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Expectations high after 11-0 regular season   Class B Amateur Baseball tends to get the reputation as being superior to the Class C level. Don’t tell that to this year’s Buffalo Bulldogs squad. The Bulldogs concluded their 11-game regular season schedule by finishing a perfect 11-0. The first 10...
The fall season for the upcoming school year for high school sports is scheduled to kick off for some teams beginning Monday, Aug. 17. That will hold true for four of the traditional fall sports. Girls tennis, girls/boys cross country, girls swimming/diving and girls and boys soccer were all given...
Justin Johnson was a key member of last year’s VFW Buffalo baseball team that finished as state runner-up last August to Foley. Johnson, an incoming junior, has spent his current summer bouncing between Buffalo’s Independent 19U team, along with playing some games with the VFW squad. Only a handful...
Albion Ridges in Annandale has hired a local golf pro to help bring its golf course to the next level. Golf course owners LeRoy and Michelle Wurm of Buffalo announced on Thursday, July 30 that Steve Fessler was hired as Director of Golf/PGA Head Professional. Fessler currently resides in Hanover....
Sunfish can be found in and around the 10-15 foot weeds on Granite Lake, Indian Lake, Sugar Lake, Maple Lake, and Lake Sylvia. Largemouth bass are active on most days. Use topwater baits during low-light periods and plastics during the day. On Clearwater Lake at about 14-22 feet, use a spinner and...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   We've gathered a list of Extension sponsored activities as well as opportunities from recommended sources to give you and your family ideas for fun and educational things to do at home, nearby, inside or outside.   Get outside    Forest...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Thanks to a gift from Compeer Financial, Minnesota 4-H has a special Helping Hands Award opportunity available.   New data forecast a coming hunger crisis in Minnesota unlike anything seen since the Great Depression. Before the onset of...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   From stomp rockets to tasty peppers, 4-H summer interns helped provide youth screen-free opportunities to explore, discover and be inspired. In a year when everything went sideways, one constant remains: 4-H is providing hands-on learning...

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When it comes to describing the “how we first met” story of Dale and Betty Glunz, of Maple Lake, it’s like a scene straight out of a movie: paths cross unexpectedly, boy meets girl, and they fall in...
Last week was a great week for the Buffalo Bulldogs. And the season has even been more phenomenal. The Bulldogs clinched the North Star League title last Wednesday, July 22, by trouncing the Waverly...
The Minnesota Baseball Association has announced that the Class C State Tournament will now be held in Springfield and Milroy. The tournaments are scheduled for August 21 through Labor Day....
Walleyes have been hard to find lately, but on Clearwater Lake you can catch an occasional fish either early or late in the day, in about 14 to 20 feet of water. Use leeches, jigs & plastics....
Children who spend a lot of time outdoors benefit from exposure to nature in myriad ways, some of which may surprise even the most devoted outdoorsmen. According to a 2006 study published in the...
Music enriches people's lives in myriad ways. Age is of no consideration when it comes to benefitting from and appreciating music, but it seems that young people in particular have a lot to gain from...
The Backyard Bumble Bee Count is an iNatualist citizen science project that will help the organizations and agencies committed to conserving the endangered rusty patched bumble bee and all bumble...
Cicada Killer
  Cicada killer on top of a cicada   With news of “murder hornets” in the U.S., Minnesotans have been wary of large wasp-like insects flying around. Murder hornets have not been found in Minnesota,...

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