The Drummer

Some members of the Buffalo girls’ basketball team watched from the stands as Maple Grove defeated St. Michael-Albertville 59-56 in overtime in last year’s Section 8-4A championship game. Bison senior Kiera Johnson wasn’t one of those onlookers. “I worked,” Johnson said. “I didn’t want to see it. I...
The much-anticipated news about where two area schools will be placed for the 2019-20 school year has come to an end. After being denied by application to join two conferences, and being voted out of their current one, St. Michael-Albertville and Buffalo received word on Monday, Nov. 12 that they...
It’s holiday time already! This year has gone by so quickly. It could be I’m getting older. As the saying goes, “Life flies by quick as we age.” Everyone is so busy with all the things we do to get ready for Christmas. We put up the outside Christmas lights; we trim the tree and our homes; plan...
In the midst of an insanely busy weekend, my mother and I managed to squeeze some time into our schedule to see the modern twist on Dr. Seuss’ “The Grinch.” A beloved classic in our household, the 1966 “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is a 26-minute feature that gets us rolling every time. We may...
Randal Des Marais, 67 Randal “Randy” Des Marais, 67, of Buffalo passed away on Saturday, November 17, surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born on July 17, 1951 in Monticello the son of Marah and Mabel Des Marais. He lived in Buffalo his whole life. Randy had multiple accomplishments....
A week after winning the election for sheriff of Wright County, Sheriff-Elect Sean Deringer made his first appearance in that role before the Wright County Board of Commissioners and wasted little time in trying to see what common ground he can build with the commissioners. Deringer got on the Nov...
At long last, Buffalo has said goodbye to the Park Lane Apartments building on Montrose Blvd. Used for training of emergency personnel throughout 2018, demolition crews arrived on site last week to begin the tear down of the building. It was completed on Nov. 9. See inside for a photo of the site...
Fifth grade teacher Steve Bratulich was the one who had discovered a carefully-boxed American Flag in a Parkside Elementary closet. Inside the box was a letter describing where the flag had been flown. The flag was presented to Parkside in 2008 from a soldier in Iraq, the father of then-fifth...
The annual Tree of Hope will be hosted again at the Maple Lake Municipal Airport in Maple Lake, (seven miles west of Buffalo), on Saturday, December 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Since 1990, the Tree of Hope has been delivering toys to children hospitalized over the holidays in Minnesota, and the number...
It’s that time of year again – the time of turkey, smiles, and good times! Due to the observance of Thanksgiving on November 22, the Wright County Journal-Press and The Drummer will be closed. The Press schedule is moved up to Nov. 20. Due to the schedule change, we are asking that early news and...

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