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For a great while, Gary Mattson Park has boasted a picturesque spot to look out over Buffalo Lake, as well as downtown. However, it was overcast with a light sprinkling of rain when Mayor Teri Lachermeier met Parks and Recreation Director Lee Ryan, along with Parks Advisory Board members Victor...
Last Saturday, Allina Health was able to help kids through its Eighth-Annual Free Bikes 4 Kidz bike collection event. With the help of 800 volunteers system-wide, the event collected a total of 5,760 bikes! In Buffalo, 177 bikes were collected, thanks to wonderful volunteers who braved the cold,...
Editor’s note: This report was  taken from Fox 9. On October 8, Fox 9 reported that a former music teacher at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School in Howard Lake, Minnesota has been charged with criminal sexual conduct after he allegedly engaged in inappropriate behavior with a 15-year-old...
A crash on Highway 12 near Valley View Road and Railroad Avenue in Independence has left one dead. The crash happened Friday, October 5. The victim was identified as 52-year-old Tamera Freiborg, of Bloomington. Minnesota State Troopers stated to WCCO that a westbound vehicle crossed over the center...
During most of the year, the Wright County emergency management department is preparing for the worst and hoping it doesn’t happen. From potential problems at the Monticello nuclear facility to preparing in the event of a terrorist act or being on hand in the event of catastrophic weather, the...
Third in a series   Voters in Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District 877 are being asked on November 6 to approve an increase in the district’s operating levy. The district is seeking the additional funds to help reduce class sizes, address school safety through personnel and infrastructure,...
Buffalo Mayor and City Council seats In the City of Buffalo, Mayor Teri Lachermeier is running unopposed for a second term. Three candidates are seeking two seats on the Buffalo City Council. They are incumbent Eric Anderson, incumbent Scott Enter, and Jameson Wakefield. All positions are non-...
Robert J. Hiivala, Wright County Auditor/Treasurer, would like to remind all County property owners that second half property taxes for real estate properties are due October 15, 2018. If, for some reason, you cannot locate your 2018 property tax statement and would like to get an additional copy,...
Both drivers of a head-on collision on Highway 55 in Corcoran were killed on Thursday, October 4, at 6:48 a.m., as KMSP reported. Corcoran Police responded to a crash on the 23000 block of Highway 55, located near the border of Corcoran and Medina. Both drivers, Richard Mueller, 70 of Rockford, and...
The Hanover Historical Society would like to invite you to their 8th Annual Kids’ costume and Pumpkin Decorating Contest on October 13, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will be held at Hanover Settler’s Park (11230 5th St NE). Prizes are to be awarded in multiple age groups for best pumpkins and...

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A week after winning the election for sheriff of Wright County, Sheriff-Elect Sean Deringer made his first appearance in that role before the Wright County Board of Commissioners and wasted little...
At long last, Buffalo has said goodbye to the Park Lane Apartments building on Montrose Blvd. Used for training of emergency personnel throughout 2018, demolition crews arrived on site last week to...
Fifth grade teacher Steve Bratulich was the one who had discovered a carefully-boxed American Flag in a Parkside Elementary closet. Inside the box was a letter describing where the flag had been...
The annual Tree of Hope will be hosted again at the Maple Lake Municipal Airport in Maple Lake, (seven miles west of Buffalo), on Saturday, December 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Since 1990, the Tree of...
It’s that time of year again – the time of turkey, smiles, and good times! Due to the observance of Thanksgiving on November 22, the Wright County Journal-Press and The Drummer will be closed. The...
The month of November is synonymous with cold, the beginning flurries of snow, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and the color orange. You might think that’s funny, but it is true! As the end of October...
The tradition of a roasted or grilled turkey adorns the tables in many homes on Thanksgiving. Not everyone likes turkey, and it’s okay to have chicken, beef or pork. Every year, I share a recipe for...
Six members of the Buffalo High School girls swim team are heading to the state tournament in two relays and two individual events after successes at the Section 8AA tournament last Friday and...
It seems like everything is new for the Buffalo High School Dance Team A new head coach. A new assistant coach. New team captains. Some new dancers. New music. And new choreography. “We see this year...
The Buffalo High School girls hockey team opened their season with a decisive win in a non-conference game against Orono last Thursday, November 8. Buffalo beat Orono 5 – 1. Coach Dave Carothers said...

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