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“A new downtown fire station,” said Buffalo Mayor Teri Lachermeier, “has been at the top of the list of needs for thirteen years, since 2006. We need a healthy and safe space for our firefighters.” Plans for that fire station are finally moving forward after the Buffalo City Council on Monday,...
Every year, Wright County deals with a calendar-year budget, but there are times when money that was earmarked for one budget year isn’t spent because the items approved in the budget weren’t delivered on time. At the March 19 meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, it was unanimously...
In “The Savannah Sipping Society,” a delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy from the writing team of Hope/Jones/Wooten (“The Golden Girls,” “The Dixie Swim Club”) four unique, Southern women drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—decide it’s high time to jumpstart their lives. The cast of...
Each winter, I lead a photography group to Yellowstone National Park. At the top of most participant’s list is an image of a “frosty bison.” This iconic image usually involves a large bull bison standing near a hot spring, covered in frosty crystals. Well, this year we got one step better. We found...
Yet another strong St. Patrick’s Day celebration finds Maple Lake on Saturday, March 16.
When sizing up the field of this year’s Class 3A boys’ basketball state tournament, seven of the eight teams proved all season they belong. That left one remaining team that most would say didn’t, but don’t tell that to Monticello Head Coach Jason Schmidt. With six of the eight teams in this year’s...
Three minutes. Top-seeded Maple Grove used a 16-0 run, over a three-minute span, to turn a 15-10 deficit with 12:48 left in the first half into a 26-15 lead with 9:48 remaining. The 16-point swing was one second-seeded Buffalo could never make up in a 77-64 Crimson victory in last Thursday’s...
Head Coach Scott Palmer knows exactly where his team’s strengths lie when it comes to this year’s track and field squads, particularly when it comes to the boys. “The strength of the boys team looks to be our distance crew,” Palmer said. “We have a strong cross country program, and there is a lot...
After two weeks of not having a movie review, I wish I could say I come bearing great news from the box-office. But, alas, I do not – sorry.  That said, let’s talk about the elephant in the room: “Cold Pursuit.” Starring a long-time favorite of mine, Liam Neeson, I honestly didn’t expect this film...
Birthdays Edna Stueven 100th Birthday Open House Edna Stueven, of Howard Lake, will be celebrating her 100th Birthday with an Open House on Sunday, March 24, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. James Lutheran School Fellowship Hall, 1000 6th Ave., in Howard Lake. No gifts, please. (P21, D24...

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I wanted to take this time to thank the citizens of Wright County for putting their trust and faith in me as the Sheriff of Wright County.  When my wife, Tammy and I moved to Wright County nearly 25...
Many years ago, I saw what looked like a completely white red-tailed hawk in the area around the nature center where I have worked for the past 30 years. Occasionally, I would get a call from someone...
When you’ve spent your whole life in one area, it’s hard to sit idly by and watch the community around you change without taking part in it – for most people, that is. However, a life of service is...
Scoring 1,000 points isn’t uncommon in high school basketball. Scoring 1,000 points as a junior is. Needing 10 points to reach 1,000 in his career, Buffalo junior Matt Willert’s milestone score came...
The first experience playing in St. Michael-Albertville’s new hockey arena was a memorable one for Buffalo and its fans. Jake Braccini’s goal with 1:44 remaining in overtime gave the Bison a dramatic...
It was an all-around good performance in Buffalo’s first gymnastics meet following the holiday break. Led by top scores on vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise, Buffalo improved to 3-...
Buffalo senior wrestler Erin Bersie couldn’t stop crying following her 152-pound matchup in last Thursday’s 42-34 home defeat to Big Lake. Trailing in her match 9-0 to Big Lake’s Lance Christensen,...
If you ask anyone who knows anything about yours truly, they’d probably give you one of three answers: firstly, that I’ve got a loud and colorful personality; two, that I am 100% in love with Jesus;...
Years ago, especially in winter time, I would make chicken pot pies. My grown children still ask, “When are you going to make some of those delicious chicken pot pies?” They were delicious, but a...
Because of industry and economic realities, the Wright County Journal-Press and The Drummer are making changes to the weekly production routine. Since the 1920’s, this company has handled all...

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