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Saint Valentine is the patron saint of lovers and engaged and married couples. He also is the name behind the holiday that inspires images of red hearts and rose petals in the middle of February. Not much is actually known about St. Valentine because records are sparse. However, these facts have...
Stories of romance are as old as love itself. That makes Valentine's Day an ideal time to indulge in a romantic comedy or classic love story. Plenty of films can be enjoyed while snuggled up with a sweetheart on Valentine's Day. The following can serve as a romantic starting point for couples...
Birding is a wildly popular hobby. According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, about 45 million Americans are birders, while data from the popular bird observation app eBird indicates that submissions from Canadian birders increased by 34 percent in 2020. It's not uncommon for birding...
Many homeowners express interest in creating fewer barriers between the interior and exterior of their homes. Some may have backyards built for entertaining and want to facilitate the transition between the inside of the residence and the outside when guests arrive. In other instances, homes may...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Winter is a difficult time for wildlife. The cold and snow are challenging and food is scarce. Wildlife habitat is constantly being altered and infringed upon by housing developments, infrastructure and lack of natural predators, and...
Robin Chaffins, 69 Robin Chaffins, age 69, of rural Buffalo (Rockford Township), passed away on Friday, January 27, 2023, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. A Memorial Service for Robin Chaffins will be held at a later date. The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family.  Online...
The attack by police on Tyre Nichols in Memphis was extremely tragic. I personally will not be watching the video of the beating because of how brutal and inhumane it sounds. I have been reading updates since the incident, and I’m praying for a better world. Nichols was just 29 years old, and a...
Graduations   Winona State Univ.      Mackenzie Ackerman, of Monticello, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS-Teaching degree in Mathematics: Secondary Teaching following the fall 2022 semester.      Megan Seefeldt, of Monticello, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS-Teaching degree in Elementary...
Gearing up for the Big Game? Here are some fun recipes that are sure to please all fans. Let us know if there is something you would like us to put in our column, or if you have a recipe to share, please submit to ads@thedrummer.com. Chile-Lime Party Mix   Level: Easy Total: 35 min Active: 20 min...

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On Monday, January 16, at approximately 8:31 p.m. Wright County deputies were dispatched to the Montissippi Park compost site at 1707 River St. W. in the City of Monticello for a reported shooting....
Registration is now open for the 2023 Buffalo Polar Plunge. The event will take place on Saturday, March 11, at Sturges Park in Buffalo, MN. The Buffalo Plunge aspires to raise $80,000 for Special...
Due to record breaking snow and poor ice conditions in December and January in Central Minnesota, the Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2023 festivities. The...
There is a free community meal on the third Thursday of each month at the Montrose Community Center, 200 Center Ave. S, Montrose, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. It is sponsored by Grace Place Collaborative...
“Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr.,” follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these...
I am fascinated by a small, fuzzy critter that is found just about anywhere there might be a spot of water in the United States and Canada. Not to mention, it has mastered a wide range of habitats...
Mid-season switch moves senior from forward to blueline; Bison on both ends of conference shutouts   Lacking experience and depth on the blueline, Buffalo’s Anna Kubu transitioned from forward to...
Bison’s 10th graders scoring big points in big meets; Buffalo third at True Team   If you look at the top scorers on this year’s Buffalo boys’ swim/dive team, the majority of the points are coming...

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