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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 of emergency in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. County commissioners opened the meeting...
“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 in view. The air is cool and clear, a perfect day to be outside. A perfect day, it seems, for...
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 virus dominating the news, it was announced early last Friday morning that the Minnesota State High...
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, competitions, practices, training sessions or participation with other member school programs is not allowed...
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 three shots late in last Thursday’s Section 8-4A championship game at Monticello against top-seeded...
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 News section. Typically, the section is around four pages, but with sports and school activities...
STMA’s Mackenzie Kramer (right) dribbles by a defender in a 67-58 state quarterfinal victory over Lakeville North. In the background is Head Coach Kent Hamre. (Photo by Rob LaPlante)
The final game for the St. Michael-Albertville girls’ basketball team proved to be the state’s final one. The No. 3 seeded Knights were defeated 78-59 by No. 2 seed Farmington in last Thursday’s Class 4A state semifinal game at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Generally, the state’s final game is...

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Even without social distancing, Minnesota gardeners get a little stir crazy this time of year. We are teased by 60 degree days, warm sun and snow melt. We're itching to rake our grass and clean up...
From Deseret News   Learn at home Scholastic published an online resource that offers day-to-day projects to keep children reading, thinking and growing during the self-quarantine. “Even when schools...
We've rounded up a list of activities for parents and kids to do together between those e-learning assignments.     Spend 30 mins each day learning a new topic     Bake something every day     Write...
The Best Homemade Playdough Recipe Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 5 mins Total Time: 10 mins Keyword: homemade playdough, playdough, playdough recipe   Servings: 1 batch of playdough   Ingredients 1 ...
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Be sure to check out our March Click It To Win It contest on our website at www.thedrummer.com, for a chance to win $100. We are asking you to share your Favorite Easter Meal Recipe. If you have a...
Once the snow melts, trash is revealed.
Even if we get the snow forecast for this week, spring is in the air. Most of this winter’s snow has melted, revealing the dormant grass and plants. Tulips and daffodils pierce the thawing soil with...

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