The Drummer

Spring is filled with so many cool and interesting natural things. The earth is awaking after a long and frozen sleep. Each year, I am surprised when I hear my first frogs’ calling. It always seems too early or far too cold for frogs to be active, and yet, there they are. When the snow melts and...
Schedule will feature some of state’s top teams   The last time the Buffalo baseball team played an official high school varsity game came in the 2019 Section 8AAAA championship game against Rogers at Cold Spring. Buffalo lost that game 6-3, sending the Royals to their first-ever state tournament....
The University of Wisconsin–Stout Blue Devils will add a hint of purple to its lineup when three members of the 2020-21 Buffalo girls’ soccer team will continue their academic and athletic careers in the fall of 2021. Carly Kauffman, and identical twins sisters Lauren and Lexi Boyd were three of 11...
Head Coach Ben Watkins is not afraid to let the players decide who and where fits in his boys tennis lineup. “We like to do some mini-matches the first couple days of practice,” said Watkins, who has the luxury of returning seven players this season with varsity experience, despite missing the...
Pets are beloved members of many families. So it's no surprise that so many pet owners place such a great emphasis on raising healthy pets, often going to great lengths to provide nutritious foods for their furry friends and protecting them from a host of dangers, including heartworm. What is...
Public health guidelines advising people to wear masks have proven effective at slowing the spread of COVID-19, but such recommendations have led to some unforeseen and unwanted side effects. For example, wearing masks that cover the lower portion of the face has led to an uptick in instances of...
Garlic makes a delicious addition to various meals. Though some people may avoid garlic because of its potential to contribute to bad breath, doing so means people may miss out on some surprising health benefits produced by this powerful, if pungent, bulb. 1. Garlic bolsters the immune system. A...
Despite the nice weather last weekend, most of the bays, channels, boat harbors, and other spring crappie spots still aren’t holding big bunches of panfish. Until water temperatures improve several more degrees, anglers can look for crappies suspended just outside of those areas. Little Jim's Bait...

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The Easter bunny is a tradition that has been passed down for centuries. Symbolizing fertility and wealth, the Easter bunny became a holiday standard in Germany during the 16th century. The custom of...
Easter is a significant holiday for Christians across the globe. Though Easter Sunday is when faithful Christians gather to celebrate their faith, the week preceding Easter Sunday is full of...
Welcome to the 2020/2021 EagleCam Season!   https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/features/webcams/eaglecam/index.html   Winter storms and postal cutbacks may have slowed deliveries across much of the nation,...
Last weekend there were some very limited ice fishing options, but those have quickly come to an end. Shorelines on most lakes have deteriorated and main lake ice has become soft very fast as well....
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Oak savanna has lost over 99% of its historic range—how can we restore this imperiled ecosystem? Graduate researcher Austin Yantes...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Jumping worms, Amynthas spp., are a genus of invasive earthworms new to Minnesota. Farmers should learn about jumping worms and the...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   After the first couple of warm sunny days in March, we start to get the emails. “Is it still okay to prune my oak trees, or should I be...
Easter is almost here! This week we have a few more ideas for a tasty Easter meal. If you have a favorite dish, that you would like to share, we would love to hear from you! Recipes, with photo (and...

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