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Since there is inconsistent ice depths on most lakes, it is suggested that you use only ATVs at this point. Clearwater and Lake Francis are showing some evening crappie action over 20-25 ft. Fish for northern pike and sunfish in the 8-12-ft. weeds on Indian Lake, Maple Lake, Lake John, Lake Marie,...
With Minnesota’s COVID-19 pandemic slowly improving, Gov. Walz announced the loosening of some restrictions on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Beginning Jan. 11, indoor dining at restaurants and bars reopened at 50 percent capacity, with a maximum of 150 people. Parties at each table are capped at six people,...
Wednesday, Jan. 6 was the second day Wright County Public Health workers were at the Centennial Park Fire Station in Buffalo to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to local emergency medical services staff. Three vehicles at a time pulled into an empty bay in the station, staff would receive the...
After 22 years of service, Tom Kelly recently retired from his position as Wright County Attorney. Now, Brian Lutes will serve in the role, stepping into the shoes of his former boss. On Monday, Jan. 4, Lutes took the oath of office in the new Justice Center, in front of a socially-distanced crowd...
Wright County Parks & Recreation has a pair of important announcements for those intending to rent shelters at Beebe Lake County Park, Otsego County Park, Clearwater/Pleasant County Park, Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park and Collinwood and Schroeder Park in 2021. First, online reservations...
On Jan. 1, the Buffalo Area Masonic Lodge, Nelson Lodge No. 135 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (AF & AM), began the 10th Annual Food Shelf Matching Funds Drive program. This year’s food drive will end on Sunday, Feb. 28.  As in years past, the Lodge is focusing its efforts on the Buffalo and...
“Teens need healthy connections with safe adults who care about them.” This is the mission Timber Bay set out on when it was founded in 1970. The organization focuses on helping youth “create deep, healthy connections with peers and mentors.” Timber Bay focuses their work on kids who are struggling...
Talented junior class looks to fill shoes of record-breaking senior class   There’s no sugarcoating the fact, the Buffalo boys’ basketball team will be hard pressed to replace nearly 4,000 career points that graduated off last year’s squad. Gone, is Matthew Willert’s 2,005 career points, a new...
Scherber, Herbst earn pre-season top-three ranking   Most wrestlers would be satisfied to reach the fourth step up on the state podium. Not the case for senior Ryan Scherber, who is hopeful he gets one last opportunity to become a state champion. Scherber is looking to improve on his fourth-place...
They say goaltending is the most important position in hockey. If that’s the case, the Buffalo girls’ hockey team is in good hands this season. Senior Izzy Varner was the workhorse a season ago, playing every minute of Buffalo’s 27-game schedule. Varner posted a 11-14-1 record with a 3.13 goals...

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Traditions are the glue that hold many celebrations together. Individuals and families embrace many customs that serve as the script for commemorating year-end holidays. Some celebrants may adhere to...
The dawn of a new year is a great time to take stock of the year that just passed and set goals for the next 12 months. Resolutions focused on improving personal health are especially popular, and...
Anglers are walking on some areas and using ATVs on others, and ice depths continue to vary from 2-10 inches. Please use caution when venturing out on the ice. Walleyes are being caught on Clearwater...
New Year's resolutions are typically made by individuals looking to improve their lives. Some people may resolve to read more, while others may be determined to start living healthier lifestyles. Men...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   One of my favorite holiday traditions is to spend an afternoon by the fireplace with seed catalogs. Every year I try to take a few days off...
Easy Parsnip & Carrot Bake
Winter has settled in. Time to warm up after a day outside. This week we found a few comfort food recipes to help you stay warm in the new year. If you have a favorite dish, that you would like to...
Frontline workers at Stellis Health are now getting the vaccine protection they need against COVID-19. “We’re vaccinating frontline caregivers with the highest risk of being exposed to COVID-19 first...
During the holiday season, locals have been hard at work decorating their homes with holiday lights and inflatables. The Christmas spirit can be seen throughout the town and offers the perfect family...
The Buffalo City Council met on Monday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. to discuss a short but detailed agenda, which included the Planning Commission report from Councilmember Steve Downer. Like many residents in...
Wright County, along with the rest of Minnesota, is seeing a decrease in confirmed COVID-19 cases. For the week of Dec. 11-17, the WC Public Health updated the county’s dashboard, showing the latest...

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