The Drummer

North Wright County (NWC) junior forward Sydney Lemke scored twice, including the game-winning goal in a 3-2 overtime road win last Dec. 11 at Buffalo. In Tuesday’s rematch, it was Lemke again doing the damage in a 3-1 home win at STMA Arena. The victory clinched the second straight Mississippi 8...
Buffalo and St. Cloud Tech have played some memorable basketball games in years past. Most notable, the classic five-overtime thriller in the 2014 section championship game that Buffalo won 83-75. Three seasons later, it was the Tigers turn to end the Bison’s season in a 65-56 overtime win in the...
Milestones came in all shapes and sizes at last Friday’s wrestling quadrangular at Totino-Grace High School. The host Eagles posted a perfect 3-0 record, which included a 51-18 victory over Buffalo. The Bison went 1-2 on the night, opening with a 42-28 loss to Orono, and concluding with a 54-27...
The Buffalo Dance Team saved its best for last. Unfortunately for the Bison, their best came among some of the state’s best in last Saturday’s Section 2-3A Tournament at Edina High School. Wayzata, the defending state champion in Jazz, placed first in this year’s section tourney with a rank score...
Michael Bialke, 67 Michael (Mike) Severyn Bialke passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 21. He was born on April 22, 1951 in Minneapolis.  Mike was a local professional painter in Buffalo for 30+ years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mike is survived by: his mother, Ceceila Bialke...
Valentine’s Day, what a special day it is. It’s the day you show your love and affection for that special someone in you life; wives and husbands, boyfriends to girlfriends. It’s a day that long-stem roses are popular. Maybe a heart-shaped box of candy, and jewelry, Valentine cards with a special...
Birthday Leona Henson 80th Birthday Open House Leona Henson, of Buffalo, will be celebrating her 80th Birthday with an Open House on Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Rockford Township Hall, 3039 Dague Ave. SE, Buffalo, MN 55313. No gifts, please. (P7, D10)  ...
Snow removal was commonplace across the state earlier this week, evidenced by workers in downtown Buffalo hauling snow away. Sunday’s snowfall brought with it chilling temperatures for the week, a byproduct of artic blasts from both Alaska and Canada. Minnesota was right in the middle of it, with...
Richard “Dick” Sonstegard was named Minnesota Fair person of the year recently at the Minnesota Federation of County Fairs annual conference and convention on January 19, in Bloomington Minnesota.  Richard, of Howard Lake, represents Wright County Fair in District 6. Dick has given continued...
For decades, a fixture of Wright County government has been the county board of commissioners convening meetings at 9 a.m. every Tuesday – with the exception of conflicts with holidays or five Tuesdays falling in a given month. However, as part of the ongoing transition in the structure of Wright...

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For years, Wright County has debated the merits of operating county government with a county coordinator as opposed to a county administrator. At the Jan. 15th meeting of the Wright County Board, the...
In preparation for future developments coming to the city, the Montrose City Council on Monday, January 14, approved several changes to the park land dedication ordinance. The changes allow...
I wanted to take this time to thank the citizens of Wright County for putting their trust and faith in me as the Sheriff of Wright County.  When my wife, Tammy and I moved to Wright County nearly 25...
Many years ago, I saw what looked like a completely white red-tailed hawk in the area around the nature center where I have worked for the past 30 years. Occasionally, I would get a call from someone...
When you’ve spent your whole life in one area, it’s hard to sit idly by and watch the community around you change without taking part in it – for most people, that is. However, a life of service is...
Scoring 1,000 points isn’t uncommon in high school basketball. Scoring 1,000 points as a junior is. Needing 10 points to reach 1,000 in his career, Buffalo junior Matt Willert’s milestone score came...
The first experience playing in St. Michael-Albertville’s new hockey arena was a memorable one for Buffalo and its fans. Jake Braccini’s goal with 1:44 remaining in overtime gave the Bison a dramatic...
It was an all-around good performance in Buffalo’s first gymnastics meet following the holiday break. Led by top scores on vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise, Buffalo improved to 3-...
Buffalo senior wrestler Erin Bersie couldn’t stop crying following her 152-pound matchup in last Thursday’s 42-34 home defeat to Big Lake. Trailing in her match 9-0 to Big Lake’s Lance Christensen,...
If you ask anyone who knows anything about yours truly, they’d probably give you one of three answers: firstly, that I’ve got a loud and colorful personality; two, that I am 100% in love with Jesus;...

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