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Wild Thyme (Thymus serpyllum) Wild or creeping thyme, Thymus serpyllum, is an easy to grow ground cover plant that is attractive to bees and is now recommended for low maintenance or bee lawns. Although related to cooking thyme, wild thyme has low culinary value, is hardy in USDA Zone 4 and grows...
1 box rotini 2 c. cooked chicken 1 cup dried cranberries ½ c. yellow onion (or to taste, I use less) 4 stalks celery, chopped 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted   Dressing: 2 c. mayonnaise ¼ c. powdered sugar 2 T. vinegar 2 T. water 2 T. poppy seeds 2 tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper     Cook pasta according...
A couple with strong ties to Buffalo was found shot to death in their Long Prairie home last Wednesday, August 21.  The bodies of Barry Bennett, 63, and his wife Carol, 63, were discovered by a neighbor when attempts to contact them went unanswered.  According to the criminal complaint, Barry and...
On Wednesday, August 21, around 10 p.m., Ian Lee Rogers, 17, of Monticello, was hit and killed while riding his bike south of Monticello on Highway 25 near Kjellberg Court. He was a senior, class of 2020, at Monticello High School Rogers was northbound on Highway 25 when he was struck in the left...
Residents of Second Street in Buffalo have been enduring street construction for most of the summer. Buffalo residents might wonder what’s taking the City so long to complete the Second Street Project, and City Engineer Justin Kannas spoke to the question with a brief update. The Second Street...
Most any time there is a major project undertaken by a city, a county or the state, there are ceremonies that tend to follow to immortalize the moment for posterity. At the Aug. 27 meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Government Center was set...

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It’s no secret, last year’s record performance on offense by the Buffalo football team will be hard to match. Eight of 11 starters from that team have graduated – four of which are playing college...
Team success can be measured in great widths when it comes to high school sports. For the Buffalo girls’ swim/dive team, the 2018 season was one of the program’s best – academically, emotionally, and...
Zucchini is very abundant this time of year. It can be used in many different many ways: salad, main dish, snacks and desserts. Zoodles (zucchini noodles) have become very popular. One large...
“Are you having the nightmares yet? Have you been able to sleep?” I’ve heard these haunting questions often lately. No, they were not said in some medical or mental health treatment setting. They...
I feel, that years from now, we’re going to look back on this month and say, “Where were you when the Amazon was burning?” It seems this month, the world’s largest rainforest has sprung up across...
Wright County Area Fishing Report Look for sunfish and some suspended crappies on the 10- to 15-foot weed lines of Clearwater Lake, Maple Lake, Sugar Lake, Lake Sylvia, and Pleasant Lake. A jig and...
Wright County was buzzing last weekend, as three of the area’s major events came to area communities on Saturday, August 17. One of which was the Buffalo Arts and Crafts Festival, which flooded the...
Last Saturday, Wright County also welcomed the Maple Lake Gear-Head Get Together Swap Meet and Car Show, which is one of the city’s largest events throughout the year. This year’s was jam-packed with...
Another Montrose Days has come and gone for the community, with lots of smiles and memories made along the way. This year’s festivities came to town August 16-18, including Saturday’s pork chop feed...
In the 1970s, the Wright County Board of Commissioners approved a zoning ordinance in townships allowing the placement of temporary mobile homes on farm properties dealing with medical hardships. The...

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