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Graduations Iowa State University, Ames, IA The following students graduated following the fall 2018 semester. Buffalo - Jordyn Prince, BS, Journalism and Mass Communication. St. Michael - Nathan McDonald, BS, Industrial Engineering; Ashley Stecker, BS, Marketing and Management.   Academic Honors...
Whether or not you attended a Christmas service at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in December, you may have heard of the church’s most recent accomplishment: a completed renovation of their sanctuary. Beginning in June 2018, the project began with the hopes to renovate the sanctuary of St....
For years, Wright County has debated the merits of operating county government with a county coordinator as opposed to a county administrator. At the Jan. 15th meeting of the Wright County Board, the commissioners voted unanimously to eliminate the position of county coordinator and establish a...
In preparation for future developments coming to the city, the Montrose City Council on Monday, January 14, approved several changes to the park land dedication ordinance. The changes allow flexibility for the city to call for the dedication of land for parks, playgrounds, public spaces, or trails...
I wanted to take this time to thank the citizens of Wright County for putting their trust and faith in me as the Sheriff of Wright County.  When my wife, Tammy and I moved to Wright County nearly 25 years ago, we did not know anyone within 200 miles of Wright County.  To be sworn in as the 28th...
Many years ago, I saw what looked like a completely white red-tailed hawk in the area around the nature center where I have worked for the past 30 years. Occasionally, I would get a call from someone who thought they saw a white gyrfalcon, which would be a good guess, but gyrfalcons are extremely...
When you’ve spent your whole life in one area, it’s hard to sit idly by and watch the community around you change without taking part in it – for most people, that is. However, a life of service is the most rewarding, and no one can attest to that like Fred Naaktgeboren. He and his wife, Jan, have...
Scoring 1,000 points isn’t uncommon in high school basketball. Scoring 1,000 points as a junior is. Needing 10 points to reach 1,000 in his career, Buffalo junior Matt Willert’s milestone score came in patent fashion – a fadeaway three pointer. Willert’s score came with 10:04 remaining in the first...
The first experience playing in St. Michael-Albertville’s new hockey arena was a memorable one for Buffalo and its fans. Jake Braccini’s goal with 1:44 remaining in overtime gave the Bison a dramatic 4-3 road victory last Thursday over their cross-county rivals. Braccini’s goal capped off an...
It was an all-around good performance in Buffalo’s first gymnastics meet following the holiday break. Led by top scores on vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise, Buffalo improved to 3-1 overall with a 134.275 to 122.825 home win last Thursday over Princeton. Buffalo’s score was the...

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Whether or not you attended a Christmas service at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in December, you may have heard of the church’s most recent accomplishment: a completed renovation of their...
For years, Wright County has debated the merits of operating county government with a county coordinator as opposed to a county administrator. At the Jan. 15th meeting of the Wright County Board, the...
In preparation for future developments coming to the city, the Montrose City Council on Monday, January 14, approved several changes to the park land dedication ordinance. The changes allow...
I wanted to take this time to thank the citizens of Wright County for putting their trust and faith in me as the Sheriff of Wright County.  When my wife, Tammy and I moved to Wright County nearly 25...
Many years ago, I saw what looked like a completely white red-tailed hawk in the area around the nature center where I have worked for the past 30 years. Occasionally, I would get a call from someone...
When you’ve spent your whole life in one area, it’s hard to sit idly by and watch the community around you change without taking part in it – for most people, that is. However, a life of service is...
Scoring 1,000 points isn’t uncommon in high school basketball. Scoring 1,000 points as a junior is. Needing 10 points to reach 1,000 in his career, Buffalo junior Matt Willert’s milestone score came...
The first experience playing in St. Michael-Albertville’s new hockey arena was a memorable one for Buffalo and its fans. Jake Braccini’s goal with 1:44 remaining in overtime gave the Bison a dramatic...
It was an all-around good performance in Buffalo’s first gymnastics meet following the holiday break. Led by top scores on vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise, Buffalo improved to 3-...
Buffalo senior wrestler Erin Bersie couldn’t stop crying following her 152-pound matchup in last Thursday’s 42-34 home defeat to Big Lake. Trailing in her match 9-0 to Big Lake’s Lance Christensen,...

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