The Drummer

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Tatanka Elementary kids were reaching for the stars right along with retired NASA astronaut, Duane “Digger” Carey. Carey visited Tatanka all the way from Colorado Springs, where he and his wife, Cheryl, reside. Born in St. Paul, he is a graduate of the University of Minnesota,...
We recall seeing the beautiful stripes of red and white fluttering in the breeze on a summer day, a patch of blue displaying proud stars symbolizing this land, all beneath a beautiful blue canvas of sky. All around, people stand in respect  as  the great American flag’s past, hands over hearts and...
Placing 10th out of 12 teams doesn’t seem too appealing for most coaches, but considering the competition, Head Coach Rachel Busch was thrilled with her team’s results in last Saturday’s Class AA Girls Swimming and Diving True Team State Meet at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center in Minneapolis....
WEEK 8 FOOTBALL: Buffalo 30, Andover 19 Nobody, not even Buffalo senior quarterback Aidan Bouman, will forget the first-ever football game played at Bison Field West. Bouman’s 209 yards and five passing touchdowns in a 47-20 victory Sept. 2, 2016 of his freshman year will forever go down as one of...
Buffalo freshman Alaina Lee and older sister Anna, a sophomore, will make their state tournament debut this Thursday, Oct. 24 in the Class AA Doubles Tournament at Baseline Tennis Center in Minneapolis. The Lees qualified for state after claiming their first-career Section 5AA championship the...
What appeared to be a quick three-set win in the making, turned into the longest match of the season -- point wise, for the Buffalo volleyball squad. After jumping out to a 2-0 lead, the No. 7 seeded Bison were forced to go the distance in a 3-2 home win Tuesday over No. 10 seed Park Center in the...
Shirley Battig, 84 Our beautiful mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister and friend, Shirley Jane (Jenson) (Cramer) Battig, age 84, of Buffalo, flew into the arms of Jesus on Friday, October 18, 2019, at The Oasis, Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo. She was born on Christmas Day, December 25, 1934 in...
Walley action has picked up a bit with minnows on Clearwater Lake, Big Swan Lake, Lake Sylvia, and Granite Lake in 10 to 20 feet. Panfish, bass and northern pike reports have been limited as most anglers are chasing walleyes. Duck and goose hunting has been good with a few more divers showing up...
White Chicken Chili 2 lbs. diced boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 medium white onion 1 can Bush’s white chili beans (16 oz.) ¼ cup butter or olive oil ¼ cup flour 3 cups chicken broth ¾ cups light evaporated milk 1 teaspoon tabasco/hot sauce (optional) 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1-1/2 teaspoons...
My first summer having horses has certainly been an adventure, one which has driven me to spend more time outside not only doing chores, but also learning the landscape of my family’s property, which comes with the territory of large animal ownership. That said, we had absolutely no idea that our...

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As the carnival pulls away, leaving Sturges Park and Buffalo Lake’s beach oddly empty, we say goodbye to yet another successful Buffalo Days celebration. The city has returned to its usual busyness,...
It took three trips before the Wright County Board of Commissioners, but for residents of Silver Creek Township, they struck a victory as the county board voted 3-1 at its June 18 meeting to require...
The Buffalo City Council on Monday, June 17, expected to discuss and approve the Planned Unit Development (PUD) and the final plat for a 60-unit apartment building at 204 – 1st Avenue NW, the old St...
Last year, Tate Schwagler of Mandan, North Dakota, held on strong during the bareback riding competition on the opening day of the PRCA Buffalo Rodeo. This year’s rodeo celebrates 65 years, and is...
I’ve been spending a lot of time out on my boat photographing loons, grebes, pelicans and other birds this spring. So, it was fun when I came across something else that was just as photogenic, but...
Festivities finish strong with fireworks, the Grande Parade, and the 2019-20 Coronation  
Carter Vogt has become one of the North Star League’s most reliable pitchers in recent years playing for the Buffalo Bulldogs. For Vogt, one of his secrets to success is following a simple philosophy...
John Russett was in eighth grade when he first stepped foot on Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids. Russett had just finishing his eighth grade school year. Older brother Tom was a sophomore for...
Sofia Morin summed up her performance best when asked about her two-day score of 165 at last week’s Class 3A girls’ state golf tournament at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids. “My short game fell a little...
There were plenty of eye-opening results from this year’s State Trap Shooting Championships June 10-18 at Alexandria Shooting Park. With over 330 teams and 8,300 student-athletes, Buffalo’s score of...

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