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On May 11, 1858, the territory of Minnesota officially became a state. It is one of 28 states whose name is derived from Native American origins. “Mni” is the Dakota word for water, while ‘Sota’ has been known to have varying interpretations, depending on who you ask, according to WCCO. Meaning...
Ruth Clarke is hoping to get the maximum out of the minimum this spring as Head Coach of the Buffalo Coyotes Adapted Softball team. With only seven rostered players, the Coyotes will play this spring with the minimum required players to field an official lineup. In year two as a co-op with...
At the conclusion of Monday’s 10-5 season-opening road defeat at Delano, Buffalo boys’ lacrosse Head Coach Joey Hartfiel couldn’t help but crack a small joke. Delano’s 10th goal with 54.5 seconds remaining in the game was actually an own goal, scored by Buffalo’s goalie Gunnar VanLith, who...
With an assist from the boys team, the Buffalo girls’ lacrosse team scored a 14-4 season-opening home win Tuesday night over Delano. The road game officially goes down as a home win for the Bison (1-0), as the site changed earlier that day due to what was deemed as unplayable field conditions at...
The Buffalo baseball team posted a 12-0 home win Tuesday afternoon in five innings over Princeton. While the runs came fast and furious early on, it were the runs that didn’t cross home plate that made starting pitcher Noah Christenson most proud. Up 4-0 after one inning and 12-0 after two,...
Some days I spend most of my time looking for something I mis-placed, or searching for a certain recipe I know I just saw in one of my cookbooks, laying right on my desk. Sometimes I find this great sounding recipe, that I want to try to make for supper, it sounded so good, and I know I have all...
Kent Bogren, 52 Kent Jorgen Bogren aka “Swede,” 52, a longtime resident of Buffalo, and more recently Hutchinson, passed away on March 23, 2019 at Hennepin County Medical Center due to injuries suffered in an automobile collision. A celebration of Kent’s life will be held 6:30-8:30 pm on Tuesday,...
“Dumbo” has long been one of my favorite Disney films; it’s one that my family has watched many times. I’ve shed a lot of tears over Dumbo’s “Baby Mine” scene, where he cries big sad tears as he sways gently in the crook of his imprisoned mother’s trunk, and I’ve laughed a lot of laughs as the...
Anniversary 60th Anniversary Melvin and Marian Botzet, formerly of Rockford, will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on April 23, 2019.  Congratulations and love from your family: Bev, Verlon, Zach, Kate, Ena, Brenda, Chuck, Vanessa, Brian, Noel, Bernie, Andrew and Bernice.  Above, the...
The reviews are in and audiences are loving “Savannah Sipping Society!” Don’t miss the final weekend of Buffalo Community Theater’s  “The Savannah Sipping Society.”  This hilarious comedy, which takes place on a lovely Southern verandah, will warm you up with laughter and charm. Audiences had a...

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Re-elected Mayor Teri Lachermeier, and incumbent council members Scott Enter and Eric Anderson were sworn in during the first Buffalo City Council meeting of 2019 Monday night at the City Center....
There have been several occasions in which the Wright County Board Room has been filled with spectators there to attend events happening by the county board of commissioners. But, perhaps never has...
Goals came early in periods. They came late in periods. They came on power plays. They came shorthanded. In one of the more dominant performances of the season, the Buffalo boys’ hockey team earned a...
Free throws can often be an overlooked part of a basketball game. For the Buffalo girls, clutch free throws down the stretch was the difference between a win and a loss in last Thursday’s 57-53 home...
Ask most players and coaches in any sport, and most will tell you it’s good to have a short memory. For returning members of this year’s Buffalo boys’ basketball team, their memory bank prior to...
Evan Krasnow is not your typical eighth grader. As a first-year varsity swimmer from the co-op school of Maple Lake, Krasnow has already burst on the scene as one of Buffalo’s top scorers. In Buffalo...
It’s a relatively quiet Thursday afternoon inside Personal Touche Hair Design; one customer is quietly sitting by with foils working to color her hair, another is settling in for a quick trim. The...
Because of industry and economic realities, the Wright County Journal-Press and The Drummer are making changes to the weekly production routine. Since the 1920’s, this company has handled all...
I’ve mentioned before that if I were pressed to choose a western to watch, it’d be a Clint Eastwood one – specifically, The Outlaw Josey Wales. What that says about me as a person, I haven’t quite...
After a less-than-white Christmas, snow arrived on the scene across the state, just in time to ring in the New Year. Minnesota was expected to drop 40 degrees in 24 hours on Monday, December 31,...

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