The Drummer

For me, I enjoy all aspects of nature, not just birds. I find all of nature fascinating, and that is what keeps me interested. So, while leading a photo tour to Florida recently, I was so excited to see a crazy-cool critter that isn’t what you expect when you see it. A true rule breaker. I was on...
Buffalo hopes to climb hump in ‘24; popularity of sport growing in numbers   There’s a certain buzz in the air during last week’s practice to open the season for the Buffalo girls’ lacrosse team. Even with Buffalo students on spring break, second-year head coach Krista Crandall’s two-a-day...
Sipe receives Distinguished Service Award for sports officials, community   Rockford resident and long-time high school sports official Gary Sipe was recently presented the Distinguished Service Award by the Minnesota State High School League.   The award was presented during a brief ceremony at...
Vander Kooi set for first season; new leaders to emerge   The coaching staff on this year’s Buffalo boys’ lacrosse team has a certain Bison flavor to it. Former head coach Chad Hayda will be seen on the opposing team’s sideline when Buffalo opens its season with a 7 p.m. home game Friday, April 12...
Former STMA star wins second title in as many seasons   The past 13 months saw Tessa Johnson win an MSHSL girls’ basketball state title, followed up with a NCAA women’s basketball national championship. Johnson, a 2023 graduate and former Miss Minnesota Basketball Award winner from St. Michael-...
Erling Blyseth, 75 Erling Stephen “Steve” Blyseth, 75, of Buffalo, Minesota, went to be with the Lord on April 4, 2024, after a battle with Alzheimer’s and cancer. Steve is survived by his wife, Shirley; sisters, Nancy (Blyseth) Carroll, and Elizabeth (Blyseth) Domsten; his son, Brent Blyseth; and...
Summer is fast approaching, and school will be out soon. If you have young, or elementary aged children, it can be a challenge to keep those kiddos busy during the unstructured summer months when they are out of the classroom. Maybe you’re a grandparent who helps watch the grandkids while mom and...
Time. . . one thing we cannot make more of.  The weeks seem to speed by, and there is never enough... time. This week, to help us with time, we are featuring some homemade recipes with Bisquick®. Bisquick® is a pre-measured blend of lard, baking powder, flour, and salt that was invented in 1931 as...

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The United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants are going to be performing in St. Michael Tuesday, April 9, as part of their spring tour. The concert will be from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m...
The 877 Scholarship Foundation is sponsoring their 30th annual Scholarship Pork Chop Dinner on Thursday, April 11, from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Buffalo Community Middle School. The cost of a meal is...
It was just before the pandemic that I last went to see one of the most amazing natural spectacles on the face of the earth—the annual migration of the Sandhill Cranes (Antigone canadensis) in south...
Bison return four state qualifiers; numbers reach highest totals in 2020s   As Scott Palmer embarks on year 30 as head track and field coach of both the Buffalo boys’ and girls’ programs, a couple...
Competition for spots heat up   One year removed from a 3-20 season, this year’s Buffalo softball team is ready to start from a clean slate. One area of strength last year’s team displayed this year’...
April Fools’ Day is celebrated all around the world. Here are a few fun facts: The exact origin of April Fools’ Day is unknown but is believed to have started in France in the 16th Century.  In...
Maple Lake Royalty waves to the crowd as they are pulled down Division Street during the St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 16. From left to right, Maple Lake Jr. Princess, Olivia Rollings; Maple Lake...
Lifelong Buffalo resident, Toni Kock, recently attended one of the monthly breakfast gatherings at Buffalo Perkins where she visits with former classmates from the Buffalo High School class of 1962...

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