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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 garden beds. Spring ahead daylight savings time means it's still light out after the workday (...
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 are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys,” the...
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 a letter and/or email to a different friend or family member each day     Races of various kinds in...
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 cup flour 2 tsp cream of tartar 1/2 cup salt 1 tbsp cooking oil Olive oil or vegetable oil 1 cup water...
Roger Grant, 91 Roger A. Grant, age 91, of Buffalo, died Friday, February 14, 2020 at Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo. SERVICES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. Full obituary ran in a prior publication of the paper. Please check www.dingmannfuneral.com for updates. Obituary, Guestbook, Video Tribute &...
Pressure-Cooker Spanish Chili
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 special story or tradition, please include that. Photos are welcome! The deadline to enter is...
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 determination. The ground has a bit of a green glow to it as the tiniest of plants emerge; it looks...
Auteur Access by Miriam Orr
There’s an inevitable scene in just about every movie, when things truly begin to feel hopeless and the protagonists have given up. You know the one – where everyone is told to “Go home, hold your families,” and wait for the end to come. This COVID-19 issue almost feels that way. People have...
NOTICE: For the safety of the community: The Wright County Journal-Press & The Drummer will continue to answer phone calls and emails regarding advertising, news releases and subscriptions during regular business hours. However, we will not be allowing the public into our front office, for your...

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Auteur Access by Miriam Orr
There’s an inevitable scene in just about every movie, when things truly begin to feel hopeless and the protagonists have given up. You know the one – where everyone is told to “Go home, hold your...
NOTICE: For the safety of the community: The Wright County Journal-Press & The Drummer will continue to answer phone calls and emails regarding advertising, news releases and subscriptions during...
From left: Princess Isabella Vega, Miss Buffalo Josephine Imes, and Princess Elizabeth Votava. See more photos inside this week’s Wright County Journal-Press Weekly Feature. (Photo by Miriam Orr)
It was a perfect day to plunge at Buffalo Lake on Saturday, March 7, where locals gathered to support Special Olympics Minnesota in the 2020 Polar Plunge. Buffalo exceeded its fundraising goal, with...
The open house is the first step in updating the 2007 Downtown Vision Plan. (Photo by Doug Voerding)
On Tuesday, March 10, the City of Buffalo hosted an open house to seek the opinions of residents on how they envision downtown Buffalo in the future. Above, Amy Wittmann, Judy Sandeen (back to camera...
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that there were no injuries reported at the scene of the fire, and the cause appears to have been an electrical issue. (Photo submitted by Jeff Grotte)
On Thursday, March 5, fire crews from the cities of Monticello, Buffalo, and Maple Lake responded to a raging fire at Dan and Jerry’s Greenhouse, located on Cahill Avenue in Monticello Township....
The proposed inclusion of a dental clinic in the new Wright County Government got a big boost Tuesday when a bill introduced at the Minnesota State Legislature (House File 3644) got a hearing before...
With concerns growing about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Wright County Public Health has established a link the county’s website home page. The link is on the left side of the main page...
When the sun shines, Minnesota plunges! Arctic plunge season is in full swing across the state, and Buffalo had its chance on Saturday, March 7, with the 2020 Polar Plunge benefitting Special Olympics. Around 275 plungers jumped into the frigid waters of Buffalo Lake, including Sheriff Sean Deringer (left) and Deputy Matt Treichler (right). (Photos by Miriam Orr)
Skies were clear, and the waters of Buffalo Lake were (not so) warm on Saturday, March 7, as locals gathered at Buffalo Lake for the 2020 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. Returning for its fourth...
Junior guard Antonio Bluiett (left) and senior forward Trevor Johnson (right) celebrate Buffalo’s 86-71 Section 8-4A semifinal victory over Moorhead last Saturday at St. Cloud Tech. (Photo by Rob LaPlante)
With 1:28 remaining in last Saturday’s Section 8-4A semifinal boys basketball game, the chant “mashed potatoes” came reigning down from the Buffalo High School student section. The good-natured chant...
Delano teammates Jesse Peterson (left) and Gunnar Paulson (right) celebrate Peterson’s  opening goal in a 5-2 loss to Mahtomedi in the Class A state quarterfinal game on Wednesday, March 4, at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. (Photo by Brianna Burnham)
The Delano boys’ hockey team has yet to win a game at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, yet, put them at 3M Arena at Mariucci in Minneapolis, and the Tigers remain perfect. A 5-2 defeat to eventual...

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