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Sheriff's office reports high number of calls about unsecured livestock wandering onto roads
WDC students gain hands-on learning in school greenhouse
Big meth bust lands Detroit Lakes man in prison for nearly 13 years
Wadena County wanted - Oct. 20 edition
Living History: Schmitt heads to state tourney
Lakers swim past Cardinals 130-48
Pirates clip Eagles in five games
Bowling scores - Oct. 20 edition
State-ranked Pirates roar past Lions
Zimmer has charted a great course for his Vikings
Daniel "Danny" Schmidt
Margaret L. Garr
NJPA presents check to support regional veterans projects
Massage therapist joins Glamour Salon
Wadena student named intern at marketing firm
Paws & Prairie Animal Clinic expanding in Wadena
Cyber Cafe offers safe space for teens
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 20 edition
'Take a Walk on the Wild Side'
Brass quintet kicks off concert series
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 13 edition
Holweger graduates from basic training
Birth announcements - Oct. 20 edition
Sea Salt Caramel Apples
Changing terminology can make accepting end-of-life decisions easier
Clergy View: Thankful for the fingerprints of God
Your letters - Oct. 20 edition
New VA health care form removes barriers
Help needed for veterans in crisis
Must vehicles stop for pedestrians waiting to cross?
Your letters - Oct. 13 edition
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
September 30, 2016
State struggles to get grip on mental health problems
While other states aren't making new investments to treat mental illness or are even cutting programs, "We've done a lot as a state investing in mental health," Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper told the Duluth News Tribune editorial board last week....
September 30, 2016 - 12:10am
September 28, 2016
Letters to the editor - Sept. 22 edition
Drivers need to be careful during harvest season The other day we brought our farm machinery home from the field. It was a distance of nine miles. There are three fairly steep hills with double no passing lines on all of them. On the first trip home, we had the tractor and baler and...
September 28, 2016 - 12:08am
September 26, 2016
What is zipper merge and how does it work?
Question: Could you explain the Zipper Merge for merging into construction zones in Minnesota? I have tried using the Zipper Merge many times and it seems that hardly anyone else on the road knows about how it is supposed to work. If another driver intentionally blocks a lane, isn't...
September 26, 2016 - 12:10am
Expanded role of service dogs
Veterans from recent conflicts have expanded the role of service dogs. While many Americans still identify "service dogs" as "guide dogs" for the visually impaired, "service" now extends into many other dimensions.
September 26, 2016 - 12:10am
September 25, 2016
Don't make one of these four mistakes with car seats
Are your small children in danger while riding in the car? They are if they aren't secured properly or put in a car seat that was installed incorrectly. The risk is real. Every 34 seconds, a child younger than the age of 13 is involved in a crash in the U.S., according to the National...
September 25, 2016 - 12:10am
September 18, 2016
What are the license requirements for three-wheeled motorcycles?
Question: What are the driver's license requirements and equipment laws for the new three-wheel type motorcycle vehicles? Answer: The law changed on this Aug. 1. An auto cycle is a motorcycle that: • has three wheels in contact with the ground; • is designed with seating that...
September 18, 2016 - 12:10am
September 17, 2016
When is the best time to claim Social Security?
The Social Security Administration reports that in 2015, over 59 million Americans received almost $870 billion in Social Security benefits. Social Security is the major source of income for most of the elderly in the United States. According to SSA: • Nine out of 10 people age...
September 17, 2016 - 12:10am
September 16, 2016
Are you prepared for a new school year?
Changes are in the air — the arrival of autumn, shorter days, the football season and a new school year. That means motorists need to pay more attention to school buses and young children and teens who are returning to school. Every school year, there are reports in the police...
September 16, 2016 - 12:10am
September 14, 2016
Your letters - Sept. 8 edition
Many reasons to be proud of Wadena As long-time residents of Wadena (34 years), we always took pride in our community, our schools and the residents. In the past year that sense of pride has grown. Last August a Minneapolis Star contributor took a drive up Highway 10, stopping in...
September 14, 2016 - 12:08am
September 13, 2016
Can bee boxes be in highway right of ways?
Question: I drive truck for a living and was talking with some folks the other day and was wondering if there is any regulation to these bee boxes in proximity to the highway. I travel all over and see a lot of them. I've noticed when I pass by these areas I find quite a few bees...
September 13, 2016 - 12:08am
September 12, 2016
Senior discounts offered in several restuarants
One of the advantages of being older is senior discounts in restaurants. Here is a list of restaurants that offer discounts to seniors. Keep this list and send a copy to your senior friends and relatives. Note: you must ask for your discount. Restaurants Applebee's: 15 percent...
September 12, 2016 - 12:10am
In this country, work is identity
What question is among the first when you meet someone? It reliably is this: "So what do you do?" We are a nation that values work. We are people who classify ourselves by our work. We proudly tout a work ethic that, when motivated, is the envy of the world. We tend to attribute all...
September 12, 2016 - 12:08am
September 7, 2016
What is the history of the Minnesota State Patrol?
Question: Can you talk about the history of the Minnesota State Patrol? Answer: I was educated about the history of the Minnesota State Patrol while I was a cadet at the training academy. Listed below are some of the important changes and a timeline on when they occurred. In 1929,...
September 7, 2016 - 12:08am
Your letters - Sept. 1 edition
Hinson will continue to fight for truth Now that I am not a congressional candidate I can write a letter to the editor. Yes, while I was a candidate for the US House of Representatives, dozens of papers in our district refused to write about the race or allow my own letters to the...
September 7, 2016 - 12:08am
September 5, 2016
DataUSA info on a city of interest
Rich treasure troves of public data exist about our cities, but for the ordinary person, these can be hard to dig up and decipher. That's why citizens, nonprofits, and start-ups have been trying to convert some of these complex datasets into comprehensible and usable forms. Even the...
September 5, 2016 - 12:10am