The Drummer

Ever since I was a little girl, I have absolutely loved dogs. I was around nine years old when I adopted my first dog, a miniature toy poodle named Spike (it’s hilarious, isn’t it?). He was white and just little enough that a nine-year-old could pick him up comfortably, and he was my gift from God...
Anniversary 50th Anniversary Steve and Sandi Allen, of Buffalo, renewed their wedding vows and celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, on October 1, 2018. Above, the couple is pictured on their wedding day, October 1, 1968; below, as they appear today. (P14, D17)...
Despite the bitter cold temperatures Minnesota has been enduring for the past week, there is still beauty to be found across the state. This photos was taken in Cokato, just off of CR 3. You can see the unique beam of pink above the blaze of sun descending beneath the horizon. (Photo by Miriam Orr)
Over the next six years, the City of Buffalo will be saving more than $800,000 by refinancing general obligation water and sewer revenue bonds. The Buffalo City Council on Monday, February 4, decided to take advantage of a competitive bond market and refinance. The bonds, first sold in 2009 and now...
Last Saturday, February 2, a special “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty” award was presented to Montrose Firefighter Allen Mortensen,  for helping save Montrose Firefighter Mike Marketon,  Jeanie Marketon, and Sandy Mortensen, were also honored for their assistance. Last June 28, the Marketons and...
The world of Dr. Seuss is coming to life on stage at Buffalo Community Theater, as the company prepares to open “Seussical,  Jr.” for audiences of all ages.. The plot combines the best-loved Dr. Seuss stories in a fun tale of love, friendship and loyalty.  The Cat in the Hat narrates from the...
Keeping the books and minding investments is one of the primary jobs of the auditor’s office in any county or larger city. They are entrusted with taxpayer dollars to allocate the money as budgeted and to have transparency in how and where that money is spent. At the Feb. 5 meeting of the Wright...
For some of us, it feels as if it were just yesterday; where time seems to stand still in the magic moments just before “I do,” as two individuals make the commitment to become one and spend their lives in service to one another. You can remember it, can’t you? The delightful moment of fitting into...
Anyone else sick of the Patriots winning the sparkly Lombardi trophy? Like the many millions of Americans who are actually quite tired of seeing the Patriots go to the Super Bowl, I was rooting for the Rams on Sunday during the LIII. I even watched the last playoff game, where I rooted for any...
North Wright County (NWC) junior forward Sydney Lemke scored twice, including the game-winning goal in a 3-2 overtime road win last Dec. 11 at Buffalo. In Tuesday’s rematch, it was Lemke again doing the damage in a 3-1 home win at STMA Arena. The victory clinched the second straight Mississippi 8...

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Buffalo and St. Cloud Tech have played some memorable basketball games in years past. Most notable, the classic five-overtime thriller in the 2014 section championship game that Buffalo won 83-75....
Milestones came in all shapes and sizes at last Friday’s wrestling quadrangular at Totino-Grace High School. The host Eagles posted a perfect 3-0 record, which included a 51-18 victory over Buffalo....
The Buffalo Dance Team saved its best for last. Unfortunately for the Bison, their best came among some of the state’s best in last Saturday’s Section 2-3A Tournament at Edina High School. Wayzata,...
Valentine’s Day, what a special day it is. It’s the day you show your love and affection for that special someone in you life; wives and husbands, boyfriends to girlfriends. It’s a day that long-...
Snow removal was commonplace across the state earlier this week, evidenced by workers in downtown Buffalo hauling snow away. Sunday’s snowfall brought with it chilling temperatures for the week, a...
Richard “Dick” Sonstegard was named Minnesota Fair person of the year recently at the Minnesota Federation of County Fairs annual conference and convention on January 19, in Bloomington Minnesota. ...
For decades, a fixture of Wright County government has been the county board of commissioners convening meetings at 9 a.m. every Tuesday – with the exception of conflicts with holidays or five...
After a less-than-white Christmas and New Year’s season, it seems winter is making up for its slow arrival by coming in with a bang all across the Midwest. Senior meteorologists with AccuWeather...
Exploring the desert at night ranks up there as one of my most favorite adventures. Recently, I was in the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona searching for the elusive Western Screech-Owl.  After...
It’s not a secret that life can be difficult. Whether you face financial difficulty, or you’re in a season of long-term illness, stress seems to be the most persistent emotion in the back of our...

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