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The issue of the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in Minnesota lakes has been a hot-button issue as the spread of zebra mussels and starry stonewort have infested some lakes to the point of no return to water quality. Who is responsible for attempting to stop that spread has been a hot...
On Monday, February 25, the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School Board met to discuss Capital Facilities and Long-Term Facility Maintenance (LTFM) requests for the 2019-20 fiscal year. These requests have been compiled through meetings with building principals, engineers from various disciplines,...
Micronesia in the South Pacific is a long way from Buffalo, Minnesota, nearly 6400 miles and 38 hours in the air. But that is where Buffalo attorney Richard Hermes is going after receiving a life-time appointment to the Supreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). There, Hermes will...
It wasn’t her best meet of the season, but sophomore Madi Peters still was able to come away from last Saturday’s Class AA individual state gymnastics meet at the Maturi Pavilion in Minneapolis as the 21st best in all-around.  Peters’ score of 36.10 was about a half point below her season average....
Buffalo’s first defeat in nearly two months was a costly one. Looking to advance to its first-ever section championship game, the Buffalo boys’ hockey team suffered a 3-0 road defeat in last Thursday’s Section 8AA semifinals at No. 1 seed Moorhead. It was the first time the No. 19 ranked Bison (17-...
All season, the Buffalo wrestling squad has relied heavily on its three-headed monster. Freshman Owen Herbst, sophomore Ryan Scherber, and senior Riley Habisch have provided Buffalo with stability in the lightweights, middleweights, and heavyweights. The three came into last Saturday’s individual...
Top-two is the goal for most swimmers and relay teams when they compete in the section meet, but for last Friday’s preliminary round, a fourth-place finish was the goal for members of the Buffalo 200 freestyle relay. “After the first day, we wanted to finish fourth in that event,” said Buffalo Head...
Some folks love the snow, others don’t like this much snow. To me, it reminds me of years ago, when we had high banks of snow. We have not had this much snow for years. I love it, it’s so white and pretty. The pine trees had snow tucked in each branch. Snowmobile people, ski people, are having...
Kenneth Beaupre, 32 Kenneth Kyle Beaupre, 32, of Rockford, passed away on Thursday, February 21. He was born on August 7, 1986 in Minneapolis, the son of Kenneth Beaupre and LeAnn (Dahl) Waldvogel. Kenneth was preceded in death by: his father, Kenneth Beaupre; grandfather, Leo Dahl; his uncle,...
It was a true wonder when Warner Bros. Animation Group (WAG), along with a number of other assisting units, announced its extraordinary Lego Movie in 2014. Winning 73 awards since its release, Lego’s film franchise has captured the hearts of millions, one colorful brick at a time. Then, in 2017,...

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Last Saturday, February 2, a special “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty” award was presented to Montrose Firefighter Allen Mortensen,  for helping save Montrose Firefighter Mike Marketon,  Jeanie...
The world of Dr. Seuss is coming to life on stage at Buffalo Community Theater, as the company prepares to open “Seussical,  Jr.” for audiences of all ages.. The plot combines the best-loved Dr....
Keeping the books and minding investments is one of the primary jobs of the auditor’s office in any county or larger city. They are entrusted with taxpayer dollars to allocate the money as budgeted...
For some of us, it feels as if it were just yesterday; where time seems to stand still in the magic moments just before “I do,” as two individuals make the commitment to become one and spend their...
Anyone else sick of the Patriots winning the sparkly Lombardi trophy? Like the many millions of Americans who are actually quite tired of seeing the Patriots go to the Super Bowl, I was rooting for...
North Wright County (NWC) junior forward Sydney Lemke scored twice, including the game-winning goal in a 3-2 overtime road win last Dec. 11 at Buffalo. In Tuesday’s rematch, it was Lemke again doing...
Buffalo and St. Cloud Tech have played some memorable basketball games in years past. Most notable, the classic five-overtime thriller in the 2014 section championship game that Buffalo won 83-75....
Milestones came in all shapes and sizes at last Friday’s wrestling quadrangular at Totino-Grace High School. The host Eagles posted a perfect 3-0 record, which included a 51-18 victory over Buffalo....
The Buffalo Dance Team saved its best for last. Unfortunately for the Bison, their best came among some of the state’s best in last Saturday’s Section 2-3A Tournament at Edina High School. Wayzata,...
Valentine’s Day, what a special day it is. It’s the day you show your love and affection for that special someone in you life; wives and husbands, boyfriends to girlfriends. It’s a day that long-...

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