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Hattie Arnold, 89 Hattie G. Arnold, 89, of Monticello, passed away at 1:35 a.m. on Monday, February 18 at CentraCare Nursing Home after rehabilitation following knee replacement surgery. Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 23, at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 413 E....
Despite the frustrating snow and chilling temperatures last weekend, the sky over Buffalo Lake was bright with color as enthusiasts of all kinds ventured to Sturges Park for the first-ever Kites on Ice festival. Held last Saturday, Feb. 9, The Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism presented...
In light of the recent snow, the Fobbe family, of Buffalo, is at it again! Continuing the “big snowman” trend, the Fobbe’s made sure this year’s snowman topped the April 2018 13-footer. This snowman is 20 feet tall, and again required a skidsteer, ladder, snowblower, and shovel to construct. The...
A complete job description will now be prepared for a part-time administrative assistant at city hall after the Montrose City Council gave approval for the new position at its meeting on Monday, February 11. The need for the extra help was first discussed at the Management Coordinating Committee...
This year, the Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism introduced the First-Ever “Kites on Ice” Festival, which was held on Buffalo Lake on Saturday, February 9, despite below-zero temps and hefty snow. The event is what the Chamber President Sue Olmscheid hopes will be an annual get-together...
The Buffalo boys’ hockey team killed two birds with one stone following an 8-1 home win last Saturday over arch-rival St. Michael-Albertville. The victory clinched the Bison’s first conference title since 2012-13. It also leapfrogged Buffalo one spot ahead of STMA from fifth place to fourth in the...
School cancellations due to weather means no games and no practices for afternoon and evening activities. For a sport like gymnastics, practice is everything. With weather forcing a number of changes, including a meet against Monticello that was twice rescheduled and eventually cancelled, Buffalo...
The Buffalo/Maple Lake girls’ hockey team went the entire regular season allowing three goals or less. So what gave in a 5-3 season-ending defeat in last Saturday’s opening round of the Section 8AA quarterfinal playoff round against Sartell-Sauk Rapids at Bernick’s Arena? “Sartell has a really good...
Valentine’s Day, what a special day it is. It’s the day you show your love and affection for that special someone in your life; wives and husbands, boyfriends to girlfriends. It’s a day that long-stem roses are popular. Maybe a heart-shaped box of candy, and jewelry, Valentine cards with a special...
Wayne Kessler, 81 Wayne J. Kessler, 81, of St. Michael, passed away Monday, February 4. He was born June 19, 1937 in St. Michael, the son of William and Gertrude (Robeck) Kessler. Wayne was a 1955 graduate of St. Michael Catholic High School. On July 6, 1968, Wayne Kessler and Gloriann Sabo were...

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Valentine’s Day, what a special day it is. It’s the day you show your love and affection for that special someone in your life; wives and husbands, boyfriends to girlfriends. It’s a day that long-...
Ever since I was a little girl, I have absolutely loved dogs. I was around nine years old when I adopted my first dog, a miniature toy poodle named Spike (it’s hilarious, isn’t it?). He was white and...
Despite the bitter cold temperatures Minnesota has been enduring for the past week, there is still beauty to be found across the state. This photos was taken in Cokato, just off of CR 3. You can see...
Over the next six years, the City of Buffalo will be saving more than $800,000 by refinancing general obligation water and sewer revenue bonds. The Buffalo City Council on Monday, February 4, decided...
Last Saturday, February 2, a special “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty” award was presented to Montrose Firefighter Allen Mortensen,  for helping save Montrose Firefighter Mike Marketon,  Jeanie...
The world of Dr. Seuss is coming to life on stage at Buffalo Community Theater, as the company prepares to open “Seussical,  Jr.” for audiences of all ages.. The plot combines the best-loved Dr....
Keeping the books and minding investments is one of the primary jobs of the auditor’s office in any county or larger city. They are entrusted with taxpayer dollars to allocate the money as budgeted...
For some of us, it feels as if it were just yesterday; where time seems to stand still in the magic moments just before “I do,” as two individuals make the commitment to become one and spend their...
Anyone else sick of the Patriots winning the sparkly Lombardi trophy? Like the many millions of Americans who are actually quite tired of seeing the Patriots go to the Super Bowl, I was rooting for...
North Wright County (NWC) junior forward Sydney Lemke scored twice, including the game-winning goal in a 3-2 overtime road win last Dec. 11 at Buffalo. In Tuesday’s rematch, it was Lemke again doing...

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