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The last time the State of Minnesota launched something dealing with licensing was in the summer of 2017 with the MNLARS (Minnesota Licensing and Registration System) program. MNLARS, which dealt with the registration of vehicle titles, tabs and licenses under one uniform umbrella, was an...
There will be a taco benefit for Bill and Carol Hooper on Nov. 18 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Buffalo Community Center (206 Central Avenue, Buffalo). In August 2016, Bill underwent a triple bypass surgery with a heart valve transplant and a pacemaker/defibrillator. In May of this year, Bill...
Leaf pickup will be available in the city of Buffalo during the week of Nov. 12th, during regular garbage pickup. Different from last year, leaf bags must be compostable bags, otherwise they are unable to be picked up. For questions, please call the city’s Utility Billing department at 763-682-1001.
What originally had been proposed as moving an existing building, has now become tearing down the building and constructing new. The Montrose City Council on Monday, October 29, approved an extension and an amendment to a variance allowing the removal of a building on the corner of Buffalo Avenue...
The Buffalo Rotary works very hard to make Toys for Tots a success, but we could never do it without the help of concerned citizens and business leaders.  Last year, we provided toys to over 220 families with 575 children in the cities of Buffalo and Montrose.   Help us surpass that number this...
The accomplishments and achievements of the students and staff of Buffalo High School are well-known here in Buffalo, Hanover, and Montrose. Buffalo High School is becoming known for its excellence across the state, and is now known in Washington, D.C. Earlier this year, Buffalo High School...
Isaac Basten won his personal duel with Chanhassen’s Nicholas Scheller, and Bison teammate Brett Hanson had a the best seat in the house to witness it. Basten’s time of 15:44.3 in the 5K race edged Scheller’s 15:50.6 to claim this year’s individual section championship last Thursday in the Section...
Heading into her junior season, Alexis O’Malley had high hopes as she was thrust into the role as the No. 1 runner on the Bison girls’ cross country squad. Nagging injuries and illnesses hampered part of her season, but when it mattered most, O’Malley shined the brightest of all Bison runners in...
No fear. That was the attitude head coach Todd Bouman and his Buffalo football squad took coming into last Friday’s Class 6A state tournament playoff game at No. 4 seed Prior Lake. At times, Bouman’s aggressive play calling paid off. But things quickly went from good-to-bad in a pivotal 14-point...
I’ll be the first to say it, without hesitancy – I don’t like winter. I say all the time that if I could afford it, I’d be a snowbird. I am one of those Minnesotans that can just barely get through winter, and slogs through the cold months with layers upon layers beneath a puffy coat, still...

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The Wright County Area Chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America Inc. has begun their annual Holiday Project.  Consisting of hand-decorated Christmas stockings, 400 this year, which are then filled...
The Wright County Chamber Chorus will present a program entitled “Bernstein’s Best:  A Salute to Leonard Bernstein” on Sunday, Nov. 11 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth.  The program...
With Veterans Day right around the corner, what better way is there to celebrate those who have served our country than with a good meal? On November 11, Buffalo and Monticello will be honoring vets...
We all anticipated them - the one little thing that, once every few years, brings us all together on the same playing field. They pop out into the community in a wash of red and white, worn proudly...
The polls were busy on Tuesday, November 6, as Wright County community members gathered together at voting stations across the district to cast their votes in the Midterm Election. Buildup to the...
Editor’s Note: This story has been taken from the December 20, 2017 issue of The Fountain Hills Times. Connie McCanless was raised in Buffalo, and graduated with the BHS class of 1942. Connie...
For many, Veterans Day is yet another day on the calendar that we can check off, load up the car, and plan for an extended weekend getaway. It’s a last-ditch effort to break out the grill and...
The last high school race for five seniors on this year’s Buffalo boys’ cross country team ended with mixed emotions. With a score of 210, the Bison placed seventh in last Saturday’s Class AA state...
This year’s roster features a lot of returning faces for the Bison girls’ hockey team – 14 to be exact. Ironically, the biggest turnover comes from atop. Gone is head coach Mark Nordvall. Replacing...
Add the girls’ cross country team to the list of recent champions at St. Michael-Albertville High School. With a score of 70, the Knights edged favored and defending state champion Wayzata’s 75 in...

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