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Unprecedented: Flood strikes Wadena area, residents seek relief
Woman killed in west-central Minnesota crash
City of Wadena to cover landfill fees for flood debris; volunteers head to town
State park visits trend upward in Minn., N.D.
Wadena SWCD names poster and essay winners
Post 171 hands BHV Legion two setbacks
Summer football camps coming up in Wadena
Finck aces No. 6 at Whitetail Run
Januszewski, Vertin post fastest times in Lake Chase
Fading Twins have to avoid July swoon
Melva Jean Baumgartner
Lyle Joseph McBride
Wadena Garden Club: Yard of the month
Olson wins RMH grand prize
Area students awarded TCHC Foundation scholarships
Red Cross bloodmobile a success
Artists receive awards in annual Regional Art Show at the Cultural Center in New York Mills
Zornes displays wooden masks and stone sculptures at the Cultural Center through July 31
Verndale Straw Hat and Sunbonnet Days slated for July 25-27
Entertainment briefs - July 10 edition
Lambert, Shelton at We Fest in 2015
Follow the flag
Birth announcements - July 10 edition
Local piano students earn top honors at state competition
Local students graduate from Bemidji State
U of M Crookston announces spring 2014 graduates
Area students make dean's list at Minnesota State, Mankato
Minnesota's biodiesel mandate: costly, risky and unfair
Ancient evidence of the Bible's reliability
Veterans, beware of pension advance products
Can cities purchase digital speed signs for their streets?
Make summer swimming safe
My new favorite way to fish
Breeding duck numbers down, wetland numbers up
Breeding duck numbers down, wetlands up in Minnesota
Ruffed grouse drumming counts up significantly in state
Trolling for troops
May 20, 2014
Local insurance agent earns American Star Excellence award
Keith Leiran, an American Family Insurance agent in Perham and Wadena, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification. Leiran joins other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest...
May 20, 2014 - 12:00am
May 17, 2014
Fishing The Midwest TV pairs with Whiskey Creek Media
As Fishing The Midwest enters its third decade of television, there will be some changes. Bob Jensen and Mike Frisch selected Whiskey Creek Media to produce 13 episodes for the 2015 season. Jenson and Frisch promise to keep depicting fishing as it really happens, but are excited to...
May 17, 2014 - 12:00am
May 4, 2014
Toby Pierce and Assoc. honored by Blue Cross
Toby Pierce and Associates, Ltd. insurance agency has been named a 2014 “Blue Partner” by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota for sales and service excellence. Fewer than one in ten Blue Cross agencies selling health insurance plans across Minnesota are given this recognition....
May 4, 2014 - 12:00am
April 24, 2014
Wadena's state rep to open brewery in Nisswa
NISSWA — Stopping for a Gull Dam brew on a summer day in Nisswa is now just months away from reality as the craft beer boom continues. Gull Dam Brewing is opening in the Werneke Water Wheel Center along Smiley Road in Nisswa. Expectations are for a June opening. Mark and...
April 24, 2014 - 12:00am
April 21, 2014
New York Mills couple honored for leadership
William and Elizabeth Schwartz, New York Mills, received special recognition for their commitment to leadership and their community during the Emerging Leadership Program recognition banquet on March 29.
April 21, 2014 - 12:00am
April 18, 2014
Birk shares stories with Men's Night Out crowd
There was a time when Matt Birk had a job lined up for himself on Wall Street. Having earned an economics degree from Harvard University, Birk was going to enter the world of high finance. It may have worked out that way but the Minnesota Vikings had other plans for Birk....
April 18, 2014 - 12:00am
April 17, 2014
Deputy Sheriff Marcyes running for Todd County Sheriff
Deputy Sheriff Lonnie Marcyes announced today his run for Todd County sheriff. The Fergus Falls college graduate has over 11 years experience as both a deputy and officer in Long Prairie, Staples, and Eagle Bend. In addition, Maryces served as school liaison officer, is a member of...
April 17, 2014 - 10:00am
Power: A family tradition
Power lines run in the Koranda blood line. In 1947, during the early days of rural electrification, Don Koranda went to work for Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative, building some of the first power lines in the central Minnesota countryside. “They dug the holes and set (poles)...
April 17, 2014 - 12:00am
April 14, 2014
Human services director ends four decade career
When the next warm wind blows in from the south, Paul Sailer won’t be sitting in the human services building, overseeing the agency of 65 employees. He’ll be at his idyllic farmstead north of Wadena, waiting for the bluebirds to return. “I’ll be out in my apple orchard,...
April 14, 2014 - 10:28am
Mason Bros expands Abby’s Bakery
Mason Brothers is adding jobs in Wadena as it more than doubles its bakery operation on the northeast side of town. Since Abby’s Bakery...
April 14, 2014 - 12:00am
Development director asks Wadena institutions to promote each other
Mark Hanson has a unique plan to promote Wadena. The director of the West Central Economic Development Alliance - a Sebeka-based organization dedicated to improving the region’s business climate - is asking area restaurants, service providers, stores, schools and non-profit organizations...
April 14, 2014 - 12:00am
April 13, 2014
Property transfers - April 10 edition
PROPERTY TRANSFERS Leaf River Area Habitat for Humanity Affiliate, Inc., aka Leaf River Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc., hereby conveys to Joshua J. Kern and Kelsey J. Haman, as jt ten, Lot 2, Block 3, except the N 7.6’ and except the Etly 10’ of said Lot 2, Block 3. Larry...
April 13, 2014 - 12:00am
April 8, 2014
VFW poppy board sales begins April 16
The VFW Post No. 3922 will begin distributing poppy boards to area businesses and selling poppies beginning April 16. Poppy Day is May 8 and 9. The poppy street sales support the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S.A. and the ladies Auxiliary. For more information, call Joe at...
April 8, 2014 - 1:34pm
April 5, 2014
The BBQ Smokehouse opens to large crowds
It might be the Lenten season, but judging by the crowd at The BBQ Smokehouse, the Wadena community still has a voracious appetite for meat. The restaurant opened March 24 along Highway 10 and 2nd Street Northwest in a vacant building that's been home to several restaurants. For...
April 5, 2014 - 12:00am
April 1, 2014
Wadena DHIA hands out seven awards
The Wadena Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) handed out seven awards March 18 at their banquet and annual meeting in Wadena. • Premier Dairy Award: Twin C Dairy • Herd Increase in Dollar Value: Mid Minnesota Dairy • Lifetime High Producing Cow: Cow No. 2170,...
April 1, 2014 - 12:00am