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Living history: Primary needed in WDC School Board election
Wadena County wanted - July 21 edition
Goeden graduates from U of M College of Pharmacy
Wadena County youth attends 4-H Shooting Sports Championships
Police Scanner - July 21 edition
Speer hired as GM, publisher of Northland Outdoors
Pirates capture 7 on 7 title at Nevis
Senior Babe Ruth crew qualifies for district baseball tourney
Sure Vikes look good on paper, but so do some others
Blazers suffer two setbacks in Countryside League weekend
Michael Charles Brakefield
Betty L. (Powell) Shiflett
Jennie-O Turkey Store announces new hire
Tri-County Health Care scores well in national wellness initiative
Gray Horse Quilt Shop opening in Wadena
Larry's Family Pizza finishing extensive remodel
Star Tribune names NJPA a 2016 Top 150 Workplace
'Annie Get Your Gun' performance coming up in Park Rapids
Alan Godage & Sundown to perform at Staples Music in the Park
Entertainment briefs - July 21 edition
Monroe Crossing to perform Friday at Spirit Lake
Interdisciplinary landscape artist to speak Friday
Grilled Wonton Chicken Salad
Perez graduates from Rochester Community and Technical College
Living Faith: A full house beats a good flush, I always say
What does the Bible say about racism?
Must vehicles have hoods?
AgeOptions partners with AmeriCorps for in-home care for vets
Be alert, it's election season
Letters - July 14 edition
What are the rules regarding cyclists?
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
Ruffie drumming counts up in Minnesota
Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
AgweekTV: Bringing Up Bison
Signs all point to a good fishing opener in area
June 5, 2016
No blaze pink, but lead ammo ban is a go
Blaze pink is dead. Minnesota's lead-ammo ban and muskie stocking plans are alive. A wholesale makeover of northern pike fishing regulations is on the slow track. And a plan to expand the elk herd has been dealt a major setback. Those are among the biggest upshots for outdoors enthusiasts...
June 5, 2016 - 12:08am
June 4, 2016
Get ready for 'mumble strips' on some highways
Motorists on several central Minnesota highways will soon encounter a quieter form of rumble strips on the roadway. Crews began installing sinusoidal centerline rumble strips, or "mumble strips," on 13 highways, some of them near Wadena and Otter Tail Counties, earlier this week....
June 4, 2016 - 12:10am
May 30, 2016
Transportation, bonding fail at end of Minnesota Legislature
Minnesota legislators came to St. Paul with hopes to pass a good many bills, but they failed to approve two major issues, transportation and...
May 30, 2016 - 12:08am
May 23, 2016
Legislators fight back as overdose deaths rise
Minnesota drug overdose deaths have jumped four-fold since 2000, the Minnesota Health Department reported Friday as state legislators made attempts to slow the increase. Opioid pain relievers such as Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet, morphine and codeine have become the drugs most associated...
May 23, 2016 - 12:10am
May 16, 2016
Dayton to appoint new judge for Seventh Judicial District
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced it is recommending three candidates to Gov. Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota's Seventh Judicial District. The vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable Joseph A. Evans, and the eventual...
May 16, 2016 - 12:10am
May 15, 2016
'Governor's Quilt' now on display at Becker County Museum
It isn't often that you get politicians from across the country to come together in a cozy, warm way, but that is exactly the situation at the...
May 15, 2016 - 8:15am
May 13, 2016
Local public works projects off the table
Republicans in the Minnesota Senate have narrowly blocked Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed $150 billion public works funding bill, putting in doubt water projects and improvement projects across the state. In this area, impacts include $680,000 for M-State in Wadena and $650,000 for the...
May 13, 2016 - 8:15am
May 9, 2016
Nearly $1 billion separates Minnesota legislators on public works funding
House and Senate leaders are far apart about how much to spend on public works projects. Nearly $1 billion apart. Minnesota Democratic senators...
May 9, 2016 - 8:15am
Recent fatalities mark 100 deaths on Minnesota roads
Imagining bright futures and making lasting memories came to an unexpected end for the family and friends of 100 people since Jan. 1 in Minnesota. That's how many people died in traffic crashes in the first 120 days of 2016, according to preliminary information from the Minnesota...
May 9, 2016 - 12:10am
April 25, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Legislators look for investigations
Minnesota lawmakers do more than legislate; they also sometimes ask people to investigate, and they want to see those reports. Such is the case in a couple of recent issues: a state worker who seemingly emailed opposition to a northern Minnesota oil pipeline and a Commerce Department...
April 25, 2016 - 8:15am
April 19, 2016
Pesticides, farm programs discussed as ag policy omnibus bill heads to House Floor
The Minnesota House soon will decide whether certain pesticides should be prohibited from being used on golf courses and the best methods for encouraging organic farming. Representatives also will discuss helping with foreclosure mediation for farmers. Legislative tweaks without associated...
April 19, 2016 - 12:10am
Tax Day is April 18: Department of Revenue has tips for taxpayers
This year's income tax filing season ends on April 18, and as the date approaches, the Minnesota Department of Revenue offers tips to help taxpayers as they get ready to file their returns.
April 19, 2016 - 12:10am
April 18, 2016
Commentary: Minnesota lawmakers accomplish little so far, as expected
Little is happening in the 2016 Minnesota Legislature. As the midpoint of this year's short 10-week session nears, just three bills have been signed into law (two related to unemployment benefits and one opening the door to comply with federal identification card standards). It is...
April 18, 2016 - 8:15am
Capitol Chatter: Rural educators face challenges
Rural Minnesota teachers face problems their colleagues in cities do not, U.S. Sen. Al Franken says his "rural education tour" is finding. "My office is meeting with rural educators across the state to better understand the challenges that come with delivering a top-quality education...
April 18, 2016 - 12:10am
April 17, 2016
Ice off dates early this year, fishing may also be good by opener
The early temperate weather this year has led to more than early crop plantings; it has also allowed for some of the earliest ice off dates and walleye egg harvesting since 2012. A couple of lakes located farther south have even set new records, though cooler temperatures of late...
April 17, 2016 - 8:15am