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Name something more Minnesotan than running into an icy cold lake for fun. Over 120 locals signed up for Buffalo’s  annual Polar Plunge, hosted at Sturges Park and Buffalo Lake on Saturday, April 24. The event raised over $30,000 for Special Olympics Minnesota; the cold weather was no match for the...
Mixed lineup leads to positive results at home invitational; Buffalo falls to 0-2 in Lake   The competition is an obvious step up when the Buffalo boys’ tennis team takes on a Lake Conference opponent. The Bison dropped to 0-2 in conference matches with a 7-0 home loss on April 20 to Minnetonka....
The Buffalo and Monticello Track and Field teams split a boys-girls dual meet last Friday at Bison Field East. Buffalo boys squeaked out a 79-72 victory over the Magic, while Monticello girls earned a 102-44 win. Due to lower numbers from both teams, the meet took place as a rare mixed-gender event...
Head Coach Mike Beilke will tell you, this early in the season, he doesn’t pay too much attention to the high school baseball rankings. Whether he pays attention or not, many of the players and coaches made some noise the past week when the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association’s...
Hayley Rohlin is already making an impact as a first-year golfer as an eighth grader on the Buffalo girls’ golf team. Rohlin fired a team-best score of 88 on Wednesday, April 21 at Monticello Country Club. Rohlin’s score was fourth-best out of 30 golfers in the seven-team Monticello Invitational....
The (MDH) Minnesota Department of Health announced on Thursday, April 22 that school-aged athletes playing outdoor sports won’t be required to wear masks when actively playing on the field or court. The Minnesota State High School League confirmed that the new masking recommendation will begin...
Prom and music go hand-in-hand. The soundtrack to prom or any celebration sets the mood of the evening and contributes to the memories students will create on the big night. When people reminisce about their proms, the songs that topped the charts in their graduation years frequently serve as...
Students who have been told prom will not be taking place in 2021 may be wondering how they can mark this typically momentous occasion. In 2020, actor John Krasinski orchestrated and hosted a virtual prom over his YouTube channel "Some Good News" for high school seniors who were not able to attend...

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It was a brisk afternoon at the Buffalo Heights Golf Course on Thursday, Sept. 27 for the annual Buffalo Invitational Cross-Country Meet.  The sun was shining and the teams set up camps in the center...
Even without their top runner, the Bison boys’ cross country team posted a near-perfect score of 20 to win last Thursday’s Buffalo Invitational at Buffalo Heights Golf Course. It marked the seventh...
Buffalo defensive lineman Daunte Mattila (74) runs off the field in jubilation after recovering a fourth-quarter fumble. Matilla and the Bison’s defense shutdown a potent Monticello offense in a 21-7 home win last Friday at Bison Field West. (Photos by Rob LaPlante)
Monticello giveth and Buffalo taketh. With a game plan built to neutralize the hottest passing team in the state, the Magic baited the Bison football team’s offense to run the ball – and they did....
“This isn’t that big of news, is it?” His question may have been mildly serious, but Brad McColley of DRC Inc., Litchfield, is all smiles as he directs his crew to prepare for demolition of the...
Voters in Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose District 877 are being asked to approve an increase in the district’s operating levy. The question will be on the November 6 ballot. The district is seeking the...
In 1964, a dream was born. For decades, True Friends has been a staple name in families with members born with developmental and physical disabilities. By providing an experience that most only dream...
2018 BUFFALO HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING ROYALTY
Better known for her skill in the hockey rink, Jada Habisch proved she can flourish on the soccer field as well. The junior midfielder registered all three goals to lead the Buffalo girls’ soccer...
Twenty points. Buffalo’s 98-86 road win last Thursday at Monticello was decided by 20 key points. With a differential of two points between finishing first and second in individual events and four in...
Every autumn, for over 30 years, I have been making a trek to northern Minnesota’s Hawk Ridge to see the annual raptor migration. For those who are not familiar with this tiny spot on a map along the...

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