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Wolverines earn No. 1 seed for 6A Volleyball playoffs

The Wadena-Deer Creek volleyball team is used to everyone giving them their best effort during the regular season. Now, the target is squarely on the back of the No. 1 ...
Jason Groth

 Groth is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor of the Perham Focus and the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Groth worked in Grand Rapids as the Sports Director at KOZY/KMFY radio for two years and prior to that he was the Sports Editor/Writer for the Grand Rapids Herald-Review for seven years. 

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Wolverines open postseason with Staples-Motley

The Wadena-Deer Creek football team has momentum on its side when they begin the Section 6AA playoffs on Oct. 24. The Wolverines are coming off a pair of victories which ...
Jason Groth

 Groth is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor of the Perham Focus and the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Groth worked in Grand Rapids as the Sports Director at KOZY/KMFY radio for two years and prior to that he was the Sports Editor/Writer for the Grand Rapids Herald-Review for seven years. 

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Wolverines make it two straight with 31-14 romp

Jake Dykhoff (14) fired a first half pass Wednesday in Wadena-Deer Creek's 31-14 victory over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle. Dykhoff had two TD passes and a touchdown run. Brian Hansel/Pioneer Journal
Three quarters of shutout football and scoring from six different players carried the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines to a 31-14 win over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Wednesday night in their regular-season finale. ...
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Wolverines finish third at Park Region Championships

A pack of Wadena-DC runners featuring Hailey Peterson,McKenna Wangsness, Johanna Brunsberg and Emma Bushinger put the pressure on a runner from Pillager during the Park Region Conference Championships. Photo courtesy of Dana Cantleberry.
The Wadena-Deer Creek girls cross country team was looking to build momentum in its final meet of the season when they competed in the Park Region Conference on Oc.t 17 ...
Jason Groth

 Groth is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor of the Perham Focus and the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Groth worked in Grand Rapids as the Sports Director at KOZY/KMFY radio for two years and prior to that he was the Sports Editor/Writer for the Grand Rapids Herald-Review for seven years. 

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Second place finish for Wolverines at Park Region Championships

Wadena-Deer Creek's Lucas Hinojos leads a pack of runners during the first lap of the Park Region Conference Championships. Photos courtesy of Dana Cantleberry.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines are hitting their stride as they prepare for the Section 8A Championships on Oct. 27 in Bagley. The Wolverines finished second at the annual Park Region ...
Jason Groth

 Groth is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor of the Perham Focus and the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Groth worked in Grand Rapids as the Sports Director at KOZY/KMFY radio for two years and prior to that he was the Sports Editor/Writer for the Grand Rapids Herald-Review for seven years. 

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Wolverines finish perfect conference season

Wadena-Deer Creek's Katlyn Heaton uses the jump serve to help Wadena-Deer Creek take control of its match with Menahga. Heather Bullock/Pioneer Journal1 / 2
Wadena-Deer Creek's Casey Volkmann slides over for the serve-receive during the Wolverines' 3-0 victory over Menahga. Heather Bullock/Pioneer Journal2 / 2
It was a fitting end to the home season for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines when they swept the Menahga Braves 25-17, 25-14 and 25-14, finishing a perfect season against Park ...
Jason Groth

 Groth is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor of the Perham Focus and the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Groth worked in Grand Rapids as the Sports Director at KOZY/KMFY radio for two years and prior to that he was the Sports Editor/Writer for the Grand Rapids Herald-Review for seven years. 

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Hay bales catch fire on semi traveling on Interstate 94

Gladstone Rural Fire Chief Joe Wanner said about 52 bales of hay caught fire on a combined trailer heading west on Interstate 94 between Gladstone and Taylor on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The fire shut down part of Interstate 94 so firefighters could extinguish the blaze. Submitted photo
GLADSTONE, ND — More than 50 hay bales caught fire Tuesday, Oct. 17, on a semi trailer near Gladstone, shutting down traffic on Interstate 94. A semi truck was hauling ...
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Former Minn. hockey coach faces 11 child pornography charges

Bradley Christopher Alsaker
BENSON, Minn. — A Benson man faces 11 felony charges of possessing child pornography in addition to two felony charges related to his alleged attempts to solicit sex with a ...
Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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A 2-year-old's kidney transplant was put on hold - after his donor father's probation violation

A father in Georgia who had prepared to donate a kidney to his 2-year-old son said last week that he is being forced to wait after a recent stint in ...
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