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Engagement Rakke-Prince Miss Kristin Rakke and Mr. William Prince will be united in marriage this August 2019, at Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church in Buffalo. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ellwin and Nancy Rakke, of Bemidji.  The groom-to-be is the son of William and Frances Prince, of Florence,...
Bees rely on flowers to supply them with the food they need to survive. Some flowers (e.g. tomatoes) provide only pollen, the main source of protein for bees. Other flowers (e.g. clovers) provide both nectar and pollen, thus providing both protein and carbohydrates. There are hundreds of different...
Ingredients: 8 oz. bowtie pasta 2 cups cooked, cubed chicken 1/2 large red pepper (diced) 1/2 cub red onion (diced   Dressing: 1 1/2-2 cups Hellmann's mayo 1/4 cup sugar 2 tbsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp black pepper 2 tsp poppy seeds   Directions: Cook bowtie pasta per box instructions. Rinse and cool....
Rehearsals are well underway for Buffalo Community Theater’s “The Music Man” but, for some members of the production staff and cast, it’s as though they’ve done this before… because they have. In 1995, the performance group previously staged Meredith Willson’s classic story about a small,...
Kelly Zitzloff is not an unfamiliar face in Wright County. A Buffalo High School graduate and long-time resident, she has spent her life growing up in the community, as have her folks, who now reside in Maple Lake. While not unfamiliar, life in Wright County wasn’t always so great for Zitzloff, as...
The Wright County Fair is always packed with a variety of entertainment for the whole family.  The 2019 Wright County Fair, running from July 24-28 will continue that tradition in a big way. The regional powerhouse band, “Them Pesky Kids” will be on an outdoor stage on the west end of the...
Excerpt by Miriam Orr For weeks, those men gathered in Philedelphia on the day of July 4, 1776 sat in deliberation of revolution.  I don’t think a man in Independance Hall could fathom what the signing of such a document would do to the future of their great land. Perhaps they had visions of...

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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...
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...
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...
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...
The Buffalo City Council on Monday, May 20, approved the sale of $7.15 million and the refinancing of $4.675 million in general obligation bonds. “I know you have some really good news for us,” said...
For many people across the country, Memorial Day is a time to kick back, relax, and not worry about going into work - maybe a day to spend out on the lake, or go on a weekend trip, or even just bar-...
Buffalo High School Principal Mark Mischke spoke to the crowd during the 34th Annual Academic Awards Luncheon, which took place Wednesday, May 15 at the Buffalo Evangelical Free Church. A total of 52...
Officers of the Buffalo Police Department took their turn during a 24-hour standing of the guard at MN’s Peace Officers Memorial located on the south lawn of the State Capitol leading up to the...
Buffalo Days is getting closer and closer! While Buffalo Days is an annual event, things do tend to change as the years come and go – and, this year is no exception. New this year, the grande parade...
 Maybe you remember the laughter ringing across the air of your backyard, where you come to an abrupt stop, face-to-face with your friend. “Stop! Police!” you say between childhood giggles. Your...

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