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Graduations Univ. of Wisconsin, Stevens Point The following student graduated following the fall 2018 semester. Buffalo - Cody Lehn, BS, Geoscience.   Univ. of Wisconsin Whitewater The following student graduated following the fall 2018 semester. St. Michael - Dexi Zheng, Doctor of Business...
I’m sure the folks that wanted snow must be happy now. Plenty to enjoy snowmobiling, skiing, skating, all those wonderful winter activities. My daughter is taking 80 children down to Buck Hill in Lakeville. They snowboard and ski, later she serves them hot chocolate and cookies. Sure hope...
Hattie Arnold, 89 Hattie G. Arnold, 89, of Monticello, passed away at 1:35 a.m. on Monday, February 18 at CentraCare Nursing Home after rehabilitation following knee replacement surgery. Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 23, at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 413 E....
Despite the frustrating snow and chilling temperatures last weekend, the sky over Buffalo Lake was bright with color as enthusiasts of all kinds ventured to Sturges Park for the first-ever Kites on Ice festival. Held last Saturday, Feb. 9, The Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism presented...
In light of the recent snow, the Fobbe family, of Buffalo, is at it again! Continuing the “big snowman” trend, the Fobbe’s made sure this year’s snowman topped the April 2018 13-footer. This snowman is 20 feet tall, and again required a skidsteer, ladder, snowblower, and shovel to construct. The...
A complete job description will now be prepared for a part-time administrative assistant at city hall after the Montrose City Council gave approval for the new position at its meeting on Monday, February 11. The need for the extra help was first discussed at the Management Coordinating Committee...
This year, the Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism introduced the First-Ever “Kites on Ice” Festival, which was held on Buffalo Lake on Saturday, February 9, despite below-zero temps and hefty snow. The event is what the Chamber President Sue Olmscheid hopes will be an annual get-together...
The Buffalo boys’ hockey team killed two birds with one stone following an 8-1 home win last Saturday over arch-rival St. Michael-Albertville. The victory clinched the Bison’s first conference title since 2012-13. It also leapfrogged Buffalo one spot ahead of STMA from fifth place to fourth in the...
School cancellations due to weather means no games and no practices for afternoon and evening activities. For a sport like gymnastics, practice is everything. With weather forcing a number of changes, including a meet against Monticello that was twice rescheduled and eventually cancelled, Buffalo...
The Buffalo/Maple Lake girls’ hockey team went the entire regular season allowing three goals or less. So what gave in a 5-3 season-ending defeat in last Saturday’s opening round of the Section 8AA quarterfinal playoff round against Sartell-Sauk Rapids at Bernick’s Arena? “Sartell has a really good...

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It’s only December, but two key losses have already made a huge impact on February. A 51-43 home defeat last Thursday to Elk River dropped the Bison’s record to 1-3 overall, more importantly, 0-2 in...
I can imagine there’s a lot of people out there who read my column and think I’m some variety of nuts. And I’m ok with that. I love cashews and almonds! As the holiday season comes around to salute...
Each year, I participate in at least one, but usually two, Christmas Bird Counts. What is a Christmas Bird Count you say? Well the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) all started a long time ago, in a galaxy...
Being a film enthusiast always comes with that one, inevitable question that I, personally, always hate answering. It comes from someone of every avenue in the business of enjoyment: the genuinely...
As you’re thinking, planning and creating for the special holiday gatherings for your family and friends, I find it’s best to make lists. What day you’re going to do what, maybe, your least favorite...
Christmastime is here, and that calls for some musical celebration! The Buffalo Community Orchestra, along with the Wright County Chamber Chorus and wRight Ringers Community Handbell Ensamble will...
On December 15 and 16, see the Christmas story come to life at Buffalo Covenant Church! From 5 to 7 p.m. on both days, there will be a Living Nativity present to take you on an interactive, walk-...
It’s the 20th year of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Holiday Train coming to Buffalo on Wednesday, December 12. This year, the train will be stopping at a different location: 5th street, NE (CR...
The Buffalo City Council on Monday, December 3, held its annual Truth-in-Taxation public hearing. The hearing is for the presentation of how much tax money will be collected and how that money will...
Why not shop for the holidays from the comfort of your own home this year? For the seventh year in a row, the Wright County Historical Society presents their annual Online Auction at www....

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