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Buffalo and Monticello Residents Invited to Discuss Hwy. 25 Project on March 14
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is hosting an open house on March 14. The communities of Buffalo and Monticello are invited to discuss the upcoming Highway 25 project. The meeting will take place at the Wright County Highway Department. The project team will present designs and answer questions.
Wright County Sheriff’s Office Shares Recent Arrests and Charges: Local Residents Involved
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office has shared its activity report for the period ending February 26, 2024. The report includes arrests made in Wright County and neighboring areas. Charges include terroristic threats, driving while intoxicated (DWI), violation of domestic abuse orders, and controlled substance offenses.
2024 Class AAA State Wrestling Preview, and Wright County Individuals Wrestling
The 2024 State Wrestling Tournament is here! It all starts Thursday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Team is first on Thursday, as the STMA Knights look to avenge last year’s state championship loss this year. The Knights come in as the #2 Seed in the Class AAA. Individually the Wright County Area will be sending wrestlers to state. You can hear all of STMA’s matches and updates and live action from the Individual state tournament, starting on Thursday at 8:45 AM, right here on AM 1360 KRWC, at krwc1360.com and on our app. For a complete Wrestling schedule, go to krwc1360.com, click on sports and find our 2024 Section and State tournament broadcast schedule. Below is a Class AAA State Tournament preview, along with brackets and all the individuals that will compete at state this week. Good luck to all the teams and wrestlers from Wright County this week.
Spring Highway Load Restrictions Now in Place
Spring load weight restrictions are now in effect on state and county highways in our region. MnDOT put the limits in place February 26th at 12:01 AM, the second-earliest date since 2011 that load restrictions have taken effect. In 2017, the weight limits took effect on February 21st. The weight...
Wintercade Ice Fishing Contest Raised $19,000
The 14th annual Wintercade Ice Fishing Contest was held in Litchfield on February 10th. The event this year resulted in $19,000 being raised which will go to veterans causes and to other organizations in the area. Daniel Lease says in the first 14 years of Wintercade, over $172,000 has been...
Clinic shooter loses appeal alleging juror bias
A Minnesota man who shot and killed an Allina Health employee in 2021 claimed that the district court erred when it denied his motion to strike a juror for cause. In State of Minnesota v. Gregory Paul Ulrich, filed Feb. 21, the Minnesota Supreme Court held that the district court did not err because the juror did not express actual bias that required rehabilitation or removal from the jury.
Dragons top the Wildcats
(Litchfield, MN) – The Litchfield Dragons boys’ basketball team inched ahead and defeated the New London-Spicer Wildcats by a final score of 72-67 Monday night in Litchfield. The Wildcats charged out ahead to start the game. It was back and forth until halftime when the score was 34-33...
Developing story: Massive police presence in Silver Lake
Reports from eyewitnesses in Silver Lake on social media are saying a massive police presence has been massed in Silver Lake. Photos from witnesses show what appear to be swat-style vehicles and armed McLeod County deputies on the scene. Fire trucks blocking off streets have been reported as well. Other witnesses are saying that Hwy. 7 has been shut down. Herald Journal is reaching out to the police for further information.
Weekend hockey surprises mean somebody unexpected will make state
Sixth-seeded Buffalo and fourth-seeded Elk River will play for a berth in the Class 2A bracket. Seeding for the state tournaments will happen Saturday after section tournaments are completed Friday.
Local Update: Wright County Courts in Buffalo Transitioning to New Phone System
The Wright County Courts in Buffalo are changing their phone system. They are moving from a Wright County system to a State of Minnesota system. This change is set for Tuesday, April 2. As a result, all court-related phone numbers will change, except for the fax number.
Tanks for the memories: Tank at Chisago County Fairgrounds relocated to Waverly
The tank that has been located at the Chisago County Fairgrounds in Rush City since 1998 has been moved to Waverly. According to Chisago County Historical Society administrative manager Lora Tatinger, the north chapter of the historical society applied to be sponsors for the M60A3 battle tank in 1994. The...
Opportunities for Wright County Students Pursuing a Career in Health Care
The Allina Health Foundation, formerly the Buffalo Hospital Foundation, will be awarding ten scholarships to students in Wright County who plan to pursue health care careers in their post-secondary education. The Foundation will be giving a total of ten 1 thousand dollar scholarships this year to a student from each...
RiverHawks fall to Cougars in section semifinals
North Wright County had a tall task in front of them when they battled against Centennial/Spring Lake Park in the Section 5AA Girls Hockey Tournament semifinals on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The RiverHawks appeared to take it personally when they were given the five seed in the tournament. They gave the top-seeded Cougars everything they could handle. Coming out of the gates, the RiverHawks let it be known that they were playing to win. Centennial/Spring Lake Park appeared to be caught on their heels in the...
Gymnasts return to state for 10th consecutive season
For the 10th year in a row, the Watertown-Mayer/Mound Westonka gymnastics team is heading to the Class A State Meet, winning the section by nearly 10 points with a score of 142.725. “I think we had a pretty good meet,” said coach Steven Hangartner. “We still had a couple misses, but we’re trying to take care of that. We have an excellent beam - we counted four 9’s, so that’s really strong. On floor we showed those few things we’ve got to still improve on....
Experience Authentic Mexican Delights at These 3 Buffalo Restaurants
In this article, we're going to explore three exceptional Mexican restaurants in Buffalo. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these places yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!
Buffalo Bests St. Cloud in Overtime in Boys Hockey Section Semifinal
(KNSI) – The St. Cloud Crush boys hockey team fell, 2-1, Saturday in the section semifinal. Both St. Cloud and their opponent, Buffalo, pulled off improbable upsets to get to the game. The contest was decided in overtime. The Bisons’ Eli Tiernan notched both goals for the winning squad.
Two hurt in crash near Howard Lake Feb. 18
A woman and a teen were hurt in the crash of two mini-SUVs near Howard Lake Feb. 18, about noon when the vehicles were westbound on Highway 12 and collided. The state patrol says both drivers, 26-year-old Samantha Perovich of Big Lake, and 16-year-old Lillian Adickes of Howard Lake, were taken to the Buffalo Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Ten Mr. Basketball finalists, from which Minnesota's top high school senior will emerge, are revealed
The list includes three headed to the Big Ten (one to the Gophers), eight aimed at Division I and one still deciding. Ten Mr. Basketball finalists, from which Minnesota's top high school senior will emerge, are revealed. Located in Litchfield, MN we deliver the latest in local News, Sports, Weather,...
Update: Caitlin Clark's record-setting scoring quest comes to Minnesota on Wednesday
Here’s an update on Iowa superstar Caitlin Clark’s chances to break major-college basketball scoring records this week, including a game vs. the Gophers on Wednesday. Update: Caitlin Clark's record-setting scoring quest comes to Minnesota on Wednesday. Located in Litchfield, MN we deliver the latest in local News, Sports,...
Wright County Law Enforcement Crack Down on Fraud, Threats, DWIs and Domestic Assaults
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office has released a report detailing a slew of arrests for various offenses including financial fraud, threats, substance abuse, and multiple violations of domestic abuse orders for protection. The report, covering the period ending February 19, includes a diverse array of incidents across the county, indicating a busy week for law enforcement.