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Wright County Commissioners took a step forward in a process that could grant Knife River approval to expand by 4.5 acres its Naaktgeboren Gravel Pit in Silver Creek Township.  Commissioners unanimously decided on a roll call vote, Tuesday, June 21, that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will...
Annandale The parade will be held on Monday, July 4, at 10:00 a.m. The parade line up is at the high school with route beginning on Poplar Avenue heading south and turning on Chestnut; the parade will then loop around Oak Avenue up to Park Street, finishing down Park Street. The carnival begins...
Friday, June 24, was the first day of Minnesota’s 46-day absentee voting period, which leads up to the Tuesday, August 9, Primary Election. The Wright County election office and participating cities will begin mailing ballots to voters who have requested them. In-person absentee voting is now...
According to KSTP- Channel 5 Eyewitness News, after the standoff last week in St. Micheal, 39-year-old Brandon Gardas, of St. Michael, faces multiple charges. Gardas was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder of police officers, two counts first-degree assault against a police...
In observance of Independence Day, the Wright County Journal-Press and The Drummer will be closed on Monday, July 4. We will re-open on Tuesday, July 5. Have a fun and safe weekend celebrating our freedom!
Buffalo’s Concerts in the Park series is back for 2022, with the first concert scheduled for Thursday, June 30. Concerts are held in Sturges Park at the Bandshell and begin at 7 p.m. The seating area for guests attending the concerts will look a bit different this year. A new, tiered hillside has...
The annual Waverly Daze celebration is being held July 7-10 at American Legion Park on the edge of Big Waverly Lake. Events kick off on Thursday, July 7, at the Waverly Municipal Liquor Store. There will be a barbeque at 4:00 p.m., meat raffle at 5:00 p.m. and music by a DJ starting at 6:00 p.m....
BCT’s 2022 summer show is “Mamma Mia!” which is directed by Erin Walsh, with music by Michael Walsh. Performances begin July 22 and go through July 30 at the Buffalo Performing Arts Center at BHS. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs including: “Money, Money, Money,” “Dancing Queen,”...
By Rob LaPlante The Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo made a successful return from a year hiatus due to Covid in 2021. In 2022, the rodeo knocked it out of the park. “The Buffalo Rodeo is back!” said Gretchen Kirchmann, an Elk River native and former Miss Rodeo Queen, who now is the Media Specialist...
The Buffalo Rodeo held various exciting events last week (June 21-25), with cherished traditions and some new ones. The Buffalo Rodeo is the oldest PRCA Championship Rodeo in the state of Minnesota. It was established in 1955, with this year marking the 68th year of rodeo fun. This year kicked off...

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Members of the community were invited to dress up in symbolic colors, such as pink for breast cancer, for the event.  Vendors provided a variety of goods and services on September 13, as downtown Buffalo hosted the rebranded “Street Party of Hope,” formerlly “Pink Street Party.” See more photos inside this week’s edition. (Photo by Arynn Maznio)
On Thursday, September 13, the streets of downtown Buffalo were alive with the sounds of laughter and music, as members of the community came together to offer support and encouragement for those...
The Hanover City Council on Tuesday, September 18, gave preliminary approval to a six percent or $102,202 increase in the certified levy for 2019. However, the tax rate of 44.7 percent is less than...
Buffalo City Council met on Monday, September 17 at 7 p.m.  As the end of the year looms closer, planning is underway to address upcoming city financing and levies.  Administrator Merton Auger...
On Tuesday, September 18, Wright County Commissioners heard from Greg Pickard, Veterans Service Officer, regarding the coming grant season for County services. “Service tripled this year from 2017,”...
Buffalo Community Theater is excited to announce the cast of their fall musical comedy: Stephen Sondheim’s “Company.” This talented group of performers from Buffalo and other nearby communities...
Don’t miss out on the 9th Annual Gala Fundraiser for Love INC-Big Woods! It will be held on Sunday, October 7, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo.  The keynote speaker will be...
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has placed Wright County under an emergency quarantine, which went into effect Thursday, September 13, after emerald ash borer (EAB) was found along the...
Delrose Ahlm, 90 Delrose Bertha Ahlm, 90, of Buffalo, passed away September 3. She was born April 25, 1928 in St. Michael, to William and Mary (Otten) Weber. Delrose was raised in Buffalo, and...
In recognition of the 17th anniversary of 9/11, students and faculty at Tatanka Elementary STEM School in Buffalo had a brief gathering outside the school with members of the Buffalo Police...
Three weeks into the season, the Buffalo boys’ soccer team is still searching for its identity.   A 2-2-1 record has been highlighted by some dominant performances, evidenced by Monday night’s...

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