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Wright County Commissioners opened the new year by electing Christine Husom as board chair and Darek Vetsch as vice chair at their Tuesday, Jan. 4 regular meeting. A surprised Husom accepted the nomination by Commissioner Mark Daleiden commenting, tongue-in-cheek “well, we had such an uneventful...
With the safety of our patients, employees, and visitors as our top priority, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 11, Allina Health will return to Red Visitor Status, which means no visitors will be allowed, with limited exceptions. More information can be found on our Visitor Guidelines on allinahealth.org....
On Jan. 1, 2022, the Buffalo area Masonic Lodge, Nelson Lodge No. 135 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (AF & AM), began the 11th Annual Food Shelf Matching Funds Drive program. This year’s food drive will end on Monday, Feb. 28.  As in years past, the Lodge is focusing its efforts on the...
   At the Jan. 4 regular Hanover City Council meeting, genuine goodbyes were shared to Councilor Ken Warpula, who was not present for the meeting.    Council recognized Ken’s dedication and service to the board. Ken was appointed to the EDA in 2013 and served on the board as a representative of the...
   The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be making its winter visit to Montrose on Thursday, February 3, between the hours of 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center in Montrose. The blood supply is very critical during this time of the year with accident victims in addition to the everyday...
Once again, the Dean Lake Improvement Association would like to advise that it may be operating an aeration system on Dean Lake in Wright County. The aeration system will be used to maintain fish populations. Signs will be posted at the public access and surrounding the aeration site when the...
In January, an aeration system creating open water and thin ice may begin operating on Little Waverly Lake in Wright County, Marysville Twp. Weather conditions may cause the areas of thin ice and open water to fluctuate greatly. Stay clear of the marked area. If there are questions concerning this...
The Buffalo Historical Society will be hosting a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Wright County Historical Society. Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting. The guest speaker will be Holly McKinney, who was born and raised in Buffalo. She has spent the last 21 years...
If you would like to try an activity that is fun, mentally stimulating, non-competitive, moderate exercise, inexpensive, and something the whole family can enjoy – join County Line Squares for modern American square dance classes. Classes start on Monday, January 17, at 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the...
Wright County Public Health has released its weekly COVID-19 dashboard for the period of Dec. 31-Jan. 6. There were 742 new confirmed cases over the last six days, along with 18 cases that required hospitalization, three cases that required treatment in an Intensive Care Unit and four deaths. Since...

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Some of the area lakes have 10-14 inches of ice and a few people have started driving out on them, or you can use ATVs everywhere. Anglers are having success catching northern pike at 10-14 ft. using...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Jennifer Knutson, U of M Extension Master Gardener volunteer   A University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener shares thoughts on...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   As many of us are nestled inside next to the fire and starting to think about spring, loggers are hard at work across Minnesota’s forests....
Football play-off season is here. Planning a game-day gathering? Need to try out some new snacks? Over the next few weeks, we will have some ideas for you. If you have a recipe to share, please...
Swans and ducks gathered at the icy shore of the Mississippi River just after sunset on a cold January evening at Swan Park in Monticello. (Photo by Emily Vojtech)
Ice skaters and ice houses start to fill Buffalo Lake on a sunny day during BHM school district’s winter break. (Photo by Emily Vojtech)
The Jan. 3 Buffalo City Council felt some tension as the Johnsonville flagpole matter held the focus of the meeting. Johnsonville LLC’s (802 Bradshaw Avenue) appeal was reviewed by the council. City...
Since a strategic planning seminar in March of 2019, Wright County Commissioners and staff have been working on a way to create a better, more flexible work environment for County employees. They...
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is releasing information to the community pursuant to Minnesota Statute 244.052 regarding a Level 3 Predatory Offender. Matthew John Overson Has relocated to (...
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office as well as Agencies across Minnesota and the country have seen an increase in catalytic converter thefts. The converters are often stolen and recycled for money...

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