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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 married couples in 1970’s New York City. The music is written by Stephen Sondheim, whose first foray into...
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 Lachermeier met Parks and Recreation Director Lee Ryan, along with Parks Advisory Board members Victor...
Last Saturday, Allina Health was able to help kids through its Eighth-Annual Free Bikes 4 Kidz bike collection event. With the help of 800 volunteers system-wide, the event collected a total of 5,760 bikes! In Buffalo, 177 bikes were collected, thanks to wonderful volunteers who braved the cold,...
Editor’s note: This report was  taken from Fox 9. On October 8, Fox 9 reported that a former music teacher at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School in Howard Lake, Minnesota has been charged with criminal sexual conduct after he allegedly engaged in inappropriate behavior with a 15-year-old...
A crash on Highway 12 near Valley View Road and Railroad Avenue in Independence has left one dead. The crash happened Friday, October 5. The victim was identified as 52-year-old Tamera Freiborg, of Bloomington. Minnesota State Troopers stated to WCCO that a westbound vehicle crossed over the center...
During most of the year, the Wright County emergency management department is preparing for the worst and hoping it doesn’t happen. From potential problems at the Monticello nuclear facility to preparing in the event of a terrorist act or being on hand in the event of catastrophic weather, the...
Third in a series   Voters in Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District 877 are being asked on November 6 to approve an increase in the district’s operating levy. The district is seeking the additional funds to help reduce class sizes, address school safety through personnel and infrastructure,...
Buffalo Mayor and City Council seats In the City of Buffalo, Mayor Teri Lachermeier is running unopposed for a second term. Three candidates are seeking two seats on the Buffalo City Council. They are incumbent Eric Anderson, incumbent Scott Enter, and Jameson Wakefield. All positions are non-...
Robert J. Hiivala, Wright County Auditor/Treasurer, would like to remind all County property owners that second half property taxes for real estate properties are due October 15, 2018. If, for some reason, you cannot locate your 2018 property tax statement and would like to get an additional copy,...
Both drivers of a head-on collision on Highway 55 in Corcoran were killed on Thursday, October 4, at 6:48 a.m., as KMSP reported. Corcoran Police responded to a crash on the 23000 block of Highway 55, located near the border of Corcoran and Medina. Both drivers, Richard Mueller, 70 of Rockford, and...

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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has placed Wright County under an emergency quarantine, which went into effect Thursday, September 13, after emerald ash borer (EAB) was found along the...
Delrose Ahlm, 90 Delrose Bertha Ahlm, 90, of Buffalo, passed away September 3. She was born April 25, 1928 in St. Michael, to William and Mary (Otten) Weber. Delrose was raised in Buffalo, and...
In recognition of the 17th anniversary of 9/11, students and faculty at Tatanka Elementary STEM School in Buffalo had a brief gathering outside the school with members of the Buffalo Police...
Three weeks into the season, the Buffalo boys’ soccer team is still searching for its identity.   A 2-2-1 record has been highlighted by some dominant performances, evidenced by Monday night’s...
Week three provided a couple road blocks for the Buffalo girls’ soccer team.   The first detour started last Thursday in Rogers. Goals by Isabelle Smith, Mackenzie Matthies, and Ella Stritesky...
The first home match for the Buffalo volleyball team featured the top-rated squad in Class AA.   For the first two sets of a 3-1 home defeat to No. 1 rated North Branch, the Bison looked like a...
The first dual meet of the season for the Buffalo girls’ swim/dive team was a mismatch on paper. It also ended up being a mismatch in the pool.   Thursday’s dual featured last year’s co-...
Sports Editor    Last Friday’s football game at St. Francis ended how it began.   A 45-yard touchdown reception by Wyatt Schroeder with 1:04 remaining in the fourth quarter helped propel...
Competition was fast and furious the past week for the Buffalo girls’ tennis squad.   With seven matches in seven days, the Bison posted a 4-3 record – two of the three defeats coming against...
Every trip I take to Alaska is special. When it comes to wilderness and wildlife, Alaska is the real deal. This year’s trip was no exception. Moose are often what I spend my time searching for, but...

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