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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Bulmers Norman, a European apple variety   This time of year, UMN Extension receives a steady stream of questions about how to identify unknown apple trees. In most of these instances, the person calling has recently purchased or...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Flowers, seeds and seed heads from Tithonia, anise hyssop and boneset (L-R).   Fall is a good time for collecting seed in Minnesota from plants that are summer bloomers. Seed can be collected from a variety of different plants, even some...
Bass and pike fishing remain strong in less than 12 feet on most lakes. Crappies are being located on Clearwater Lake at 15-20 ft. Walleyes are being caught using minnows, from 15 to 30 ft. on Sugar, Clearwater, and Cedar Lakes. Pheasant hunters are seeing and shooting some birds, despite quite a...
Fishing and hunting are popular outdoor activities. Many outdoor enthusiasts engage in angling or hunting so they can have trophies to put up on their walls. Others rely on hunting and fishing for supplemental food sources. Game animals will have to be cleaned and processed properly whether they're...
When in doubt while holiday shopping, go with a gift card. Gift cards provide a convenient way to ensure people of all ages ultimately get something special. According to a 2016 survey by the gift card sales tool CardCash, gift cards are a $127 billion market that keeps growing. Physical gift cards...
Known as one of the most hazardous rooms in your home, your bathroom should be a comfortable and safe space. Having a well-designed, stylish, accessible and functional bathroom is all possible while keeping safety in mind.  Eliminate Hazards Surfaces – Flooring choice is a main component in...
Halloween is a unique day each year when people gather together for parties, parades and of course, trick-or-treating. October 31 is a day that most children eagerly await each year because it means an opportunity to don a costume and come home with bags full of sweet treats. This year Halloween...
Halloween is a day many people, including adults and children, eagerly anticipate. Steeped in tradition, Halloween is a day that's always good for a scare and, of course, some candy. Many Halloween traditions are rooted in customs from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Samhain marked the end...
  Jeanette Hoffman, 86 Jeanette Ann (Hopkins) Hoffman, age 86, of Buffalo, Minnesota, passed away October 6, 2020. She was born on January 10, 1934 to Henry and Martha (Van Grough) Hopkins in Buffalo, Minnesota. Jeanette would be described in these words, “A light to shine both in this world and...
Community Corner by Shelby Hulstein
“Why does kindness seem revolutionary? When did we let hate get so ordinary?” If any song could best describe 2020 and how we should respond, it’s “Revolutionary” by Josh Wilson. Taking a look around, the cultural norm has settled into a routine of vehemently disagreeing with and attacking one...

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Halloween celebrations will be different in 2020. A global pandemic has made activities like trick-or-treating risky, and many parents figure to keep kids home this Halloween. It may be hard to...
Preparing a property for winter involves putting away lawn furniture, raking leaves and removing any annual plants that have shriveled up and spent the last of their energy. It can be tempting to...
The holiday season is an important one for small businesses every year, and it figures to take on heightened importance in 2020. The outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in late 2019 and early...
Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate
Fall is making its presence known. The trees are changing and what a beautiful sight they are. The weather is changing also; time to pull out those sweatshirts. Another sign of fall is the abundance...
Early last week, the sunrises featured a burnt orange sun and smoke-filled skies as a result of the wildfires on the west coast. Though the wind has mostly cleared the skies now, a haziness, like in...
Navy vet Reed Herman, of St. Michael, has filed a motion in the Wright County District Court to stop the foreclosure of his home, which the homeowners association for his development imposed after he...
The question of when enough is enough came up at the Tuesday, Sept. 22 Wright County Board of Commissioners meeting in the form of a discussion on whether or not to look at adding a mere 40 acres of...
The Buffalo City Council met on Monday, Sept. 21, virtually and in-person, and shared updates on a variety of happenings involving the community.  An exciting announcement included the City’s...
Several mornings a week, I rise early and head out to my favorite patch of late-blooming flowers. It’s a large patch of tall, bright yellow flowers. At this time of year, there are not a lot of...

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