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Abraham Benson, 43 Abraham K. “Abe” Benson, age 43, of Albertville, died Monday, April 1, 2019. He was born in Forest Lake, on April 26, 1975, the son of David J. and Susan K. (Karkhoff) Benson.  He honorably served his Country in the United States Army. On October 11, 1997 he was joined in holy...
I’m happy it’s Spring. The birds are chirping away, they are happy. The migrating birds are all back. Even people who we call “snowbirds” are returning. I love Minnesota for the seasons we have. I look forward to each season we happen to be in. With each season, our taste buds change. We now go...
As I slowed to stop at the intersection one day while driving home, I noticed a farmer had his tractor out and about. The sight wasn’t encouraging at all – his rig was stuck, and he was looking depressed; mud up to the wheel-wells in his farmyard. I had the simple thought that this was a typical...
Academic Honors Knox College Galesburg, IL The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the 2019 winter term. Delano - Rachel Ditty. Rockford - Tatiana Topoluk.
Flood waters from the South Fork of the Crow River in Delano and from the Crow River in Rockford and Hanover are receding. The National Weather Service in Minnesota estimated that on Sunday, March 31, and Monday, April 1, the river in Delano moved down into the moderate flood stage of 17.5 feet and...
For the last several months, the Wright County Board of Commissioners has danced around the issue of whether or not the county is going to invest in building a new Government Center. At the April 2 meeting of the board, it became obvious that the plan is to move forward quickly to finalize the...
More than a year ago, the Buffalo City Council authorized a study of the city’s housing market and how the city’s goals and policies best suit the community’s short-term and long-term residential needs. That study is now complete, and City Planner Steve Grittman of Northwest Associated Consultants...
Upcoming performances are this week: April 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 14 The play, which takes place largely on a lovely Southern veranda will transport you away from the winter that won’t go away, to a lovely setting in Georgia.  It will also warm your hearts, as you get to know the unique ladies of “...
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain   Perhaps one of the greatest authors in the history of literature, Mark Twain’s repertoire of stories include:  “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” “The...
It was 2015 when Buffalo last won the conference title in boys golf. Since then, the Bison have watched St. Michael-Albertville hoist the Mississippi 8 championship trophy the past three years. With six returning varsity golfers back from last year’s team that finished just 28 strokes back of STMA...

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I looked around the theatre, teary-eyed and sniffling. The realization struck me like a locomotive, and my heart sank in sorrow. I was the youngest person in the theatre, which needed to be flooded...
Delano is facing possible downtown flooding over the next two weeks as the South Fork of the Crow River has hit flood stage. On Friday, March 22, the river peaked at 19.59 feet after ice had jammed...
On Monday, March 25, the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School Board met to discuss the upcoming changes to BHS class schedules, as well as other topics. Beginning in 2019-2020 school year, BHS will...
The 25th annual Pork Chop Feed to support the 877 Scholarship Foundation will be Thursday, April 11, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Buffalo Community Middle School. To mark the occasion, there will...
As reported by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office website, the Sheriff’s Office is committed to keeping the community safe and informed. Minnesota law provides the opportunity for the Sheriff’s...
 “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” – James 1:27, NIV Bible.   There...
Cal James remembers well his team’s amazing run in last summer’s American Legion Baseball State Tournament. James was one of the catalysts in leading Buffalo Post 270 one game from reaching the state...
What a difference a week makes. Just six days after coming off an emotional high of winning the Section 5-3A title, the Monticello boys’ basketball team felt the other end of the spectrum when they...
There was no power outage at the softball field last season for the four-time defending Section 8-4A champs. Looking to make it five straight trips to state, this year’s Buffalo squad knows the odds...
When my children were small, it was fun to make homemade Easter candies and treats, then hide them before they ate them all. Coloring eggs with the children was also another fun project. My favorite...

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