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Romantic sentiments are the standard come Valentine's Day. Dinners at upscale restaurants, floral bouquets and even getaways to exotic locales can all create an air of romance each February. Crafty individuals can express romantic sentiments in other ways, including making homemade jewelry. A...
  ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you are self-confident and know who you are, which helps you take charge of situations. Many people rely on you, and you feed off that accountability.   TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you may feel like you have to be a mediator between two sides, and that only adds...
    CELERY STALKS AT MIDNIGHT Did you ever wonder how a paper towel can soak up a spill, or how water gets from a plant's roots to its leaves? The name for this is "capillary action." What you'll need 4 same-size stalks of fresh celery with leaves 4 cups or glassesGrown-up alert! Red and blue food...
Some of the area lakes have 10-14 inches of ice and a few people have started driving out on them, or you can use ATVs everywhere. Anglers are having success catching northern pike at 10-14 ft. using sucker minnows on most lakes. Sunfish and crappies are abundant between 10-20 ft. on Pleasant Lake...
A big advantage of retiring is having more leisure time to travel, and millions of seniors capitalize on that free time every day. Seniors spend more on travel and leisure than any other demographic, according to the United States Census Bureau. The international travel agency Virtuoso says the...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Catalogs are filling up our mailboxes, both hard copy and virtual! Garden centers have stocked up. Time to get your seeds ordered for the 2022 growing season. Seeds have been in short supply for the past two years due to reduced staffing,...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Pink moth orchid (Phalaenopsis)   People love houseplants. They bring live greenery into homes, offices and classrooms. Plants add color, sometimes fragrance and connect us to nature. Some are said to improve air quality. There is even a...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Setting up a compost system is a great way to convert your food and landscape scraps into valuable organic matter for your garden. Since summer tends to become busy, winter is a great time to design a compost system that meets your space,...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Jennifer Knutson, U of M Extension Master Gardener volunteer   A University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener shares thoughts on edible landscapes, pollinators and volunteering. Jennifer Knutson has more to do this winter than drool...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   As many of us are nestled inside next to the fire and starting to think about spring, loggers are hard at work across Minnesota’s forests. Just like the month of April is the busy season for tax professionals, winter is the “tax season”...

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The Crow River separates the town of Rockford from the two counties of Wright and Hennepin. So fittingly, the newest member of the Class C Amateur Baseball League announced on its Twitter account on...
Ice depths vary from 8 to 12 inches on most of the area lakes. The use of ATVs remains the best travel option at this point. Sunfish and crappies can be located at 9-15 ft. on Indian, Maple, Pleasant...
Football play-off season is here. Planning a game-day gathering? Need to try out some new snacks? Over the next few weeks, we will have some ideas for you. If you have a recipe to share, please...
This year certainly had its ups and downs. The tragic Feb. 9 shooting impacted the Buffalo community and beyond. Overall, 2021 is a story about strength in community. Although this year has been hard...
Inspired by the old legends of Saint Nicholas, Sid Walker, of Buffalo, has been Father Christmas during Advent the past six years. He can be seen driving his beautiful red Victory motorcycle around...
St. Michael community member and former mayor, 84-year-old Harold (Harry) Welter was hit by a Wright County Sheriff’s deputy vehicle while in his driveway on Thursday, Dec. 23 around 7:00 p.m. The...
Wright County will once again participate in the Minnesota Cities Participation Program (MCPP) to provide low-interest loans to first-time homebuyers commissioners decided at the Tuesday, Dec. 21...
On Tuesday, Dec. 28, the candidate filing period opened for 15 Wright County township for the March 8 election. The candidate filing will end Tuesday, Jan. 11. To file for a position, an affidavit of...

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