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Birthday Rita Lindenfelser 90th Birthday Open House The family of Rita Lindenfelser, from St. Michael, invites you to an Open House on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from Noon until 4:00 p.m., in honor of Rita’s 90th Birthday. The Open House will be at Hanover City Hall, 11250 5th St. NE, Hanover.  Lunch...
Old National Bank’s footprint in Minnesota doubled in size over the weekend, as 17 KleinBank branches re-opened as Old National banking centers. With this branch and systems conversion now complete, Old National is the seventh largest bank in the Minneapolis MSA and the state of Minnesota. “We’re...
It’s that time of year again! Clean up your yard, or simply get rid of old and unwanted items at this year’s Spring Clean Up Days! On April 26 and 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the cleanup will be held at the Buffalo Civic Center. This is for Buffalo residents only, and proof of residency will be...
After just breaking out sandals for the 70 degrees that swept over the state days before, Minnesotans were grumbling, as they once again stowed away their springtime hopes with the news of yet another winter storm warning blowing in. Blizzards this time of year are old news. Last year around April...
The City of Buffalo is moving ahead with the financing for a new fire station and for the reconstruction of Douglas Drive and the streets in the Southeast Area Phase III. The Buffalo City Council on Monday, April 15, called for the sale of the bonds scheduled for May 20 with the approval of the...
On May 11, 1858, the territory of Minnesota officially became a state. It is one of 28 states whose name is derived from Native American origins. “Mni” is the Dakota word for water, while ‘Sota’ has been known to have varying interpretations, depending on who you ask, according to WCCO. Meaning...
Ruth Clarke is hoping to get the maximum out of the minimum this spring as Head Coach of the Buffalo Coyotes Adapted Softball team. With only seven rostered players, the Coyotes will play this spring with the minimum required players to field an official lineup. In year two as a co-op with...
At the conclusion of Monday’s 10-5 season-opening road defeat at Delano, Buffalo boys’ lacrosse Head Coach Joey Hartfiel couldn’t help but crack a small joke. Delano’s 10th goal with 54.5 seconds remaining in the game was actually an own goal, scored by Buffalo’s goalie Gunnar VanLith, who...
With an assist from the boys team, the Buffalo girls’ lacrosse team scored a 14-4 season-opening home win Tuesday night over Delano. The road game officially goes down as a home win for the Bison (1-0), as the site changed earlier that day due to what was deemed as unplayable field conditions at...
The Buffalo baseball team posted a 12-0 home win Tuesday afternoon in five innings over Princeton. While the runs came fast and furious early on, it were the runs that didn’t cross home plate that made starting pitcher Noah Christenson most proud. Up 4-0 after one inning and 12-0 after two,...

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Joshua Moist, 35 of Howard Lake, pled guilty on Monday, March 4 to having fired a 9 mm handgun during a drive-by shooting in May of last year. Moist, a Howard Lake resident, fired a weapon in Delano...
A sunny and delightful 30 degrees ushered the community out to Sturges Park on Saturday, March 9 to participate in this year’s Polar Plunge in benefit of Special Olympics. Over 200 folks took the...
The theme was a black out. The result was a knockout. Behind its big crowd and a hot start, the second-seeded Buffalo boys’ basketball team advanced to the Section 8-4A championship game with an 84-...
What a difference a year makes. Buffalo starting point guard Antonio Bluiett was a fan in the stands a year ago when Maple Grove ended the Bison’s season in last year’s Section 8-4A boys’ basketball...
Had someone told you on Dec. 28 that Delano would face Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin in the opening round of the Class A boys hockey state tournament, you likely would have got a few eye rolls. Delano’s...
If any of you have worked in customer service-related jobs, you’ve probably heard “The customer is always right!” one time too many. You’ve heard it from your boss, in your company handbook, or from...
Springtime plans are in the making. For some families, it’s planning for a wedding. Today’s weddings are so elaborate, and so very expensive. I don’t know how the expenses are shared with both sets...
Groundbreaking for a new senior living apartment building downtown could come sometime this spring or early summer. The Buffalo City Council on Monday, March 4, approved the final plat for Havenwood...
A teenager from Delano was killed in a crash involving a semi on Highway 12 in Independence on Saturday, March 2. Lakeshore Weekly News reported that Marleena Anna Dieterich, 18, was driving...

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