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It was no mystery who last Thursday’s opponent was for the Buffalo boys’ basketball team. Owners of a 12-0 record and No. 2 ranking in Class 3A coming in, Princeton was just one of nine teams in the entire state to own an undefeated record. “Oh yeah, we were looking forward to it,” said Bison...
Ten teams competed in this year’s Buffalo Gymnastics Invitational. Among the 10, half compete in Section 8AA. With the section tourney less than a month away, Buffalo, Brainerd, Elk River, Moorhead, and Sauk Rapids-Rice got a sneak-peek at this year’s competition. Less than seven points separated...
Last Thursday’s 6-0 home win over Rogers was an emotional evening for members of the Buffalo boys’ hockey team, particularly for sophomore forward Jordan Zelenak. Not long after the game’s opening faceoff, Zelenak was one of many who watched in stunned silence, as senior teammate Brett Hanson...
Year one for the Buffalo Coyotes co-op Adapted Floor Hockey team was a learning experience for everyone. Head Coach Ruth Clarke is hoping to build off last year’s highs, which saw the inaugural team finish 3-9 overall. Clarke, and assistant coaches Dale Gilmer and Brooke Ziwicki have already seen...
In 1967, Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke embarked on an adventure in moviemaking history that would capture hearts and audiences far and wide in “Mary Poppins,” which is perhaps one of Disney’s most beloved, live-action musicals. Set in turn of century London, “Mary Poppins” follows Jane and...
Joseph LaFave, 54 Joseph Floyd LaFave, 54, of Buffalo, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, at the Good Samaritan Society of Howard Lake. He was born on October 4, 1964 in Buffalo, the son of Gerald and Judy (Marquette) LaFave. Joe was employed as a carpenter for many years at CCC of Montrose....
I think the four squirrels that live in my front yard, think they are birds. I had a bird feeder hanging from a hook on the side of a tree. The squirrels were out there eating all the time. My son moved the feeder onto a plant hanger. We thought that way they won’t be able to climb the metal pole...
Graduations Iowa State University, Ames, IA The following students graduated following the fall 2018 semester. Buffalo - Jordyn Prince, BS, Journalism and Mass Communication. St. Michael - Nathan McDonald, BS, Industrial Engineering; Ashley Stecker, BS, Marketing and Management.   Academic Honors...
Whether or not you attended a Christmas service at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in December, you may have heard of the church’s most recent accomplishment: a completed renovation of their sanctuary. Beginning in June 2018, the project began with the hopes to renovate the sanctuary of St....
For years, Wright County has debated the merits of operating county government with a county coordinator as opposed to a county administrator. At the Jan. 15th meeting of the Wright County Board, the commissioners voted unanimously to eliminate the position of county coordinator and establish a...

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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...
At the start of the regular Montrose City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 13, Tom Marszalek was sworn in to take the council seat vacated last May by Jill Menard. Marszalek, who was the top vote...
Breweries and taprooms are already allowed in certain zones in Buffalo, but now micro-distilleries will also be permitted. The Buffalo City Council on Monday, November 19, approved an ordinance...
Autumn is a wonderful time of year - it keeps a wildlife photographer and nature nut like myself very busy. I am really looking forward to spending some time with my family this coming Thanksgiving...
Just seconds after completing her 50-yard freestyle event in last Thursday’s preliminary round of the Class AA state tournament, Bison senior Tianna Kosek could be seen with a grin from ear-to-ear....
Some members of the Buffalo girls’ basketball team watched from the stands as Maple Grove defeated St. Michael-Albertville 59-56 in overtime in last year’s Section 8-4A championship game. Bison...
The much-anticipated news about where two area schools will be placed for the 2019-20 school year has come to an end. After being denied by application to join two conferences, and being voted out of...
It’s holiday time already! This year has gone by so quickly. It could be I’m getting older. As the saying goes, “Life flies by quick as we age.” Everyone is so busy with all the things we do to get...
In the midst of an insanely busy weekend, my mother and I managed to squeeze some time into our schedule to see the modern twist on Dr. Seuss’ “The Grinch.” A beloved classic in our household, the...
A week after winning the election for sheriff of Wright County, Sheriff-Elect Sean Deringer made his first appearance in that role before the Wright County Board of Commissioners and wasted little...

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