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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 the House Capital Investment Committee. One of the biggest hurdles for any bill is to get an initial...
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 under the heading “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Info,” http://www.co.wright.mn.us/945/Coronavirus-COVID-19...
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 year with the hope of raising $52,000, Buffalo crushed its goal with a shocking $63,196 of funds...
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 was inspired due to the impending outcome of Buffalo’s 86-71 victory over the Spuds of Moorhead....
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:...
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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...

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On Monday, July 8, the Buffalo Planning Commission, on a 6-1 vote, decided to recommend a Planned Unit Development (PUD) with specific conditions for the First Avenue Lofts, an apartment building...
For years, the Wright County Sheriff’s Department has tried to reconcile the prices it charges cities for service contract hours dedicated to those municipalities. At the July 2 meeting, in an...
Before the State of Minnesota began in 1858, there were settlers seeking to establish pre-emption claims on land, or to purchase Military Bounty Warrants from land agents. Before the Village of...
In 2015, Head Coach Mike Beilke of the Buffalo varsity baseball team elected to manage his VFW squad in the summer league, instead of the American Legion team. The move seems to have paid dividends...
Incoming senior Tony Dahl suffered a major knee injury that will cost him his upcoming football and basketball seasons at Buffalo High School. The injury happened during the Breakdown USA Summer...
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Brainerd is a destination hot spot over the July 4th holiday weekend. Among the hottest spots came on the baseball field, where the red-hot bats of the Buffalo American Legion Post 270 baseball team...
I have this amazing little cookbook, it’s called “Sweets,” small batch desserts. You’re craving something sweet and just can’t stop thinking about it. Normal-size desserts are usually in a 9x13 inch...
The character of Spider-Man on the silver screen has been a topic of deliberation for many years, since the first live-action film in the early 2000s, featuring Tobey Maguire as your friendly,...
Rehearsals are well underway for Buffalo Community Theater’s “The Music Man” but, for some members of the production staff and cast, it’s as though they’ve done this before… because they have. In...
Kelly Zitzloff is not an unfamiliar face in Wright County. A Buffalo High School graduate and long-time resident, she has spent her life growing up in the community, as have her folks, who now reside...

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