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Following the November, 2018, defeat of an operating referendum by District 877 voters, the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose school board and the administration have been seeking ways to balance the budgets for the next two school years including taking money from the district’s fund balance savings...
With increases in technology and the ability to share information among different governmental units much easier than it used to be, law enforcement has begun banding together on its own to help solve crimes in their regional areas. At the May 28 meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners...
Sunday, June 9 will be the day that kicks off Buffalo Days events this year! First will be the  Fly In Breakfast and Car Show!  Come enjoy a tasty hot breakfast at the airport while watching planes take off and land and seeing planes close up. Pancake breakfast is served from 7:30 to noon.  Adults...
“The cries of the wounded had much diminished now, and as we staggered down the road, the reason was only too apparent, for the water was right over the tops of the shell-holes.”  — Captain Edwin Vaughan, 1917.   Captain Edwin Vaughan was a British Army officer with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment...
The Buffalo Triathlon is back in 2019. After a one-year absence, the popular Graniteman Events triathlon is making its return on Sunday, June 2 to Sturges Park and Buffalo Lake. This mark the 15th year in Buffalo. Lack of numbers forced last year’s triathlon to be cancelled. According to Graniteman...
Senior Mackenzie Pawelk was a game-time decision prior to last Thursday’s Section 8-4A softball playoff game at No. 1 seed Elk River. Feeling less than 100-percent health-wise, the Buffalo senior outfielder made the decision to play. “Right before she hopped on the bus today, she threw up three...
Playing in their final regular-season home game of their high school careers, the Buffalo girls’ lacrosse team made sure their 10 seniors went out in style. A 16-10 victory last Thursday over Rogers clinched the Greater West Metro title for the Bison, who came into the tilt with an identical 6-0...
This year’s track and field conference finals on Wednesday, May 22 at Princeton High School saw several familiar faces repeat as conference champions. It also saw a new boys team champion emerge. On the boys side, Cambridge-Isanti’s score of 200 was 45 points higher than second-place St. Michael-...
Donald Becker, 89 Donald “Don” Leo Becker, age 89, of St. Michael, formerly Rogers, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, May 24, 2019. He was born on January 17, 1930 in Rogers, the son of Thomas and Anastasia (Kolles) Becker. Don proudly served in the United State Army and was a...
Every year I tell myself I’m not going to purchase so many flowers. I go to some of my favorite nurseries, and I go crazy. Oh, it has so many beautiful hanging flower baskets, and, of course, I have flowers to plant in the flower pots that are on the deck. The flowers that I got for Mother’s Day...

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The Buffalo Community Orchestra will feature Matt Harikian, pianist, during their concerts on March 2 and March 10.  Harikian, a native of Fresno, California, will join the BCO for “Rhapsody in Blue...
DeShawn McCabe, 20, was fatally shot and killed outside an apartment complex in Crystal, Minnesota on Feb. 15, around 7:45 p.m. The person of interest has been identified as the shooter, though a...
We’ve all been thinking the same thing: When is spring going to get here? Between wondering if the groundhog got it right and how we’re going to dig out from beneath the seemingly never-ending...
The issue of the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in Minnesota lakes has been a hot-button issue as the spread of zebra mussels and starry stonewort have infested some lakes to the point of...
On Monday, February 25, the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School Board met to discuss Capital Facilities and Long-Term Facility Maintenance (LTFM) requests for the 2019-20 fiscal year. These requests have...
Micronesia in the South Pacific is a long way from Buffalo, Minnesota, nearly 6400 miles and 38 hours in the air. But that is where Buffalo attorney Richard Hermes is going after receiving a life-...
It wasn’t her best meet of the season, but sophomore Madi Peters still was able to come away from last Saturday’s Class AA individual state gymnastics meet at the Maturi Pavilion in Minneapolis as...
Buffalo’s first defeat in nearly two months was a costly one. Looking to advance to its first-ever section championship game, the Buffalo boys’ hockey team suffered a 3-0 road defeat in last Thursday...
All season, the Buffalo wrestling squad has relied heavily on its three-headed monster. Freshman Owen Herbst, sophomore Ryan Scherber, and senior Riley Habisch have provided Buffalo with stability in...
Top-two is the goal for most swimmers and relay teams when they compete in the section meet, but for last Friday’s preliminary round, a fourth-place finish was the goal for members of the Buffalo 200...

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