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blog-fruit-vegetable-ipm.extension.umn.edu/2020/03/guidance-for-fruit-and-vegetable.html   Updated 3/25/20   Author Annalisa Hultberg, Extension Educator, on-farm food safety As our state and the nation responds to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working with fruit and vegetable growers...
Just a few weeks ago, this parking lot at Fitness Evolution would have been packed with cars. Now, because of COVID-19, it’s empty. (Submitted photo)
Just a few weeks ago, this parking lot at Fitness Evolution would have been packed with cars. Now, because of COVID-19, it’s empty. (Submitted photo)
Pike’s in Buffalo reflects this downward trend in prices. (Submitted photo)
Gas prices have been getting noticeably cheaper because of an oil/price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia. Pike’s in Buffalo reflects this downward trend in prices. (Submitted photo)
It was announced at the Wright County Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 24, that the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Wright County has made a full recovery. As of Tuesday, there were three confirmed cases in the county, with the first case being announced on Friday, March 13. The person was in...
The Hanover City Council on Monday, March 23, extended the mayor-declared local emergency and recognized an operational plan throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The city has shifted to an essential services plan that limits direct person-to-person contact in order to reduce the exposure to staff....
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Montrose City Council on Monday, March 23, declared a community health emergency. The action is a statement that “authorizes city staff to implement the necessary measures of the city’s emergency plan and authorizes the use of community health emergency...
In 59 years of marriage, Eddie Carver (left) has never been separated from his wife, Sandy (right) more than two or three times. Now, with COVID-19, he’s separated from her, for the time being, as she resides at The Glenn. Many families have had to be creative in communication and socializing with their loved ones, like above, where Carver views his wife through the facility window. (Photos courtesy of Kari Duske)
Eddie Carver, of Delano, will be the first to tell you that’s he lived a long time. 85 years, to be exact. He’s seen a lot of things come and go in the world, and he’s learned a lot of lessons. But, he’d never brag about it – he’s just the neighbor next door, who’s “seen a lot of life.” And, a lot...
Tom Bauman
Tom Bauman has been the bearer of good news over his 20 years as Activities Director at Buffalo High School. On Wednesday, March 18, Bauman was on the receiving end of good news, when he was presented a plaque in recognition of being named the 2020 recipient of Minnesota Interscholastic Activities...
With the COVID-19 pandemic still lingering, the chances of extending the Friday, April 3 deadline for spring activities to have no interaction with any other member schools is highly likely. As of Tuesday, March 24, all schools were closed from March 18-27. The Minnesota State High School League...
Buffalo High School senior Katie Horak (above) holds a bouquet of flowers in honor of her college national letter of intent she signed on Friday, Feb. 28 at Revolution Gymnastics in Rogers. Horak will be a Division-I gymnasts next season at the University of Minnesota. (Submitted photo)
Katie Horak elected to skip out on high school gymnastics. It’s a decision she holds with no regrets. While some of the state’s top gymnasts were on display in last February’s high school state tournament at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, some of the state’s elite talents were fine tuning...

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The Buffalo boys’ basketball team once again dug itself a hole, but led by their scoring leader, they were able to dig itself out of it. Trailing 33-27 at halftime, senior forward Matthew Willert...
Crappies and Sunfish on Buffalo Lake, Rock Lake, Little Maple Lake, Granite, Pleasant, John & Sylvia. 20 to 40 feet of water on minnows and Euro Larvae. Walleyes - Buffalo Lake, Clearwater,...
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. We have put together a few dishes for that romatic dinner at home.     Potato Gnocchi with Pork Ragù  2 lb. medium-size russet potatoes (about 3) 1/3 c....
You may know by now that this column is on a rotation of reviewing film one week, and then focuses on something another week. I reserved this right for myself for two reasons: first, to give myself...
It would seem that Minnesotans have survived the miniature “polar vortex” that hit late last week, bringing frigid winds and snow accumulation to many states that call the Midwest home. Wright County...
For most of its existence, when it has come to nominating candidates for President of the United States, Minnesota has used the caucus system – a meeting of like-minded citizens that select delegates...
A decision on whether or not to go on record allowing refugees to settle in Wright County was delayed, and perhaps avoided completely, when the Wright County Board of Commissioners voted to table...
Everyone in Buffalo, it seems, has been asking about the future of Buffalo Cinema since its closing about a year ago. At the Buffalo City Council meeting on January 21, Jennifer Nash, the city...
On Jan. 1, 2020, the Buffalo area Masonic Lodge, Nelson Lodge No. 135 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (AF & AM), began the 9th Annual Food Shelf Matching Funds Drive program. This year’s food...
Nestled along First Street is The Glenn, surrounded by sparkling snow and frost-glazed trees, icicles glittering in the shining sun of a winter afternoon. It’s after lunch, and the staff wanders...

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