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Ramon Vega Jr. (2) crosses home plate, in front of teammate Jake Duske (1), to score Buffalo’s only run in Sunday’s 5-1 defeat to Fairmont. The loss ended the Bulldogs’ season in the Elite Eight round of the Class C Amateur Baseball State Tournament. Fairmont would move on to win the 2020 state...
Mel, the buffalo who resides outside of the Buffalo City Center, recently received her own custom face mask. As state mandates require face coverings to be worn, Jay Bares, right, walked into the building one day and asked, “Why doesn’t Mel have a mask?” City employee Brenda Ferris, left, a long-...
On March 27, 2020, the United States Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security CARES Act with overwhelming, bipartisan support. The intent of the CARES Act funding is to provide fast and direct economic assistance for American workers and their families, small businesses...
The Hanover City Council on Tuesday, September 1, approved the preliminary levy for 2021. The levy is proposed to increase $143,914 or eight percent. The 2020 levy was $1,782,275. The 2021 preliminary levy is set at $1,926,188. The general fund levy, used for city staff and services, is increasing...
At a workshop meeting on Monday, August 31, the Montrose City Council discussed a proposed levy for 2021. The preliminary levy shows a six percent increase of $78,610. Last year’s final levy was $1,312,635. The proposed 2021 levy is $1,391,245. Although the levy is increasing, the actual tax rate...
Well, it’s that time of year again. The countdown is on, and it is just a matter of a few precious days to a week or so before we’ll say good-bye to one of our favorite avian backyard residents - the hummingbirds. Yes, the migration is on for these tiny jewels, and it will be another six to seven...
State champions end Buffalo’s tournament run in elite eight round   The goal for all Class C amateur baseball teams is to get to Labor Day. For the Buffalo Bulldogs, they came one day, and two wins shy of reaching Labor Day’s annual state championship game. A 5-1 loss to eventual state champion,...

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Four area teams from Wright County all qualified for the 2020 Class C Amateur Baseball tournament. Delano, Buffalo, Howard Lake, and Maple Lake will represent both the North Star League and Region 12...
If you Google the last name Kosek, there’s a good chance you will find some sort of record associated with the sport of water ski jumping. Chris Kosek of Buffalo no longer participates in the sport...
Bass and northern pike are still active. Look for the bigger fish to be near deep vegetation on most lakes. On Clearwater Lake, Lake Sylvia, as well as Maple, Ramsey and Indian Lakes, sunfish can...
The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way people live. One readily felt effect was spending more time at home. Vehicles sat idle in driveways and even some automotive insurance providers reduced rates...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Pumpkins and squash can be preserved for later use by freezing, canning or drying. They should have a hard rind and stringless mature pulp...
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This week, we have a few canning recipes to try. Canning can take some time and hard work. But there is a huge reward - great-tasting sauces, juices, salsas....that you made yourself, and know...
Residents of Wright County and the Twin Cities metro area experienced to severe storms late Sunday night into early Monday morning, Aug. 10. The National Weather Service received reports of tennis...
The Hanover City Council on Tuesday, August 4, showed its support for Mercantile Pass, a commercial area to be developed on both sides of County Road 19, just east of the bridge in Hanover. Land...

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