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Winter sun, wind and cold temperatures can  bleach and dry out evergreen foliage damage bark injure or kill branches, flower buds, and roots. Snow and ice can break branches and topple entire trees. Salt used for deicing streets, sidewalks and parking lots is harmful to landscape plants. Winter...
I have a page-a-day calendar that often kick-starts ideas for this column. Recently, I was struck by the words of author George Eliot: “Blessed is the man [woman] who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.” It appeased my feelings of guilt about not having...
If you were like me when it came time to learn a sense of direction, you probably heard the old adage of, “The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.” Well, at the dawning of each new day I’m met with this jade piece of wisdom, as I make my way into work on my morning commute. I’m already on...
Dianne Fitzgerald, 56 Dianne Fitzgerald, age 56, of Saint Michael died Friday, November 22, 2019 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Dianne Justine (Hansen) Fitzgerald was born on July 29th, 1963 in Austin, the second youngest of four children, to Duane and Darleen (Ferguson) Hansen. She...
The good news is that the lakes were ice-free during last weekend's snow event. With the exception of a few spots on some of the larger lakes, everything's again covered with a thin layer of ice early this week. Little Jim's Bait (320) 274-5297
This year’s concert “Holiday for Orchestra, with Ringers and Singers” will feature Buffalo Community Orchestra, wRight Ringers, and many other ensembles on Saturday, December 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the BHS Performing Arts Center. The wRight Ringers are above, from left, front row, Jenny White, Lisa...

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The reconstruction of Douglas Drive and Phase Three of the Southeast Area infrastructure improvements has now begun with the Buffalo City Council awarding the low bid at its meeting on Monday, May 6...
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as the annual Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week that includes it as Peace Officers Week. Twenty years later,...
Dylan Kramer (left) and Alyssa Lorentz (right) are proudly wearing Buffalo’s colors during their walk on Saturday, May 4. They were joined by other peers for a night of music, dancing, and fun. This...
Some people are mainly interested in large animals, such as deer, elk or bears. These animals are called mega-fauna, and are a very popular group of animals. Others are fascinated with birds. Small,...
The 10th Annual Baby Animal Fair comes to Buffalo for its last time.
Madi Peters is known for her skills as a top gymnast. Jordan Zrust is known for her skills as a top-basketball player. Together, the two combined to lead the Buffalo softball team to a dramatic 7-6...
Two key mid-season meets resulted in promising results for the Buffalo boys’ golf team. In the first of two conference meets with all 10 schools, Buffalo tied for second with Chisago Lakes at 309 on...
A recent surge for the Buffalo boys’ tennis team has them sitting at the top the Mississippi 8 standings. With wins the past week over Rogers, Big Lake, St. Michael-Albertville, and Princeton, the...
The wins keep coming for the Buffalo girls’ lacrosse team, who improved to a perfect 6-0 this past week with lopsided wins over Brainerd, Sartell-Sauk Rapids, and St. Cloud Tech. Outside of a 10-9...
May is here! What an April we had. Never in my 80 plus years, do I remember seeing weather change so quickly. The transformation of the winter weather turning over to spring in one-week’s time, was...

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