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Malvina Dalbec, 83 Malvina Dorothy Frances (Lange) Dalbec, age 83, of rural Howard Lake passed away on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.  She was born on December 29, 1935 near Watertown, on her family’s farm the daughter of Walter C. & Lydia (Lemmerman) Lange....
It seems like no matter how many days we tick off on the calendar, the majority of them are riddled with bad news. That was precisely my feeling when I got downwind of the news of Notre Dame.  I sat back, entirely awe-struck, at the devastation. While undergoing millions-of-dollars-worth of...
Birthday Rita Lindenfelser 90th Birthday Open House The family of Rita Lindenfelser, from St. Michael, invites you to an Open House on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from Noon until 4:00 p.m., in honor of Rita’s 90th Birthday. The Open House will be at Hanover City Hall, 11250 5th St. NE, Hanover.  Lunch...
Old National Bank’s footprint in Minnesota doubled in size over the weekend, as 17 KleinBank branches re-opened as Old National banking centers. With this branch and systems conversion now complete, Old National is the seventh largest bank in the Minneapolis MSA and the state of Minnesota. “We’re...
It’s that time of year again! Clean up your yard, or simply get rid of old and unwanted items at this year’s Spring Clean Up Days! On April 26 and 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the cleanup will be held at the Buffalo Civic Center. This is for Buffalo residents only, and proof of residency will be...
After just breaking out sandals for the 70 degrees that swept over the state days before, Minnesotans were grumbling, as they once again stowed away their springtime hopes with the news of yet another winter storm warning blowing in. Blizzards this time of year are old news. Last year around April...
The City of Buffalo is moving ahead with the financing for a new fire station and for the reconstruction of Douglas Drive and the streets in the Southeast Area Phase III. The Buffalo City Council on Monday, April 15, called for the sale of the bonds scheduled for May 20 with the approval of the...
On May 11, 1858, the territory of Minnesota officially became a state. It is one of 28 states whose name is derived from Native American origins. “Mni” is the Dakota word for water, while ‘Sota’ has been known to have varying interpretations, depending on who you ask, according to WCCO. Meaning...
Ruth Clarke is hoping to get the maximum out of the minimum this spring as Head Coach of the Buffalo Coyotes Adapted Softball team. With only seven rostered players, the Coyotes will play this spring with the minimum required players to field an official lineup. In year two as a co-op with...
At the conclusion of Monday’s 10-5 season-opening road defeat at Delano, Buffalo boys’ lacrosse Head Coach Joey Hartfiel couldn’t help but crack a small joke. Delano’s 10th goal with 54.5 seconds remaining in the game was actually an own goal, scored by Buffalo’s goalie Gunnar VanLith, who...

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Driving down a dirt road in the dark, I pull over and put my truck in park. The engine falls silent. It is pitch black outside. The moon had already set, leaving the sky dark and dotted with about a...
By Rob LaPlanteWhile Buffalo High School prepares for next year’s transformation from the Mississippi 8 to the Lake Conference, only one school sport will be changing sections. The latest MSHSL board...
Make no mistake about it, last year was a magical season for the Buffalo girls’ lacrosse team. While their playoff run ended one game short of qualifying for the program’s first-ever state tournament...
This year’s Buffalo boys’ lacrosse team is not lacking in talent. The Bison return five of their top-six leading scorers from last year’s team that finished 8-5 overall. Senior Egan Mills, along with...
It took 24 games for last year’s Buffalo softball team to suffer its fourth defeat. It took one week for this year’s squad to reach that same total in a 1-4 start. While this year’s team has some of...
I’m happy it’s Spring. The birds are chirping away, they are happy. The migrating birds are all back. Even people who we call “snowbirds” are returning. I love Minnesota for the seasons we have. I...
As I slowed to stop at the intersection one day while driving home, I noticed a farmer had his tractor out and about. The sight wasn’t encouraging at all – his rig was stuck, and he was looking...
Flood waters from the South Fork of the Crow River in Delano and from the Crow River in Rockford and Hanover are receding. The National Weather Service in Minnesota estimated that on Sunday, March 31...
For the last several months, the Wright County Board of Commissioners has danced around the issue of whether or not the county is going to invest in building a new Government Center. At the April 2...
More than a year ago, the Buffalo City Council authorized a study of the city’s housing market and how the city’s goals and policies best suit the community’s short-term and long-term residential...

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