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Birthday Myrna Peterson 80th Birthday Open House Myrna Peterson, of Backus, formerly of Buffalo, will be celebrating her 80th Birthday with an Open House on Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Powers Township Hall, 850 E Horseshoe Dr. NW, Backus, MN 56435. No gifts, please. (P9...
Members of the Minneapolis Marine Wing Support Squadron 471, above, are the color guard during the opening ceremony for the “Light Up the Night” 5K fun run, sponsored by the Montrose Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Committee last Saturday, April 27. From left are Cpl. Calvin Xiong, Sgt. Lee Dehmer, Sgt....
Congratulations to Katie Evans, the winner of the Buffalo Days button contest! Katie Evans is a busy mom of two young boys, but likes to express herself with art where she can.  She is just learning about water color, typically doing acrylic paintings, and after a couple sketches and tests, came up...
Wright County has used the Sentence to Service program from the State of Minnesota to serve a two-fold impact on taxpayers – to get projects done for the county and cities while reducing the number of jail days that non-violent inmates have to serve. At the April 30 meeting of the Wright County...
At a special meeting on Monday, April 29, the Montrose City Council considered re-vitalizing the Economic Development Authority (EDA), agreed to move forward on the purchase of a new water tender for the fire department, and directed Public Works to seek bids on improvements to Emerson Avenue North...
The Wright County Board agenda for the April 30 meeting had several items to be discussed and voted on. Mixed in the middle was 10 minutes of scheduled agenda time for a public hearing to discuss the county’s plan to bond approximately $60 million for a new county Government Center and a law...
Canna lilies, dahlias, glads or gladiolas, and tuberous begonias are just a few of the beautiful bulbs we plant in the spring for summer beauty. They are not true bulbs but a collection of rhizomes, corms, and tubers. I have concentrated on the tender ones because they are the most misunderstood of...
The skies around Buffalo were busy this past weekend, as the Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering (GMAG) landed at Buffalo Municipal Airport for the first time in the history of the event, put on by the Minnesota Pilots Association (MPA). In its 6th year, the GMAG has been regularly holding its...
Four members of Buffalo’s track and field team represented their school as participants in last Friday’s Hamline Elite Meet, which gathers the best qualified athletes from Class A and AA for one combined meet at Klas Field in St. Paul. Seniors Isaac Basten and Ryan Russek, and junior Nick Oak...
While members of the Buffalo baseball team vow pitching and defense is the back-bone to their success, the offense hasn’t been too shabby of late, either. In three road games the past week, the Bison posted a perfect 3-0 record, outscoring teams by a combined total of 36-11. Buffalo opened the trip...

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When my children were small, it was fun to make homemade Easter candies and treats, then hide them before they ate them all. Coloring eggs with the children was also another fun project. My favorite...
Who gets to decide when life begins? Really, sit back and ask yourself that question – what constitutes the title of “being alive?” What ramifications and qualifications do you have to meet to be...
Irene Hudek (left), this year’s Maple Lake Grande Day Parade Grand Marshal, waves enthusiastically to crowds gathered for festivities on Saturday. Close behind was Commodore Lynn Kissock. Ambassadors...
“A new downtown fire station,” said Buffalo Mayor Teri Lachermeier, “has been at the top of the list of needs for thirteen years, since 2006. We need a healthy and safe space for our firefighters.”...
Every year, Wright County deals with a calendar-year budget, but there are times when money that was earmarked for one budget year isn’t spent because the items approved in the budget weren’t...
In “The Savannah Sipping Society,” a delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy from the writing team of Hope/Jones/Wooten (“The Golden Girls,” “The Dixie Swim Club”) four unique, Southern women drawn...
Each winter, I lead a photography group to Yellowstone National Park. At the top of most participant’s list is an image of a “frosty bison.” This iconic image usually involves a large bull bison...
Yet another strong St. Patrick’s Day celebration finds Maple Lake on Saturday, March 16.
When sizing up the field of this year’s Class 3A boys’ basketball state tournament, seven of the eight teams proved all season they belong. That left one remaining team that most would say didn’t,...
Three minutes. Top-seeded Maple Grove used a 16-0 run, over a three-minute span, to turn a 15-10 deficit with 12:48 left in the first half into a 26-15 lead with 9:48 remaining. The 16-point swing...

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