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Governor Tim Walz, on Monday, March 16, issued an order for bars, restaurants, theatres, museums, health clubs, coffeehouses and other “places of public accommodation and amusement” to temporarily close as an emergency measure to contain the spread of COVID-19. The virus, already confirmed in 60...
“We are a government,” said Buffalo City Administrator Mert Auger. “We have to keep the lights on, the water running, and the public safe.” Near the beginning of the Buffalo City Council meeting on Monday, March 16, Auger explained to the council what plans the city has in place and what actions...
A state of emergency for Wright County was declared by the Board of Wright County Commissioners on Tuesday morning, following a cue by the state of Minnesota, which has been put under a similar state of emergency in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. County commissioners opened the meeting...
“The very first moon picture I tried was with my new 5.1” telescope and iPhone SE in Oct. 2019. It was taken through my dining room window,” writes Andrew “Andy” Flugaur, in his description of the above photo. The Annandale resident has been studying and trying his hand at astrophotography for a little over two years, using little more than a telescope and old iPhone cameras. (Photos courtesy of Andrew Flugaur)
As you sit for coffee, signs of spring are just beginning to unfold, the sky a brilliant blue. The sun shines brightly overhead, snow melting away beneath its warm rays. There is not a single cloud in view. The air is cool and clear, a perfect day to be outside. A perfect day, it seems, for...
Trey Longstreet scored 22 points in Delano’s 80-51 victory over Fridley in last Thursday’s Section 5-3A title game at STMA. (Photo by Brianna Burnham)
A little less than 12 hours after cutting the nets at St. Michael-Albertville High School gymnasium down, the Delano boys’ basketball team found the nets would not be going back up. With the COVID-19 virus dominating the news, it was announced early last Friday morning that the Minnesota State High...
As COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, the Minnesota State High School League has closed all schools effective from Wednesday, March 18 to Friday, March 27, 2020. For activities, no scrimmages, competitions, practices, training sessions or participation with other member school programs is not allowed...
Buffalo seniors embrace Head Coach Josh Ortmann after receiving their Section 8AAAA runner-up trophy following last Thursday’s 54-52 loss to Maple Grove. Pictured (left-right): Brandon Maatz, Tony Dahl, Ortmann, Trevor Johnson, and Matthew Willert. (Photo by Rob LaPlante)
Senior Matthew Willert’s last high school basketball game for Buffalo was a memorable one – some good, some not so good. On a night he scored 30 points and eclipsed the 2,000-career mark, it was three shots late in last Thursday’s Section 8-4A championship game at Monticello against top-seeded...
With the state shutting down all classes until at least Friday, March 27 due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the Journal-Press will continue to publish a modified version of the Sports and School News section. Typically, the section is around four pages, but with sports and school activities...
STMA’s Mackenzie Kramer (right) dribbles by a defender in a 67-58 state quarterfinal victory over Lakeville North. In the background is Head Coach Kent Hamre. (Photo by Rob LaPlante)
The final game for the St. Michael-Albertville girls’ basketball team proved to be the state’s final one. The No. 3 seeded Knights were defeated 78-59 by No. 2 seed Farmington in last Thursday’s Class 4A state semifinal game at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Generally, the state’s final game is...

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The Section 8-4A basketball playoffs start in early March. But judging by last weekend’s atmosphere at Buffalo High School, one would think it started in mid-January. With back-to-back home games...
Down 2-0 heading into the third period, most teams would be satisfied with a 2-2 tie – not the Buffalo girls’ hockey team. Third-period goals by Nicole Swartzer and Raegan Wurm helped prevent a loss...
A little over a month into the season, a handful of wrestlers have stood out for the Bison wrestling team. Among them is junior John Dahlheimer. Dahlheimer posted two wins in last Thursday’s home...
Crappies and sunfish on Buffalo Lake, Rock Lake, Little Maple Lake, Granite, Pleasant, John & Sylvia. 20 to 40 feet of water on minnows and euro larve. Walleyes - Buffalo Lake, Clearwater,...
This recipe was included in a Wright Hennepin bulletin dated, December, 1987. I make them every Christmas and numerous times during the year.  They are the BEST!!!   1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1...
In our column this week we are listing a few of our favorite slow cooker recipes. Some days can be very busy and leave you very little time to prepare supper. That’s where the slow cooker comes in....
I hear a witch’s cackle, then the unmistakable shrill of a princess in distress. The low drone of the ill-fated dimwit responds to a wolf’s cunning suggestion. A brow-furrowed girl waves her arms in...
On January 8, CNN released a news article entitled, “The evolving US justification for killing Iran’s top general,” (Wolf and Stracqualursi). Midway through the article, the authors write, “Killing...
An official complaint from the Wright County Attorney’s Office showed that, in the early hours of December 29, 2019, the body of Justin Edwin Warnke, 34, of Buffalo, was discovered in Meeker County...
With the increasing population and expanding growth, the Buffalo City Council on Monday, January 6, hired John Harnois as the full-time fire chief. Harnois had been serving as part-time, on-call...

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