The Drummer

It took 24 games for last year’s Buffalo softball team to suffer its fourth defeat. It took one week for this year’s squad to reach that same total in a 1-4 start. While this year’s team has some of the same nucleus  still intact, most everybody in the lineup is experiencing a new role, including...
Abraham Benson, 43 Abraham K. “Abe” Benson, age 43, of Albertville, died Monday, April 1, 2019. He was born in Forest Lake, on April 26, 1975, the son of David J. and Susan K. (Karkhoff) Benson.  He honorably served his Country in the United States Army. On October 11, 1997 he was joined in holy...
I’m happy it’s Spring. The birds are chirping away, they are happy. The migrating birds are all back. Even people who we call “snowbirds” are returning. I love Minnesota for the seasons we have. I look forward to each season we happen to be in. With each season, our taste buds change. We now go...
As I slowed to stop at the intersection one day while driving home, I noticed a farmer had his tractor out and about. The sight wasn’t encouraging at all – his rig was stuck, and he was looking depressed; mud up to the wheel-wells in his farmyard. I had the simple thought that this was a typical...
Academic Honors Knox College Galesburg, IL The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the 2019 winter term. Delano - Rachel Ditty. Rockford - Tatiana Topoluk.
Flood waters from the South Fork of the Crow River in Delano and from the Crow River in Rockford and Hanover are receding. The National Weather Service in Minnesota estimated that on Sunday, March 31, and Monday, April 1, the river in Delano moved down into the moderate flood stage of 17.5 feet and...
For the last several months, the Wright County Board of Commissioners has danced around the issue of whether or not the county is going to invest in building a new Government Center. At the April 2 meeting of the board, it became obvious that the plan is to move forward quickly to finalize the...
More than a year ago, the Buffalo City Council authorized a study of the city’s housing market and how the city’s goals and policies best suit the community’s short-term and long-term residential needs. That study is now complete, and City Planner Steve Grittman of Northwest Associated Consultants...
Upcoming performances are this week: April 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 14 The play, which takes place largely on a lovely Southern veranda will transport you away from the winter that won’t go away, to a lovely setting in Georgia.  It will also warm your hearts, as you get to know the unique ladies of “...
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain   Perhaps one of the greatest authors in the history of literature, Mark Twain’s repertoire of stories include:  “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” “The...

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Buffalo and St. Cloud Tech have played some memorable basketball games in years past. Most notable, the classic five-overtime thriller in the 2014 section championship game that Buffalo won 83-75....
Milestones came in all shapes and sizes at last Friday’s wrestling quadrangular at Totino-Grace High School. The host Eagles posted a perfect 3-0 record, which included a 51-18 victory over Buffalo....
The Buffalo Dance Team saved its best for last. Unfortunately for the Bison, their best came among some of the state’s best in last Saturday’s Section 2-3A Tournament at Edina High School. Wayzata,...
Valentine’s Day, what a special day it is. It’s the day you show your love and affection for that special someone in you life; wives and husbands, boyfriends to girlfriends. It’s a day that long-...
Snow removal was commonplace across the state earlier this week, evidenced by workers in downtown Buffalo hauling snow away. Sunday’s snowfall brought with it chilling temperatures for the week, a...
Richard “Dick” Sonstegard was named Minnesota Fair person of the year recently at the Minnesota Federation of County Fairs annual conference and convention on January 19, in Bloomington Minnesota. ...
For decades, a fixture of Wright County government has been the county board of commissioners convening meetings at 9 a.m. every Tuesday – with the exception of conflicts with holidays or five...
After a less-than-white Christmas and New Year’s season, it seems winter is making up for its slow arrival by coming in with a bang all across the Midwest. Senior meteorologists with AccuWeather...
Exploring the desert at night ranks up there as one of my most favorite adventures. Recently, I was in the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona searching for the elusive Western Screech-Owl.  After...
It’s not a secret that life can be difficult. Whether you face financial difficulty, or you’re in a season of long-term illness, stress seems to be the most persistent emotion in the back of our...

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