The Drummer

When Gov. Walz announced his decision to continue his mandate that restaurants, bars, and breweries were to remain closed to indoor dining, a group of businesses decided to open anyway. Included in this group was Cornerstone Cafe, in Monticello, and Minnesota regulators notified them on Saturday,...
This winter has been a bit strange in the northland where I reside. Not much snow, but enough cold temperatures to start freezing the lakes. The small lakes and ponds freeze up tight right away, but the larger lakes have open water near the center or in the deeper areas. While out photographing...
Holiday lights add a festive touch to homes, and they are not in short supply in Buffalo. An evening drive around town, complete with hot cocoa and Christmas music playing on the radio, is a fun activity for people of all ages. Below are some photos of local homes decked out in the Christmas spirit...
Irregular year ends in regular fashion; Bison win fourth straight section title   The number four seemed to be the magic number for this year’s Buffalo boys’ cross country team. Four was the place Buffalo finished in the ultra-competitive Lake Conference. Four is the running number of consecutive...
Nick Guida will soon be Buffalo High School’s “Guiding Light.” It was announced at the Dec. 14 School Board meeting that Guida will be the new Activities Director at the start of the 2021-22 school year. Guida will replace Tom Bauman, who announced he is retiring at the end of this school year....
In alignment with Executive Order 20-103 announced Wednesday, Dec. 16 by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, the Minnesota State High School League will begin in-person practice for winter sports and activities on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Thirteen days ago, MSHSL Board of Directors approved a flexible scheduling...
Images of Santa Claus excite children across the globe each holiday season. Some such images appear on television, in stores or in the front yards of homes decked out for the holidays, while others are elicited through songs like "Up on the Housetop." Hollywood legend Gene Autry's mid-20th century...
People have many options when they seek to lose weight. Fad diets may promise quick results, but highly restrictive eating plans or marathon workout sessions can be dangerous. Taking shortcuts or risks in the hopes of losing weight can lead to various health issues and ultimately put people's...

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It’s only December, but two key losses have already made a huge impact on February. A 51-43 home defeat last Thursday to Elk River dropped the Bison’s record to 1-3 overall, more importantly, 0-2 in...
I can imagine there’s a lot of people out there who read my column and think I’m some variety of nuts. And I’m ok with that. I love cashews and almonds! As the holiday season comes around to salute...
Each year, I participate in at least one, but usually two, Christmas Bird Counts. What is a Christmas Bird Count you say? Well the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) all started a long time ago, in a galaxy...
Being a film enthusiast always comes with that one, inevitable question that I, personally, always hate answering. It comes from someone of every avenue in the business of enjoyment: the genuinely...
As you’re thinking, planning and creating for the special holiday gatherings for your family and friends, I find it’s best to make lists. What day you’re going to do what, maybe, your least favorite...
Christmastime is here, and that calls for some musical celebration! The Buffalo Community Orchestra, along with the Wright County Chamber Chorus and wRight Ringers Community Handbell Ensamble will...
On December 15 and 16, see the Christmas story come to life at Buffalo Covenant Church! From 5 to 7 p.m. on both days, there will be a Living Nativity present to take you on an interactive, walk-...
It’s the 20th year of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Holiday Train coming to Buffalo on Wednesday, December 12. This year, the train will be stopping at a different location: 5th street, NE (CR...
The Buffalo City Council on Monday, December 3, held its annual Truth-in-Taxation public hearing. The hearing is for the presentation of how much tax money will be collected and how that money will...
Why not shop for the holidays from the comfort of your own home this year? For the seventh year in a row, the Wright County Historical Society presents their annual Online Auction at www....

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