The Drummer

After a less-than-white Christmas, snow arrived on the scene across the state, just in time to ring in the New Year. Minnesota was expected to drop 40 degrees in 24 hours on Monday, December 31, bringing with it hefty winds, rainshowers, and snow accumulation. Above, you can see Buffalo Lake from...
For the most part, 2018 was a year the Wright County Board of Commissioners is glad to see over. In early summer, it became apparent to them that the county’s budget and levy were going to need to take an unprecedented spike – a levy increase of 17.3 percent – and the decision was made to swallow...
The Star Tribune reported on January 1 that 19-year -old Noah Johnson, of Big Lake, was killed after his vehicle spun into another vehicle’s path just northwest of the Twin Cities. The other motorist included 41-year-old Tamra Korbel of Buffalo, and her passenger, 12-year old Davianna Keller, who...
If you’re a Buffalonian, or are around the area, you might be familiar with Buffalo’s Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau – or, you might be one of many who just don’t really get what a Chamber entity is, or what its role is within a community. Regardless of who you are, there’s a group for you...
In past years, the Schwan’s Cup has been anything but tasty for the Buffalo girls’ hockey team. Owners of a 3-6 record the past three years at the annual holiday tournament at the Schwan’s Super Rink in Blaine, Buffalo came into this year’s tourney with a different mindset. “I didn’t expect...
This year’s Buffalo Basketball Invitational turned into Wright County bragging rights. With snowy weather forcing Pipestone to decline its invitation, the invite came down to a triangular between Buffalo, Annandale, and Monticello. Buffalo ended the invite a perfect 2-0. Monticello was 1-1, and...
Given his submitted lineup, a 15th place finish in this year’s Rumble on the Red Wrestling Tournament in Fargo, ND, was something Bison Head Coach Ben Presler could be proud of. Supplying most of Buffalo’s point totals were three wrestlers. Winning the 170-pound weight class with a perfect 4-0...
I know this week was supposed to be a movie review, but the christening of a new year, in a way, demands a redetermination of focus. That in mind, we’ll resume reviewing a movie next week, as I’ll fill this week’s page space with an end of the year muse. Having holidays on a Tuesday can make the...
Academic Honors Knox College, Galesburg, IL The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2018 semester. Delano - Rachel Ditty. Rockford - Tatiana Topoluk.   Univ. of Jamestown Jamestown, ND (3.5-4.0) The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2018...
The year 2018 was a very hectic year. Hopefully, 2019 will be an uplifting year. I plan to have a good year. I’m planning to do more things with my family and friends. I want to smile and laugh more. I pray for each and every one of my recipe friends that you have a blessed year and enjoy your...

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This year’s Buffalo Basketball Invitational turned into Wright County bragging rights. With snowy weather forcing Pipestone to decline its invitation, the invite came down to a triangular between...
Given his submitted lineup, a 15th place finish in this year’s Rumble on the Red Wrestling Tournament in Fargo, ND, was something Bison Head Coach Ben Presler could be proud of. Supplying most of...
I know this week was supposed to be a movie review, but the christening of a new year, in a way, demands a redetermination of focus. That in mind, we’ll resume reviewing a movie next week, as I’ll...
By the time many of you will read this, Christmas will have wrapped up like a present with a nice little bow on top. Or, if you’re like me, holiday plans stretch all the way into the New Year for...
Many times at the conclusion of every year, we sit back and think about the 365 days that seemed to pass in what many will recall as a “blink of an eye.” We’re all another year older, a little bit...
January Ordinances from the city code were amended. The parking lot created by the city’s removal of a house behind River Inn was leveled. An alarm system was installed in the new public works...
January Water usage rates in Montrose were raised to help fund improvements to the water system with the estimated $17,500 increase to be used for a future well and wellhouse, which have been on the...
On Sunday, January 6, Sheriff Joe Hagerty will officially hand off the baton of being the Wright County’s top law enforcement officer to Sean Deringer, bringing to an end a career with the sheriff’s...
I often find it difficult to keep focused, pun intended, on what I need to be doing. I mean, nature is filled with so many cool and interesting subjects that distract me from the task at hand. Every...
Student crashes into exam office during driver’s test A 17-year-old Monticello driver ironically crashed into the exam office in downtown Buffalo, while taking her driver’s exam. (Submitted photo)  ...

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