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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 owners thriving in our community.   There will be carolers and costumed Christmas characters visiting...
Earlier this year, Wright County commissioned a Classification-Compensation Study (also known as Class-Comp) to set the salary range for county employees. The thesis of a Class-Comp Study is to classify each job in county government and assign it a position value based on a point system that will...
On Monday, November 26, the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School Board heard from Gary Kawlewski, Director of Finance and Operations for District #877, regarding enrollment projections for 2019-20. Kawlewski stated during the meeting that the projections for enrollment set the tone for the district’s...
Every now and then, nature comes up with a rare or unusual condition. I ran across one of these and had a chance to spend some time photographing it -- a young white-tailed deer with a genetic condition called piebald. Piebaldism is a rare genetic abnormality, which can express in a wide variety of...
It would be interesting to watch a game of “Follow the Leader” these days at a Buffalo boys’ hockey practice. With 20 returning varsity players on this year’s roster, experience shouldn’t be a factor. Among the 20, seven will be seen wearing letters on the fronts of their jerseys.  “The kids vote...
After a 3-0 start, the Buffalo girls’ hockey team experienced their first tie and first defeat of the season. In both games, the Bison blew a third-period lead, and both games, they fell victim to a hot goaltender. In a 3-3 tie Nov. 20 at Rogers, twice Buffalo came back from one-goal deficits, only...
This year’s junior class on the Buffalo boys’ basketball team is a big reason for the recent turnaround. After two straight 6-21 seasons, the Bison return four starters off last year’s squad that posted the team’s first winning record (15-14 overall) since the state qualifying team in 2013-14 went...
Christmas is coming! At your holiday party, you will want to welcome family and friends in from the cold with steaming mugs of delicious hot drinks.   Merry Mulled Cider 7 c. apple cider or juice 1 c. cranberry juice 3 T. brown sugar 1-2 cinnamon sticks 2/3 c. orange juice   In a Dutch oven kettle...
Spencer Charlesworth, 17 Spencer Ben Charlesworth, 17, of St. Michael, died November 19. He was born February 8, 2001 in Provo, Utah to Ben and Amelia Charlesworth. He was a senior at STMA High School where he excelled academically and was a member of the varsity cross country team. He was also...
I had every intention of cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year with my mom. However, intentions don’t necessarily translate into definite action, and on the morning of last Thursday, I can say with some embarrassment that this sleeping beauty didn’t get herself out of bed until well after 9:30 a.m...

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Two key section wins in the final week of the regular season helped secure a four seed in this week’s Section 5AA tournament for the Buffalo girls’ tennis squad. A 5-2 road win on Wednesday, Sept. 26...
It was a brisk afternoon at the Buffalo Heights Golf Course on Thursday, Sept. 27 for the annual Buffalo Invitational Cross-Country Meet.  The sun was shining and the teams set up camps in the center...
Even without their top runner, the Bison boys’ cross country team posted a near-perfect score of 20 to win last Thursday’s Buffalo Invitational at Buffalo Heights Golf Course. It marked the seventh...
Buffalo defensive lineman Daunte Mattila (74) runs off the field in jubilation after recovering a fourth-quarter fumble. Matilla and the Bison’s defense shutdown a potent Monticello offense in a 21-7 home win last Friday at Bison Field West. (Photos by Rob LaPlante)
Monticello giveth and Buffalo taketh. With a game plan built to neutralize the hottest passing team in the state, the Magic baited the Bison football team’s offense to run the ball – and they did....
“This isn’t that big of news, is it?” His question may have been mildly serious, but Brad McColley of DRC Inc., Litchfield, is all smiles as he directs his crew to prepare for demolition of the...
Voters in Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose District 877 are being asked to approve an increase in the district’s operating levy. The question will be on the November 6 ballot. The district is seeking the...
In 1964, a dream was born. For decades, True Friends has been a staple name in families with members born with developmental and physical disabilities. By providing an experience that most only dream...
2018 BUFFALO HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING ROYALTY
Better known for her skill in the hockey rink, Jada Habisch proved she can flourish on the soccer field as well. The junior midfielder registered all three goals to lead the Buffalo girls’ soccer...
Twenty points. Buffalo’s 98-86 road win last Thursday at Monticello was decided by 20 key points. With a differential of two points between finishing first and second in individual events and four in...

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