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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 state champion Mahtomedi in the Class A quarterfinal game on Wednesday, March 4 at Xcel Energy Center...
March 03, 2020   Spring is just around the corner and now is the time to start seed indoors, especially if you want a specific kind of tomato, pepper, or impatiens flowers for your garden. Some seeds grow slowly, and others are quite rapid to germinate.  Get ready, set, go! How do you know when...
Marvin Balgaard, 88 Marvin Gilman Balgaard, 88, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2020 at the Garden House Memory Care Assisted Living in Winsted. Marvin was born on October 2, 1931 at home in Evansville, Minnesota to Melvin and Gladys (Bergan) Balgaard. He was the oldest of eight children:...
Sunfish and Crappies on Maple Lake, Rock Lake, Granite Lake, Big Swan, Lake Sylvia, Clearwater, Limestone, Indian, Sugar & Lake Marie. Catching them on wax worms, minnows & euro larvae. Fishing for Northerns on Lake Mille Lacs open until the end of March. Little Jim's Bait (320) 274-5297
Green Eggs and Hash Omlelet
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! Recipes may be published in this...
(Caution, watch for political insensitivity)  Fair warning, this column is not for the politically sensitive. It’s unfortunate that there is so much I’d like to discuss this week in my column, and only so much room in which to do it. I’m keeping a running list of column topics at my desk these...
Graduations Univ. of Wisconsin, Eau Claire    The following students graduated following the fall 2019 semester.    Monticello -  Maria Becker, BSN, Nursing and Spanish; Murphi Williams, BS, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology.   Academic Honors Bemidji State Univ. (4.0)    The following students were...
Sunfish and Crappies on Maple Lake, Rock Lake, Granite Lake, Big Swan, Lake Sylvia, Clearwater, Limestone, Indian, Sugar & Lake Marie. Catching them on wax worms, minnows & euro larvae. Fishing for Northerns on Lake Mille Lacs open until the end of March. Little Jim's Bait (320) 274-5297
While the polls may not have been as busy this year, Minnesota did not fail to make its voice heard in the 2020 Presidential Primary. The state and Wright County voted for Joe Biden as its winner. This photo was taken at BHS, which is Precinct 1.  (Submitted photo)
Minnesota, along with 13 other states, went to the polls Tuesday, March 3, to make their voices heard in the 2020 Presidential Primary. Known as “Super Tuesday,” this day comes early in the United States presidential primary season, and is when the greatest number of U.S. states hold primary...

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Hundreds of spectators traveled to Canterbury Park on Leap Day to watch athletes and riders participate in the “Extreme Skijoring” event. Among the numerous competitors were many Wright County residents, including Macy Diehl (above), of Buffalo, who towed racers in the event. (Photos by Miriam Orr)
The weather on Saturday, Feb. 29 was not only beautiful for Leap Day, but it was also perfect for a day at the track. Hundreds of folks traveled to Canterbury Park in Shakopee to watch Extreme Horse...
Bison senior diver Quincy Kabe placed fifth in last weekend’s Class AA state diving competition. Kabe’s score of 370.70 was the highest score and finish for any Buffalo diver at state. (Photos by Rob LaPlante) 
Senior diver, Quincy Kabe, took three extra steps up than he did a year ago on this year’s Class AA state podium. Kabe placed fifth in last Saturday’s final round of the state diving event with a...
Buffalo’s Ryan Scherber (top) shook off a first-round loss to place fourth in this year’s 132-pound weight class at last weekend’s Class 3A state tourney.
Two Buffalo wrestlers took two different paths to reach the podium at this year’s Class AA state tournament last weekend at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Ryan Scherber placed fourth at 132 pounds....
In November, I wrote about the thirteen virtues of Benjamin Franklin, and how Franklin sought each day to make conscious self-improvements. I hoped to bring some of his ideas, including avoiding...
Irish Eggs
Irish Eggs    2 T. butter 6 potatoes, peeled & sliced 1 onion, minced 1 green bell pepper, chopped 6 eggs, beaten   In a large skillet, melt butter over medium high heat. Add potatoes, onion...
Originally a novel published in 1903 by Jack London, “The Call of the Wild” follows a curious, adventuresome dog named Buck through the Canadian Yukon, during the height of the 1890s Klondike Gold...
Long has the opera been seen as a trademark of the upper class, a symbol of wealth and dignity. However, the opera has recently taken a turn from its elitist roots and become a music for the people....
A popular face at many Buffalo High School sporting events was tragically killed on Tuesday, Feb. 18 on his drive home from St. Michael, where he attended the STMA-Buffalo boys hockey playoff game....

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