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“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.’” These words from British poet Alfred Lord Tennyson seem to hit close to home as many had looked forward to leaving 2020 behind for a new beginning. While hope of a fresh, new year is something to be encouraged...
Buffalo resident Eric Fobbe and family recently completed their annual winter project: building a giant snowman in his yard. Above, Eric, left, and his children, Emma, 7, middle, and Ashton, 13, right, stand in front of the final product. (Photo Submitted by Stacey Fobbe)
Mike Kaczmarek (District 5) and Mary Wetter (District 4) were sworn in as the new Wright County Commissioners at the first meeting of the year, held on Jan. 5 at 9 a.m. Commissioner Christine Husom elected Commissioner Mark Daleiden to serve as the Board Chair for 2021, and Commissioner Darek...
  In mid-December, the Minnesota State Legislature approved a Minnesota Small Business Relief Grant package to assist small businesses damaged by the COVID-19 pandemic and specifically losses directly resulting from Executive Order 20-99 signed by Gov. Tim Walz that forced businesses like...
Twenty-five years after the Buffalo Community Orchestra performed its first concert in 1995, the group found itself in an unanticipated situation when COVID-19 mandates and procedures made it difficult for them to share their love of music with the public. Like many groups and organizations during...

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In alignment with Executive Order 20-103 announced Wednesday, Dec. 16 by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, the Minnesota State High School League will begin in-person practice for winter sports and activities...
Images of Santa Claus excite children across the globe each holiday season. Some such images appear on television, in stores or in the front yards of homes decked out for the holidays, while others...
The end of the year presents plenty of opportunities for shopping and celebrating. Starting with Thanksgiving preparations, there is a steady supply of days geared around generosity and merriment,...
Winter storms are on the way. While many people are anxious to see landscapes covered in white, others already are counting down the days to spring blooms. Weather can be awe-inspiring and...
Poinsettias and their rich red, white or variegated color schemes are the ideal backdrop for Christmas celebrations. In fact, poinsettias are among the most popular decorative flowers during the...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Squirrels are constantly eating the seed I put out for birds in the winter. I have read one way to discourage squirrels is to add chili...
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This week, we ring in the new year. We have included a few appetizer recipes for celebrating the arrival of the new year, and a few brunch ideas to celebrate in the new year. If you have a favorite...
As the nights get colder, breathtaking sunsets can be seen in the winter skies. Because of the lower humidity of the dropping temperatures, the colors deliver a powerful and colorful contrast to the...

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