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Billions of people across the globe need eyeglasses to drive a car, read a book, watch television, and perform a host of other tasks of daily life. Although glasses are highly effective, people who wear them understand they may have to make a few concessions while doing so. Unlike contact lenses,...
A holiday devoted to love and affection is nestled in the middle of the chilly days of February. Valentine's Day is a big day for retailers, and many advertising campaigns focus on gifting women everything from jewelry to chocolate to stuffed animals. That focus may not be unwarranted, but men also...
Every four years, citizens of the United States have the opportunity to vote for the highest office in the country - the President of the United States. American presidents are limited to two four-year terms. Franklin Delano Roosevelt is the only president to ever serve more than two terms. The...
You will find a few walleyes during the evening hours in 16-24 ft. at Clearwater, Buffalo, and Pleasant Lakes. Most lakes are seeing northern pike being caught by using tip ups and shiner minnows. Fish along the 12-15 ft. weed edges. Lake Francis, Clearwater Lake, Lake John, Pleasant Lake, Lake...
Daily life was upended in March of 2020, when most of the world was first introduced to the novel coronavirus COVID-19. People from all walks of life were adversely affected by the pandemic, and certain industries, including travel and tourism, had an especially difficult time as the pandemic wore...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Photo: UMN Extension     Join Extension's Farm Business Management and Horticulture teams for a webinar series covering farm financial management basics for diversified specialty crop farms. In this three-part series we will go over their...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   See a new bug in the garden and it looks like it's laying eggs? Don't panic. This is the larva (and eggs) of the ladybug, a garden ally, and should be left to fend off aphids.   Did you make a new year's resolution this month? Extension...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Indiangrass is one of many native grasses pictured in the new free ebook.   Gardening with Native Grasses in Cold Climates is now available through the University of Minnesota’s Press Books. With help and guidance from University of...
Donna Breidenbach, 87 Donna Jean Breidenbach, age 87, of Buffalo, Minnesota passed away on January 14, 2021. Donna was born in Shenandoah, Iowa, the daughter of Hubert and Myrtle (Newquist) Renander on April 17, 1933. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mel Breidenbach, whom she married on...
Community Corner by Shelby Hulstein
One of my favorite things about this job is the opportunity to talk with locals and have an understanding about what’s going on in Buffalo and Wright County. Whether it’s reporting on city council meetings or talking to people about special interest stories, there’s always something to learn about...

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When asked to think of industries that utilize technology in unique ways, few people may immediately think of agriculture. But technology has left a significant footprint in every industry, and the...
According to AmeriCorps, Martin Luther King Day is the only federal holiday in the United States that is designated as a national day of service. Martin Luther King Day takes place each year on the...
Bacon Corn Pancakes
We have some wonderful winter recipe ideas for you this week. It’s a new year with new foods, give them a try. If you have a favorite dish, that you would like to share, we would love to hear from...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Ready to beat the winter doldrums? We've got a fantastic list of fun activities to keep you busy for the rest of Minnesota's longest season...
“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.’” These words from British poet Alfred Lord Tennyson seem to hit close to home as many had looked forward to...
Buffalo resident Eric Fobbe and family recently completed their annual winter project: building a giant snowman in his yard. Above, Eric, left, and his children, Emma, 7, middle, and Ashton, 13,...
Mike Kaczmarek (District 5) and Mary Wetter (District 4) were sworn in as the new Wright County Commissioners at the first meeting of the year, held on Jan. 5 at 9 a.m. Commissioner Christine Husom...
  In mid-December, the Minnesota State Legislature approved a Minnesota Small Business Relief Grant package to assist small businesses damaged by the COVID-19 pandemic and specifically losses...

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