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Wright County was buzzing last weekend, as three of the area’s major events came to area communities on Saturday, August 17. One of which was the Buffalo Arts and Crafts Festival, which flooded the streets of downtown Buffalo with vendor tents, food, crafts, art, and with enthusiasts. This year’s...
Last Saturday, Wright County also welcomed the Maple Lake Gear-Head Get Together Swap Meet and Car Show, which is one of the city’s largest events throughout the year. This year’s was jam-packed with good times, including 1,000 registered cars, close to 150 motorcycles, and a crowd somewhere in the...
Another Montrose Days has come and gone for the community, with lots of smiles and memories made along the way. This year’s festivities came to town August 16-18, including Saturday’s pork chop feed at the firehouse, bounce houses, the lawn tractor pull, and Sunday’s parade and coronation. Above,...
In the 1970s, the Wright County Board of Commissioners approved a zoning ordinance in townships allowing the placement of temporary mobile homes on farm properties dealing with medical hardships. The ordinance was designed to allow a family to care for an ailing relative or to have an elderly...
KSTP 5 released an article stating that a 29-year-old Buffalo, Minnesota man was sentenced Tuesday, August 20 for the production of child pornography, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.         The release said Zachary Witry was sentenced to nearly 40 years (472 months) in...
The third Saturday in August seems to be a coveted date for events around Wright County, as this year three of the area’s most well-attended events landed a calendar date of Saturday, August 17. While the weather was on the warmer side, skies were clear and bright for the third Saturday of August,...
Legs are an important tool for any successful soccer program. For Head Coach Sarah Rodenwald, two important set of legs will be missing from this year’s Buffalo girls’ soccer team. Senior forward Hannah Hemlbrecht and junior defender Kaylee Moser will watch this year from the sidelines due to...
Many players sported name tags the opening week of practice for the Buffalo girls’ volleyball team. With the departure of seven seniors, and one incoming junior who transferred schools, this year’s Bison squad has a lot of fresh faces roaming the floor. “It’s going to be difficult learning to play...
Senior contributions were a big part of last season’s success for the Buffalo boys’ soccer team. Among the six departed seniors, three of them produced over half of the Bison’s offense. Brian Miller, Ryan Nelson, and Conor Smrz combined to score 22 of the team’s 41 total goals. Miller’s 11 goals...
Last season was a magical ride for the Buffalo boys’ cross country team. Led by all-state runner Isaac Basten, the Bison rode their senior-heavy lineup all the way to a Mississippi 8 championship, a Section 2AA championship, and seventh-place finish in last year’s Class AA state meet at St. Olaf...

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Wright County Area Fishing Report Sunfish are hitting on the 12- to 15-foot weed edges on Clearwater Lake, Pleasant Lake, Maple Lake, and Lake Sylvia. Largemouth bass and northern pike have been weed...
Cucumbers in a Jar
It’s that time of year, when gardens are producing. Here are a few recipes to make good use of all those tasty vegetables. Cucumbers in a Jar 9 c. Sliced Cucumbers, do not peel (approx. 4-5 med....
Never let it be said that I am not a loyal film reviewer (though unrecognized), because I went to see a movie despite a dizzying migraine, nausea, and chills. I’ve been waiting for “The Art of...
Grill-Side Garden Salad 2 med. tomatoes, seeded & chopped (about 2 c.) 1 med. zucchini, diced (about 1 c.) 1 c. frozen whole kernel corn, thawed* 1/3 c. thinly sliced green onions with tops 1 sm...
Quick facts Know the average first frost date in your area will help you calculate when to plant these late vegetables. Some vegetables will tolerate some frost and keep growing even when...
Sunfish, largemouth bass and norther pike remain active on the 12 to 15 foot weelines of Clearwater Lake, Sugar Lake, Lake Sylvia, French Lake, Pleasant Lake and Maple Lake. Some big bass are being...
Hi All- My family has chosen to be apart of our community by visiting all the local neighborhood parks (19) that Buffalo has to offer.  Our family loves to be outside and enjoy the area and community...

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