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Reading aloud to children is one of the joys of parenting. All children, whether they're infants, toddlers or school-aged, can benefit from being read to, and parents whose youngsters have grown up often look back on story time as some of their favorite moments as moms and dads. Reading aloud to...
Autism is a complex bio-neurological developmental disability that is complicated even further by the various ways people exhibit its symptoms. No two children with autism behave in the same way, so symptoms that are identifiable in one youngster will not necessarily be present in another. Learning...
City ordinances and the controversy surrounding the large Trump flag made for a lengthy discussion during the Buffalo City Council’s Monday, April 5 meeting, which was held both in-person and remotely. The topic was addressed after the city sent a letter to the property owner, who recently began...
Monday, April 5 left many people wondering if the spring season had been skipped and winter moved straight into summer. Signs around Buffalo, like the above at CorTrust Bank, showed the temperature reaching 83 degrees. According to MPR, MSP Airport reached 83 degrees as well, a record-high that...
Wright County Parks & Recreation has announced its spring and summer 2021 events schedule. Most of the events are for the entire family and many are free of charge. To register for any of the events, call (763) 684-2387 or email Parks & Rec at parksandrecreation@co.wright.mn.us. For more...
Wright County Taxpayer Services would like to remind all property owners that first half property taxes for most properties are due May 17, 2021. Payments can be mailed to:  Wright County Taxpayer Services, 10 2nd St. NW Room 230, Buffalo, MN 55313.  If mailing your payment, please be sure it is...
The City of Buffalo will be hosting its annual Spring Clean-Up Days Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Buffalo Civic Center. This event offers the opportunity for residents to dispose of unwanted items, including: personal electronics, appliances, batteries,...
Spring is filled with so many cool and interesting natural things. The earth is awaking after a long and frozen sleep. Each year, I am surprised when I hear my first frogs’ calling. It always seems too early or far too cold for frogs to be active, and yet, there they are. When the snow melts and...

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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The month of November is synonymous with cold, the beginning flurries of snow, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and the color orange. You might think that’s funny, but it is true! As the end of October...
The tradition of a roasted or grilled turkey adorns the tables in many homes on Thanksgiving. Not everyone likes turkey, and it’s okay to have chicken, beef or pork. Every year, I share a recipe for...

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