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Children who spend a lot of time outdoors benefit from exposure to nature in myriad ways, some of which may surprise even the most devoted outdoorsmen. According to a 2006 study published in the journal Human Dimensions of Wildlife, fifth graders who attended school at a local prairie wetlands...
Music enriches people's lives in myriad ways. Age is of no consideration when it comes to benefitting from and appreciating music, but it seems that young people in particular have a lot to gain from music education. According to the New England Board of Higher Education, various studies have found...
The Backyard Bumble Bee Count is an iNatualist citizen science project that will help the organizations and agencies committed to conserving the endangered rusty patched bumble bee and all bumble bees. This count is open until August 2, 2020. Anyone with an iNaturalist account can take part in this...
  Peonies and iris are long-lived favorite perennials for Minnesota. Peonies can easily outlive their gardeners and may not need to be divided or moved. Iris, especially bearded iris, benefit from regular division and flower better when they are regularly divided. August is a good time to divide...
  White, yellow or brown blotches on fruit raise alarm bells, but they may be sunburn rather than a disease or chemical injury. This article lay out clues to identifying fruit damage as sunburn or another issues. Hot weather, strong sunlight, and low humidity are a recipe for sunburn on fruit crops...
Cicada Killer
  Cicada killer on top of a cicada   With news of “murder hornets” in the U.S., Minnesotans have been wary of large wasp-like insects flying around. Murder hornets have not been found in Minnesota, but there are some native insects that may seem similar, such as the elm sawfly and the cicada...
Helen Beckius, 75 Helen Adeline Beckius, age 75, of rural Buffalo, died on Friday, July 24, 2020 at her residence unexpectedly.  She was born on February 11, 1945 in Eden Valley, Minnesota the daughter of Ervin and Johanna (Sullivan) Becker. On November 23, 1963, Helen A. Becker and Kenneth G....
Community Corner by Shelby Hulstein
It seems that, everywhere I go, people are describing this time as “the new normal.” In terms of families spending more time together, valuing our time, and not taking the little things for granted, I truly hope this is considered “the new normal.” These past months have been a wake-up call to...
Graduations Normandale Community College    The following students graduated following the spring 2020 semester.    Buffalo - Jared Thomas Bunn, AA, Liberal Education; Kia Beth Hanson, AA, Liberal Education; Eric Dale Schubert, AS, Biology Transfer Pathway, with High Honors.    Delano - Anna...
Triple-Melon Sorbet Float
Lots of fresh produce can be found at the area Farmers Markets and produce stands, along with many other locally produced items, such as  maple syrup and honey. Here are a few recipes utilizing those fresh goodies. If you have a favorite summertime recipe that you would like to share, we would...

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Clearwater, Lake Sylvia, Maple Lake, Indian Lake, and Sugar Lake are producing sunfish during the day and crappies during the evenings in 8 to 14 feet. Most mornings be looking for bass on the 10- to...
Kale Caesar Salad
Gardens in Drummerland are well into production; berries are ready for picking. Lots of fresh produce to be found at the area Farmers Markets and produce stands. Here are a few recipes utilizing the...
Though cities could not host their usual fireworks shows on the Fourth of July due to COVID-19, that did not stop locals from celebrating with their own pyrotechnics. A variety of fireworks could be...
The annual ski and boat parade on Lake Pulaski took place on July 4, and the event had a successful turnout. Twenty-two boats participated in the parade, with twelve of them using patriotic themes....
Wright County is slated to receive approximately $16.5 million to be used to help dampen the economic impact brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak. This is federal money authorized by the Coronavirus...
Anyone who has visited the Wright County Government Center this week has likely noticed a new addition – a large red, white and blue container similar to a mailbox. It is the county’s drop-off spot...
When Nick Miller became the principal of Buffalo High School in 1985, he noticed that many students were bypassing the calculus class offered and found out it was because the teacher for the class...
After seven seasons as manager of the Buffalo Bulldogs, Joe Pokorney has stepped down. The official decision to not return came a few days prior to Buffalo’s season-opening game on July 1 at Cokato....
With most Fourth of July weekend celebrations canceled due to the coronavirus, members of the Buffalo Bulldogs amateur baseball team still provided fans with plenty of fireworks. Buffalo smacked out...
Whatever rust that may have been on the Buffalo Independent 19U Bison baseball team’s aluminum bats to start this abbreviated summer season has slowly been wiped away. The bats were silenced in a...

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