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At this time of year, you can’t help but to think about pumpkins. It is a strange plant, with a huge fruit growing on a flimsy vine. Let’s take a look at this interesting plant. The pumpkin is the oldest-known cultivated plant in the New World. Native peoples started growing pumpkins for food over...
There was little doubt as to who would win this year’s conference title for both the boys and girls cross country teams. Coming into Tuesday’s finals meet at Princeton Golf Course, the Buffalo boys had won the past two Mississippi 8 championships. Not to be outdone, the St. Michael-Albertville...
Believe it or not, sushi is what drives the Buffalo offense these days – ask senior tackle Hunter Poncius. In a promise set out at the beginning of the season, junior quarterback Aidan Bouman promised his offensive line that he would buy a sushi dinner at the local Sakura for each game he isn’t...
In a matter of four days, the Buffalo girls’ swim/dive team did something it has never accomplished in team history – twice. Making its first-ever appearance in the Class AA State True Team Meet, Buffalo placed ninth out of 12 qualifying schools with a score of 948.5. Minnetonka (2,509) was this...
Looking to piggy back off last year’s success, three of four submitted players for Buffalo advanced past the first round in Monday’s Section 5AA Individual Tennis Tournament at Reed-Sweatt in Minneapolis. Freshman Anna Lee and junior Vanessa Blanchet each came in as seeded singles players on a...
Reading some “Letters to the Editor” this week regarding the school district’s referendum has made me really ponder our education system and has raised some thoughts in my head that may or may not be widely accepted – or, as my brother would say, “politically correct,” with fingers doing the “air...
The curtain goes up this Friday in Discovery Auditorium for Buffalo Community Theater’s fall production of “Company.” The musical comedy is based on a set of short stories by George Furth about married couples in 1970’s New York City. The music is written by Stephen Sondheim, whose first foray into...
For a great while, Gary Mattson Park has boasted a picturesque spot to look out over Buffalo Lake, as well as downtown. However, it was overcast with a light sprinkling of rain when Mayor Teri Lachermeier met Parks and Recreation Director Lee Ryan, along with Parks Advisory Board members Victor...
Last Saturday, Allina Health was able to help kids through its Eighth-Annual Free Bikes 4 Kidz bike collection event. With the help of 800 volunteers system-wide, the event collected a total of 5,760 bikes! In Buffalo, 177 bikes were collected, thanks to wonderful volunteers who braved the cold,...

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Better known for her skill in the hockey rink, Jada Habisch proved she can flourish on the soccer field as well. The junior midfielder registered all three goals to lead the Buffalo girls’ soccer...
Twenty points. Buffalo’s 98-86 road win last Thursday at Monticello was decided by 20 key points. With a differential of two points between finishing first and second in individual events and four in...
Every autumn, for over 30 years, I have been making a trek to northern Minnesota’s Hawk Ridge to see the annual raptor migration. For those who are not familiar with this tiny spot on a map along the...
Photo A Pictured are the 2018 Buffalo High School Homecoming female candidates that were announced during an assembly on Monday in the main gym. The Royalty will be announced at 7:30 p.m. on Monday,...
Buffalo and Elk River put up numbers last Friday that some high school basketball coaches would even be proud of. Combining to set a state record of 150 combined points, it was the Elks and their...
Street Party of Hope lights up the night on September 13 to honor those affected by cancer      
   Buffalo High School homecoming candidates were announced at a special assembly on Monday, September 17. Above are, front row from left, homecoming queen candidates Kwynn Kalamaha, Audrey Green,...
Buffalo running back Riley Habisch (23) rushed for 156 yards on 20 carries and scored two touchdowns in a wild 80-70 home loss to Elk River last Friday. The 150 combined points set a new state record...
Members of the community were invited to dress up in symbolic colors, such as pink for breast cancer, for the event.  Vendors provided a variety of goods and services on September 13, as downtown Buffalo hosted the rebranded “Street Party of Hope,” formerlly “Pink Street Party.” See more photos inside this week’s edition. (Photo by Arynn Maznio)
On Thursday, September 13, the streets of downtown Buffalo were alive with the sounds of laughter and music, as members of the community came together to offer support and encouragement for those...
The Hanover City Council on Tuesday, September 18, gave preliminary approval to a six percent or $102,202 increase in the certified levy for 2019. However, the tax rate of 44.7 percent is less than...

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