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The Buffalo boys’ swim/dive team took its first step towards defending its conference title, whom they shared it with a year ago with St. Michael-Albertville. In doing so, the Bison defeated Monticello 97.5 to 87.5 in last Thursday’s first conference dual meet for both teams in Monticello. It...
It’s pretty rare that I get to review a movie before it hits theatres, but I suppose that’s what happens when you’re fortunate enough for advanced screenings. Me, being one of those fortunate souls, attended a special screening of Bumblebee, the Transformers film which is slated to release on...
Timothy Aulwes, 63 Timothy Paul Aulwes, 63, of Maple Lake, passed away on Thursday, December 13, at his residence. He was born on November 26, 1955 in Minneapolis the son of Paul J. and Adeline M. (Miland) Aulwes. On August 6, 1988, Timothy P. Aulwes and Debra J. Benson were joined in holy marriage...
On December 8, the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce seized the opportunity to snap some beautiful pictures of the frost, which visted Buffalo early Saturday morning. Pictured above is Fourth Avenue NW, with a gorgeous display of white canopies over the street, a true testament of the holiday season well...
On December 15 and 16, see the Christmas story come to life at Buffalo Covenant Church! From 5 to 7 p.m., there will be a Living Nativity present to take you on an interactive, walk-through journey that is sure to make you smile. Character portrayals of wisemen, shepherds, soldiers, angels, Mary,...
For the last five years, the Wright County Board of Commissioners have argued the merits of having a county coordinator or a county administrator. It appeared as though the matter was going to be decided at the Dec. 11 meeting of the county board, but, it seems clear that there remains a divide. At...
On Monday, December 10, the Montrose City Council approved adding $112,664 to the city’s tax levy, a ten percent increase over last year. The 2019 budget, which determines the tax levy, shows some minor changes with small increases or decreases in the various funds, but $100,000 was added to the...
“Everything happens for a reason.” At first acknowledgment, it seems passive and thoughtless; a convenient answer to get oneself off the hook of the sticky and difficult conversation. However, when we give it deeper thought, it is truly a selfless and courageous answer – one that looks at trials,...
Every year at this time, I tell myself I’m not going to bake so many cookies. I enjoy giving my cookies to loved ones. When I give to others, I feel the warmth that comes from demonstrating my appreciation of them, in the form of a thoughtful gift, I baked myself. I remind myself every day, that I...
After traveling nearly 500 miles in two days, the offense finally awoke during the third period of last Saturday’s road game at Moorhead. After being shutout 3-0 the prior evening in Roseau, the Bison girls’ hockey team responded with a 6-2 road win in Saturday’s afternoon game at Moorhead. Jada...

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In recognition of the 17th anniversary of 9/11, students and faculty at Tatanka Elementary STEM School in Buffalo had a brief gathering outside the school with members of the Buffalo Police...
Three weeks into the season, the Buffalo boys’ soccer team is still searching for its identity.   A 2-2-1 record has been highlighted by some dominant performances, evidenced by Monday night’s...
Week three provided a couple road blocks for the Buffalo girls’ soccer team.   The first detour started last Thursday in Rogers. Goals by Isabelle Smith, Mackenzie Matthies, and Ella Stritesky...
The first home match for the Buffalo volleyball team featured the top-rated squad in Class AA.   For the first two sets of a 3-1 home defeat to No. 1 rated North Branch, the Bison looked like a...
The first dual meet of the season for the Buffalo girls’ swim/dive team was a mismatch on paper. It also ended up being a mismatch in the pool.   Thursday’s dual featured last year’s co-...
Sports Editor    Last Friday’s football game at St. Francis ended how it began.   A 45-yard touchdown reception by Wyatt Schroeder with 1:04 remaining in the fourth quarter helped propel...
Competition was fast and furious the past week for the Buffalo girls’ tennis squad.   With seven matches in seven days, the Bison posted a 4-3 record – two of the three defeats coming against...
Every trip I take to Alaska is special. When it comes to wilderness and wildlife, Alaska is the real deal. This year’s trip was no exception. Moose are often what I spend my time searching for, but...
                             
Tuesday, September 11 marks 17 years since the tragedy of the Twin Towers in New York City. Since then, Americans across the country pay tribute to the lives lost in the wreckage of the incident, as...

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