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Last week to get out on the ice - check before you go on it. Sunfish and Crappies on Maple Lake, Rock Lake, Granite Lake, Big Swan, Lake Sylvia, Clearwater, Limestone, Indian, Sugar & Lake Marie. Catching them on wax worms, minnows & euro larvae. Fishing for Northerns on Lake Mille Lacs...
LaVelle Dick, 79 LaVelle Mona Dick, age 79, of Monticello, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020 at the Maple Grove Hospital. She was born on March 18, 1940 in Verona, North Dakota to Oscar and Goldea (Weisenhunter) Qualley. LaVelle was united in marriage to Gordon Clair Dick on May 29, 1959 in...
Covid-19
Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the "Click It To Win It" contest is postponed until further notice. Thank you and stay safe!
Auteur Access by Miriam Orr
There is a dramatic and finely-crafted scene in Star Wars Episode III, “Revenge of the Sith,” with Queen Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman). While maintaining a seat in the Galactic Republic as a voice for her world, Amidala speaks out against the Galactic Republic’s vote to instill a dictator,...
Graduations Southwest Minnesota State University    The following student graduated following the summer 2019 semester.    St. Michael -  Brooke Ann Baune, BS, Exercise Science.    The following students graduated following the fall  2019 semester.    Buffalo -  Dana R. Pearson, BS, Early Childhood...
Easter
With Easter quickly approaching, and in light of the crisis surrounding COVID-19, the Wright County Journal-Press and The Drummer would like to remind readers to continue social distancing and self-quarantine practices throughout the holiday season. We wish you a happy Easter, and good health in...
Click or tap to view the livestream! https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/features/webcams/eaglecam/index.html With so much uncertainty in the world, it is important to focus on the positive things that happen every day.  Nature is a place where we can still depend on finding beauty, serenity and joy. ...
COVID-19 has negatively impacted many parts of society. One such area is food. By mid-afternoon on Sunday, it was hard to find bread on the shelves at any of the grocery stores around Buffalo. Cub Foods was no exception. (Submitted photo)
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has confirmed the first COVID-19 case in Wright County, a person in their 80’s. The individual has a history of out of state travel. The individual started to feel ill upon their return and was hospitalized but is feeling well. The individual will be...
Governor Tim Walz, on Monday, March 16, issued an order for bars, restaurants, theatres, museums, health clubs, coffeehouses and other “places of public accommodation and amusement” to temporarily close as an emergency measure to contain the spread of COVID-19. The virus, already confirmed in 60...

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Click or tap to view the livestream! https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/features/webcams/eaglecam/index.html With so much uncertainty in the world, it is important to focus on the positive things that...
COVID-19 has negatively impacted many parts of society. One such area is food. By mid-afternoon on Sunday, it was hard to find bread on the shelves at any of the grocery stores around Buffalo. Cub Foods was no exception. (Submitted photo)
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has confirmed the first COVID-19 case in Wright County, a person in their 80’s. The individual has a history of out of state travel. The individual started to...
Governor Tim Walz, on Monday, March 16, issued an order for bars, restaurants, theatres, museums, health clubs, coffeehouses and other “places of public accommodation and amusement” to temporarily...
“We are a government,” said Buffalo City Administrator Mert Auger. “We have to keep the lights on, the water running, and the public safe.” Near the beginning of the Buffalo City Council meeting on...
A state of emergency for Wright County was declared by the Board of Wright County Commissioners on Tuesday morning, following a cue by the state of Minnesota, which has been put under a similar state...
“The very first moon picture I tried was with my new 5.1” telescope and iPhone SE in Oct. 2019. It was taken through my dining room window,” writes Andrew “Andy” Flugaur, in his description of the above photo. The Annandale resident has been studying and trying his hand at astrophotography for a little over two years, using little more than a telescope and old iPhone cameras. (Photos courtesy of Andrew Flugaur)
As you sit for coffee, signs of spring are just beginning to unfold, the sky a brilliant blue. The sun shines brightly overhead, snow melting away beneath its warm rays. There is not a single cloud...
Trey Longstreet scored 22 points in Delano’s 80-51 victory over Fridley in last Thursday’s Section 5-3A title game at STMA. (Photo by Brianna Burnham)
A little less than 12 hours after cutting the nets at St. Michael-Albertville High School gymnasium down, the Delano boys’ basketball team found the nets would not be going back up. With the COVID-19...
As COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, the Minnesota State High School League has closed all schools effective from Wednesday, March 18 to Friday, March 27, 2020. For activities, no scrimmages,...
Buffalo seniors embrace Head Coach Josh Ortmann after receiving their Section 8AAAA runner-up trophy following last Thursday’s 54-52 loss to Maple Grove. Pictured (left-right): Brandon Maatz, Tony Dahl, Ortmann, Trevor Johnson, and Matthew Willert. (Photo by Rob LaPlante)
Senior Matthew Willert’s last high school basketball game for Buffalo was a memorable one – some good, some not so good. On a night he scored 30 points and eclipsed the 2,000-career mark, it was...
With the state shutting down all classes until at least Friday, March 27 due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the Journal-Press will continue to publish a modified version of the Sports and School...

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