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The Maple Lake Fishing Derby is back for its 45th annual run! This year, the Derby will be Saturday, February 1, beginning at 10 a.m.  Kid-friendly events will be present on the ice! At 10 a.m. is the famous artic plunge! From noon to 3 p.m. is the official derby – and, of course, the 45th largest...
At a previous meeting, the Wright County Board of Commissioners agreed to double the county’s financial contribution to the Wright County Economic Development Partnership (EDP). At their most recent meeting, conducted on Tuesday morning, Jan. 28, commissioners discussed the strings that they may...
After interviewing four applicants, the Montrose City Council on Monday, January 27, appointed Nicole Andreoff to the council seat recently vacated by Ben Kuehl, who moved out of the city. The council asked applicants Roy Henry, Bru Ploog, Evan Siljander, and Andreoff a variety of questions. After...
Many of us deliberately seek out hobbies that will occupy our time, hoping that we enjoy them enough to keep at them. However, most times, hobbies are a passing interest, often pushed to the back burner when we become bored, confused, challenged, repetitive, or our time is too invested. But, then...
Buffalo’s top-scoring line put on an offensive show in a 9-1 road win last Thursday at Hopkins. Jordan Zelenak, Tyler Braccini, and Jake Braccini combined for six goals and 14 total points in the win. The victory was the team’s first in the 2020 calendar year. More importantly, it ended Buffalo’s...
Injuries are always a factor in sports. For Buffalo gymnast Madi Peters, she’s battling through two of her own. “I hurt my ankle our last home meet,” explained Peters. Peters was seen limping a bit at Buffalo’s most recent meet, a 136.60 to 134.975 home win last Friday over Wayzata. Despite the...
The Buffalo boys’ basketball team once again dug itself a hole, but led by their scoring leader, they were able to dig itself out of it. Trailing 33-27 at halftime, senior forward Matthew Willert scored 25 of his 31 points in the second half, including a 10-foot jumper with 1.2 second remaining,...
Crappies and Sunfish on Buffalo Lake, Rock Lake, Little Maple Lake, Granite, Pleasant, John & Sylvia. 20 to 40 feet of water on minnows and Euro Larvae. Walleyes - Buffalo Lake, Clearwater, Pleasant & Cokato. 18 to 26 feet of water. Northerns - catching them on area lakes. 10-16 feet of...
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. We have put together a few dishes for that romatic dinner at home.     Potato Gnocchi with Pork Ragù  2 lb. medium-size russet potatoes (about 3) 1/3 c. all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for working 1 large egg, lightly beaten Kosher...
You may know by now that this column is on a rotation of reviewing film one week, and then focuses on something another week. I reserved this right for myself for two reasons: first, to give myself some freedom as to what topics I write about, and second, to give me a break from spending time at...

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On Jan. 1, 2020, the Buffalo area Masonic Lodge, Nelson Lodge No. 135 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (AF & AM), began the 9th Annual Food Shelf Matching Funds Drive program. This year’s food...
Nestled along First Street is The Glenn, surrounded by sparkling snow and frost-glazed trees, icicles glittering in the shining sun of a winter afternoon. It’s after lunch, and the staff wanders...
Class size doesn’t always tell the entire story, especially in the sport of wrestling. One week after losing to two smaller schools in the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Triangular, the Buffalo...
About halfway through the second period of last Thursday’s home game between the Buffalo boys’ hockey team against Edina, the chant “Daddy’s Money” could be heard from the Bison student section....
Wins are hard to come by when facing the defending Class AA girls hockey state champion Edina Hornets. Edina’s lone blemish on its schedule came in the season opener, a 1-0 road loss at No. 2 ranked...
Have you ever had that feeling where you think you’re the black sheep? I’ve had that, this week. Over the weekend my family and I saw the new “Dolittle” movie, starring Robert Downey Jr. as one of...
Last week we had slow cooker recipes. This week we are cooking with electric pressure cookers, which have become very popular.     Pressure-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip 1 lb. boneless skinless...
On Tuesday, January 14, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office opened its doors wide in honor of Monticello’s social-services organization, Rivers of Hope (ROH). As their website states, Rivers of Hope...
In a press release issued by Bellmont Partners, it was announced that the City of Howard Lake Fire and Rescue/Ambulance Chief Daryl “Taddy” Drusch died in the early morning hours of January 13, at...
Buffalo Community Theater’s winter production of “Disney’s Mulan, Jr.” is two weeks into rehearsals, and already signs of ancient China are beginning to emerge on the Discovery stage.  Based on the...

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