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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...
The first-ever Kites on Ice event is coming to Buffalo on Saturday, February 9! From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in downtown Buffalo, be sure to seize the high-flying opportunity to fly your own kite, and watch others demonstrate their skills! At the event will be the opportunity to make your own kites...
Buffalo High School’s One Act Play, “The Diviners” received a starred performance in last Saturday’s Mississippi 8 Festival at Big Lake. Performing in this scene is Jennie Mae (Victoria Herda, middle), who converses with her little brother (Emily Kern, left), while C.C. Showers (Patrick Stonecipher...
The City of Buffalo is purchasing nearly $1 million in much-needed equipment. A new fire truck and a new police squad car are now being financed after the Buffalo City Council on Tuesday, January 22, awarded a lease purchase financing agreement to KleinBank, now Old National Bank. The rescue pumper...
When a city or county or state puts out bids for projects or studies, it often goes to the bidder who comes in with the lowest bid. However, sometimes a working relationship with a company or organization can carry a little more weight. At the Jan. 22 meeting of the Wright County Board of...
We all had grand dreams when we were kids.  For some, they dreamed of traveling the far reaches of space as astronauts, while others just wanted to pilot the rocket ship. Others wanted to be cowboys, firemen, or police officers; models, singers, and movie stars being not far behind. Marine...
It was no mystery who last Thursday’s opponent was for the Buffalo boys’ basketball team. Owners of a 12-0 record and No. 2 ranking in Class 3A coming in, Princeton was just one of nine teams in the entire state to own an undefeated record. “Oh yeah, we were looking forward to it,” said Bison...
Ten teams competed in this year’s Buffalo Gymnastics Invitational. Among the 10, half compete in Section 8AA. With the section tourney less than a month away, Buffalo, Brainerd, Elk River, Moorhead, and Sauk Rapids-Rice got a sneak-peek at this year’s competition. Less than seven points separated...
Last Thursday’s 6-0 home win over Rogers was an emotional evening for members of the Buffalo boys’ hockey team, particularly for sophomore forward Jordan Zelenak. Not long after the game’s opening faceoff, Zelenak was one of many who watched in stunned silence, as senior teammate Brett Hanson...
Year one for the Buffalo Coyotes co-op Adapted Floor Hockey team was a learning experience for everyone. Head Coach Ruth Clarke is hoping to build off last year’s highs, which saw the inaugural team finish 3-9 overall. Clarke, and assistant coaches Dale Gilmer and Brooke Ziwicki have already seen...

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Because of industry and economic realities, the Wright County Journal-Press and The Drummer are making changes to the weekly production routine. Since the 1920’s, this company has handled all...
I’ve mentioned before that if I were pressed to choose a western to watch, it’d be a Clint Eastwood one – specifically, The Outlaw Josey Wales. What that says about me as a person, I haven’t quite...
After a less-than-white Christmas, snow arrived on the scene across the state, just in time to ring in the New Year. Minnesota was expected to drop 40 degrees in 24 hours on Monday, December 31,...
For the most part, 2018 was a year the Wright County Board of Commissioners is glad to see over. In early summer, it became apparent to them that the county’s budget and levy were going to need to...
The Star Tribune reported on January 1 that 19-year -old Noah Johnson, of Big Lake, was killed after his vehicle spun into another vehicle’s path just northwest of the Twin Cities. The other motorist...
If you’re a Buffalonian, or are around the area, you might be familiar with Buffalo’s Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau – or, you might be one of many who just don’t really get what a Chamber...
In past years, the Schwan’s Cup has been anything but tasty for the Buffalo girls’ hockey team. Owners of a 3-6 record the past three years at the annual holiday tournament at the Schwan’s Super Rink...
This year’s Buffalo Basketball Invitational turned into Wright County bragging rights. With snowy weather forcing Pipestone to decline its invitation, the invite came down to a triangular between...
Given his submitted lineup, a 15th place finish in this year’s Rumble on the Red Wrestling Tournament in Fargo, ND, was something Bison Head Coach Ben Presler could be proud of. Supplying most of...

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