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A crash on Highway 12 near Valley View Road and Railroad Avenue in Independence has left one dead. The crash happened Friday, October 5. The victim was identified as 52-year-old Tamera Freiborg, of Bloomington. Minnesota State Troopers stated to WCCO that a westbound vehicle crossed over the center...
During most of the year, the Wright County emergency management department is preparing for the worst and hoping it doesn’t happen. From potential problems at the Monticello nuclear facility to preparing in the event of a terrorist act or being on hand in the event of catastrophic weather, the...
Third in a series   Voters in Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District 877 are being asked on November 6 to approve an increase in the district’s operating levy. The district is seeking the additional funds to help reduce class sizes, address school safety through personnel and infrastructure,...
Buffalo Mayor and City Council seats In the City of Buffalo, Mayor Teri Lachermeier is running unopposed for a second term. Three candidates are seeking two seats on the Buffalo City Council. They are incumbent Eric Anderson, incumbent Scott Enter, and Jameson Wakefield. All positions are non-...
Robert J. Hiivala, Wright County Auditor/Treasurer, would like to remind all County property owners that second half property taxes for real estate properties are due October 15, 2018. If, for some reason, you cannot locate your 2018 property tax statement and would like to get an additional copy,...
Both drivers of a head-on collision on Highway 55 in Corcoran were killed on Thursday, October 4, at 6:48 a.m., as KMSP reported. Corcoran Police responded to a crash on the 23000 block of Highway 55, located near the border of Corcoran and Medina. Both drivers, Richard Mueller, 70 of Rockford, and...
The Hanover Historical Society would like to invite you to their 8th Annual Kids’ costume and Pumpkin Decorating Contest on October 13, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will be held at Hanover Settler’s Park (11230 5th St NE). Prizes are to be awarded in multiple age groups for best pumpkins and...
Monticello Rod and Gun Club welcomes public to prepare for the deer hunting season. The range will host its annual rifle sight-in on the weekends of: October 13-14, October 20-21, and October 27-28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. The facilities offer 25yd, 50yd and 100yd range.  There will...
Annual open house events are taking place at both the Buffalo Police Station and the Buffalo Fire Department’s Centennial Fire Station this Saturday, Oct. 13. The Buffalo Police Department Open House from 9 a.m. to noon features: free donuts and coffee, tours of the building and opportunities to...
The concerns of most 16-year-old teenagers might involve thoughts around buying their first car, obtaining a driver’s license, and just beginning to think about college applications while juggling a social life, after-school activities, and good grades. Of all things, city government and the...

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Even without their top runner, the Bison boys’ cross country team posted a near-perfect score of 20 to win last Thursday’s Buffalo Invitational at Buffalo Heights Golf Course. It marked the seventh...
Buffalo defensive lineman Daunte Mattila (74) runs off the field in jubilation after recovering a fourth-quarter fumble. Matilla and the Bison’s defense shutdown a potent Monticello offense in a 21-7 home win last Friday at Bison Field West. (Photos by Rob LaPlante)
Monticello giveth and Buffalo taketh. With a game plan built to neutralize the hottest passing team in the state, the Magic baited the Bison football team’s offense to run the ball – and they did....
“This isn’t that big of news, is it?” His question may have been mildly serious, but Brad McColley of DRC Inc., Litchfield, is all smiles as he directs his crew to prepare for demolition of the...
Voters in Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose District 877 are being asked to approve an increase in the district’s operating levy. The question will be on the November 6 ballot. The district is seeking the...
In 1964, a dream was born. For decades, True Friends has been a staple name in families with members born with developmental and physical disabilities. By providing an experience that most only dream...
2018 BUFFALO HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING ROYALTY
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,...

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