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Just seconds after completing her 50-yard freestyle event in last Thursday’s preliminary round of the Class AA state tournament, Bison senior Tianna Kosek could be seen with a grin from ear-to-ear. That’s because Kosek, who qualified for state in four events, had accomplished something she’s never...
Some members of the Buffalo girls’ basketball team watched from the stands as Maple Grove defeated St. Michael-Albertville 59-56 in overtime in last year’s Section 8-4A championship game. Bison senior Kiera Johnson wasn’t one of those onlookers. “I worked,” Johnson said. “I didn’t want to see it. I...
The much-anticipated news about where two area schools will be placed for the 2019-20 school year has come to an end. After being denied by application to join two conferences, and being voted out of their current one, St. Michael-Albertville and Buffalo received word on Monday, Nov. 12 that they...
It’s holiday time already! This year has gone by so quickly. It could be I’m getting older. As the saying goes, “Life flies by quick as we age.” Everyone is so busy with all the things we do to get ready for Christmas. We put up the outside Christmas lights; we trim the tree and our homes; plan...
In the midst of an insanely busy weekend, my mother and I managed to squeeze some time into our schedule to see the modern twist on Dr. Seuss’ “The Grinch.” A beloved classic in our household, the 1966 “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is a 26-minute feature that gets us rolling every time. We may...
Randal Des Marais, 67 Randal “Randy” Des Marais, 67, of Buffalo passed away on Saturday, November 17, surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born on July 17, 1951 in Monticello the son of Marah and Mabel Des Marais. He lived in Buffalo his whole life. Randy had multiple accomplishments....
A week after winning the election for sheriff of Wright County, Sheriff-Elect Sean Deringer made his first appearance in that role before the Wright County Board of Commissioners and wasted little time in trying to see what common ground he can build with the commissioners. Deringer got on the Nov...
At long last, Buffalo has said goodbye to the Park Lane Apartments building on Montrose Blvd. Used for training of emergency personnel throughout 2018, demolition crews arrived on site last week to begin the tear down of the building. It was completed on Nov. 9. See inside for a photo of the site...
Fifth grade teacher Steve Bratulich was the one who had discovered a carefully-boxed American Flag in a Parkside Elementary closet. Inside the box was a letter describing where the flag had been flown. The flag was presented to Parkside in 2008 from a soldier in Iraq, the father of then-fifth...
The annual Tree of Hope will be hosted again at the Maple Lake Municipal Airport in Maple Lake, (seven miles west of Buffalo), on Saturday, December 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Since 1990, the Tree of Hope has been delivering toys to children hospitalized over the holidays in Minnesota, and the number...

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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Hanover Historical Society would like to invite you to their 8th Annual Kids’ costume and Pumpkin Decorating Contest on October 13, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will be held at Hanover...
Monticello Rod and Gun Club welcomes public to prepare for the deer hunting season. The range will host its annual rifle sight-in on the weekends of: October 13-14, October 20-21, and October 27-28,...
Annual open house events are taking place at both the Buffalo Police Station and the Buffalo Fire Department’s Centennial Fire Station this Saturday, Oct. 13. The Buffalo Police Department Open House...

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