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Sex offender moves to Wadena

The Wadena County Sheriff's Department and the Wadena Police Department are announcing a community notification for a Level Three Sex Offender moving into the community on Oct. 1. Christopher Austin ...
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Crosby-Ironton,Staples-Motley hold off Wadena-DC

The Wadena-Deer Creek girls tennis team squared off with a pair of Mid-State Conference rivals when they battled with Staples-Motley and Crosby-Ironton on Sept. 18 in Wadena and Staples. The ...
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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Loer, Hinojos crack the top 10, Wolverines third in Bagley

The Wadena-Deer Creek boys cross country running team found itself up towards the front when competing at the Bagley Invitational on Sept. 18 in Bagley. The Wolverines did not let ...
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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Motschenbacher seventh, Wolverines eighth in Bagley

The Wadena-Deer Creek girls cross country running team had a quick turnaround after competing at the Ada-Borup/Norman County Booster Invitational. The Wolverines traveled to Bagley to become familiar with the ...
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 snap skid with road win at Detroit Lakes

Laura Krause and Kennedy Gravelle combine for the block attempt at the net against Detroit Lakes. Jason Groth/Pioneer Journal
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines went on the attack and picked up the 25-18, 25-22 and 25-21 over Detroit Lakes on Sept. 18 in Detroit Lakes. The two former Mid-State rivals ...
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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WPD receives reports of IRS scam

The Wadena Police Department has received multiple reports today from citizens receiving IRS scam calls that allegedly threaten with arresting them from a 1-207-387-8608. DO NOT CALL THIS NUMBER - ...
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Wolverines roll in home opener with UNC

Wadena-Deer Creek's Colby Schertler sheds a United North Central defender for a gain against UNC in Wadena-DC's 34-6 home-opening win. Photos courtesy of Dana Cantleberry.1 / 2
Wadena-Deer Creek's Max Phillips makes a move around a defender for a big gain during Wadena-DC's win over United North Central. Photo courtesy of Dana Cantleberry.2 / 2
Wadena-Deer Creek’s Payton Rondestvedt made his first career varsity start at quarterback a memorable one. The freshman quarterback tossed two touchdowns and rushed for another as the Wolverines cruised to ...
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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Ottertail Central takes down Wadena-DC

Wadena-Deer Creek's Max Phillips trucks a defender and drives forward for extra yards against Ottertail Central. Jason Groth/Pioneer Journal1 / 3
Wadena-Deer Creek's Zach Shaw looks for a lane on a kick off return against Ottertail Central on Sept. 7. Jason Groth/Pioneer Journal2 / 3
Wadena-Deer Creek's Colby Schertler gets swarmed under by a host of Ottertail Central defenders. Jason Groth/Pioneer Journal3 / 3
The Ottertail Central Bulldogs wasted little time in jumping on the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines, scoring 23 first half points and cruising to a 50-6 victory at the Don Seipkes Field ...
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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Wadena-Deer Creek takes Park Region Conference opener

Wadena-Deer Creek's Madison Carsten leaps up for the attack against Bertha-Hewitt in the Wolverines' 3-0 victory over their Park Region Conference opponent. Jason Groth/Pioneer Journal1 / 2
Wadena-Deer Creek's Kylee Hopp gets the kill against Bertha-Hewitt during Wadena-DC's 3-0 sweep of the Bears. Jason Groth/Pioneer Journal2 / 2
The Wadena-Deer Creek volleyball team rebounded from its first loss with a 25-12, 25-14, 25-12 victory over the Bertha-Hewitt Bears in Wadena on Sept. 6. “We knew they have been ...
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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