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Courts - Sept. 22 edition
Man accused of threatening women with arrow, hammer, saw
Perham man dies from burns suffered in accident
Bond refunding to save WDC School District taxpayers money
Proposed assisted living facility receives positive comments
Wolverines tag Pirates with first setback of season
Mahlen, Hayden going into MSHSL Hall of Fame
Girls tennis team makes strong showing at Midstate tourney
Pirates shut out Bears 20-0 Friday
Wolverines win Big Lake volleyball tourney
Paws & Prairie Animal Clinic expanding in Wadena
Cyber Cafe offers safe space for teens
Lunde Auto Sales opens in Wadena
Karvonen Funeral Home adding cremation services
Henning woman accepts new NJPA position
Who will be the Great American Storyteller?
Entertainment briefs - Sept. 22 edition
The Art of Labor: Working for a Living
2016 Chili Cook-off winner announced
Area artist carves, paints decorative gourds
Wadena County 4-H demonstrates knowledge, skills at State Fair
Birth announcements - Sept. 15 edition
Bacon-Cheese Hot Dogs
How to become a disciple
Quincer graduates from UND
What are the license requirements for three-wheeled motorcycles?
When is the best time to claim Social Security?
Are you prepared for a new school year?
Your letters - Sept. 8 edition
Can bee boxes be in highway right of ways?
Outdoor briefs - Sept. 15
State pheasant forecast both good and bad
Shooting sports highlight for Forkhorn Field Day
Pheasant harvest shows 41 percent increase
State waterfowl season to begin Sept. 24
January 23, 2016
Wadena among cities requesting more state money
With the recent announcement of a state $1.8 billion budget surplus, rural Minnesota cities are pushing for an increase in Local Government Aid in 2016. In a conference call last week with statewide media, leaders for the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) emphasized that...
January 23, 2016 - 12:10am
January 18, 2016
Rural economy in spotlight at state level
Most of the recent high-level discussions about rural Minnesota have centered on Iron Range problems created by a weak American steel industry, but even state leaders who live near where miners are laid off stay it is just part of a statewide rural problem. "There is an issue of our...
January 18, 2016 - 12:10am
January 17, 2016
Feds give states years to meet new ID standards
Americans may board commercial airlines for at least two more years with state identification cards that do not meet new federal guidelines, but it was not clear after Friday's announcement if a rush to change Minnesota law will continue. The federal Department of Homeland Security...
January 17, 2016 - 12:10am
January 16, 2016
Environmental groups, DNR and R.D. Offutt to seek agreement on pines-to-potatoes study
Groups petitioning for an environmental review of a local potato grower's expansion into the pinelands in Wadena County and surrounding areas say they're willing to negotiate with the grower and state officials. The Land Stewardship Project, Pesticide Action Network and Toxic Taters...
January 16, 2016 - 12:10am
Number of families protected from radon improves
The number of Minnesota families taking action to reduce levels of cancer-causing radon gas in their homes has more than doubled in the two years since a new state law took effect in 2014. Health officials say the increase means fewer families will experience lung cancer and other...
January 16, 2016 - 12:08am
January 11, 2016
Dayton wants $100 million for rural Minnesota web access
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton wants lawmakers to approve $100 million in state funds for broadband access grants to build out the system. "That's essential to give everyone in Greater Minnesota equal access to the economic future that people in the metropolitan area enjoy," Dayton said....
January 11, 2016 - 12:10am
Capitol Chatter: Democrats look to make governor history
There is no statewide Minnesota election this year, so naturally politicos turn at least some of their attention to 2018. Eric Ostermeier of the University of Minnesota's Smart Politics blog feeds some of that need with an entry that reminds readers: "Gopher state Democrats have never...
January 11, 2016 - 12:10am
January 8, 2016
State commission votes to shorten drug prison sentences
Shortening drug dealers' suggested sentences could reduce a discrepancy between how judges punish them in greater Minnesota and urban areas,...
January 8, 2016 - 12:10am
December 27, 2015
Flu season update: Sporadic activity reported
Typically, the flu virus is pretty busy this time of year, when it begins to grow and spread. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), December is usually when peak flu season starts across the country. But this year, things are different. A CDC report...
December 27, 2015 - 8:15am
December 25, 2015
New rules, regulations for drivers in 2016
Drivers will be required to start bringing their insurance information when registering, renewing license tabs or transferring ownership of motor...
December 25, 2015 - 8:15am
December 21, 2015
Capitol Chatter: Democrats seek to stop rural legislative losses
Minnesota Democrats hope the flip-flopping of state House control continues through one more election. Democrats mostly dominated the House for years, until Republicans held control from 1999 to 2006.
December 21, 2015 - 12:08am
December 7, 2015
MNsure sees steady activity in first weeks of open enrollment
With more than two weeks of open enrollment in the books, MNsure is successfully enrolling Minnesotans into quality, affordable health insurance coverage and is seeing a steady pace of enrollment. As of Nov. 17, 23,181 Minnesotans have enrolled in health insurance coverage through...
December 7, 2015 - 12:08am
December 5, 2015
Former Miss Wadena crowned Miss North Dakota USA
A former Miss Wadena has been named Miss North Dakota USA. Halley Maas, daughter of Jim and Kim Maas, is now living in Grand Forks and is...
December 5, 2015 - 12:08am
December 3, 2015
State having trouble spending taxpayer's money
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's budget surplus has ballooned to $1.9 billion, state officials announced this morning. The surplus, more than double what lawmakers had when they finished work in June, drops to $1.2 billion when $665 million is allocated to reserves and to make payments required...
December 3, 2015 - 9:59am
November 30, 2015
Allow extra time for driving with winter conditions
High winds and snow made for slippery driving conditions in the first winter storm of the season last Thursday. A truck rolled over in a ditch...
November 30, 2015 - 12:08am