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1 Delano Boys Hoops Led by point guard Calvin Wishart, the Delano boys’ basketball team won the school’s first-ever basketball state championship with a 65-61 victory over Columbia Heights in the Class AAA state title game last March at Target Center in Minneapolis. Wishart, a freshman guard at...
The Buffalo boys’ hockey team will be the only Mississippi 8 squad yet to play a conference game when the calendar flips to January 2019. While some teams have played as many as five conference games, Buffalo’s first contest against a Mississippi 8 rival isn’t scheduled until Saturday, Jan. 5 when...
Having only three divers on this year’s Buffalo boys’ swim/dive team has its plusses and minuses. For Bison diving coach Heather Peterson, she’s focusing mostly on the positives. “Last year we had eight,” Peterson explained. “I think it just fluctuates year-to-year. We don’t have any junior varsity...
With only one game scheduled over a 13-day span, the Buffalo girls’ hockey team has had plenty of practice time. For head coach Dave Carothers, practice in the offensive zone is still a work in progress. Raegan Wurm’s goal with 1:15 left in regulation was the only offense the Bison could muster in...
Betty Lou Johnson, 76 Betty Lou Johnson, 76, of Buffalo, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, December 20, 2018. She was born on June 28, 1942 in Buffalo Center, IA. On June 30, 1963, Betty Lou Russ and Terry Micheal Johnson were united in marriage at Zion Lutheran Church in...
On Wednesday, December 12, Wright County community members banded together in Buffalo to usher in the holiday spirit on 5th Street Northeast, where the the Canadian-Pacific Holiday Train rolled into town. The U.S.-bound train departed from Montreal, Canada on November 25, and made its way...
Harv Graczyk, 67, was a youth hockey coach for STMA for more than 30 years. He recently passed away from a traumatic brain injury sustained while coaching on Nov. 26. The Star Tribune reports that Graczyk was wearing the U.S.A. Hockey-standard helmet, which is required of all coaches. Graczyk...
The 12th Annual Festival of Trees is now on display at the Wright County Heritage Center on Highway 25, just north of Buffalo, during regular center hours. Special hours are this Sunday, December 23, and Monday, Christmas Eve, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Viewing continues next week, Wednesday through...
The 2019 levy for the City of Buffalo will be $8,027,464, an increase of $120,741 or 1.5 percent over last year. The Buffalo City Council set the levy, as well as adopted the city budget, on Monday, December 17. The final levy did not change from the proposed levy presented to the public in the...
One of the sad realities of the modern world is that data breaches take place all the time. It seems a month can’t go by that you don’t hear about a retail store or restaurant experiencing a data breach that gives outsiders access to personal information like credit card numbers. But, when it’s a...

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Each year, the Canadian-Pacific Holiday Train makes its way from Montreal, Canada into the U.S. on a voyage against hunger in local communities. Marking the 20th Anniversary of the event, CP helped ...
Treyton Welch’s final high school football game came with the North All-Stars in last Saturday’s 3rd Annual Minnesota Football Showcase at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The North squad lost to the...
They say practice makes perfect. According to head coach Martha Driscoll-Nelson, the gymnastics practices between their first win Dec. 6 at St. Michael-Albertville and last Thursday’s 135.375 to 135....
Last year’s leading scorer for the Buffalo girls’ basketball team is starting to heat up. Averaging just 12.2 points per game through the first four games, Zrust scored a combined 87 points in the...
The Buffalo boys’ swim/dive team took its first step towards defending its conference title, whom they shared it with a year ago with St. Michael-Albertville. In doing so, the Bison defeated...
It’s pretty rare that I get to review a movie before it hits theatres, but I suppose that’s what happens when you’re fortunate enough for advanced screenings. Me, being one of those fortunate souls...
On December 8, the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce seized the opportunity to snap some beautiful pictures of the frost, which visted Buffalo early Saturday morning. Pictured above is Fourth Avenue NW,...
On December 15 and 16, see the Christmas story come to life at Buffalo Covenant Church! From 5 to 7 p.m., there will be a Living Nativity present to take you on an interactive, walk-through journey...
For the last five years, the Wright County Board of Commissioners have argued the merits of having a county coordinator or a county administrator. It appeared as though the matter was going to be...
On Monday, December 10, the Montrose City Council approved adding $112,664 to the city’s tax levy, a ten percent increase over last year. The 2019 budget, which determines the tax levy, shows some...

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