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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...
With an assist from the boys team, the Buffalo girls’ lacrosse team scored a 14-4 season-opening home win Tuesday night over Delano. The road game officially goes down as a home win for the Bison (1-0), as the site changed earlier that day due to what was deemed as unplayable field conditions at...
The Buffalo baseball team posted a 12-0 home win Tuesday afternoon in five innings over Princeton. While the runs came fast and furious early on, it were the runs that didn’t cross home plate that made starting pitcher Noah Christenson most proud. Up 4-0 after one inning and 12-0 after two,...
Some days I spend most of my time looking for something I mis-placed, or searching for a certain recipe I know I just saw in one of my cookbooks, laying right on my desk. Sometimes I find this great sounding recipe, that I want to try to make for supper, it sounded so good, and I know I have all...
Kent Bogren, 52 Kent Jorgen Bogren aka “Swede,” 52, a longtime resident of Buffalo, and more recently Hutchinson, passed away on March 23, 2019 at Hennepin County Medical Center due to injuries suffered in an automobile collision. A celebration of Kent’s life will be held 6:30-8:30 pm on Tuesday,...
“Dumbo” has long been one of my favorite Disney films; it’s one that my family has watched many times. I’ve shed a lot of tears over Dumbo’s “Baby Mine” scene, where he cries big sad tears as he sways gently in the crook of his imprisoned mother’s trunk, and I’ve laughed a lot of laughs as the...
Anniversary 60th Anniversary Melvin and Marian Botzet, formerly of Rockford, will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on April 23, 2019.  Congratulations and love from your family: Bev, Verlon, Zach, Kate, Ena, Brenda, Chuck, Vanessa, Brian, Noel, Bernie, Andrew and Bernice.  Above, the...
The reviews are in and audiences are loving “Savannah Sipping Society!” Don’t miss the final weekend of Buffalo Community Theater’s  “The Savannah Sipping Society.”  This hilarious comedy, which takes place on a lovely Southern verandah, will warm you up with laughter and charm. Audiences had a...
On April 6, at the Maple Lake American Legion, three girls from Howard Lake were crowned as the 2019-20 Wright County Dairy Princesses. From left to right are: Princesses Bethany Kozitka, Elizabeth Ahrens, and Bailly Mucciacciaro. Princesses will also be able to compete for the Princess Kay of the...

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Cal James remembers well his team’s amazing run in last summer’s American Legion Baseball State Tournament. James was one of the catalysts in leading Buffalo Post 270 one game from reaching the state...
What a difference a week makes. Just six days after coming off an emotional high of winning the Section 5-3A title, the Monticello boys’ basketball team felt the other end of the spectrum when they...
There was no power outage at the softball field last season for the four-time defending Section 8-4A champs. Looking to make it five straight trips to state, this year’s Buffalo squad knows the odds...
When my children were small, it was fun to make homemade Easter candies and treats, then hide them before they ate them all. Coloring eggs with the children was also another fun project. My favorite...
Who gets to decide when life begins? Really, sit back and ask yourself that question – what constitutes the title of “being alive?” What ramifications and qualifications do you have to meet to be...
Irene Hudek (left), this year’s Maple Lake Grande Day Parade Grand Marshal, waves enthusiastically to crowds gathered for festivities on Saturday. Close behind was Commodore Lynn Kissock. Ambassadors...
“A new downtown fire station,” said Buffalo Mayor Teri Lachermeier, “has been at the top of the list of needs for thirteen years, since 2006. We need a healthy and safe space for our firefighters.”...
Every year, Wright County deals with a calendar-year budget, but there are times when money that was earmarked for one budget year isn’t spent because the items approved in the budget weren’t...
In “The Savannah Sipping Society,” a delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy from the writing team of Hope/Jones/Wooten (“The Golden Girls,” “The Dixie Swim Club”) four unique, Southern women drawn...
Each winter, I lead a photography group to Yellowstone National Park. At the top of most participant’s list is an image of a “frosty bison.” This iconic image usually involves a large bull bison...

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