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  UMN Prof. Mary Meyer talks about 'Blackhawks' Big Bluestem grasses at Northern Green conference, January 2020.Photo: Gail Hudson, UMN Extension Do you have a favorite plant? It's fun to compare plants when there's snow on the ground outside!   At the January 2020 Northern Green conference in...
Long has the opera been seen as a trademark of the upper class, a symbol of wealth and dignity. However, the opera has recently taken a turn from its elitist roots and become a music for the people. Community opera companies have sprung up to share this art with the public. Opera music has also...
A popular face at many Buffalo High School sporting events was tragically killed on Tuesday, Feb. 18 on his drive home from St. Michael, where he attended the STMA-Buffalo boys hockey playoff game. According to the Wright County Sheriff’s report, Gary Wagner, 80, of Buffalo, died at the scene,...
Primary voting is Tuesday, March 3, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Tuesday, March 3, Minnesotans will go to the polls to vote in the 2020 Presidential Primary election. This election is part of Super Tuesday, when 16 states cast votes. Below are a list of polling places in Wright County. For futher...
A rather routine meeting of the Board of Wright County Commissioners was conducted on Wednesday, during which the bulk of business consisted of consent agenda items and various committee reports, but it was punctuated at the very end with a bit of a bang, so to speak. That was when a couple of...
At this time of year, there are so many signs of spring. Even though the calendar says it is still winter, and many parts of the country are still covered with a thick blanket of snow, there are signs of spring all over the place. Let’s start by looking at the birds. They are often the first...
Five members of the Buffalo boys’ swim/dive team qualified for this year’s Class AA state meet. Four of the five members qualified in the same events they did a year ago at state, led by the 200 medley relay team, which brought home a championship in last Saturday’s Section 8AA finals at...

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Ingredients: ½ cup butter, melted 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 bag (8oz) toffee bits (1 ½ cups) Roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough 1 bag (12 oz) semi sweet chocolate chips (2...
  What to do Best time to do it Okay time to do it Cut back perennials March, April and November   Start summer vegetable seeds indoors Mid March through mid April   Direct seed spring...
Quick tips Select plants that will thrive in existing soil type, light, and space. Collect and use rainwater to water plants. Water evergreens until the ground freezes. Water in early morning to...
As the carnival pulls away, leaving Sturges Park and Buffalo Lake’s beach oddly empty, we say goodbye to yet another successful Buffalo Days celebration. The city has returned to its usual busyness,...
It took three trips before the Wright County Board of Commissioners, but for residents of Silver Creek Township, they struck a victory as the county board voted 3-1 at its June 18 meeting to require...
The Buffalo City Council on Monday, June 17, expected to discuss and approve the Planned Unit Development (PUD) and the final plat for a 60-unit apartment building at 204 – 1st Avenue NW, the old St...
Last year, Tate Schwagler of Mandan, North Dakota, held on strong during the bareback riding competition on the opening day of the PRCA Buffalo Rodeo. This year’s rodeo celebrates 65 years, and is...
I’ve been spending a lot of time out on my boat photographing loons, grebes, pelicans and other birds this spring. So, it was fun when I came across something else that was just as photogenic, but...

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