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For many, Veterans Day is yet another day on the calendar that we can check off, load up the car, and plan for an extended weekend getaway. It’s a last-ditch effort to break out the grill and selection of occasion-worthy meats for an end-of-the-season cookout in front of the game, another workday...
The last high school race for five seniors on this year’s Buffalo boys’ cross country team ended with mixed emotions. With a score of 210, the Bison placed seventh in last Saturday’s Class AA state meet at St. Olaf in Northfield. The score and placement among the 16 state qualifying teams beat last...
This year’s roster features a lot of returning faces for the Bison girls’ hockey team – 14 to be exact. Ironically, the biggest turnover comes from atop. Gone is head coach Mark Nordvall. Replacing Nordvall is Dave Carothers, who spent the past couple years balancing his time between the boys and...
Add the girls’ cross country team to the list of recent champions at St. Michael-Albertville High School. With a score of 70, the Knights edged favored and defending state champion Wayzata’s 75 in last Saturday’s Class AA state tournament at St. Olaf in Northfield. The title wasn’t a huge upset....
Kathleen Braun, 87 Kathleen M. Braun, 87, of Annandale, died Thursday, November 1, at the Annandale Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 10, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Annandale with Fr. John Meyer as Celebrant. Private burial will be held at St....
By now, everyone who reads my column should know that I’m a pretty major movie enthusiast – if that’s a surprise to you, or this is your first time reading the column, this is both your welcoming and your warning. Take it as you will. And also, bear with me folks – maintaining a pretty icky cold...
Election Day is this coming Tuesday, Nov. 6.  Across the state, Minnesotans will gather to elect officials at legislative and local levels; making their voices heard in regard to the coming years of leadership. But voters will also be making decisions on representatives in Congress, state officials...
Stephen Braun of Buffalo is Minnesota’s newest lottery millionaire. On the morning of Thursday, October 25, he discovered that the Gopher 5 ticket he had purchased at from Buffalo Holiday or the Oct. 24 drawing matched all five numbers drawn to win the $1.8 million jackpot. “I couldn’t believe it,...
The last time the State of Minnesota launched something dealing with licensing was in the summer of 2017 with the MNLARS (Minnesota Licensing and Registration System) program. MNLARS, which dealt with the registration of vehicle titles, tabs and licenses under one uniform umbrella, was an...
There will be a taco benefit for Bill and Carol Hooper on Nov. 18 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Buffalo Community Center (206 Central Avenue, Buffalo). In August 2016, Bill underwent a triple bypass surgery with a heart valve transplant and a pacemaker/defibrillator. In May of this year, Bill...

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A week after winning the election for sheriff of Wright County, Sheriff-Elect Sean Deringer made his first appearance in that role before the Wright County Board of Commissioners and wasted little...
At long last, Buffalo has said goodbye to the Park Lane Apartments building on Montrose Blvd. Used for training of emergency personnel throughout 2018, demolition crews arrived on site last week to...
Fifth grade teacher Steve Bratulich was the one who had discovered a carefully-boxed American Flag in a Parkside Elementary closet. Inside the box was a letter describing where the flag had been...
The annual Tree of Hope will be hosted again at the Maple Lake Municipal Airport in Maple Lake, (seven miles west of Buffalo), on Saturday, December 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Since 1990, the Tree of...
It’s that time of year again – the time of turkey, smiles, and good times! Due to the observance of Thanksgiving on November 22, the Wright County Journal-Press and The Drummer will be closed. The...
The month of November is synonymous with cold, the beginning flurries of snow, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and the color orange. You might think that’s funny, but it is true! As the end of October...
The tradition of a roasted or grilled turkey adorns the tables in many homes on Thanksgiving. Not everyone likes turkey, and it’s okay to have chicken, beef or pork. Every year, I share a recipe for...
Six members of the Buffalo High School girls swim team are heading to the state tournament in two relays and two individual events after successes at the Section 8AA tournament last Friday and...
It seems like everything is new for the Buffalo High School Dance Team A new head coach. A new assistant coach. New team captains. Some new dancers. New music. And new choreography. “We see this year...
The Buffalo High School girls hockey team opened their season with a decisive win in a non-conference game against Orono last Thursday, November 8. Buffalo beat Orono 5 – 1. Coach Dave Carothers said...

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