The Drummer

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 with their full nails intact. With easily the largest home crowd of the season gathered for one final...
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’s Day, searching for a four-leaf clover? This year, I don’t think they will be peeking out of the...
Kenneth Beaupre, 32 Kenneth Kyle Beaupre, 32, of Rockford, passed away on Thursday, February 21. He was born on August 7, 1986 in Minneapolis, the son of Kenneth Beaupre and LeAnn (Dahl) Waldvogel. Kenneth was preceded in death by: his father, Kenneth Beaupre; grandfather, Leo Dahl; his uncle,...
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 prepare you for a tragic topic. We’re going to talk about it: suicide. Yes, that’s right – suicide. A few...
Graduations Bethel University The following student graduated following the fall 2018 semester. Monticello - Emily Safar, BA, K-6 Elementary Education, daughter of Steven and Peggy Safar.   Univ. of Wisconsin Madison The following students graduated following the fall 2018 semester. Annandale -...
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.”  Harikian holds a Master’s degree in Piano Performance from the University of Minnesota, and he is...
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 name has not been released to the public. WCCO reported that the death of McCabe, a 2016 graduate of...
We’ve all been thinking the same thing: When is spring going to get here? Between wondering if the groundhog got it right and how we’re going to dig out from beneath the seemingly never-ending blanket of snow, it stands to say that it’s been a rough February. Rough, especially, since we didn’t have...
The issue of the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in Minnesota lakes has been a hot-button issue as the spread of zebra mussels and starry stonewort have infested some lakes to the point of no return to water quality. Who is responsible for attempting to stop that spread has been a hot...
On Monday, February 25, the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School Board met to discuss Capital Facilities and Long-Term Facility Maintenance (LTFM) requests for the 2019-20 fiscal year. These requests have been compiled through meetings with building principals, engineers from various disciplines,...

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Last Saturday’s Section 8AA gymnastics meet in Brainerd got off to a rough start for Buffalo sophomore Madi Peters. After falling on one of her twist landings, Peters finished the routine in 16th...
Buffalo Head Coach Josh Ortmann breathed a sigh of relief prior to last Friday’s key showdown against St. Michael-Albertville. Trailing STMA by one and a half games for first place in the Mississippi...
What a difference a year makes. One year removed from suffering a season-ending loss to St. Michael-Albertville in the Section 8AA quarterfinals, this year’s Buffalo boys’ hockey team turned the...
Over the weekend I revisited a 2011 film that captivated the world almost a decade ago. Nominated for Academy Awards, Oscars, Golden Globes and BAFTA’s, War Horse went on to win 17 titles for itself...
I’m sure the folks that wanted snow must be happy now. Plenty to enjoy snowmobiling, skiing, skating, all those wonderful winter activities. My daughter is taking 80 children down to Buck Hill in...
Despite the frustrating snow and chilling temperatures last weekend, the sky over Buffalo Lake was bright with color as enthusiasts of all kinds ventured to Sturges Park for the first-ever Kites on...
In light of the recent snow, the Fobbe family, of Buffalo, is at it again! Continuing the “big snowman” trend, the Fobbe’s made sure this year’s snowman topped the April 2018 13-footer. This snowman...
A complete job description will now be prepared for a part-time administrative assistant at city hall after the Montrose City Council gave approval for the new position at its meeting on Monday,...
This year, the Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism introduced the First-Ever “Kites on Ice” Festival, which was held on Buffalo Lake on Saturday, February 9, despite below-zero temps and...
The Buffalo boys’ hockey team killed two birds with one stone following an 8-1 home win last Saturday over arch-rival St. Michael-Albertville. The victory clinched the Bison’s first conference title...

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