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Human remains found near Brainerd may be man missing since 2014
Police Scanner-March 23 Edition
Carlson elected Seventh Judicial District Chief Judge
Minnkota Health Project receives $25,000 grant from Otto Bremer Trust
WDC schools on soft lockdown
Bowling Scores-March 23 Edition
Seniors set to lead Raiders into track season
Wolverines have positions open for new fastpitch talent
Wolverines have five state qualifiers back for 2017
Sports briefs - March 23 edition
Marjorie Ann Fraki
Assisted living facility construction moving along quickly
Tri-County Health Care offering new acid reflux procedure
Tri-County Health Care earns ACR accreditation
Minnesota Valley Irrigation celebrates 25 years
Wadena Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors present awards
'A Band Called Honalee' to perform timeless music of the '60s
Author Mary Casanova packs 'em in at Book Ends event
Entertainment briefs - March 16 edition
Gallery exhibit honors women's artwork and advocacy
Young country music star to perform in Wadena
The boundaries of Moses' Law
Birth announcements - March 16 edition
The seasons of dating and marriage
Area students named to NDSU dean's list
Minding Our Elders: Family members may feel guilty about missing the passing
Can police make traffic stops in unmarked vehicles?
No phone call in the vehicle is worth the pain
Your letters - March 16 edition
Phillips: 'Neighbors' columnist gets well-deserved kindness
Lack of snow means burning restrictions will happen soon
Tulibee dominate catch in Brainerd Jaycees Extravaganza
Annual Menahga Family Fishing Derby is Jan. 21
Shout-out for Pout: New Minnesota state eelpout record is on the books
Chronic Wasting Disease found in two farm-raised deer
February 17, 2017
COMMENTARY: An early start for a strong Farm Bill
A sugarbeet grower told us about how crop insurance is working for his farm in the Red River Valley. A school board member in Canby is concerned about meeting the food needs of local families. An ethanol producer shared his plans to expand his operation and hire more workers. And...
February 17, 2017 - 4:41pm
February 15, 2017
Letters - Feb. 9 edition
House bills are an assault on Minnesota solar energy Gazprom's hand picked silver-spoon poster boy of conspicuous consumption had yet to be crowned in D.C.; as Minnesota House Republicans were already hard at work last Tuesday appeasing their patrons in the energy sector.
February 15, 2017 - 3:00pm
February 13, 2017
Is there a requirement to remove the snow/ice prior to traveling with the trailer?
Question: Recently I have noticed quite a few semi-trucks on the freeway with snow and ice blowing off the top of the trailers, sometimes in sheets. I can only imagine what would happen if a sheet came off and struck an unsuspecting vehicle while traveling on the roadway. Is there...
February 13, 2017 - 2:00pm
Helping veterans and active duty military members
For veterans and active duty members of the military who return home with injuries, Social Security is a resource they can turn to. If you know any wounded veterans, please let them know about Social Security's Wounded Warriors website at www.socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors.
February 13, 2017 - 2:00pm
February 12, 2017
Why are surveys appearing on our website?
A few online readers are wondering why they're being asked to take a Google survey that pops up with a story they're reading on the Wadena Pioneer Journal and other Forum Communications Co. websites. Some are worried that it might be a scam. Some don't like the hassle of filling out...
February 12, 2017 - 2:00pm
February 6, 2017
Your letters - Feb. 2 edition
Spearing law changed, where's the outrage? There are some who are quite critical of some of President Trump's decisions on the national level. How about a decision that was made by our legislators on the State of Minnesota level? For several years those who were 65 years of age or...
February 6, 2017 - 5:42pm
February 5, 2017
Faith Conversations: 'Misplaced' find new life, freedom in baptism
The newly-baptized men at Fargo's River of Life Church would prefer to think of themselves not as homeless but "misplaced." Though the former...
February 5, 2017 - 10:18am
Are U-turns legal anywhere?
Question: I have a question about U Turns. I looked it up so I believe I know the answer, but many people, including my friend, seem to think they are illegal. As I recall, a U Turn is legal as long as it is not specifically prohibited or is obviously dangerous.
February 5, 2017 - 10:18am
February 3, 2017
Don't get tripped up this tax season
How much progress have you made on your 2017 taxes? More importantly, if you're not filing the return yourself, how trustworthy is your tax preparer? The IRS began accepting tax returns on Jan. 23 and is expecting more than 153 million individual tax returns will be filed. The Better...
February 3, 2017 - 3:00pm
February 1, 2017
Your letters - Jan. 26 edition
Painting is disgusting and should be taken down A Missouri congressman chose a painting by a student to be hung in the capitol. This painting depicts a police officer as a pig. This might be considered "art" and I realize freedom of speech gives everyone the right to express himself...
February 1, 2017 - 12:08am
January 31, 2017
Swift: Lessons learned from watching parents age
Brain bleed. It's such a scary term. When I heard my dad had fallen and was rushed to the emergency room for crushing headaches, that was alarming...
January 31, 2017 - 8:15am
January 30, 2017
Critical to keep unpredictable Trump close
Because his first stint in Congress came way back in 1974, our U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, based on seniority, was "third-closest to the president" at last week's inauguration. The closer the better. Our nation moves into a great unknown today when President-elect Donald Trump raises his...
January 30, 2017 - 3:00pm
Who goes first at an intersection on a four-lane highway?
Question: You are at an intersection on a four-lane highway where you cross over the two lanes and you are in the median crossover at a yield sign and wanting to turn left. There is a vehicle across from you at a stop sign wanting to go straight, are you supposed to yield to that...
January 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
January 29, 2017
Minding Our Elders: A needed vacation from caregiving should be guilt-free
Dear Carol: I'm 69 years old and widowed. My 76-year-old single sister has advanced osteoporosis, inflammatory arthritis, and lung disease. I...
January 29, 2017 - 11:01am
Multiple uses for VA loans
The most frequently asked VA loan question is about repeat use of VA loan benefits. It's true: VA loan benefits can be used again and again, provided that you meet the qualifications for reuse. Here is a closer look at three common scenarios may help some veterans get another VA loan....
January 29, 2017 - 10:18am