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I’m so blessed to have two lovely granddaughters. Yesterday, my granddaughter Tia came out to organize some of my cupboards. The first one was my messy cupboard with my plastic containers. Every time I reached to take one out, four more fell out. It was a mess. Now it looks so neat and organized....
All this cold, flurries, and “polar vortex” talk has successfully kept me huddled inside like a hibernating bear; snuggled up in sweatshirts and drinking a variety of teas, cocoas, and coffees, thanks to my trusty Keurig. If you’re anything like me, this week has not been the most fun time for you...
Graduations Univ. of Minnesota Crookston The following students graduated following the fall 2018 semester. Annandale - Kathryn Novotny, BS. Accounting. Montrose - Lexi Salonek, BS, Horticulture.   The College of St. Scholastica Taylor Pilger, of Maple Lake, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA...
Michael Bialke, 67 Michael (Mike) Severyn Bialke passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 21. He was born on April 22, 1951 in Minneapolis.  Mike was a local professional painter in Buffalo for 30+ years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mike is survived by: his mother, Ceceila Bialke...
The first-ever Kites on Ice event is coming to Buffalo on Saturday, February 9! From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in downtown Buffalo, be sure to seize the high-flying opportunity to fly your own kite, and watch others demonstrate their skills! At the event will be the opportunity to make your own kites...
Buffalo High School’s One Act Play, “The Diviners” received a starred performance in last Saturday’s Mississippi 8 Festival at Big Lake. Performing in this scene is Jennie Mae (Victoria Herda, middle), who converses with her little brother (Emily Kern, left), while C.C. Showers (Patrick Stonecipher...
The City of Buffalo is purchasing nearly $1 million in much-needed equipment. A new fire truck and a new police squad car are now being financed after the Buffalo City Council on Tuesday, January 22, awarded a lease purchase financing agreement to KleinBank, now Old National Bank. The rescue pumper...
When a city or county or state puts out bids for projects or studies, it often goes to the bidder who comes in with the lowest bid. However, sometimes a working relationship with a company or organization can carry a little more weight. At the Jan. 22 meeting of the Wright County Board of...
We all had grand dreams when we were kids.  For some, they dreamed of traveling the far reaches of space as astronauts, while others just wanted to pilot the rocket ship. Others wanted to be cowboys, firemen, or police officers; models, singers, and movie stars being not far behind. Marine...
It was no mystery who last Thursday’s opponent was for the Buffalo boys’ basketball team. Owners of a 12-0 record and No. 2 ranking in Class 3A coming in, Princeton was just one of nine teams in the entire state to own an undefeated record. “Oh yeah, we were looking forward to it,” said Bison...

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Buffalo senior wrestler Erin Bersie couldn’t stop crying following her 152-pound matchup in last Thursday’s 42-34 home defeat to Big Lake. Trailing in her match 9-0 to Big Lake’s Lance Christensen,...
If you ask anyone who knows anything about yours truly, they’d probably give you one of three answers: firstly, that I’ve got a loud and colorful personality; two, that I am 100% in love with Jesus;...
Years ago, especially in winter time, I would make chicken pot pies. My grown children still ask, “When are you going to make some of those delicious chicken pot pies?” They were delicious, but a...
Because of industry and economic realities, the Wright County Journal-Press and The Drummer are making changes to the weekly production routine. Since the 1920’s, this company has handled all...
John Hayden, Assistant Principal at Buffalo Community Middle School, has been named the 2018-19 recipient of  the Minnesota Assistant Principal of the Year Award, and is now eligible to be considered...
Re-elected Mayor Teri Lachermeier, and incumbent council members Scott Enter and Eric Anderson were sworn in during the first Buffalo City Council meeting of 2019 Monday night at the City Center....
There have been several occasions in which the Wright County Board Room has been filled with spectators there to attend events happening by the county board of commissioners. But, perhaps never has...
Goals came early in periods. They came late in periods. They came on power plays. They came shorthanded. In one of the more dominant performances of the season, the Buffalo boys’ hockey team earned a...
Free throws can often be an overlooked part of a basketball game. For the Buffalo girls, clutch free throws down the stretch was the difference between a win and a loss in last Thursday’s 57-53 home...
Ask most players and coaches in any sport, and most will tell you it’s good to have a short memory. For returning members of this year’s Buffalo boys’ basketball team, their memory bank prior to...

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