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Sunday, June 9 will be the day that kicks off Buffalo Days events this year! First will be the  Fly In Breakfast and Car Show!  Come enjoy a tasty hot breakfast at the airport while watching planes take off and land and seeing planes close up. Pancake breakfast is served from 7:30 to noon.  Adults...
“The cries of the wounded had much diminished now, and as we staggered down the road, the reason was only too apparent, for the water was right over the tops of the shell-holes.”  — Captain Edwin Vaughan, 1917.   Captain Edwin Vaughan was a British Army officer with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment...
The Buffalo Triathlon is back in 2019. After a one-year absence, the popular Graniteman Events triathlon is making its return on Sunday, June 2 to Sturges Park and Buffalo Lake. This mark the 15th year in Buffalo. Lack of numbers forced last year’s triathlon to be cancelled. According to Graniteman...
Senior Mackenzie Pawelk was a game-time decision prior to last Thursday’s Section 8-4A softball playoff game at No. 1 seed Elk River. Feeling less than 100-percent health-wise, the Buffalo senior outfielder made the decision to play. “Right before she hopped on the bus today, she threw up three...
Playing in their final regular-season home game of their high school careers, the Buffalo girls’ lacrosse team made sure their 10 seniors went out in style. A 16-10 victory last Thursday over Rogers clinched the Greater West Metro title for the Bison, who came into the tilt with an identical 6-0...
This year’s track and field conference finals on Wednesday, May 22 at Princeton High School saw several familiar faces repeat as conference champions. It also saw a new boys team champion emerge. On the boys side, Cambridge-Isanti’s score of 200 was 45 points higher than second-place St. Michael-...
Donald Becker, 89 Donald “Don” Leo Becker, age 89, of St. Michael, formerly Rogers, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, May 24, 2019. He was born on January 17, 1930 in Rogers, the son of Thomas and Anastasia (Kolles) Becker. Don proudly served in the United State Army and was a...
Every year I tell myself I’m not going to purchase so many flowers. I go to some of my favorite nurseries, and I go crazy. Oh, it has so many beautiful hanging flower baskets, and, of course, I have flowers to plant in the flower pots that are on the deck. The flowers that I got for Mother’s Day...
In the early years before our last Monday in May became known as Memorial Day, there was a time set aside at the end of this month to recognize the losses of the Civil War. Behind both sides of that conflict rested grieving families who desperately longed for the recognition of their loved ones,...
Birthday Joan Raisanen 80th Birthday Open House Joan Raisanen, of Buffalo, will be celebrating her 80th Birthday with an Open House on Sunday, June 2, 2019, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall, 300 1st Ave. NW, Buffalo. No gifts please.  (P30, D2)       Graduations...

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For the last year, the Wright County Board of Commissioners have met at board and committee meetings to discuss the options with the current county courthouse and where county employees will be...
On Monday, April 22, the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose school district heard from Gary Kawlewski, district Director of Finance and Operations, regarding budget modifications for the 2019-20 and 2020-21...
Steven Douglas Cullinan, 49 of Buffalo, was killed in a motor vehicle crash on Highway 55 near Rockford, on Saturday, April 20 at 10:45 a.m. Reports state that Cullinan was traveling eastbound on...
On Sunday, April 7, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office K9 teams took part in narcotics location trials in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. While competitions, these trials are also certifications in and of...
Despite the team scores, plenty of positives could be taken home from Tuesday’s track and field invitational at Monticello High School. With a score of 82, Buffalo boys placed fifth out of six teams...
There is no paid admission to watch a regular season tennis match, but if there was, fans of the Buffalo boys’ tennis team would surely be getting their money’s worth. In four matches the past week,...
Golfing with a full lineup for the first time this season, the Buffalo girls’ golf team finished last Thursday’s Mississippi 8 West meet at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker in familiar territory –...
It seems like no matter how many days we tick off on the calendar, the majority of them are riddled with bad news. That was precisely my feeling when I got downwind of the news of Notre Dame.  I sat...
Old National Bank’s footprint in Minnesota doubled in size over the weekend, as 17 KleinBank branches re-opened as Old National banking centers. With this branch and systems conversion now complete,...

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