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January 01, 2020 Quick Fire® hydrangea. Photo: ProvenWinners.com Winter came early this year with lots of snow and cold temps, but it's never too early to start thinking about new plants for your garden and yard. Maybe you've had a shrub that has not lived up to expectations and you are ready to...
Lois Carlson, 75 Lois M. Carlson, age 75, of Maple Lake, died January 1, 2020 at her home on Maple Lake. Mass of Christian Burial was held 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 6, 2020 at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake with Fr. Mark Juettner as Celebrant. Burial followed at St. Timothy Catholic...
Magic Bars Submitted by: Connie Anderson, St. Michael   1 pkg. graham crackers, crushed 1/2 c. butter, melted 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 c. shredded coconut 1 c. chocolate chips 1 c. chopped walnuts   Combine the crushed graham crackers and butter; press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking...
In my opinion, there are not many successful movie adaptations based on books – especially murder mysteries. Sure, there are a few caveats here and there in cinematic history, but very rarely do movies capture the heart of what men and women transcribe into words from the depths of their soul....
Little Maple Lake, Lake John, Lake Marie, Moose Lake, and Granite Lake are producing crappies over 15 to 40 feet and sunfish in 10 to 18 feet. Look for crappies and walleyes in 15 to 25 feet on Buffalo Lake, while Clearwater Lake and Sugar Lake are producing some walleyes in 16 to 24 feet. Northern...
Shiner minnows continue to produce walleyes early and late each day on Buffalo Lake and Clearwater Lake in 15 to 22 feet. Tip-ups and sucker minnows are producing northern pike in 12 to 14 feet on Maple Lake, Clearwater, Granite Lake, Cedar Lake, and Lake John. Look for sunfish in 8 to 14 feet and...
To conclude 2019, here is a review of some of Montrose’s most significant events.   January Tom Marszalek and Kirby Moynagh are sworn in after being elected to the Montrose City Council in November, 2018. The council approved changes in the park land dedication ordinance, allowing flexibility for...

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One year ago, Jack Ryden was a sophomore goalie playing Junior Gold hockey. Now a junior, Ryden has been given the opportunity to create a spark as the starting netminder for the Buffalo varsity team...
Week two of the season went similar to the first one for the Buffalo wrestling squad. Eden Prairie visited Buffalo last Thursday for the Bison’s inaugural match in the Lake Conference. The Eagles...
December 06, 2019 Photo: Scott Streuble While winter has fully set in, did you know...there are still many ways to use local foods in your holiday meals.   What produce is available during a MN...
Cheddar Holly Crackers Yield: 4 dozen Total Time: 2 hr., 30 min.   3/4 c. unsalted butter, at room temperature 8 oz. extra-sharp Cheddar, grated (about 2 cups) 2 tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary...
As 2019 counts down, most are thinking back on the year and looking forward to the next with reflection and resolutions. For many seniors in high school, this process is urged on by the looming...
Well, here we are again – two days before December 19. Two days before my birthday. I can’t really believe another year has come and gone so quickly – I barely feel 24, much less willing to give way...
Most lakes now have 4 to 6 inches of ice, but there are pockets of slush to deal with on some. A few walleyes are coming off Clearwater Lake, Lake Sylvia, Buffalo Lake, and Sugar Lake in 14 to 20...
Photo AThe weather was gorgeous on Saturday, December 7 for the “Deck the Halls” event in Buffalo’s Sturges Park. An annual event during the month of December, there was a strong crowd turnout as...
On Monday, December 9, the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose school board met with Gary Kawlewski, Director of Finance and Operations for the district, to discuss Truth and Taxation for 2018. Kawlewski...

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