The Drummer

All the details are now in place for the construction of the First Avenue Lofts after the Buffalo City Council on Monday, September 16, approved a tax increment finance (TIF) agreement with Roers Development. TIF is a tool to help finance affordable housing projects. City property taxes received...
For all of his adult life, Brad Dahl has lived in Buffalo.  His home is near the former Varner Convenience Store, and he has raised his family in Wright County, dedicating his life to serving the community in more ways than one. For almost 35 years, Dahl has served in the U.S. Air Force as an...
Logan Vajda spent most of his varsity career preventing goals from reaching the back of the soccer net. Now, his senior year, Vajda is on a mission to make sure as many balls possible reach the back of the net, as a forward for the Buffalo boys’ soccer team. Last season, Vajda split duties with...
A clutch play on defense was just what the doctor ordered. On the verge of potentially going 0-3, sophomore lineman Noah Karels came up with a strip and fumble recovery at his own 10-yard line to help preserve a 26-20 Buffalo road win last Friday at Chisago Lakes. The change of possession came one...
The Buffalo Coyotes are looking to build off last season’s success as a first-year program in Adapted Soccer. The Coyotes start their third year overall as a high school co-op team from the schools of Buffalo, Monticello, and St. Michael-Albertville. Buffalo finished 4-8 overall and tied for eighth...
The Watertown-Mayer pool was littered last Saturday with the colors royal blue. Ironically, the one team at the girls swim/dive invite not nicknamed the Royals was this year’s winner – the Buffalo Bison. With a team score of 497, Buffalo edged second-place Woodbury’s 419. Hopkins was third (276)...
Ingredients: 1/3 c. vegetable oil 1 c. sugar 2 eggs 2 c. all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. ground cinnamon 1 c. mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium) 1 c. grated carrots ½ c. chopped pecans, opt. ¼ c. raisins, opt.    In a mixing bowl, combine oil and sugar. Add eggs; mix well....
Wondering what to do with all of your green beans? Here we have a few options, from using them fresh to pickling and freezing. Enjoy summer’s abundance all year long!   Freezing Green Beans Wash the green beans well in cold water and drain them.  Snap or cut off the stem ends. If the beans are at...
Harvey Grangroth, 87 Harvey Eldon Grangroth, age 87, of Cokato, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Cokato Manor. He was born November 21, 1931 at home in Waverly, to Herman and Alina (Davo) Grangroth. Harvey was baptized and confirmed at the First Apostolic Church of Cokato. He attended...
I have always loved listening to music. I love thinking about the “soundtrack of my life” and the ways songs mark specific moments and memories, phases and fads.  I grew up in a house loud with music. After the morning news, and if the Twins weren’t on WCCO, music flowed from the radios. Our...

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Progress on the new Justice Center is well underway, according to Alan Wilczek, Facility Services Director for Wright County. “As of now, things are going well and are on schedule,” Wilczek stated....
Dassel-Cokato 2018 graduate, Isaac Morris (19) died at Bemidji State University after he allegedly fell from a campus residence hall the weekend of September 30. The 19-year-old Cokato resident fell...
Walking on gravel, in the dark, I was trying to not make any noise. I could kind of see where I was going, but when you are carrying heavy and expensive camera gear, you always want to be extra...
After posting the first-ever win in its first-ever game in program history, the Buffalo Coyotes co-op Adapted Soccer team suffered defeat for the first time with a 9-0 home loss on Wednesday, Sept....
For only the second time in team history, the Buffalo volleyball team advanced to Saturday’s championship bracket in the St. Michael-Albertville Midwest Fall Classic Volleyball Tournament. A pair of...
A 3-1 home loss Monday night to St. Cloud Tech pretty much sealed the Buffalo boys’ soccer team’s playoff fate. Despite a 7-4-2 overall record, the loss to the Tigers dropped the Bison’s section...
Two key section wins in the final week of the regular season helped secure a four seed in this week’s Section 5AA tournament for the Buffalo girls’ tennis squad. A 5-2 road win on Wednesday, Sept. 26...
It was a brisk afternoon at the Buffalo Heights Golf Course on Thursday, Sept. 27 for the annual Buffalo Invitational Cross-Country Meet.  The sun was shining and the teams set up camps in the center...
Even without their top runner, the Bison boys’ cross country team posted a near-perfect score of 20 to win last Thursday’s Buffalo Invitational at Buffalo Heights Golf Course. It marked the seventh...
Buffalo defensive lineman Daunte Mattila (74) runs off the field in jubilation after recovering a fourth-quarter fumble. Matilla and the Bison’s defense shutdown a potent Monticello offense in a 21-7 home win last Friday at Bison Field West. (Photos by Rob LaPlante)
Monticello giveth and Buffalo taketh. With a game plan built to neutralize the hottest passing team in the state, the Magic baited the Bison football team’s offense to run the ball – and they did....

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