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May 23, 2018
A wooden stairway at Old Wadena County Park is one of several areas up for maintenance this year.
Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal
Wadena County Board: County parks to see improvements ahead of busy season
19 hours 39 min ago
May 19, 2018
Poll pads are a growing idea for the election process like these set up for training in Sherburne County. Wadena County is set to get 15 of the devices for upcoming elections.
Courtesy photo
Wadena County Board: Election process to see updates across county
May 19, 2018 - 9:06am
May 6, 2018
Department of Ag proposing Groundwater Protection Rule to reduce elevated nitrate levels in drinking water
May 6, 2018 - 8:07am
May 5, 2018
New West Central Economic Development Alliance Director says 'hi' to county board
May 5, 2018 - 8:51am
May 1, 2018
Minnesota state Rep. Julie Sandsted of Hibbing says on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, that she supports a governor proposal to put an emergency investment into school districts around the state. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Gov. Dayton says he wants $138 million in 'emergency' school funding after nearly 60 districts report shortfalls
May 1, 2018 - 5:26pm
April 27, 2018
Randy Jahnke is the new director of Friendly Rider Transit which is based in Wadena on Harry-Rich Drive. Brian Hansel/Pioneer Journal
Jahnke moving into top Friendly Rider position
April 27, 2018 - 10:11am
April 26, 2018
Minnesota state Rep. Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake emerges from his office Thursday, April 26, after being accused of sexual misconduct. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct
April 26, 2018 - 2:05pm
Budget busters: Wadena saw nearly three feet of snow in March, city dips deep into snow removal budget
April 26, 2018 - 8:07am
April 25, 2018
Minnesota state Sen. Warren Limmer of Maple Grove says on Monday, April 23, 2018, his legislation would make sure that dangerous sex offenders and mentally ill people are not released too soon. Don Davis / Forum News Service
State officials fear court ruling will let sex offenders go free too soon
April 25, 2018 - 12:53pm
April 12, 2018
KnowInk Regional Sales Representative Mike Freicks demonstrated a poll pad to Wadena County election judges, city clerks, commissioners, staff members and the general public Tuesday in the courthouse auditorium. A limited number of the units will be used for the first time this year in Wadena County. Brian Hansel/Pioneer Journal
Rep points out benefits of new voting system
April 12, 2018 - 1:52pm
March 28, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence shoots a photo with fans after delivering a keynote remark at an American First Policies "Tax Cuts to Put America First" event in Minneapolis Wednesday, March 28. (Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
VP Pence in Minn: 'We're just getting started'
March 28, 2018 - 9:46pm
State Rep. Mary Franson, R- Alexandria. (Courtesy of the Minnesota House of Representatives)
Minn. legislator apologizes for posts about Florida student protesters
March 28, 2018 - 6:13pm
It was unanimously agreed by the Wadena Board of Commissioners that Ryan Odden be offered the position of county coordinator Tuesday following an interview process in Wadena County's small courtroom. Odden will continue to serve as the county highway engineer but will be expected to devote 40 percent of his working time to the coordiinator position. Brian Hansel/Pioneer Journal
Commissioners vote to offer Odden coordinator position
March 28, 2018 - 8:49am
March 25, 2018
DFL Endorses Northbird and Branden to run in House Districts 2A and 2B
March 25, 2018 - 8:01am
March 22, 2018
City council votes to hold closed meeting April 3
March 22, 2018 - 8:39am