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Ripe Frostbite™ apples To tell if an apple is ripe Look for a change in the background color, the part of the skin not covered with red color. When the background color (also called ground color) begins to change from green to a greenish yellow color, the apple is starting to ripen. Other than...
Originally scheduled for Thursday, September 12 and postponed due to weather concerns, the Street Party of Hope in downtown Buffalo finally arrived on Tuesday, with sunshine and smiles. Weather was in the mid-80s, accompanied by a steady wind off of Buffalo Lake. The event, renamed in 2018 from “...
Buffalo High School’s Homecoming Coronation was held Monday, Sept. 16, at the Performing Arts Center. This year’s homecoming royalty is King Kyle Kauffman (left) and Queen Alana Hartman (right). Homecoming festivites at BHS continue this week with the football game on Friday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. at...
Groundbreaking for the Wright County Tactical Training Center was held Monday, September 16. The training center, located at 5747 County Road 35 West south of Maple Lake, is a joint project of Wright County and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Above are, front row, left to right, County...
In any government – federal, state or local – there is need for advanced planning and being aware of what costs will assuredly be on the horizon. At the Sept. 17 meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, the board voted to approve the highway department’s 20-year transportation plan. In...
All the details are now in place for the construction of the First Avenue Lofts after the Buffalo City Council on Monday, September 16, approved a tax increment finance (TIF) agreement with Roers Development. TIF is a tool to help finance affordable housing projects. City property taxes received...
For all of his adult life, Brad Dahl has lived in Buffalo.  His home is near the former Varner Convenience Store, and he has raised his family in Wright County, dedicating his life to serving the community in more ways than one. For almost 35 years, Dahl has served in the U.S. Air Force as an...
Logan Vajda spent most of his varsity career preventing goals from reaching the back of the soccer net. Now, his senior year, Vajda is on a mission to make sure as many balls possible reach the back of the net, as a forward for the Buffalo boys’ soccer team. Last season, Vajda split duties with...
A clutch play on defense was just what the doctor ordered. On the verge of potentially going 0-3, sophomore lineman Noah Karels came up with a strip and fumble recovery at his own 10-yard line to help preserve a 26-20 Buffalo road win last Friday at Chisago Lakes. The change of possession came one...

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On Monday, Sept. 9, Buffalo High School announced its 16 Homecoming Royalty candidates. Homecoming is the week of Sept. 16-21 with coronation taking place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 at the BHS...
As 2019 began, Wright County was looking to expand its Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) pilot project on three county lakes to nine – a vote that passed the board by a split 3-2 vote in March....
The threat of rain didn’t hinder Wright County car enthusiasts on Saturday, September 7, as owners, collectors, spectators, and competitors made their way to Buffalo’s very own Sturges Park...
It wasn’t 150, but last Friday’s rematch between the Buffalo and Elk River football teams still provided the capacity crowd at Bison Field West plenty of thrills. In a game that featured nearly half...
Rarely, does the visiting team use the crowd to its advantage. But that’s what happened in last Thursday’s 3-1 road victory for the Buffalo volleyball squad at Orono. With a student section that...
Head Coach Scott Larsen shared a quick chuckle when told the schedule eases up following last Thursday’s 7-0 home loss to No. 2 ranked Minnetonka. It marked the second straight defeat for the Bison,...
Wright County Area Fishing & Hunting Report A jig and minnow or spinners and crawlers are producing a few walleyes on Clearwater Lake in 10 to 15 feet and Big Swan Lake in 15 to 22 feet. Look for...
By the time many of you sit to read this column for the week, I’ll be well on my way to a much-needed vacation. I take off for Missouri this Thursday night, as my family and I having been invited to...
Freezing Tomatoes When tomatoes are in full force, the value of capturing the taste of summer through canning cannot be denied. Canning tomatoes is a great way to preserve the harvest for year-round...

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