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Buffalo and St. Cloud Tech have played some memorable basketball games in years past. Most notable, the classic five-overtime thriller in the 2014 section championship game that Buffalo won 83-75. Three seasons later, it was the Tigers turn to end the Bison’s season in a 65-56 overtime win in the...
Milestones came in all shapes and sizes at last Friday’s wrestling quadrangular at Totino-Grace High School. The host Eagles posted a perfect 3-0 record, which included a 51-18 victory over Buffalo. The Bison went 1-2 on the night, opening with a 42-28 loss to Orono, and concluding with a 54-27...
The Buffalo Dance Team saved its best for last. Unfortunately for the Bison, their best came among some of the state’s best in last Saturday’s Section 2-3A Tournament at Edina High School. Wayzata, the defending state champion in Jazz, placed first in this year’s section tourney with a rank score...
Michael Bialke, 67 Michael (Mike) Severyn Bialke passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 21. He was born on April 22, 1951 in Minneapolis.  Mike was a local professional painter in Buffalo for 30+ years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mike is survived by: his mother, Ceceila Bialke...
Valentine’s Day, what a special day it is. It’s the day you show your love and affection for that special someone in you 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...
Birthday Leona Henson 80th Birthday Open House Leona Henson, of Buffalo, will be celebrating her 80th Birthday with an Open House on Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Rockford Township Hall, 3039 Dague Ave. SE, Buffalo, MN 55313. No gifts, please. (P7, D10)  ...
Snow removal was commonplace across the state earlier this week, evidenced by workers in downtown Buffalo hauling snow away. Sunday’s snowfall brought with it chilling temperatures for the week, a byproduct of artic blasts from both Alaska and Canada. Minnesota was right in the middle of it, with...
Richard “Dick” Sonstegard was named Minnesota Fair person of the year recently at the Minnesota Federation of County Fairs annual conference and convention on January 19, in Bloomington Minnesota.  Richard, of Howard Lake, represents Wright County Fair in District 6. Dick has given continued...
For decades, a fixture of Wright County government has been the county board of commissioners convening meetings at 9 a.m. every Tuesday – with the exception of conflicts with holidays or five Tuesdays falling in a given month. However, as part of the ongoing transition in the structure of Wright...
After a less-than-white Christmas and New Year’s season, it seems winter is making up for its slow arrival by coming in with a bang all across the Midwest. Senior meteorologists with AccuWeather state that the entire Midwest will be swallowed up in a polar vortex, which began on Sunday, January 27...

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Offense has been the focus in recent practices for the Buffalo boys’ hockey team. The result? – a whole lot of defense. The Bison recorded their fourth consecutive shutout last week with a 4-0 home...
In one of the more dominant performances of the season, the Buffalo boys’ swim/dive team needed only nine events to clinch a 98-80 road win last Thursday over Chisago Lakes. The Bison placed first in...
Head Coach Dave Carothers had a plan that was executed to near-perfection in last Saturday’s 2-0 road win at No. 5 ranked Brainerd. “Brainerd is a really, really good team,” Carothers said. “Our game...
Only a freshman, Owen Herbst has already establishing himself as one of the elite wrestlers in the state. Herbst has compiled a record of 22-5 this season, three of those wins coming in last Friday’s...
I’m so blessed to have two lovely granddaughters. Yesterday, my granddaughter Tia came out to organize some of my cupboards. The first one was my messy cupboard with my plastic containers. Every...
All this cold, flurries, and “polar vortex” talk has successfully kept me huddled inside like a hibernating bear; snuggled up in sweatshirts and drinking a variety of teas, cocoas, and coffees,...
The first-ever Kites on Ice event is coming to Buffalo on Saturday, February 9! From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in downtown Buffalo, be sure to seize the high-flying opportunity to fly your own kite, and...
Buffalo High School’s One Act Play, “The Diviners” received a starred performance in last Saturday’s Mississippi 8 Festival at Big Lake. Performing in this scene is Jennie Mae (Victoria Herda, middle...
The City of Buffalo is purchasing nearly $1 million in much-needed equipment. A new fire truck and a new police squad car are now being financed after the Buffalo City Council on Tuesday, January 22...
When a city or county or state puts out bids for projects or studies, it often goes to the bidder who comes in with the lowest bid. However, sometimes a working relationship with a company or...

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