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Mayor, two council members bid adieu
Weekly crime report - Dec. 18 edition
Council splits on alcohol at wellness center
News briefs - Dec. 18 edition
Aaron's Weather Talk: Nor'easter
Klipping propels Eagles past Wolverines
Adversity has not stopped Minnesota's rebuilding job
Card, Kveton, Zins earn all-state honors
State-ranked Nuggets hand Wolverines 68-42 defeat
Bowling scores - Dec. 11 edition
Tyler J. McClure
TCHC works to improve coordination of care
Arvig to exit Verizon wireless Dec. 31
Demand high for M State HVAC grads
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Maslowski Wellness and Research Center in Wadena, Dec. 6
P R O P E R T Y T R A N S F E R S - Nov. 27 edition
Entertainment briefs - Dec. 18 edition
Kicking off Christmas at Cupkie's
Entertainment briefs - Dec. 11 edition
Giving tree up for December
Hundreds flock to the 2014 Christmas Festival
Birth announcements - Dec. 11 edition
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Caramel Pretzel Bites
M State celebrates commencement in combined ceremony
Galati to preach on rekindling fire Dec.12-14
Carrying the weight of that newspaper
There is room in my heart for thee
Are portable orange hazard lights legal?
New electronic notification policy
Railroad safety: A cause for concern
DNR awards $5.7 million in habitat grants to conservation groups
Spring wild turkey hunters can apply for permits through Jan. 9
Hunters, anglers eligible for discounted Wild tickets
DNR's design for conservative deer season lowered harvest
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
March 29, 2014
Q&A: Wellness center manager sits down with PJ
On Monday April 7, Eric Robb will become the manager of the Maslowski Wellness and Research Center. Until his permanent office is ready, he'll work at the city administrative center. According to the official job description, Robb will be "responsible for planning, managing, maintaining...
March 29, 2014 - 12:00am
March 28, 2014
Kisacky retires after 42 years at M State Wadena
How long has Pat Kisacky worked on the Wadena campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College? Here's a hint: When she began, students paid no tuition; it was covered by state and federal funds. There were only two dozen employees on the campus: two secretaries, three...
March 28, 2014 - 12:00am
March 24, 2014
Freeing a Fountain of Youth - Horizons
Being a recent transplant to this area, I see our small struggling communities as prime places to create your own opportunities. The cost of living here is low, the natural environment is bountiful and we are within visiting distance to three large cities. Oh, speaking of large cities,...
March 24, 2014 - 12:00am