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Harv Graczyk, 67, was a youth hockey coach for STMA for more than 30 years. He recently passed away from a traumatic brain injury sustained while coaching on Nov. 26. The Star Tribune reports that Graczyk was wearing the U.S.A. Hockey-standard helmet, which is required of all coaches. Graczyk...
The 12th Annual Festival of Trees is now on display at the Wright County Heritage Center on Highway 25, just north of Buffalo, during regular center hours. Special hours are this Sunday, December 23, and Monday, Christmas Eve, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Viewing continues next week, Wednesday through...
The 2019 levy for the City of Buffalo will be $8,027,464, an increase of $120,741 or 1.5 percent over last year. The Buffalo City Council set the levy, as well as adopted the city budget, on Monday, December 17. The final levy did not change from the proposed levy presented to the public in the...
One of the sad realities of the modern world is that data breaches take place all the time. It seems a month can’t go by that you don’t hear about a retail store or restaurant experiencing a data breach that gives outsiders access to personal information like credit card numbers. But, when it’s a...
I love the rule breaking critters of the world. You know, the ones that don’t follow the rules that we people put forth for the animal kingdom. A good example of this is the Virginia Opossum, which doesn’t reproduce in the standard mammalian way. It’s a marsupial that raises its young in a pouch...
Each year, the Canadian-Pacific Holiday Train makes its way from Montreal, Canada into the U.S. on a voyage against hunger in local communities. Marking the 20th Anniversary of the event, CP helped  Buffalo Food shelf raise $1,414 in monetary funds, with a food total of 1,630 pounds this year....
Treyton Welch’s final high school football game came with the North All-Stars in last Saturday’s 3rd Annual Minnesota Football Showcase at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The North squad lost to the South 33-12, but for Welch, the all-star week was an experience he will never forget. “It’s really a...
They say practice makes perfect. According to head coach Martha Driscoll-Nelson, the gymnastics practices between their first win Dec. 6 at St. Michael-Albertville and last Thursday’s 135.375 to 135.10 home win over Rogers, was a direct result of a good week of practice. “We had a much more focused...
Last year’s leading scorer for the Buffalo girls’ basketball team is starting to heat up. Averaging just 12.2 points per game through the first four games, Zrust scored a combined 87 points in the Bison’s current three-game winning streak, which included a career-high 41 points in last Friday’s 67-...
The Buffalo boys’ swim/dive team took its first step towards defending its conference title, whom they shared it with a year ago with St. Michael-Albertville. In doing so, the Bison defeated Monticello 97.5 to 87.5 in last Thursday’s first conference dual meet for both teams in Monticello. It...

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It’s only December, but two key losses have already made a huge impact on February. A 51-43 home defeat last Thursday to Elk River dropped the Bison’s record to 1-3 overall, more importantly, 0-2 in...
I can imagine there’s a lot of people out there who read my column and think I’m some variety of nuts. And I’m ok with that. I love cashews and almonds! As the holiday season comes around to salute...
Each year, I participate in at least one, but usually two, Christmas Bird Counts. What is a Christmas Bird Count you say? Well the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) all started a long time ago, in a galaxy...
Being a film enthusiast always comes with that one, inevitable question that I, personally, always hate answering. It comes from someone of every avenue in the business of enjoyment: the genuinely...
As you’re thinking, planning and creating for the special holiday gatherings for your family and friends, I find it’s best to make lists. What day you’re going to do what, maybe, your least favorite...
Christmastime is here, and that calls for some musical celebration! The Buffalo Community Orchestra, along with the Wright County Chamber Chorus and wRight Ringers Community Handbell Ensamble will...
On December 15 and 16, see the Christmas story come to life at Buffalo Covenant Church! From 5 to 7 p.m. on both days, there will be a Living Nativity present to take you on an interactive, walk-...
It’s the 20th year of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Holiday Train coming to Buffalo on Wednesday, December 12. This year, the train will be stopping at a different location: 5th street, NE (CR...
The Buffalo City Council on Monday, December 3, held its annual Truth-in-Taxation public hearing. The hearing is for the presentation of how much tax money will be collected and how that money will...
Why not shop for the holidays from the comfort of your own home this year? For the seventh year in a row, the Wright County Historical Society presents their annual Online Auction at www....

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