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A complete job description will now be prepared for a part-time administrative assistant at city hall after the Montrose City Council gave approval for the new position at its meeting on Monday, February 11. The need for the extra help was first discussed at the Management Coordinating Committee...
This year, the Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism introduced the First-Ever “Kites on Ice” Festival, which was held on Buffalo Lake on Saturday, February 9, despite below-zero temps and hefty snow. The event is what the Chamber President Sue Olmscheid hopes will be an annual get-together...
The Buffalo boys’ hockey team killed two birds with one stone following an 8-1 home win last Saturday over arch-rival St. Michael-Albertville. The victory clinched the Bison’s first conference title since 2012-13. It also leapfrogged Buffalo one spot ahead of STMA from fifth place to fourth in the...
School cancellations due to weather means no games and no practices for afternoon and evening activities. For a sport like gymnastics, practice is everything. With weather forcing a number of changes, including a meet against Monticello that was twice rescheduled and eventually cancelled, Buffalo...
The Buffalo/Maple Lake girls’ hockey team went the entire regular season allowing three goals or less. So what gave in a 5-3 season-ending defeat in last Saturday’s opening round of the Section 8AA quarterfinal playoff round against Sartell-Sauk Rapids at Bernick’s Arena? “Sartell has a really good...
Valentine’s Day, what a special day it is. It’s the day you show your love and affection for that special someone in your life; wives and husbands, boyfriends to girlfriends. It’s a day that long-stem roses are popular. Maybe a heart-shaped box of candy, and jewelry, Valentine cards with a special...
Wayne Kessler, 81 Wayne J. Kessler, 81, of St. Michael, passed away Monday, February 4. He was born June 19, 1937 in St. Michael, the son of William and Gertrude (Robeck) Kessler. Wayne was a 1955 graduate of St. Michael Catholic High School. On July 6, 1968, Wayne Kessler and Gloriann Sabo were...
Ever since I was a little girl, I have absolutely loved dogs. I was around nine years old when I adopted my first dog, a miniature toy poodle named Spike (it’s hilarious, isn’t it?). He was white and just little enough that a nine-year-old could pick him up comfortably, and he was my gift from God...
Anniversary 50th Anniversary Steve and Sandi Allen, of Buffalo, renewed their wedding vows and celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, on October 1, 2018. Above, the couple is pictured on their wedding day, October 1, 1968; below, as they appear today. (P14, D17)...
Despite the bitter cold temperatures Minnesota has been enduring for the past week, there is still beauty to be found across the state. This photos was taken in Cokato, just off of CR 3. You can see the unique beam of pink above the blaze of sun descending beneath the horizon. (Photo by Miriam Orr)

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Ten teams competed in this year’s Buffalo Gymnastics Invitational. Among the 10, half compete in Section 8AA. With the section tourney less than a month away, Buffalo, Brainerd, Elk River, Moorhead,...
Last Thursday’s 6-0 home win over Rogers was an emotional evening for members of the Buffalo boys’ hockey team, particularly for sophomore forward Jordan Zelenak. Not long after the game’s opening...
Year one for the Buffalo Coyotes co-op Adapted Floor Hockey team was a learning experience for everyone. Head Coach Ruth Clarke is hoping to build off last year’s highs, which saw the inaugural team...
In 1967, Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke embarked on an adventure in moviemaking history that would capture hearts and audiences far and wide in “Mary Poppins,” which is perhaps one of Disney’s most...
I think the four squirrels that live in my front yard, think they are birds. I had a bird feeder hanging from a hook on the side of a tree. The squirrels were out there eating all the time. My son...
Whether or not you attended a Christmas service at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in December, you may have heard of the church’s most recent accomplishment: a completed renovation of their...
For years, Wright County has debated the merits of operating county government with a county coordinator as opposed to a county administrator. At the Jan. 15th meeting of the Wright County Board, the...
In preparation for future developments coming to the city, the Montrose City Council on Monday, January 14, approved several changes to the park land dedication ordinance. The changes allow...
I wanted to take this time to thank the citizens of Wright County for putting their trust and faith in me as the Sheriff of Wright County.  When my wife, Tammy and I moved to Wright County nearly 25...
Many years ago, I saw what looked like a completely white red-tailed hawk in the area around the nature center where I have worked for the past 30 years. Occasionally, I would get a call from someone...

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