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Benefit for Fink set for Oct. 21
Monuments added to Deer Creek Veterans Memorial Park
It's down to the voters
Hay bales catch fire on semi traveling on Interstate 94
FCCLAers attend the Fall Area Conference at the U of M in Morris
Wolverines make it two straight with 31-14 romp
Wolverines finish third at Park Region Championships
Second place finish for Wolverines at Park Region Championships
Wolverines finish perfect conference season
Hunter shoots 700-plus-pound bear in northwest Minnesota
Ruth Norene Van De Venter
Ida Minerva Hoefs
Sharon L. Vareberg
Robert G. Swanson
Two providers join Verndale Clinic
Uptown Restaurant earns Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
Tri-County Health Care CEO descend for diabetes
Rural broadband becoming reality for central Minnesota residents thanks to nearly $10M in public and private investments
Living in the golden years
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 12 edition
Library to host computer class Nov. 18
Book Ends announces guest author Elisa Korenne
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 5 edition
Pippa White's one-woman show set for Oct. 6
God may be an easy target, but he's a strong one
The cost of being a disciple
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Beef and Avocado Quesadillas
How many people are dying on roads in the US?
Pension advance loans are schemes
Over 1,500 service members still eligible for 2013 military tax credit
Energy Infrastructure Spells Major Job Opportunities for Minnesota
Can antique vehicles be sold without a VIN?
Knob Hill, MDHA sponsoring Forkhorn Field Day Oct. 1
Fly fishing class slated for May 24, 31 and June 7
Time to drop the lines
Sports briefs - April 27 edition
Chalk up a pair for the Grants
Gretta Jean Wegscheid
Hayden James Lynk
September 15, 2017
What is a state patrol blood relay?
Question: I have a question about the Minnesota State Patrol Blood Relays. Recently, one was performed from the twin cities to Redwing. Why did it involve three patrol officers? I know this isn't a great distance and have just been wondering what rules or regulations dictate how this...
September 15, 2017 - 7:53pm
September 13, 2017
Your letters - Sept. 7 edition
New Wadena will be different The new Wadena will be so different with a "I can do anything" attitude. Everyone will be able to do anything the market demands. Wadena is changing for the future. It even has three major highways coming together. Come join Wadena for a real Madhatters...
September 13, 2017 - 4:40pm
September 11, 2017
How to make left turn on bike
Question: I have discovered that the stop light in my town does not recognize a bicycle. Just wondering how to make a left turn legally? Any suggestions? Is the traffic signal sensitivity adjustable? Answer: A person operating a bicycle or motorcycle may enter or cross an intersection...
September 11, 2017 - 4:06pm
September 10, 2017
This argument against Tobacco 21 should go up in smoke
There is so much back and forth over whether or not the smoking age should be raised to 21, as city councils in Detroit Lakes, Frazee and Perham contemplate the move. There are some legitimate arguments on both sides, but it does get a little tiring to hear people argue that, "If...
September 10, 2017 - 9:29am
September 6, 2017
Your letters - Aug. 31 edition
Wadena will have a good future Wadena will have a good future. We will be a city to be reckoned with. After Wadena got the southeast infrastructure project done, it is so beautiful. Now the next project will start which is the southwest project, from the Wadena depot to the Wadena-Deer...
September 6, 2017 - 6:37pm
September 5, 2017
How many people can ride on a motorcycle?
Question: My wife and I love to ride our Honda 1800 Goldwing trike. Can our granddaughter ride between us on short rides? She is seven and loves to ride too. Answer: In looking at motorcycle owner manuals, it says, "Your motorcycle is designed to carry you and one passenger." Based...
September 5, 2017 - 3:00pm
September 2, 2017
When darkness is in our backyards, let's turn on the light
It shakes a person's world when something happens like the murder/womb raiding of 22-year-old Savanna LaFontain-Greywind of Fargo. One of the people arrested for that crime is Brooke Crews, who spent time living in the Perham area. The arrest is fresh—she has not been convicted—but...
September 2, 2017 - 7:49pm
August 30, 2017
Your letters - Aug. 24 edition
MNDOT should have completed Wadena bypass Why didn't the Minnesota Department of Transportation complete the section bypassing Wadena? I suppose MNDOT wasn't interested in doing anything in Wadena! If they would have finished it back in the 1980s, it would have helped the BNSF railway...
August 30, 2017 - 6:50pm
We're expanding our WDC sports coverage
As you flip through this week's newspaper, you'll notice some significant changes. The most obvious one involves a concerted effort by us to...
August 30, 2017 - 8:43am
August 29, 2017
Can you drive in a bike lane?
Question: Can you drive in a bike lane? For instance, use it for a right turn lane?
August 29, 2017 - 5:23pm
Five things spouses should know about PTSD
You never invited combat stress or post-traumatic stress disorder to be a part of your marriage. But there it is anyway, making everything harder. Sometimes you want to give up. Why does everything have to be so, so hard? Other times, you wish someone would just give you a manual...
August 29, 2017 - 7:57am
August 28, 2017
What is the Tomahawk Missile
The Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles used in U.S. military strikes against Syria on April 6 have been a key tool in the Defense Department's arsenal for the last 25 years, seen as powerful statement of military force with minimal danger to U.S. personnel. Nearly 60 of the high-tech munitions...
August 28, 2017 - 5:49pm
August 23, 2017
Your letters - Aug. 17 edition
Wadena baseball should join new league The Wadena Chiefs baseball team should get into the same league as the Fargo Red Hawks. That would bring the need for big hotels to Wadena. The opening game could feature the Minnesota Twins and the Wadena Chiefs. I can just see all that baseball...
August 23, 2017 - 4:40pm
August 19, 2017
Do not pay for VA benefits assistance
It can be difficult navigating the government bureaucracy to obtain veterans disability and other benefits, but all it should cost you is time, not money. The state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs recently advised veterans, active service members and their families not...
August 19, 2017 - 10:18am
What are some bus safety tips?
Question: I read where the fine for going through a school bus stop arm will increase in Minnesota. Can you talk about the fine amount and school bus safety? Answer: As of Aug. 1, 2017, the fine has increased from $300 to $500 and the violation would remain a misdemeanor. The Department...
August 19, 2017 - 9:25am