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Community in shock over mother, son victims in Perham's double homicide
Update: Suspect identified in double homicide outside of Perham
Double homicide: Police find two victims in rural Perham home early this morning
Wadena business suffers heavy fire damage
Emotional candlelight vigil held in Fergus Falls in remembrance of 6-year-old who died of abuse
Gopher Road Trip coming to Perham
Morneau dazzles fans at Men’s Night Out
Wadena-DC boys take first in Bemidji
MSHSL to permit shorter regular-season baseball, softball games
W-DC’s Westrum signs letter of intent to play tennis at Concordia College
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Sebeka Fire and Rescue receives TCHC Foundation grant
Wadena SWCD establishes priorities for 2018
Wadena County DAC day program faces seven percent cut
Farmers, ag suppliers bracing for busy planting season
Kathleen Novak to visit Wadena for Book Ends
Northern Lights Chorale concerts coming soon
Minnesota poets to read at Wadena County Historical Society April 19
Entertainment briefs - April 5 edition
Entertainment briefs - March 29 edition
St. Huberts church hosting Harvest Festival Oct. 28
God may be an easy target, but he's a strong one
The cost of being a disciple
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Veterans: 3K-5k National Personnel Records Center military records restored weekly
Ask A Trooper: What is the length limit for loads off the rear of a pick-up?
Letter: Thankful for Good Samaritan
Letter: Gun violence crisis runs much deeper than mass shootings
Veterans: 3 tips for transitioning service members from former VA secretary
Public comment sought on Minnesota’s first deer plan
Time to call in those longbeards is coming soon
Return of cold weather doesn’t mean ice is safe
Why are good duck numbers not translating to good hunter numbers?
Count your blessings and your birds
Maddison Caroline Hendershot
Ethan James Johnson
Ellie Marie Karlson
Josiah Alvin Barnes
April 10, 2018
Minn students still above average, but tests continue to show racial disparities
ST. PAUL—Minnesota continues to have among the nation's best scores on a biennial assessment of students' math and reading skills, but large gaps remain between students of color and their white classmates. Results from the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress, also...
April 10, 2018 - 1:25am
April 8, 2018
'How to Grow Your Own Mushrooms" class offered April 28 at WDC High School
Wadena-Deer Creek Community Education is offering a "How to Grow Your Own Mushrooms" class on Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wadena-Deer...
April 8, 2018 - 12:29pm
April 3, 2018
Minn. state testing change could hurt poor schools
ST. PAUL—All but invisible in past years, the thousands of students who opt out of Minnesota's standardized math and reading tests will be counted against their schools and districts under new state and federal laws. The state's new plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds...
April 3, 2018 - 7:23pm
April 1, 2018
Spring comes early at WDC greenhouse
Wadena-Deer Creek High School's Greenhouse is bursting with beautiful leafy vegetables right now. All these fresh veggies are being enjoyed by...
April 1, 2018 - 1:52pm
March 31, 2018
WDC CHAMP Youth Leadership sponsor a stop youth tobacco campaign
March 21 was "Kick Butts Day" and Wadena-Deer Creek's CHAMP Youth Leadership members sponsored an event called "Not A Replacement" during their...
March 31, 2018 - 12:48pm
March 30, 2018
Connecting kids back to the farm: Ag in the Classroom brings valuable lessons to Wadena students
A United Nations report says the world population is set to reach 9.8 billion people by 2050. By then, many of today's Wadena-Deer Creek elementary...
March 30, 2018 - 9:06am
March 25, 2018
Henning school seeks full-time superintendent
The Henning School District will seek a full-time superintendent this summer as part-time superintendent Jeremy Olson has accepted the same position in the Crookston School District. The decision was made during a special school board meeting held March 8. The school board discussed...
March 25, 2018 - 1:50pm
March 24, 2018
Day of Caring in Wadena taking project requests
Wadena-Deer Creek's National Honor Society High is hosting its annual Day of Caring event this year. During this event, students help community members with outdoor projects such as raking leaves, washing first-floor windows and sprucing up flower beds. This year's event will be held...
March 24, 2018 - 9:30am
March 17, 2018
Clarification: Students won't make up snow day
An article on the Monday snow totals in the March 8 edition of the Wadena Pioneer Journal noted that Wadena-Deer Creek Schools would make up a missed day of school on March 29, a day assigned as a make up snow day on the school calendar. The school board made an amendment to the calendar...
March 17, 2018 - 1:52pm
March 15, 2018
Royalton's teen wins lakes bee
Chloe Holoman is headed to Washington, D.C., the end of May to represent central Minnesota at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Holoman, an...
March 15, 2018 - 1:44pm
Elementary remodel: Bids approved $1.5 million below budgeted cost
Wadena-Deer Creek School board members breathed a sigh of relief as they approved bids well under previous estimates for the elementary school remodel March 6 at a special board meeting. Estimates for the major overhaul of the elementary building were sitting at around $10 million...
March 15, 2018 - 12:48pm
Kick Butts Day’ will combat youth tobacco use
On March 21, Kick Butts Day, 7th -12th grade students from Wadena-Deer Creek (WDC) High School are taking a stand to stop youth from getting hooked on deadly tobacco products. Consider these facts: We know that 90 percent of smokers start using tobacco regularly by the time they are...
March 15, 2018 - 10:36am
WDC students participate in National Walkout Day
Approximately 100 Wadena-Deer Creek students took part in the National Walkout Day Wednesday morning. The event was held one month after the...
March 15, 2018 - 10:13am
March 11, 2018
Living History - March 8 edition
15 years ago Excerpts from the March 13, 2003 Pioneer Journal • Well-known photographer dies at 98 Rex McDonald, who spent more than 40 years...
March 11, 2018 - 12:05pm
March 10, 2018
WDC performs at MMEA Convention in Minneapolis
The Wadena-Deer Creek Concert Band performed a 45-minute showcase of music for the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) state convention...
March 10, 2018 - 9:57am