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“It’s wonderful to be recognized,” said Amelia Neaton. “We are a small farm doing great things.” Nick Neaton said, “We are a different kind of farm, a small farm that operates differently than the traditional Wright County farm. This is an opportunity for us to showcase our farm, to showcase our...
If sports return this summer, this year’s St. Cloud Rox baseball team will have a St. Michael flavor to it. Jack Kelly and Will Anderson were both first-year teammates this past spring for the Gopher baseball squad. Anderson is a true freshman. Kelly is a junior transfer from Northwestern of the...
While the high school and American Legion baseball leagues canceled their 2020 spring/summer season, the Minnesota Baseball Association has made a pitch to keep their season alive. MBA sent two letters in early May to Governor Tim Walz and State Legislators making a plea to keep the amateur...
Noah VanderKooi (front) and Tyler Bruder (left)  of the Buffalo boys’ lacrosse team celebrate one of VanderKooi’s three goals in a thrilling 7-5 road win on April 25, 2014 at Providence Academy. The Bison trailed the Lions 5-2 midway through the fourth quarter, before VanderKooi and the Bison...
Mae Campion, 92 Mae Loretta Campion, age 92, of Buffalo, MN and Sun Lakes, AZ, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2020. Mae was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, James P. Campion, and her infant son, Loren John Campion. Mae is survived by her adoring children, Susan Lake [Cliff], James M...
Ginger-Peach Soda
Here are a few more tasty recipes for a Memorial Day barbeque or picnic. If you have a recipe that you would like to share, we would love to hear from you! Recipes, with photo (and a short story/history), if available, can be submitted to ads@thedrummer.com. Ginger-Peach Soda 1 c. sugar 2 T....
Ramps emerging in early April, one of the first woodland plants.Photo: Shane Bugeja     Growing up in Iowa, I remember the first green thing I would see after three (maybe four) snowy months was wild ramps (Allium tricoccum). We were fortunate to have a significant part of the backyard in...
Winter is a time when you assume you get a respite from the insects of summer. While that is true most of the time, you may still cross paths with a few insects. A variety of insects use buildings to hide in when it gets cold and can be seen walking around your home even in the dead of winter. One...

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Buffalo’s Coborn’s building was a pile of bricks on Tuesday, October 2, after beginning destruction on Tuesday, September 25. The building’s demolition has been discussed among city officials for a...
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...

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