capital coming in and jobs that need to be done?  Or should the government have a hand in job creation?

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