The Drummer

As the carnival pulls away, leaving Sturges Park and Buffalo Lake’s beach oddly empty, we say goodbye to yet another successful Buffalo Days celebration. The city has returned to its usual busyness, the electric excitement of summer festivities fading with Sunday’s close. Buffalo Days, which began...
It took three trips before the Wright County Board of Commissioners, but for residents of Silver Creek Township, they struck a victory as the county board voted 3-1 at its June 18 meeting to require that an Environmental Assessment Worksheet be completed by Valley Paving for the operation of an...
The Buffalo City Council on Monday, June 17, expected to discuss and approve the Planned Unit Development (PUD) and the final plat for a 60-unit apartment building at 204 – 1st Avenue NW, the old St. Francis Xavier School site. But the discussion focused on the action of the Planning Commission...
Last year, Tate Schwagler of Mandan, North Dakota, held on strong during the bareback riding competition on the opening day of the PRCA Buffalo Rodeo. This year’s rodeo celebrates 65 years, and is June 20-22. Buy tickets online or in Buffalo off Highway 55 at Buffalo Country Store. Discounted...
I’ve been spending a lot of time out on my boat photographing loons, grebes, pelicans and other birds this spring. So, it was fun when I came across something else that was just as photogenic, but perhaps not as endearing. It doesn’t have any feathers and has considerably more legs. It was a...
Festivities finish strong with fireworks, the Grande Parade, and the 2019-20 Coronation  
Carter Vogt has become one of the North Star League’s most reliable pitchers in recent years playing for the Buffalo Bulldogs. For Vogt, one of his secrets to success is following a simple philosophy. “One thing I always say is ‘baseball is fun,’ Vogt said. “I say it as a joke a lot of the time,...
John Russett was in eighth grade when he first stepped foot on Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids. Russett had just finishing his eighth grade school year. Older brother Tom was a sophomore for the Buffalo boys’ golf team, which qualified for the 2015 Class 3A state tournament. In customary...
Sofia Morin summed up her performance best when asked about her two-day score of 165 at last week’s Class 3A girls’ state golf tournament at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids. “My short game fell a little short,” said Morin, who shot an opening-round score of 81 on June 11. She followed that up with an...
There were plenty of eye-opening results from this year’s State Trap Shooting Championships June 10-18 at Alexandria Shooting Park. With over 330 teams and 8,300 student-athletes, Buffalo’s score of 479 qualified them for this Friday’s MSHSL state tournament on June 21 at Minneapolis Gun Club in...

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I remember when I went to school. Some of us walked, some rode a mule, to that one-room school upon a hill. Our one teacher had 40 scholars. Her monthly wages was 60 dollars. She taught eight grades...
I don’t know about you, but I can’t remember the day I told my parents about my lifelong dream to own horses.  I was so young, I probably didn’t even know how to spell “horses” properly, much less...
Buffalo Days is almost here! Beginning the day at 7:30 a.m. will be the Fly-In Breakfast and Car Show on June 9.  Come enjoy a tasty hot breakfast at the airport, while watching planes take off and...
It’s no secret that Minnesota has seen quite a bit of moisture already this year. With a mid-April blizzard leaving the water table across the state at a higher-than-usual level, coupled with almost...
In the middle of May, John Uecker, chairman of the Albion Township Board, sat around fewer people that could comprise a standard jury. Their goal was to get enough signatures on a petition to stop...
“I prayed for love one lonely night; a prayer sincere, serene. An hour later as I stood in line,  I turned and faced a dream. As eyes met and hands touched, my thanks I sent to One above; For in that...
Leading by one stroke after 18 holes, the Buffalo boys’ golf team finished second to Alexandria in last week’s Section 8-3A tournament at Headwaters Country Club in Park Rapids. The Bison’s total of...
If one word best describes this year’s Section 8-4A baseball tournament, it likely would be “crazy.” If one word best describes the first three games of the same tournament for Buffalo, it too, would...
It was supposed to be a down year – a rebuilding year. The impact lost from the departure of the 2018 senior class brought out the doubters, and rightfully so. Spotty pitching and defense, combined...
There will be plenty of runners wearing Bison purple on the track this weekend at Hamline University – 13 to be exact. Leading Buffalo’s track and field teams was Isaac Basten, who landed on the top...

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