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City council votes to hold closed meeting April 3
March 22, 2018 - 8:39am
Rachal Cross of Sebeka will be traveling to Europe this summer with the Minnesota Ambassadors of Music. The Minnesota high school musicians will visit and perform in seven different countries during the month of July. Submitted photo
Going on tour: Sebeka teen embarking on seven-nation European trip with clarinet
March 17, 2018 - 11:50am
Adolphson, Huebsch leaving Wadena County positions
March 15, 2018 - 9:57am
Quam column: An open letter to the kids who walked out of school Wednesday
March 14, 2018 - 3:58pm
Wadena Police Officer Aaron White stood by as a young woman retrieved property from a Chrysler mini-van Friday morning after it collided with a Freightliner semi-tractor/trailer. The collison occurred at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Ash Avenue in downtown Wadena. Brian Hansel/Pioneer Journal
Freightliner driver injured in collision in Wadena
March 12, 2018 - 9:04pm
Wolverines topped in double overtime
March 8, 2018 - 11:07pm
A city dump truck hauled away a load of snow Wednesday morning on Colfax Avenue near the Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary School. Monday's heavy snowfall created a lot of work for city and county crews. Some parts of Wadena County received more than a foot of snow. Brian Hansel/Pioneer Journal
Hauling away the problem
March 7, 2018 - 8:14am
Wadena-Deer Creek's Steven Erkenbrack wrestles against Rush City/Braham's Dalton Mielke in first round of the Class A Championships. Jason Groth/Pioneer Journal
Erkenbrack defeated in opening match
March 2, 2018 - 2:18pm
Barnesville's Claire Meyer (5) looked over the Wadena-Deer Creek defense as Ashley Adams (5) guarded the perimeter. The host Trojans handed the visiting Wolverines a 60-36 loss Thursday in the Section 8AA playoff game at Barnesville. Brian Hansel/Pioneer Journal
Trojans hand Wolverines 60-36 playoff loss
March 3, 2018 - 7:22am
Carla Kuchinski, left, and Christine Tollefson decided to name their business A Daughter’s Love Elderly Care and Solutions because of the love they shared for their father, Gene Resch, who died last fall at the age of 89. The sisters are in the process of expanding their Staples-based business through four central Minnesota counties, including Wadena. Submitted photo
'A Daughter's Love': Sisters open up business caring for seniors
February 22, 2018 - 8:06am
Chris Padin, a construction worker with Baxter Consttruction Inc., installs fascia trim Monday on the exterior of a turkey barn between New York Mills and Perham.
Michael Johnson/Focus
Cold weather: The job must go on
February 22, 2018 - 8:21am
Nicole Beach, left, and Jessa Schwichtenberg used special pliers to remove the plastic coating from copper wire under the supervision of Electrical Technology Student Travis Siegle Friday afternoon at M. State-Wadena. Brian Hansel/Pioneer Journal
Staples-Motley middle-schoolers get hands on training
March 2, 2018 - 8:05am
Erkenbrack qualifies for the Class A Championships
February 26, 2018 - 2:51pm
The Wadena National Guard Armory is about to undergo a major renovation. Rentals of the building have stopped during the construction phase of the project.
Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal
Wadena National Guard Armory undergoing $2.9 million renovation
February 15, 2018 - 12:23pm

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Otter Tail Lake neighbors Caryn Klosterman  and Tami Sirek flank Brooklyn Sirek under the big tent at the Otter Tail County of Ice celebration Saturday afternoon. Brian Hansel/Pioneer Journal

Many an idea is hatched in a fish house in the middle of a cold Minnesota winter.

Otter Tail County's Erik Osberg of had an idea some years back that ...

Trumpeter swans fly over a corn field north of Perham Monday afternoon.
Michael Johnson/Perham Focus

Prior to the turn of the 20th century it was tradition for many to enjoy the Christmas season by going for a bird shoot called a "Side Hunt." Shooters would ...

Lylah Radach, 7, and Rhea Radach, 4, pose with the family’s kitten and chickens. The stray kitten showed up at their home in mid-November, took a liking to the chickens, and now lives in the coop. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)

A stray kitten has found a home in an unlikely place — a Garfield family's chicken coop.

Micah and Allyson Radach say the kitten, not more than a few months ...

The Wadena County Transfer Station expansion is complete and came in under budget. Anna Erickson/Pioneer Journal

A Wadena County Transfer Station expansion is complete.

The project, which included an expansion to the northeast side of the building allowed for more storage. The project cost just over ...

Joan Hess, of Verndale, received a flu shot this week from Tri-County Health Care Primary Care Nursing Manager Diane George earlier this week. Hess said she gets a flu shot every year and thinks it helps prevent sickness. Anna Erickson/Pioneer Journal.

It's the season for sneezin' and health officials are recommending people get a flu shot sooner than later.

"By far, the best prevention against the flu is getting the vaccine," ...

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