• 04/10/2024 - 4:41pm
  • 04/10/2024 - 4:40pm

  • Dean Holland, center, of StateLine Cooperative presented donations last week to the Buffalo Center Fire Department and North Iowa Food for Families, on behalf of StateLine and the Land O’Lakes Foundation. Nick Hartman, left, accepted checks on behalf of the fire department, while Louise Enright accepted donations for the food bank.
    04/10/2024 - 4:40pm

  • Dr. Corey Welchlin, right, of the Center for Specialty Care in Fairmont, MN, speaks at a public informational meeting last Wednesday about his plans to open a new healthcare clinic in Buffalo Center. At left is Jim Engle, member of the Clinic Search Committee, which is holding a fundraiser to bring in $250,000 to cover the cost of opening a new clinic. The fundraiser has less than two months to go, with a deadline of June 1.
    04/03/2024 - 4:25pm
  • 04/03/2024 - 4:24pm

  • Rebekah Ard, one of Buffalo Center’s newest residents, is the winner of the Tribune’s Easter basket giveaway. She spotted all 12 Easter eggs hidden in the March 20 edition of the paper, which also featured two hidden donuts, an avocado, a potato, and a football.
    04/03/2024 - 4:22pm

  • First place winners in the Tribune’s Easter Coloring Contest include, from left: India Beenken, Clare Frerichs, and Elsie Beenken.
    03/28/2024 - 3:52pm

  • Weston Martinson, left, is the new owner of Martinson Auto Parts, formerly known as H&S Auto Parts, in Buffalo Center. Welcoming Martinson is store manager Brian Bashans, who plans to continue in his role at the store after also working for previous owners Kathy Foos and Bob Hadacek.
    03/28/2024 - 3:18pm
  • 03/28/2024 - 3:17pm
  • 03/21/2024 - 2:56pm

  • Hunt down the Easter eggs hidden in this week’s edition of the Buffalo Center Tribune for a chance to win this Easter basket featuring prizes from local businesses. Count up all the eggs in the newspaper (do not include the ones in the above picture of the Easter basket), and call the Tribune with your answer at 641-562-2606.
    03/21/2024 - 2:53pm

  • Fundraising efforts are underway to bring a new medical clinic to Buffalo Center, and the Heartwarmers Quilt Guild is donating a quilt for a fundraiser raffle. Tickets will be on sale at local businesses and at a community informational meeting about the clinic plans on Sunday, Mar. 24 at 4 p.m. at the Heritage Town Center. From left are quilt guild members: Deidre Willmert, Mary Hertzke, and Sher Blomster.
    03/21/2024 - 2:50pm
  • 03/15/2024 - 3:30pm

  • Trenton Robertson is the new North Iowa boys’ long jump recordholder, after recording a jump of 21’7” during North Iowa’s first indoor track meet of the season last Thursday, Mar. 7 at Iowa State University in Ames. Robertson broke the old record of 21’6” set by Mark Bargman in 1988.
    03/14/2024 - 1:24pm

  • Playing the parts of the Hobbs family in “Elf the Musical” this weekend at North Iowa are, from left: Jackson Potter as Walter Hobbs (Buddy’s birth father), Joclyn Shakleton as Emily, and Ruby Wirth as Michael.
    03/14/2024 - 1:17pm


04/10/2024 - 4:41pm
Community donations are coming in to fund the opening of a new primary care clinic in Buffalo Center. As of Friday, April 5, Jim Engle of the Clinic Search Committee reports the fund balance at City Hall had reached $149,579.68. The committee...


04/10/2024 - 4:46pm
In rural communities, spending money and time locally gets a bad rap. Less variety. Higher prices. Limited service offerings. There’s more to do in larger towns. We can make a day out of shopping and doing fun things in one day or weekend away....


Lauren Hillesland broke her own record in the girls 3000 meters last Friday afternoon during the Green Devil Relays, with a new North Iowa best of 10:55.10. She previously set the school record in the event of 10:58 during her 2023 season.

Andrew Hofmann takes the baton from Isaac Hillesland for the final leg of the boys’ distance medley at Osage on Friday.
04/10/2024 - 4:43pm
The North Iowa track teams had another record-setting meet last Friday, Apr. 5 in their first outdoor meet of the season at Osage. The Green Devil Relays were postponed three days due to poor weather conditions last Tuesday. Lauren Hillesland broke...


04/10/2024 - 3:51pm
Funeral services for Leon “Wipp” R. Wipplinger, 82, of Thompson were held Tuesday, April 2 at Zion Lutheran Church in Thompson. Interment will be at Our Savior’s Cemetery in Kiester, Minnesota. Leon passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at St. Mary’s...

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