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School cancellations due to weather means no games and no practices for afternoon and evening activities. For a sport like gymnastics, practice is everything. With weather forcing a number of changes, including a meet against Monticello that was twice rescheduled and eventually cancelled, Buffalo...
The Buffalo/Maple Lake girls’ hockey team went the entire regular season allowing three goals or less. So what gave in a 5-3 season-ending defeat in last Saturday’s opening round of the Section 8AA quarterfinal playoff round against Sartell-Sauk Rapids at Bernick’s Arena? “Sartell has a really good...
Valentine’s Day, what a special day it is. It’s the day you show your love and affection for that special someone in your life; wives and husbands, boyfriends to girlfriends. It’s a day that long-stem roses are popular. Maybe a heart-shaped box of candy, and jewelry, Valentine cards with a special...
Wayne Kessler, 81 Wayne J. Kessler, 81, of St. Michael, passed away Monday, February 4. He was born June 19, 1937 in St. Michael, the son of William and Gertrude (Robeck) Kessler. Wayne was a 1955 graduate of St. Michael Catholic High School. On July 6, 1968, Wayne Kessler and Gloriann Sabo were...
Ever since I was a little girl, I have absolutely loved dogs. I was around nine years old when I adopted my first dog, a miniature toy poodle named Spike (it’s hilarious, isn’t it?). He was white and just little enough that a nine-year-old could pick him up comfortably, and he was my gift from God...
Anniversary 50th Anniversary Steve and Sandi Allen, of Buffalo, renewed their wedding vows and celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, on October 1, 2018. Above, the couple is pictured on their wedding day, October 1, 1968; below, as they appear today. (P14, D17)...
Despite the bitter cold temperatures Minnesota has been enduring for the past week, there is still beauty to be found across the state. This photos was taken in Cokato, just off of CR 3. You can see the unique beam of pink above the blaze of sun descending beneath the horizon. (Photo by Miriam Orr)
Over the next six years, the City of Buffalo will be saving more than $800,000 by refinancing general obligation water and sewer revenue bonds. The Buffalo City Council on Monday, February 4, decided to take advantage of a competitive bond market and refinance. The bonds, first sold in 2009 and now...
Last Saturday, February 2, a special “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty” award was presented to Montrose Firefighter Allen Mortensen,  for helping save Montrose Firefighter Mike Marketon,  Jeanie Marketon, and Sandy Mortensen, were also honored for their assistance. Last June 28, the Marketons and...
The world of Dr. Seuss is coming to life on stage at Buffalo Community Theater, as the company prepares to open “Seussical,  Jr.” for audiences of all ages.. The plot combines the best-loved Dr. Seuss stories in a fun tale of love, friendship and loyalty.  The Cat in the Hat narrates from the...

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For decades, a fixture of Wright County government has been the county board of commissioners convening meetings at 9 a.m. every Tuesday – with the exception of conflicts with holidays or five...
After a less-than-white Christmas and New Year’s season, it seems winter is making up for its slow arrival by coming in with a bang all across the Midwest. Senior meteorologists with AccuWeather...
Exploring the desert at night ranks up there as one of my most favorite adventures. Recently, I was in the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona searching for the elusive Western Screech-Owl.  After...
It’s not a secret that life can be difficult. Whether you face financial difficulty, or you’re in a season of long-term illness, stress seems to be the most persistent emotion in the back of our...
Offense has been the focus in recent practices for the Buffalo boys’ hockey team. The result? – a whole lot of defense. The Bison recorded their fourth consecutive shutout last week with a 4-0 home...
In one of the more dominant performances of the season, the Buffalo boys’ swim/dive team needed only nine events to clinch a 98-80 road win last Thursday over Chisago Lakes. The Bison placed first in...
Head Coach Dave Carothers had a plan that was executed to near-perfection in last Saturday’s 2-0 road win at No. 5 ranked Brainerd. “Brainerd is a really, really good team,” Carothers said. “Our game...
Only a freshman, Owen Herbst has already establishing himself as one of the elite wrestlers in the state. Herbst has compiled a record of 22-5 this season, three of those wins coming in last Friday’s...
I’m so blessed to have two lovely granddaughters. Yesterday, my granddaughter Tia came out to organize some of my cupboards. The first one was my messy cupboard with my plastic containers. Every...
All this cold, flurries, and “polar vortex” talk has successfully kept me huddled inside like a hibernating bear; snuggled up in sweatshirts and drinking a variety of teas, cocoas, and coffees,...

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