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Valentine’s Day, what a special day it is. It’s the day you show your love and affection for that special someone in your life; wives and husbands, boyfriends to girlfriends. It’s a day that long-stem roses are popular. Maybe a heart-shaped box of candy, and jewelry, Valentine cards with a special...
Wayne Kessler, 81 Wayne J. Kessler, 81, of St. Michael, passed away Monday, February 4. He was born June 19, 1937 in St. Michael, the son of William and Gertrude (Robeck) Kessler. Wayne was a 1955 graduate of St. Michael Catholic High School. On July 6, 1968, Wayne Kessler and Gloriann Sabo were...
Ever since I was a little girl, I have absolutely loved dogs. I was around nine years old when I adopted my first dog, a miniature toy poodle named Spike (it’s hilarious, isn’t it?). He was white and just little enough that a nine-year-old could pick him up comfortably, and he was my gift from God...
Anniversary 50th Anniversary Steve and Sandi Allen, of Buffalo, renewed their wedding vows and celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, on October 1, 2018. Above, the couple is pictured on their wedding day, October 1, 1968; below, as they appear today. (P14, D17)...
Despite the bitter cold temperatures Minnesota has been enduring for the past week, there is still beauty to be found across the state. This photos was taken in Cokato, just off of CR 3. You can see the unique beam of pink above the blaze of sun descending beneath the horizon. (Photo by Miriam Orr)
Over the next six years, the City of Buffalo will be saving more than $800,000 by refinancing general obligation water and sewer revenue bonds. The Buffalo City Council on Monday, February 4, decided to take advantage of a competitive bond market and refinance. The bonds, first sold in 2009 and now...
Last Saturday, February 2, a special “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty” award was presented to Montrose Firefighter Allen Mortensen,  for helping save Montrose Firefighter Mike Marketon,  Jeanie Marketon, and Sandy Mortensen, were also honored for their assistance. Last June 28, the Marketons and...
The world of Dr. Seuss is coming to life on stage at Buffalo Community Theater, as the company prepares to open “Seussical,  Jr.” for audiences of all ages.. The plot combines the best-loved Dr. Seuss stories in a fun tale of love, friendship and loyalty.  The Cat in the Hat narrates from the...
Keeping the books and minding investments is one of the primary jobs of the auditor’s office in any county or larger city. They are entrusted with taxpayer dollars to allocate the money as budgeted and to have transparency in how and where that money is spent. At the Feb. 5 meeting of the Wright...
For some of us, it feels as if it were just yesterday; where time seems to stand still in the magic moments just before “I do,” as two individuals make the commitment to become one and spend their lives in service to one another. You can remember it, can’t you? The delightful moment of fitting into...

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Last Saturday morning, December 1, fire destroyed an attached garage and all of its contents in Montrose. According to Montrose Fire Chief Kevin Triplett, the Montrose Fire Department was called at...
The Most Valuable Player of this year’s Bison football team is ready to make a run at his first state championship in wrestling. After setting school rushing records this past fall with 1,380 yards...
When first glancing at this year’s Buffalo gymnastics team, two glaring things pop out. With 16 gymnasts, numbers increased from last year’s total of 11, something that will prove valuable for the...
It was a bittersweet evening for Buffalo senior guard Jordan Zrust. Needing four points to reach 1,000 in her career, Zrust scored her fourth of 10 points in last Friday’s road game at Moorhead early...
The Buffalo Community Orchestra will perform their annual holiday concert, “Holiday for Orchestra – with Ringers & Singers,” on Saturday, December 8.  The concert will feature the Wright County...
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...
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...
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....
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...

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