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Birthday Alice Wolfsteller 100th Birthday Open House Auntie’s 100th Birthday! A 100th Birthday Celebration for Alice Wolfsteller, of Howard Lake, will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the St. James School, 1000 7th Ave., Howard Lake. Please come with best wishes....
Reading some “Letters to the Editor” this week regarding the school district’s referendum has made me really ponder our education system and has raised some thoughts in my head that may or may not be widely accepted – or, as my brother would say, “politically correct,” with fingers doing the “air...
The curtain goes up this Friday in Discovery Auditorium for Buffalo Community Theater’s fall production of “Company.” The musical comedy is based on a set of short stories by George Furth about married couples in 1970’s New York City. The music is written by Stephen Sondheim, whose first foray into...
For a great while, Gary Mattson Park has boasted a picturesque spot to look out over Buffalo Lake, as well as downtown. However, it was overcast with a light sprinkling of rain when Mayor Teri Lachermeier met Parks and Recreation Director Lee Ryan, along with Parks Advisory Board members Victor...
Last Saturday, Allina Health was able to help kids through its Eighth-Annual Free Bikes 4 Kidz bike collection event. With the help of 800 volunteers system-wide, the event collected a total of 5,760 bikes! In Buffalo, 177 bikes were collected, thanks to wonderful volunteers who braved the cold,...
Editor’s note: This report was  taken from Fox 9. On October 8, Fox 9 reported that a former music teacher at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School in Howard Lake, Minnesota has been charged with criminal sexual conduct after he allegedly engaged in inappropriate behavior with a 15-year-old...
A crash on Highway 12 near Valley View Road and Railroad Avenue in Independence has left one dead. The crash happened Friday, October 5. The victim was identified as 52-year-old Tamera Freiborg, of Bloomington. Minnesota State Troopers stated to WCCO that a westbound vehicle crossed over the center...
During most of the year, the Wright County emergency management department is preparing for the worst and hoping it doesn’t happen. From potential problems at the Monticello nuclear facility to preparing in the event of a terrorist act or being on hand in the event of catastrophic weather, the...
Third in a series   Voters in Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District 877 are being asked on November 6 to approve an increase in the district’s operating levy. The district is seeking the additional funds to help reduce class sizes, address school safety through personnel and infrastructure,...

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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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