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Graduations Minnesota State Community and Technical College    The following students graduated following the fall 2019 semester.    Monticello -  Carlie Bondhus, Cosmetology; Leah Dahnert, Liberal Arts and Sciences.   Academic Honors Minnesota State Community and Technical College (4.0)    The...
Darlene Beightol, 81 Darlene Kay (Keller) Beightol, age 81, of Rockford, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2020. She was born on February 26, 1938 in Esterville, Iowa to Louis and Evelyn (Green) Keller, and eventually she and her family moved to Webster City, Iowa where she grew up. Darlene was...
It would seem that Minnesotans have survived the miniature “polar vortex” that hit late last week, bringing frigid winds and snow accumulation to many states that call the Midwest home. Wright County saw mixed amounts of snowfall throughout the weekend, but everyone experienced the chill, where...
For most of its existence, when it has come to nominating candidates for President of the United States, Minnesota has used the caucus system – a meeting of like-minded citizens that select delegates for their political party of choice. However, on March 3, known as Super Tuesday in political...
A decision on whether or not to go on record allowing refugees to settle in Wright County was delayed, and perhaps avoided completely, when the Wright County Board of Commissioners voted to table action on the issue. At their regular meeting on Tuesday morning, Jan. 21, commissioners were slated to...
Everyone in Buffalo, it seems, has been asking about the future of Buffalo Cinema since its closing about a year ago. At the Buffalo City Council meeting on January 21, Jennifer Nash, the city community and economic development director, updated the council on the building ownership and on possible...
On Jan. 1, 2020, the Buffalo area Masonic Lodge, Nelson Lodge No. 135 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (AF & AM), began the 9th Annual Food Shelf Matching Funds Drive program. This year’s food drive will end on Feb. 28.  As in years past, the Lodge is focusing its efforts on the Buffalo and...
Academic Honors Gustavus Adolphus College (3.7-4.0)      The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2019 semester.      Albertville - Claire Wallace.      Annandale - Briana Canesi.      Buffalo - Jessie Johnson; Chelsey O’Donnell; Kaylee Olson; Ahnalee Pedersen; Taite...
Nestled along First Street is The Glenn, surrounded by sparkling snow and frost-glazed trees, icicles glittering in the shining sun of a winter afternoon. It’s after lunch, and the staff wanders about as they settle residents in for afternoon naps and activities, smiling brightly as they do so....
Class size doesn’t always tell the entire story, especially in the sport of wrestling. One week after losing to two smaller schools in the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Triangular, the Buffalo wrestling squad rebounded by posting two victories in last Thursday’s Edina Triangular. “Wrestling is...

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For some of us, we do not discover our passions in our youth. Instead, our passions find us in maturity, most often when we aren’t necessarily searching for them. Then, once we discover them, we hold...
The latest addition to this year’s Border Battle lineup turned out to be the runaway winner at last Saturday’s five-team Buffalo Invitational. Chaska-Chanhassen (CC) participated in its first Border...
The Section 8-4A basketball playoffs start in early March. But judging by last weekend’s atmosphere at Buffalo High School, one would think it started in mid-January. With back-to-back home games...
Down 2-0 heading into the third period, most teams would be satisfied with a 2-2 tie – not the Buffalo girls’ hockey team. Third-period goals by Nicole Swartzer and Raegan Wurm helped prevent a loss...
A little over a month into the season, a handful of wrestlers have stood out for the Bison wrestling team. Among them is junior John Dahlheimer. Dahlheimer posted two wins in last Thursday’s home...
Crappies and sunfish on Buffalo Lake, Rock Lake, Little Maple Lake, Granite, Pleasant, John & Sylvia. 20 to 40 feet of water on minnows and euro larve. Walleyes - Buffalo Lake, Clearwater,...
This recipe was included in a Wright Hennepin bulletin dated, December, 1987. I make them every Christmas and numerous times during the year.  They are the BEST!!!   1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1...
In our column this week we are listing a few of our favorite slow cooker recipes. Some days can be very busy and leave you very little time to prepare supper. That’s where the slow cooker comes in....
I hear a witch’s cackle, then the unmistakable shrill of a princess in distress. The low drone of the ill-fated dimwit responds to a wolf’s cunning suggestion. A brow-furrowed girl waves her arms in...
On January 8, CNN released a news article entitled, “The evolving US justification for killing Iran’s top general,” (Wolf and Stracqualursi). Midway through the article, the authors write, “Killing...

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