The Drummer

The City of Buffalo is moving ahead with the financing for a new fire station and for the reconstruction of Douglas Drive and the streets in the Southeast Area Phase III. The Buffalo City Council on Monday, April 15, called for the sale of the bonds scheduled for May 20 with the approval of the...
On May 11, 1858, the territory of Minnesota officially became a state. It is one of 28 states whose name is derived from Native American origins. “Mni” is the Dakota word for water, while ‘Sota’ has been known to have varying interpretations, depending on who you ask, according to WCCO. Meaning...
Ruth Clarke is hoping to get the maximum out of the minimum this spring as Head Coach of the Buffalo Coyotes Adapted Softball team. With only seven rostered players, the Coyotes will play this spring with the minimum required players to field an official lineup. In year two as a co-op with...
At the conclusion of Monday’s 10-5 season-opening road defeat at Delano, Buffalo boys’ lacrosse Head Coach Joey Hartfiel couldn’t help but crack a small joke. Delano’s 10th goal with 54.5 seconds remaining in the game was actually an own goal, scored by Buffalo’s goalie Gunnar VanLith, who...
With an assist from the boys team, the Buffalo girls’ lacrosse team scored a 14-4 season-opening home win Tuesday night over Delano. The road game officially goes down as a home win for the Bison (1-0), as the site changed earlier that day due to what was deemed as unplayable field conditions at...
The Buffalo baseball team posted a 12-0 home win Tuesday afternoon in five innings over Princeton. While the runs came fast and furious early on, it were the runs that didn’t cross home plate that made starting pitcher Noah Christenson most proud. Up 4-0 after one inning and 12-0 after two,...
Some days I spend most of my time looking for something I mis-placed, or searching for a certain recipe I know I just saw in one of my cookbooks, laying right on my desk. Sometimes I find this great sounding recipe, that I want to try to make for supper, it sounded so good, and I know I have all...
Kent Bogren, 52 Kent Jorgen Bogren aka “Swede,” 52, a longtime resident of Buffalo, and more recently Hutchinson, passed away on March 23, 2019 at Hennepin County Medical Center due to injuries suffered in an automobile collision. A celebration of Kent’s life will be held 6:30-8:30 pm on Tuesday,...
“Dumbo” has long been one of my favorite Disney films; it’s one that my family has watched many times. I’ve shed a lot of tears over Dumbo’s “Baby Mine” scene, where he cries big sad tears as he sways gently in the crook of his imprisoned mother’s trunk, and I’ve laughed a lot of laughs as the...
Anniversary 60th Anniversary Melvin and Marian Botzet, formerly of Rockford, will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on April 23, 2019.  Congratulations and love from your family: Bev, Verlon, Zach, Kate, Ena, Brenda, Chuck, Vanessa, Brian, Noel, Bernie, Andrew and Bernice.  Above, the...

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On April 6, at the Maple Lake American Legion, three girls from Howard Lake were crowned as the 2019-20 Wright County Dairy Princesses. From left to right are: Princesses Bethany Kozitka, Elizabeth...
For more than 30 years, the Wright County Board of Commissioners have met four Tuesdays a month and, in some form – whether via VHS tape, DVD video or live streaming – has been broadcast to residents...
The 877 Scholarship Foundation 25th Annual Pork Chop Feed, which was scheduled  for Thursday, April 11, has been postponed. Due to the forecasted storm, this event has been rescheduled for Thursday...
A new developer has stepped forward, interested in purchasing the Preserve of Montrose development, currently owned by the city. To accommodate the developer, the Montrose City Council on Monday,...
Driving down a dirt road in the dark, I pull over and put my truck in park. The engine falls silent. It is pitch black outside. The moon had already set, leaving the sky dark and dotted with about a...
By Rob LaPlanteWhile Buffalo High School prepares for next year’s transformation from the Mississippi 8 to the Lake Conference, only one school sport will be changing sections. The latest MSHSL board...
Make no mistake about it, last year was a magical season for the Buffalo girls’ lacrosse team. While their playoff run ended one game short of qualifying for the program’s first-ever state tournament...
This year’s Buffalo boys’ lacrosse team is not lacking in talent. The Bison return five of their top-six leading scorers from last year’s team that finished 8-5 overall. Senior Egan Mills, along with...
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...
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...

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