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Creative individuals may be compelled to pursue degrees in the arts when enrolling in traditional colleges or universities or specialized schools. Studying the arts can be exciting, and an arts degree makes it possible to pursue an array of professional opportunities. Students interested in the...
ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, take a step back and allow people some room to figure things out. Your offers to help are appreciated and will be accepted in due time.   TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, others appreciate your authenticity. Stay true to yourself and you will have no regrets. Encourage...
Senior citizens account for a significant percentage of the overall population. Estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau released in 2020 indicate the nation's 65-and-older population had grown by more than one-third over the preceding decade. By 2050, the number of senior citizens is expected to be...
Families that want to spend more time together can find a fun way to do just that by working together on something they already do each day. Cooking meals together as a family can add some fun to a task that's already a part of many families' daily routines. Children can learn quite a bit from...
The beauty of the great outdoors beckons millions of nature-loving individuals each year. Camping is a great way to fully immerse oneself in nature. However, there's often a learning curve with tent camping, especially in regard to sleeping comfortably. A tent is designed to keep campers out of the...
Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. Even though summer officially ends a few weeks after Labor Day, a new school year begins for most students by Labor Day, and the lazy, hazy days spent on the beach give way to a new school year. It's no wonder that so many people want to capture the...
Individuals who don't live near the equator or in another warm climate know that winter will rear its chilly head this year. Cold temperatures and snowy conditions may be excellent for skiing and sledding, but gardeners recognize these conditions are not ideal for their plants. The inevitable...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Find out where and when to see Extension at the fair. All dates and times are subject to change. Efforts will be made to update this listing, but please check Extension's calendar before heading to an event.    Driven to Discover Research...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Tomato damage   The rain much of Minnesota received in the past week was very needed, but also led to some problems. The most common being reported is cracks in tomato fruit. These rips in the tomato fruit’s skin are typically found on...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     Do we over-fertilize our gardens?   An analysis of soil tests completed at the University of Minnesota soil lab between 1988 and 2021 revealed that many Minnesota lawns and gardens have much more phosphorus than they need. The median...

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The 13th annual Festival of Trees is now open at the Wright County Heritage Center. The festival this year features more than 50 individual trees decorated by local groups and volunteers in a variety...
On Monday, November 25, the District 877 School Board considered the annual enrollment report presented by Gary Kawlewski, the district director of finance and operations. “Every year,” said Kaw-...
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” ~ John Quincy Adams   People often say that leadership is not a quality we learn, but it is a...
While the landscape changes this year from the Mississippi 8 to the Lake Conference, the end goal for the Buffalo boys’ basketball team remains the same. “We obviously want to win every game we can...
For a team that won its season opener by 18 points, Head Coach Grant Stewart wasn’t 100-percent satisfied with last Saturday’s 46-28 road win for the Buffalo girls’ basketball team over Delano. “...
The Buffalo Dance Team (BDT) has yet to participate in a state tournament, but their first experience dancing in their new conference during last Thursday’s jazz meet had a bit of that state tourney...
I rented a Redbox film this week called “Sweet Country.” A 2017 Australian film, this movie centers around three individual characters living in the 1920s, out in the middle of Australia’s outback....
It’s that time of year, when many are busy baking up batches, and batches of Christmas Cookies. We will be featuring cookie/dessert recipes in the next two issued of The Drummer. Some of you may...
While some ice remains on the small, wind-protected bays and lakes, there was quite a bit of open water reappearing this week. It's going to take a stretch of cold air and calm winds for walkable ice...

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