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Dassel-Cokato 2018 graduate, Isaac Morris (19) died at Bemidji State University after he allegedly fell from a campus residence hall the weekend of September 30. The 19-year-old Cokato resident fell to his death from Beltrami County’s tallest building, as Fox 9 News reported on October 1....
On November 6, voters in Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose District 877 will be asked 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, expand middle school...
Walking on gravel, in the dark, I was trying to not make any noise. I could kind of see where I was going, but when you are carrying heavy and expensive camera gear, you always want to be extra careful. Approaching the edge of the clear-water pond, I sat down and started to organize all of the...
The Buffalo High School Orchestras are excited to have teaching artist Cristina Seaborn work with them in a month-long residency.  Seaborn is an experienced fiddler and dance caller and will be teaching fiddling techniques and basic improvising skills. The experience will culminate with a Hoedown...
Due to a makeup date rescheduled for a rare Wednesday afternoon contest, the Buffalo girls’ soccer team was forced to play three games in three days last week. The Bison went 1-2 over that stretch. It started with a 3-0 home loss on Sept. 25 against St. Michael-Albertville. They responded with a 3-...
It wasn’t a matter of if, rather a matter of who. In a dominating performance, the Buffalo girls’ swim/dive team improved to 5-0 with a 97-76 home win last Thursday over Chisago Lakes. The final score was much closer than the meet played out, as the Bison elected to run the final four events in...
After posting the first-ever win in its first-ever game in program history, the Buffalo Coyotes co-op Adapted Soccer team suffered defeat for the first time with a 9-0 home loss on Wednesday, Sept. 26 to St. Cloud Area. St. Cloud tallied a goal in the game’s opening minute and never looked back....
For only the second time in team history, the Buffalo volleyball team advanced to Saturday’s championship bracket in the St. Michael-Albertville Midwest Fall Classic Volleyball Tournament. A pair of 2-1 victories over Maple Grove and Grand Rapids in Friday’s opening two rounds secured one of eight...
A 3-1 home loss Monday night to St. Cloud Tech pretty much sealed the Buffalo boys’ soccer team’s playoff fate. Despite a 7-4-2 overall record, the loss to the Tigers dropped the Bison’s section record to 0-4-1 with no section games remaining. “We needed a result here tonight,” said Buffalo Head...
Two key section wins in the final week of the regular season helped secure a four seed in this week’s Section 5AA tournament for the Buffalo girls’ tennis squad. A 5-2 road win on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Champlin Park and 4-3 victory last Saturday over Delano in the Elk River Invitational gave the...

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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has placed Wright County under an emergency quarantine, which went into effect Thursday, September 13, after emerald ash borer (EAB) was found along the...
Delrose Ahlm, 90 Delrose Bertha Ahlm, 90, of Buffalo, passed away September 3. She was born April 25, 1928 in St. Michael, to William and Mary (Otten) Weber. Delrose was raised in Buffalo, and...
In recognition of the 17th anniversary of 9/11, students and faculty at Tatanka Elementary STEM School in Buffalo had a brief gathering outside the school with members of the Buffalo Police...
Three weeks into the season, the Buffalo boys’ soccer team is still searching for its identity.   A 2-2-1 record has been highlighted by some dominant performances, evidenced by Monday night’s...
Week three provided a couple road blocks for the Buffalo girls’ soccer team.   The first detour started last Thursday in Rogers. Goals by Isabelle Smith, Mackenzie Matthies, and Ella Stritesky...
The first home match for the Buffalo volleyball team featured the top-rated squad in Class AA.   For the first two sets of a 3-1 home defeat to No. 1 rated North Branch, the Bison looked like a...
The first dual meet of the season for the Buffalo girls’ swim/dive team was a mismatch on paper. It also ended up being a mismatch in the pool.   Thursday’s dual featured last year’s co-...
Sports Editor    Last Friday’s football game at St. Francis ended how it began.   A 45-yard touchdown reception by Wyatt Schroeder with 1:04 remaining in the fourth quarter helped propel...
Competition was fast and furious the past week for the Buffalo girls’ tennis squad.   With seven matches in seven days, the Bison posted a 4-3 record – two of the three defeats coming against...
Every trip I take to Alaska is special. When it comes to wilderness and wildlife, Alaska is the real deal. This year’s trip was no exception. Moose are often what I spend my time searching for, but...

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