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Anniversaries 60th Anniversary    Gary D. and Marlene Johnson, of Buffalo, will be celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Thursday, October 3, 2019. They will be celebrating with family and friends.    Above, the couple is pictured on their wedding day; below, as they appear today. (P3, D6...
A jig and minnow or crankbaits are producing walleyes in 10 to 18 feet on Big Swan Lake, Clearwater Lake, and Lake Sylvia. Look for sunfish and crappies in 15 to 20 feet on Sylvia, while northern pike and largemouth bass remain active on the 12 to 16 foot weed edges of most lakes. Little Jim's Bait...
September 06, 2019 Squash blossom. Photo: Natalie Hoidal, UMN Extension We’ve heard multiple reports of pumpkin and squash plants not producing well this year. Some plants have no fruit at all, and others produced fewer fruit than usual. If this happened in your garden, there are a few...
September 20, 2019 Harvesting and labeling pumpkins for a variety trial at Rod's Berry Farm in Cambridge, MN. Photo: Annie Klodd It's the most wonderful time of the year - pumpkin time! You can buy your 2019 pumpkins or winter squash directly from a local farmer via a roadside pumpkin stand, or ...
Highway 25 from the roundabout at Settlers Parkway south to Highway 12 near Montrose has been closed to all but local traffic for the past six weeks. The project is reconstructing seven miles of road surface including shoulders and turn lanes, repairing or replacing 20 underground drainage pipes...
The District 877 School Board on Monday, September 23, adopted the 2020 preliminary levy and heard the results of a study evaluating the change in the start time at Buffalo High School (BHS). The preliminary levy was set at the maximum, allowing the district to make adjustments before the final...
The Wright Soil and Water Conservation District has named Forsman Farms Outstanding Conservationists for 2019. David and Peter Forsman, of Forsman Farms, are fourth generation Wright County farmers. With 3.1 million laying hens and farming 1,000 acres in Minnesota and Iowa, Forsmans’ have come a...
Work is continuing on state Highway 25, south of U.S. Highway 12 in Montrose. Last year, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) resurfaced Highway 25 from Montrose to Watertown, except for the half-mile stretch from Highway 12 to 7th Street South. Now, the City of Montrose is replacing the...
There is perhaps no other thing that can sweep us away to another world of memories and emotion than music. It carries us to far off places we could only hope to see, and it brings our memory to places of remembrance. We feel things just as powerfully as we did in the past under the caress of music...
The Buffalo girls’ tennis team made a little history with its 4-3 home win Wednesday, Sept. 18 over Wayzata. Thanks to a marathon win at No. 1 singles by sophomore Anna Lee, the Bison became the school’s first sports team to win a conference head-to-head matchup since joining the new Lake...

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For many, Veterans Day is yet another day on the calendar that we can check off, load up the car, and plan for an extended weekend getaway. It’s a last-ditch effort to break out the grill and...
The last high school race for five seniors on this year’s Buffalo boys’ cross country team ended with mixed emotions. With a score of 210, the Bison placed seventh in last Saturday’s Class AA state...
This year’s roster features a lot of returning faces for the Bison girls’ hockey team – 14 to be exact. Ironically, the biggest turnover comes from atop. Gone is head coach Mark Nordvall. Replacing...
Add the girls’ cross country team to the list of recent champions at St. Michael-Albertville High School. With a score of 70, the Knights edged favored and defending state champion Wayzata’s 75 in...
By now, everyone who reads my column should know that I’m a pretty major movie enthusiast – if that’s a surprise to you, or this is your first time reading the column, this is both your welcoming and...
Election Day is this coming Tuesday, Nov. 6.  Across the state, Minnesotans will gather to elect officials at legislative and local levels; making their voices heard in regard to the coming years of...
Stephen Braun of Buffalo is Minnesota’s newest lottery millionaire. On the morning of Thursday, October 25, he discovered that the Gopher 5 ticket he had purchased at from Buffalo Holiday or the Oct...
The last time the State of Minnesota launched something dealing with licensing was in the summer of 2017 with the MNLARS (Minnesota Licensing and Registration System) program. MNLARS, which dealt...
There will be a taco benefit for Bill and Carol Hooper on Nov. 18 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Buffalo Community Center (206 Central Avenue, Buffalo). In August 2016, Bill underwent a triple bypass...
Leaf pickup will be available in the city of Buffalo during the week of Nov. 12th, during regular garbage pickup. Different from last year, leaf bags must be compostable bags, otherwise they are...

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