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With social distancing still in place, more signs of returning to normalcy took place on Wednesday, June 10 when Governor Tim Walz allowed bars and restaurants to open their doors for indoor dining. On June 10, bars and restaurants were allowed to serve indoors with no more than 250 people or...
Despite the instability brought on by COVID-19, the Backpack Buddies expansion was launched at Buffalo High School and active for the past three months, bringing over 100 weekly bags of food to kids and families who need the extra support now more than ever.  wRight Choice Backpack Buddies...
Multiple fire departments responded to a call at the Hanover Industrial Park on Monday, June 15, around 7 p.m. The building is owned by Thomas and Sandra Sleypen, former owners of T&S Trucking, and has been occupied by Northern Lines Contracting since 2018. The fire was controlled in about an...
As the law and legal departments for Wright County start thinking about packing up and moving to a brand new facility in about three months, the members of the Wright County Board of Commissioners are starting to think about short-term uses for the space which will suddenly be available in the...
It’s a common experience for college students to switch majors as they decide which career path they want to pursue. For some, the realization of being in the wrong field comes after taking a handful of uninspiring classes. For others, like Cassie Myre, of Minnetonka, it is the leap of faith after...
For every year of her varsity career, Buffalo High School senior Sofia Morin has ended her high school golf season at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids. Morin had qualified for state every year since joining the varsity squad her seventh-grade school year. COVID-19 prevented Morin from a...

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Scott Thielman
With Governor Tim Walz closing schools from March 16-27 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that left many teachers and administrators two weeks to prepare for the upcoming distance learning curriculum...
Adapted from the City of Buffalo, https://www.ci.buffalo.mn.us   The Governor has ordered closure of all non-essential activities from March 27th-April 10th.  Essential City services will remain...
The melanistic, or black squirrels, are exactly the same species as the gray squirrels, but the black ones have a variant form of a specific gene which produces more dark pigment. In other words, they have a rogue gene that causes them to have black pigment in their hair.  (Photo by Stan Tekiela)
I often enjoy the more common side of nature. The nature in our own backyards or neighborhood park. The nature that we see every day but seems to go unnoticed because it’s so common. For example, the...
A few trapshooters brave the elements during a winter snowstorm on Dec. 1 at Buffalo Gun Club. Despite the snow, cold, wet conditions and winds gusting at 20-25 miles per hour, Don Wilness came away as the top shooter in Class A that day, connecting on 46 out of 50 targets. Pictured (left-right) were Jackpot shooters from Dec. 1: Don Wilness, Joel Johnson, David Maples, and K.C. Hetzel. See weekly Jackpot winners on Page 13A. (Photo courtesy of Buffalo Gun Club Facebook page)
Buffalo Gun Club prides itself as a place where trapshooters can compete rain, snow, or shine. But this past winter was a rare exception. For four weeks out of 30, the Gun Club was forced to cancel...
DANI IVERSON
Class of 2009 graduate Dani Iverson (above) was a key player on the 2008-09 Bison softball team that finished 17-7 overall. That year was the first winning season for Buffalo since 2005. Class of...
While high school, college and professional sports continue to play the waiting game, amateur baseball players in the state of Minnesota are focusing on playing ball. “As of now, it’s full-speed...
Out of the Blue
“Math is easy for me..It is about doing exactly one thing at a time.” This is the wisdom of teenager Dougie Hanson, the main character in Minnesota author Pete Hautman’s novel “Invisible.” It’s the...
St. Martin’s Table Honey Whole Wheat Bread
Something a little different this week. We have a recipe that was submitted by Sherri Larson, who writes the “Out of the Blue” column for us periodically. She found she had time to make a loaf of...
1. Let’s put a bear in our windows facing the sidewalk or street so people walking or out for a drive can go on a bear hunt. 2. If you have not looked into World of Hearts check it out. I would like...

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