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Two key mid-season meets resulted in promising results for the Buffalo boys’ golf team. In the first of two conference meets with all 10 schools, Buffalo tied for second with Chisago Lakes at 309 on Wednesday, May 1 at The Refuge in Oak Grove. St. Michael-Albertville carries a 9-stroke lead with a...
A recent surge for the Buffalo boys’ tennis team has them sitting at the top the Mississippi 8 standings. With wins the past week over Rogers, Big Lake, St. Michael-Albertville, and Princeton, the Bison upped their record to 12-4 overall and improved to 7-1 in the conference. The four wins extended...
The wins keep coming for the Buffalo girls’ lacrosse team, who improved to a perfect 6-0 this past week with lopsided wins over Brainerd, Sartell-Sauk Rapids, and St. Cloud Tech. Outside of a 10-9 victory April 26 at Osseo, the Bison have won every game by double digits, including a 20-2 road win...
May is here! What an April we had. Never in my 80 plus years, do I remember seeing weather change so quickly. The transformation of the winter weather turning over to spring in one-week’s time, was the highlight of my week. I’m so happy the cold weather is gone; the arthritis in my joints feels so...
Delmer Backhaus, 85 Delmer Henry Backhaus, age 85, of St. Michael, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019. He was born October 18, 1933 in Pollock, SD, the youngest of seven children to Henry and Emma (Ketterling) Backhaus. Del was raised in Miltona, MN and was a 1951 graduate of Alexandria High School....
SPOILER ALERT! Proceed at your own discretion.  That out of the way, the time to review the highly-anticipated sequel to “Avengers: Infinity War” has come upon my column this week. After abstaining from the theatre to see this film for a few weeks, I finally got around to seeing the movie last...
Birthday Myrna Peterson 80th Birthday Open House Myrna Peterson, of Backus, formerly of Buffalo, will be celebrating her 80th Birthday with an Open House on Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Powers Township Hall, 850 E Horseshoe Dr. NW, Backus, MN 56435. No gifts, please. (P9...
Members of the Minneapolis Marine Wing Support Squadron 471, above, are the color guard during the opening ceremony for the “Light Up the Night” 5K fun run, sponsored by the Montrose Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Committee last Saturday, April 27. From left are Cpl. Calvin Xiong, Sgt. Lee Dehmer, Sgt....
Congratulations to Katie Evans, the winner of the Buffalo Days button contest! Katie Evans is a busy mom of two young boys, but likes to express herself with art where she can.  She is just learning about water color, typically doing acrylic paintings, and after a couple sketches and tests, came up...
Wright County has used the Sentence to Service program from the State of Minnesota to serve a two-fold impact on taxpayers – to get projects done for the county and cities while reducing the number of jail days that non-violent inmates have to serve. At the April 30 meeting of the Wright County...

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The wins keep coming for the Buffalo girls’ lacrosse team, who improved to a perfect 6-0 this past week with lopsided wins over Brainerd, Sartell-Sauk Rapids, and St. Cloud Tech. Outside of a 10-9...
May is here! What an April we had. Never in my 80 plus years, do I remember seeing weather change so quickly. The transformation of the winter weather turning over to spring in one-week’s time, was...
SPOILER ALERT! Proceed at your own discretion.  That out of the way, the time to review the highly-anticipated sequel to “Avengers: Infinity War” has come upon my column this week. After abstaining...
Members of the Minneapolis Marine Wing Support Squadron 471, above, are the color guard during the opening ceremony for the “Light Up the Night” 5K fun run, sponsored by the Montrose Beyond the...
Congratulations to Katie Evans, the winner of the Buffalo Days button contest! Katie Evans is a busy mom of two young boys, but likes to express herself with art where she can.  She is just learning...
Wright County has used the Sentence to Service program from the State of Minnesota to serve a two-fold impact on taxpayers – to get projects done for the county and cities while reducing the number...
At a special meeting on Monday, April 29, the Montrose City Council considered re-vitalizing the Economic Development Authority (EDA), agreed to move forward on the purchase of a new water tender for...
The Wright County Board agenda for the April 30 meeting had several items to be discussed and voted on. Mixed in the middle was 10 minutes of scheduled agenda time for a public hearing to discuss the...
Canna lilies, dahlias, glads or gladiolas, and tuberous begonias are just a few of the beautiful bulbs we plant in the spring for summer beauty. They are not true bulbs but a collection of rhizomes,...
The skies around Buffalo were busy this past weekend, as the Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering (GMAG) landed at Buffalo Municipal Airport for the first time in the history of the event, put on by...

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