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Dylan Kramer (left) and Alyssa Lorentz (right) are proudly wearing Buffalo’s colors during their walk on Saturday, May 4. They were joined by other peers for a night of music, dancing, and fun. This year’s theme was “A Night of Serendipity.” See more pictures of prom on pages 18 and 19 of this week...
Some people are mainly interested in large animals, such as deer, elk or bears. These animals are called mega-fauna, and are a very popular group of animals. Others are fascinated with birds. Small, often brightly-colored, winged beauties. Of course, what I especially enjoy about nature is….....
The 10th Annual Baby Animal Fair comes to Buffalo for its last time.
Madi Peters is known for her skills as a top gymnast. Jordan Zrust is known for her skills as a top-basketball player. Together, the two combined to lead the Buffalo softball team to a dramatic 7-6 home win on Wednesday, May 1 over St. Francis. Tied 6-6 with one out and runners on second and third...
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...

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By Rob LaPlanteWhile Buffalo High School prepares for next year’s transformation from the Mississippi 8 to the Lake Conference, only one school sport will be changing sections. The latest MSHSL board...
Make no mistake about it, last year was a magical season for the Buffalo girls’ lacrosse team. While their playoff run ended one game short of qualifying for the program’s first-ever state tournament...
This year’s Buffalo boys’ lacrosse team is not lacking in talent. The Bison return five of their top-six leading scorers from last year’s team that finished 8-5 overall. Senior Egan Mills, along with...
It took 24 games for last year’s Buffalo softball team to suffer its fourth defeat. It took one week for this year’s squad to reach that same total in a 1-4 start. While this year’s team has some of...
I’m happy it’s Spring. The birds are chirping away, they are happy. The migrating birds are all back. Even people who we call “snowbirds” are returning. I love Minnesota for the seasons we have. I...
As I slowed to stop at the intersection one day while driving home, I noticed a farmer had his tractor out and about. The sight wasn’t encouraging at all – his rig was stuck, and he was looking...
Flood waters from the South Fork of the Crow River in Delano and from the Crow River in Rockford and Hanover are receding. The National Weather Service in Minnesota estimated that on Sunday, March 31...
For the last several months, the Wright County Board of Commissioners has danced around the issue of whether or not the county is going to invest in building a new Government Center. At the April 2...
More than a year ago, the Buffalo City Council authorized a study of the city’s housing market and how the city’s goals and policies best suit the community’s short-term and long-term residential...
Upcoming performances are this week: April 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 14 The play, which takes place largely on a lovely Southern veranda will transport you away from the winter that won’t go away, to a...

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