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Editor’s Note: This story has been taken from the December 20, 2017 issue of The Fountain Hills Times. Connie McCanless was raised in Buffalo, and graduated with the BHS class of 1942. Connie McCanless of Fountain Hills, Arizona, has a new-found freedom. After more than 70 years she finds that she...
For many, Veterans Day is yet another day on the calendar that we can check off, load up the car, and plan for an extended weekend getaway. It’s a last-ditch effort to break out the grill and selection of occasion-worthy meats for an end-of-the-season cookout in front of the game, another workday...
The last high school race for five seniors on this year’s Buffalo boys’ cross country team ended with mixed emotions. With a score of 210, the Bison placed seventh in last Saturday’s Class AA state meet at St. Olaf in Northfield. The score and placement among the 16 state qualifying teams beat last...
This year’s roster features a lot of returning faces for the Bison girls’ hockey team – 14 to be exact. Ironically, the biggest turnover comes from atop. Gone is head coach Mark Nordvall. Replacing Nordvall is Dave Carothers, who spent the past couple years balancing his time between the boys and...
Add the girls’ cross country team to the list of recent champions at St. Michael-Albertville High School. With a score of 70, the Knights edged favored and defending state champion Wayzata’s 75 in last Saturday’s Class AA state tournament at St. Olaf in Northfield. The title wasn’t a huge upset....
Kathleen Braun, 87 Kathleen M. Braun, 87, of Annandale, died Thursday, November 1, at the Annandale Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 10, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Annandale with Fr. John Meyer as Celebrant. Private burial will be held at St....
By now, everyone who reads my column should know that I’m a pretty major movie enthusiast – if that’s a surprise to you, or this is your first time reading the column, this is both your welcoming and your warning. Take it as you will. And also, bear with me folks – maintaining a pretty icky cold...
Election Day is this coming Tuesday, Nov. 6.  Across the state, Minnesotans will gather to elect officials at legislative and local levels; making their voices heard in regard to the coming years of leadership. But voters will also be making decisions on representatives in Congress, state officials...
Stephen Braun of Buffalo is Minnesota’s newest lottery millionaire. On the morning of Thursday, October 25, he discovered that the Gopher 5 ticket he had purchased at from Buffalo Holiday or the Oct. 24 drawing matched all five numbers drawn to win the $1.8 million jackpot. “I couldn’t believe it,...
The last time the State of Minnesota launched something dealing with licensing was in the summer of 2017 with the MNLARS (Minnesota Licensing and Registration System) program. MNLARS, which dealt with the registration of vehicle titles, tabs and licenses under one uniform umbrella, was an...

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Two will be on the ballot for Wright County Sheriff. Sean Deringer and Mike Kaczmarek were the top vote-getters in the August primary. Current Sheriff Joe Hagerty is retiring at the end of this year...
On November 6, voters in Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District 877 are being asked to approve an increase in the district’s operating levy. The district is seeking the additional funds to help...
At this time of year, you can’t help but to think about pumpkins. It is a strange plant, with a huge fruit growing on a flimsy vine. Let’s take a look at this interesting plant. The pumpkin is the...
There was little doubt as to who would win this year’s conference title for both the boys and girls cross country teams. Coming into Tuesday’s finals meet at Princeton Golf Course, the Buffalo boys...
Believe it or not, sushi is what drives the Buffalo offense these days – ask senior tackle Hunter Poncius. In a promise set out at the beginning of the season, junior quarterback Aidan Bouman...
In a matter of four days, the Buffalo girls’ swim/dive team did something it has never accomplished in team history – twice. Making its first-ever appearance in the Class AA State True Team Meet,...
Looking to piggy back off last year’s success, three of four submitted players for Buffalo advanced past the first round in Monday’s Section 5AA Individual Tennis Tournament at Reed-Sweatt in...
The curtain goes up this Friday in Discovery Auditorium for Buffalo Community Theater’s fall production of “Company.” The musical comedy is based on a set of short stories by George Furth about...
For a great while, Gary Mattson Park has boasted a picturesque spot to look out over Buffalo Lake, as well as downtown. However, it was overcast with a light sprinkling of rain when Mayor Teri...

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