The Drummer

It’s pretty rare that I get to review a movie before it hits theatres, but I suppose that’s what happens when you’re fortunate enough for advanced screenings. Me, being one of those fortunate souls, attended a special screening of Bumblebee, the Transformers film which is slated to release on...
Timothy Aulwes, 63 Timothy Paul Aulwes, 63, of Maple Lake, passed away on Thursday, December 13, at his residence. He was born on November 26, 1955 in Minneapolis the son of Paul J. and Adeline M. (Miland) Aulwes. On August 6, 1988, Timothy P. Aulwes and Debra J. Benson were joined in holy marriage...
On December 8, the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce seized the opportunity to snap some beautiful pictures of the frost, which visted Buffalo early Saturday morning. Pictured above is Fourth Avenue NW, with a gorgeous display of white canopies over the street, a true testament of the holiday season well...
On December 15 and 16, see the Christmas story come to life at Buffalo Covenant Church! From 5 to 7 p.m., there will be a Living Nativity present to take you on an interactive, walk-through journey that is sure to make you smile. Character portrayals of wisemen, shepherds, soldiers, angels, Mary,...
For the last five years, the Wright County Board of Commissioners have argued the merits of having a county coordinator or a county administrator. It appeared as though the matter was going to be decided at the Dec. 11 meeting of the county board, but, it seems clear that there remains a divide. At...
On Monday, December 10, the Montrose City Council approved adding $112,664 to the city’s tax levy, a ten percent increase over last year. The 2019 budget, which determines the tax levy, shows some minor changes with small increases or decreases in the various funds, but $100,000 was added to the...
“Everything happens for a reason.” At first acknowledgment, it seems passive and thoughtless; a convenient answer to get oneself off the hook of the sticky and difficult conversation. However, when we give it deeper thought, it is truly a selfless and courageous answer – one that looks at trials,...
Every year at this time, I tell myself I’m not going to bake so many cookies. I enjoy giving my cookies to loved ones. When I give to others, I feel the warmth that comes from demonstrating my appreciation of them, in the form of a thoughtful gift, I baked myself. I remind myself every day, that I...
After traveling nearly 500 miles in two days, the offense finally awoke during the third period of last Saturday’s road game at Moorhead. After being shutout 3-0 the prior evening in Roseau, the Bison girls’ hockey team responded with a 6-2 road win in Saturday’s afternoon game at Moorhead. Jada...
Five Bison wrestlers reached the podium in last Saturday’s Ethan Herman Memorial Tournament last Saturday at Chanhassen High School. Among the five, three stood at the top. Despite wrestling with six open weights, Buffalo was still able to produce 120 points, and a fourth-place finish in this year’...

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On Monday, November 26, the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School Board heard from Gary Kawlewski, Director of Finance and Operations for District #877, regarding enrollment projections for 2019-20....
Every now and then, nature comes up with a rare or unusual condition. I ran across one of these and had a chance to spend some time photographing it -- a young white-tailed deer with a genetic...
It would be interesting to watch a game of “Follow the Leader” these days at a Buffalo boys’ hockey practice. With 20 returning varsity players on this year’s roster, experience shouldn’t be a factor...
After a 3-0 start, the Buffalo girls’ hockey team experienced their first tie and first defeat of the season. In both games, the Bison blew a third-period lead, and both games, they fell victim to a...
This year’s junior class on the Buffalo boys’ basketball team is a big reason for the recent turnaround. After two straight 6-21 seasons, the Bison return four starters off last year’s squad that...
Christmas is coming! At your holiday party, you will want to welcome family and friends in from the cold with steaming mugs of delicious hot drinks.   Merry Mulled Cider 7 c. apple cider or juice 1...
I had every intention of cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year with my mom. However, intentions don’t necessarily translate into definite action, and on the morning of last Thursday, I can say with...
Winter has certainly come knocking in Buffalo, as seen above, where a thin layer of ice has set over Buffalo Lake. While weeks away from proper ice-fishing conditions, the first official ice has made...
After working on the plan for a year-and-a-half, the Hanover City Council approved the city’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan on Wednesday, November 14. The plan came to the council after the Planning...
The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce welcomes in the holiday on December 1 with the annual Deck the Halls event.  Start your day out by shopping local/shopping small.   Keep your independent business...

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