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Dale Barfnecht, 71 Dale George Barfnecht, 71, of Mayer, passed away on Thursday, November 29, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. He was born on June 1, 1947, in Watertown, the son of Walter and Violet (Wandersee) Barfnecht.  Dale was baptized at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Delano by The Rev....
The Buffalo Community Orchestra will perform their annual holiday concert, “Holiday for Orchestra – with Ringers & Singers,” on Saturday, December 8.  The concert will feature the Wright County Chamber Chorus with members of the Buffalo High School Concert Choir, led by Director Michael Walsh...
The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce welcomes in the holiday on December 1 with the annual Deck the Halls event.  Start your day out by shopping local/shopping small.   Keep your independent business owners thriving in our community.   There will be carolers and costumed Christmas characters visiting...
Earlier this year, Wright County commissioned a Classification-Compensation Study (also known as Class-Comp) to set the salary range for county employees. The thesis of a Class-Comp Study is to classify each job in county government and assign it a position value based on a point system that will...
On Monday, November 26, the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School Board heard from Gary Kawlewski, Director of Finance and Operations for District #877, regarding enrollment projections for 2019-20. Kawlewski stated during the meeting that the projections for enrollment set the tone for the district’s...
Every now and then, nature comes up with a rare or unusual condition. I ran across one of these and had a chance to spend some time photographing it -- a young white-tailed deer with a genetic condition called piebald. Piebaldism is a rare genetic abnormality, which can express in a wide variety of...
It would be interesting to watch a game of “Follow the Leader” these days at a Buffalo boys’ hockey practice. With 20 returning varsity players on this year’s roster, experience shouldn’t be a factor. Among the 20, seven will be seen wearing letters on the fronts of their jerseys.  “The kids vote...
After a 3-0 start, the Buffalo girls’ hockey team experienced their first tie and first defeat of the season. In both games, the Bison blew a third-period lead, and both games, they fell victim to a hot goaltender. In a 3-3 tie Nov. 20 at Rogers, twice Buffalo came back from one-goal deficits, only...
This year’s junior class on the Buffalo boys’ basketball team is a big reason for the recent turnaround. After two straight 6-21 seasons, the Bison return four starters off last year’s squad that posted the team’s first winning record (15-14 overall) since the state qualifying team in 2013-14 went...
Christmas is coming! At your holiday party, you will want to welcome family and friends in from the cold with steaming mugs of delicious hot drinks.   Merry Mulled Cider 7 c. apple cider or juice 1 c. cranberry juice 3 T. brown sugar 1-2 cinnamon sticks 2/3 c. orange juice   In a Dutch oven kettle...

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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...
The celebration wasn’t anything special, but the accomplishment was. With a team score of 1,066, the Buffalo girls’ swim/dive team placed second to Maple Grove’s 1,252 points at last Saturday’s...

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