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With Veterans Day right around the corner, what better way is there to celebrate those who have served our country than with a good meal? On November 11, Buffalo and Monticello will be honoring vets with meals in both cities!  The Buffalo American Legion will be hosting their first annual Veterans...
We all anticipated them - the one little thing that, once every few years, brings us all together on the same playing field. They pop out into the community in a wash of red and white, worn proudly on the person of men and women alike, all across the nation. “I VOTED” stickers were a common sight...
The polls were busy on Tuesday, November 6, as Wright County community members gathered together at voting stations across the district to cast their votes in the Midterm Election. Buildup to the Midterms has been a hot one - for weeks, candidates have debated and promoted their campaigns across...
Editor’s Note: This story has been taken from the December 20, 2017 issue of The Fountain Hills Times. Connie McCanless was raised in Buffalo, and graduated with the BHS class of 1942. Connie McCanless of Fountain Hills, Arizona, has a new-found freedom. After more than 70 years she finds that she...
For many, Veterans Day is yet another day on the calendar that we can check off, load up the car, and plan for an extended weekend getaway. It’s a last-ditch effort to break out the grill and selection of occasion-worthy meats for an end-of-the-season cookout in front of the game, another workday...
The last high school race for five seniors on this year’s Buffalo boys’ cross country team ended with mixed emotions. With a score of 210, the Bison placed seventh in last Saturday’s Class AA state meet at St. Olaf in Northfield. The score and placement among the 16 state qualifying teams beat last...
This year’s roster features a lot of returning faces for the Bison girls’ hockey team – 14 to be exact. Ironically, the biggest turnover comes from atop. Gone is head coach Mark Nordvall. Replacing Nordvall is Dave Carothers, who spent the past couple years balancing his time between the boys and...
Add the girls’ cross country team to the list of recent champions at St. Michael-Albertville High School. With a score of 70, the Knights edged favored and defending state champion Wayzata’s 75 in last Saturday’s Class AA state tournament at St. Olaf in Northfield. The title wasn’t a huge upset....
Kathleen Braun, 87 Kathleen M. Braun, 87, of Annandale, died Thursday, November 1, at the Annandale Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 10, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Annandale with Fr. John Meyer as Celebrant. Private burial will be held at St....
By now, everyone who reads my column should know that I’m a pretty major movie enthusiast – if that’s a surprise to you, or this is your first time reading the column, this is both your welcoming and your warning. Take it as you will. And also, bear with me folks – maintaining a pretty icky cold...

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On Tuesday, September 18, Wright County Commissioners heard from Greg Pickard, Veterans Service Officer, regarding the coming grant season for County services. “Service tripled this year from 2017,”...
Buffalo Community Theater is excited to announce the cast of their fall musical comedy: Stephen Sondheim’s “Company.” This talented group of performers from Buffalo and other nearby communities...
Don’t miss out on the 9th Annual Gala Fundraiser for Love INC-Big Woods! It will be held on Sunday, October 7, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo.  The keynote speaker will be...
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-...

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