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With overall numbers dipping a bit this spring season for the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League, numbers for Buffalo High School’s Trapshooting Team (BHSTT) are at an all-time high.  “We are 74 members strong and 15 coaches,” said Sally Stevens, who begins year six, along with husband...
Hope all Mothers had a wonderful Mother’s Day with their families. I’m going to be at my daughter’s home in Wisconsin. She and her husband have a hobby farm. I’ll get to see all the animals. They have two donkeys, and I don’t know how many goats. They had four goats that had babies. They are the...
James Bonk, 74 James Edward “Jim” Bonk, age 74, of Buffalo passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He was born on March 10, 1945 in Buffalo the son of Ruben & Millie (Perisian) Bonk. Jim attended Buffalo High School and was in the class of 1963. He...
My mother and I couldn’t believe what we were hearing from the pharmacy clerk, who had spent the last few consecutive minutes looking up medication prices on her database. In a shockwave of information, she’d informed us that the antibiotics we’d been prescribed had almost tripled in price, even...
Anniversary 40th Anniversary    Art and Tammy Otten, of Buffalo, recently celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary on April 28, 2019.     Congratulations! We are so proud of you. Love, Dale, Jessica, Austin, Michelle, Megan and Justin    Above the couple is pictured on their wedding day.  Below...
On Saturday, May 11, the Buffalo Community Orchestra will offer their annual Mother’s Day weekend concert, “Music in Full Bloom.”  The orchestra will perform “Beethoven’s Violin Concert in D Major, Op 61,” with special guest violinist, Sabrina Tabby.  The orchestra will also perform “Appalachian...
The reconstruction of Douglas Drive and Phase Three of the Southeast Area infrastructure improvements has now begun with the Buffalo City Council awarding the low bid at its meeting on Monday, May 6. The low bid of $2,893,514 for the combined projects was from La Tour Construction of Maple Lake....
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as the annual Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week that includes it as Peace Officers Week. Twenty years later, construction began on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C., a permanent...
Dylan Kramer (left) and Alyssa Lorentz (right) are proudly wearing Buffalo’s colors during their walk on Saturday, May 4. They were joined by other peers for a night of music, dancing, and fun. This year’s theme was “A Night of Serendipity.” See more pictures of prom on pages 18 and 19 of this week...
Some people are mainly interested in large animals, such as deer, elk or bears. These animals are called mega-fauna, and are a very popular group of animals. Others are fascinated with birds. Small, often brightly-colored, winged beauties. Of course, what I especially enjoy about nature is….....

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The 10th Annual Baby Animal Fair comes to Buffalo for its last time.
Madi Peters is known for her skills as a top gymnast. Jordan Zrust is known for her skills as a top-basketball player. Together, the two combined to lead the Buffalo softball team to a dramatic 7-6...
Two key mid-season meets resulted in promising results for the Buffalo boys’ golf team. In the first of two conference meets with all 10 schools, Buffalo tied for second with Chisago Lakes at 309 on...
A recent surge for the Buffalo boys’ tennis team has them sitting at the top the Mississippi 8 standings. With wins the past week over Rogers, Big Lake, St. Michael-Albertville, and Princeton, the...
The wins keep coming for the Buffalo girls’ lacrosse team, who improved to a perfect 6-0 this past week with lopsided wins over Brainerd, Sartell-Sauk Rapids, and St. Cloud Tech. Outside of a 10-9...
May is here! What an April we had. Never in my 80 plus years, do I remember seeing weather change so quickly. The transformation of the winter weather turning over to spring in one-week’s time, was...
SPOILER ALERT! Proceed at your own discretion.  That out of the way, the time to review the highly-anticipated sequel to “Avengers: Infinity War” has come upon my column this week. After abstaining...
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...
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...
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...

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