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Wright County was buzzing last weekend, as three of the area’s major events came to area communities on Saturday, August 17. One of which was the Buffalo Arts and Crafts Festival, which flooded the streets of downtown Buffalo with vendor tents, food, crafts, art, and with enthusiasts. This year’s...
Last Saturday, Wright County also welcomed the Maple Lake Gear-Head Get Together Swap Meet and Car Show, which is one of the city’s largest events throughout the year. This year’s was jam-packed with good times, including 1,000 registered cars, close to 150 motorcycles, and a crowd somewhere in the...
Another Montrose Days has come and gone for the community, with lots of smiles and memories made along the way. This year’s festivities came to town August 16-18, including Saturday’s pork chop feed at the firehouse, bounce houses, the lawn tractor pull, and Sunday’s parade and coronation. Above,...
In the 1970s, the Wright County Board of Commissioners approved a zoning ordinance in townships allowing the placement of temporary mobile homes on farm properties dealing with medical hardships. The ordinance was designed to allow a family to care for an ailing relative or to have an elderly...
KSTP 5 released an article stating that a 29-year-old Buffalo, Minnesota man was sentenced Tuesday, August 20 for the production of child pornography, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.         The release said Zachary Witry was sentenced to nearly 40 years (472 months) in...
The third Saturday in August seems to be a coveted date for events around Wright County, as this year three of the area’s most well-attended events landed a calendar date of Saturday, August 17. While the weather was on the warmer side, skies were clear and bright for the third Saturday of August,...
Legs are an important tool for any successful soccer program. For Head Coach Sarah Rodenwald, two important set of legs will be missing from this year’s Buffalo girls’ soccer team. Senior forward Hannah Hemlbrecht and junior defender Kaylee Moser will watch this year from the sidelines due to...
Many players sported name tags the opening week of practice for the Buffalo girls’ volleyball team. With the departure of seven seniors, and one incoming junior who transferred schools, this year’s Bison squad has a lot of fresh faces roaming the floor. “It’s going to be difficult learning to play...
Senior contributions were a big part of last season’s success for the Buffalo boys’ soccer team. Among the six departed seniors, three of them produced over half of the Bison’s offense. Brian Miller, Ryan Nelson, and Conor Smrz combined to score 22 of the team’s 41 total goals. Miller’s 11 goals...
Last season was a magical ride for the Buffalo boys’ cross country team. Led by all-state runner Isaac Basten, the Bison rode their senior-heavy lineup all the way to a Mississippi 8 championship, a Section 2AA championship, and seventh-place finish in last year’s Class AA state meet at St. Olaf...

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A teenager from Delano was killed in a crash involving a semi on Highway 12 in Independence on Saturday, March 2. Lakeshore Weekly News reported that Marleena Anna Dieterich, 18, was driving...
Buffalo senior Riley Habisch celebrates his 170-pound Class AAA state championship following his 3-0 decision over Mounds View’s Chase Dressel in last Saturday’s title match at Xcel Energy Center in...
At this point in the year, most of us are ready for sunshine, blue skies, and at the very least, a week where we don’t have to dig ourselves out of a parking spot. While everyone anticipates winter...
If there was any dispute who this year’s top high school wrestler was at 170 pounds, Buffalo senior Riley Habisch ended the debate. Ranked No. 1 in his weight class from the opening day, Habisch put...
History was made when junior Quincy Kabe registered an eighth-place finish in last weekend’s Class AA state diving meet at the Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. Sitting in ninth place after eight dives...
The Buffalo boys’ basketball team has played its share of nail-biters this season. Junior forward Aidan Bouman made sure the home fans would leave Tuesday’s Section 8-4A home game against Elk River...
Wow, the snow banks keep getting higher and higher. Hopefully, the snow will melt slowly. If it melts quickly, flooding could be a real problem. Have you ever gone to some wooded area on St. Patrick...
Stop! Before you go any further, know that today, we’re going to talk about something really rough. Consider this your fair warning – I don’t want any letters to the editor about how I didn’t...
The Buffalo Community Orchestra will feature Matt Harikian, pianist, during their concerts on March 2 and March 10.  Harikian, a native of Fresno, California, will join the BCO for “Rhapsody in Blue...
DeShawn McCabe, 20, was fatally shot and killed outside an apartment complex in Crystal, Minnesota on Feb. 15, around 7:45 p.m. The person of interest has been identified as the shooter, though a...

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