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Frazee crashes the boards, downs Wadena-DC

Wadena-Deer Creek's Casey Volkmann drives around Frazee's Paige Oswald in the second half on Monday. Jason Groth/Pioneer Journal
A second half run by the Frazee Hornets gave them a commanding 57-32 victory in a non-conference girls basketball game against Wadena-Deer Creek on Jan. 22 in Wadena. The Hornets ...
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 set new record for 3-pointers in home win

Wadena-Deer Creek's Bereket Loer eyes up a 3-pointer as Sebeka's James Clark defends. Loer hit five 3-pointers in the game, while the Wolverines hit 16 as a team in the win. Jason Groth/Pioneer Journal
Once the shots started falling, they didn’t stop for the Wadena-Deer Creek boys basketball tea Jan. 16 when they rolled to a 102-81 victory over the Sebeka Trojans in a ...
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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Sebeka's balance leads them to conference win over WDC

Wadena-Deer Creek's Madison Packer drives to the basket and takes a shot in the first half against Sebeka. Jason Groth/Pioneer Journal
Everytime the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines made a push, the Sebeka Trojans had an answer. The Trojans held off a second half run from the Wolverines, earning a 55-50 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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Lightning edge Prairie Centre in overtime

It was a measure of revenge for the Northern Lakes Lightning when they squared off with the Prairie Centre Blue Devils on Jan. 16 at the Breezy Point Arena in ...
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 complete season sweep of Breckenridge/Wahpeton

For the second time this season, the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines and the Breckenridge/Wahpeton Blades found themselves engaged in a high scoring affair. For the second time, it was the Wolverines ...
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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'Physically and emotionally, I'm drained': Resigning MN coach points finger at problematic parents

Brainerd boys basketball coach Scott Stanfield walks near his team's bench during a game this season. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd Warriors head boys basketball coach Scott Stanfield is a retired police officer, and with one comment may have summarized the feelings of many high school coaches across the state. ...
Jeremy Millsop
My career at the Brainerd Dispatch began May 11, 1999 after graduating from North Dakota State University. My areas of emphasis includes local high school sports, Central Lakes College, the lakes area golf mecca and once a year I dabble in the NHRA when the Lucas Oil Nationals come to Brainerd International Raceway.
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Faren Elizabeth is first baby of the year at TCHC

The first baby of 2018 at Tri‐County Health Care is baby girl Faren Elizabeth Lucas. Faren was born on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at 6:18 p.m. to Krysten and Will Lucas of Wadena. Faren weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 21 inches long at birth. 1 / 2
The first baby of 2018 at Tri‐County Health Care is baby girl Faren Elizabeth Lucas. Faren was born on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at 6:18 p.m. to Krysten and Will Lucas of Wadena. Faren weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 21 inches long at birth. 2 / 2
The first baby of 2018 at Tri‐County Health Care is baby girl Faren Elizabeth Lucas. Faren was born on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at 6:18 p.m. to Krysten and Will ...
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Hopp's hat-trick lifts Prairie Centre over Luverne

Kylee Hopp’s big day helped the Prairie Centre Blue Devils to a 3-2 victory over Luverne on Jan. 13 at the Blue Mound Ice Arena in a non-conference girls hockey ...
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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If you’re using Facebook to find your news, you’re going to be seeing less of us

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, speaks at a convention in San Francisco, April 30. Copyright 2018 New York Times
If you get your news using Facebook, you deserve to know that the social media platform is changing the way it delivers that information to you. In a post Friday, ...
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