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Delmer Backhaus, 85 Delmer Henry Backhaus, age 85, of St. Michael, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019. He was born October 18, 1933 in Pollock, SD, the youngest of seven children to Henry and Emma (Ketterling) Backhaus. Del was raised in Miltona, MN and was a 1951 graduate of Alexandria High School....
SPOILER ALERT! Proceed at your own discretion.  That out of the way, the time to review the highly-anticipated sequel to “Avengers: Infinity War” has come upon my column this week. After abstaining from the theatre to see this film for a few weeks, I finally got around to seeing the movie last...
Birthday Myrna Peterson 80th Birthday Open House Myrna Peterson, of Backus, formerly of Buffalo, will be celebrating her 80th Birthday with an Open House on Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Powers Township Hall, 850 E Horseshoe Dr. NW, Backus, MN 56435. No gifts, please. (P9...
Members of the Minneapolis Marine Wing Support Squadron 471, above, are the color guard during the opening ceremony for the “Light Up the Night” 5K fun run, sponsored by the Montrose Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Committee last Saturday, April 27. From left are Cpl. Calvin Xiong, Sgt. Lee Dehmer, Sgt....
Congratulations to Katie Evans, the winner of the Buffalo Days button contest! Katie Evans is a busy mom of two young boys, but likes to express herself with art where she can.  She is just learning about water color, typically doing acrylic paintings, and after a couple sketches and tests, came up...
Wright County has used the Sentence to Service program from the State of Minnesota to serve a two-fold impact on taxpayers – to get projects done for the county and cities while reducing the number of jail days that non-violent inmates have to serve. At the April 30 meeting of the Wright County...
At a special meeting on Monday, April 29, the Montrose City Council considered re-vitalizing the Economic Development Authority (EDA), agreed to move forward on the purchase of a new water tender for the fire department, and directed Public Works to seek bids on improvements to Emerson Avenue North...
The Wright County Board agenda for the April 30 meeting had several items to be discussed and voted on. Mixed in the middle was 10 minutes of scheduled agenda time for a public hearing to discuss the county’s plan to bond approximately $60 million for a new county Government Center and a law...
Canna lilies, dahlias, glads or gladiolas, and tuberous begonias are just a few of the beautiful bulbs we plant in the spring for summer beauty. They are not true bulbs but a collection of rhizomes, corms, and tubers. I have concentrated on the tender ones because they are the most misunderstood of...
The skies around Buffalo were busy this past weekend, as the Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering (GMAG) landed at Buffalo Municipal Airport for the first time in the history of the event, put on by the Minnesota Pilots Association (MPA). In its 6th year, the GMAG has been regularly holding its...

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The Buffalo High School Band Department, led by Director Scott Rabehl, will present its annual Spring Concert on Thursday, May 2 in the BHS Performing Arts Center.  The Freshman Band will open with...
Last night, just before going to bed, I remembered that I needed to put my prescription eye drops into my eyes. Mind you, the house was dark, except for a bedside lamp on, so I head to the living...
I was really excited when I saw the trailer for “Breakthrough” early on in the year. I remember seeing it in the theatre during the previews, and having chills; arms speckled with goosebumps, to...
Distractions. They are all around us in this busy, fast-paced world. More advancements in technology, more demands in the workplace, everything is needed right away - instant gratification at its...
“Frog,” played by Patrick Stoneciphe (left) and “Toad,” played by Emilee Feldman (right) engage in a heartwarming scene in which Frog guides Toad in planting a garden. This is a scene from Buffalo...
For the last year, the Wright County Board of Commissioners have met at board and committee meetings to discuss the options with the current county courthouse and where county employees will be...
On Monday, April 22, the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose school district heard from Gary Kawlewski, district Director of Finance and Operations, regarding budget modifications for the 2019-20 and 2020-21...
Steven Douglas Cullinan, 49 of Buffalo, was killed in a motor vehicle crash on Highway 55 near Rockford, on Saturday, April 20 at 10:45 a.m. Reports state that Cullinan was traveling eastbound on...
On Sunday, April 7, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office K9 teams took part in narcotics location trials in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. While competitions, these trials are also certifications in and of...

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