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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...
In preparation for future developments coming to the city, the Montrose City Council on Monday, January 14, approved several changes to the park land dedication ordinance. The changes allow flexibility for the city to call for the dedication of land for parks, playgrounds, public spaces, or trails...
I wanted to take this time to thank the citizens of Wright County for putting their trust and faith in me as the Sheriff of Wright County.  When my wife, Tammy and I moved to Wright County nearly 25 years ago, we did not know anyone within 200 miles of Wright County.  To be sworn in as the 28th...
Many years ago, I saw what looked like a completely white red-tailed hawk in the area around the nature center where I have worked for the past 30 years. Occasionally, I would get a call from someone who thought they saw a white gyrfalcon, which would be a good guess, but gyrfalcons are extremely...

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With Veterans Day right around the corner, what better way is there to celebrate those who have served our country than with a good meal? On November 11, Buffalo and Monticello will be honoring vets...
We all anticipated them - the one little thing that, once every few years, brings us all together on the same playing field. They pop out into the community in a wash of red and white, worn proudly...
The polls were busy on Tuesday, November 6, as Wright County community members gathered together at voting stations across the district to cast their votes in the Midterm Election. Buildup to the...
Editor’s Note: This story has been taken from the December 20, 2017 issue of The Fountain Hills Times. Connie McCanless was raised in Buffalo, and graduated with the BHS class of 1942. Connie...
For many, Veterans Day is yet another day on the calendar that we can check off, load up the car, and plan for an extended weekend getaway. It’s a last-ditch effort to break out the grill and...
The last high school race for five seniors on this year’s Buffalo boys’ cross country team ended with mixed emotions. With a score of 210, the Bison placed seventh in last Saturday’s Class AA state...
This year’s roster features a lot of returning faces for the Bison girls’ hockey team – 14 to be exact. Ironically, the biggest turnover comes from atop. Gone is head coach Mark Nordvall. Replacing...
Add the girls’ cross country team to the list of recent champions at St. Michael-Albertville High School. With a score of 70, the Knights edged favored and defending state champion Wayzata’s 75 in...
By now, everyone who reads my column should know that I’m a pretty major movie enthusiast – if that’s a surprise to you, or this is your first time reading the column, this is both your welcoming and...
Election Day is this coming Tuesday, Nov. 6.  Across the state, Minnesotans will gather to elect officials at legislative and local levels; making their voices heard in regard to the coming years of...

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