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Authorities search for stolen manure spreader near Wadena
Wadena County wanted - June 22 edition
Buffer strip law should present no problems locally
Avoidance of county spraying comes with a price
Crime report - June 22 edition
Wadena Legion takes second at Perham Tournament
Senior Woods finishes WDC golf career with unlikely trip to state
Late rally lifts Bluffton to victory
Local teams prep for wood bat tournament
Miron reaches the podium, W-DC boys advance
Mark Joseph Kern
Operation Roundup grants awarded to local non-profits
Tri-County Health Care Auxiliary elects new leaders
Tri-County Health Care president/CEO to rappel off high rise for fundraiser
West Central Telephone membership elects two new directors
Redig joins Tri-County Health Care as emergency specialist
Entertainment briefs - June 22 edition
Wadena County Fair draws a crowd
Z and Greg will perform June 15 at the library
Entertainment briefs - June 15 edition
New York Mills author releases memoir
Ridgewater College announces spring semester 2017 dean's list
Local students named to MSU- Moorhead's Dean's List
UND releases honors lists
Blowers Chapel 'Operation Arctic' VBS grades K-6 June 18-22
What are the road rules for skaters and rollerbladers?
Your letters - June 15 edition
CBO proposes to eliminate seven VA compensable disabilities
Can you get a DWI while riding a horse?
Beware of people with political shovels trying to deepen the divide
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
Minnesota should see another good turkey hunting season
March 5, 2017
Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
Dear Carol: My mom is 94 years old and frail. She has a weak heart and bad lungs, yet she hangs on. I'm a 73-year-old widow. I took care of Mom...
March 5, 2017 - 10:18am
New veterans care coordination program at VAMC Fargo
A new initiative will allow veterans seeking health care through the Veterans Choice Program to coordinate all of their needs through the Fargo VA Medical Center. The Veterans Care Coordination Program was unveiled 4 OCT by U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, who made a stop in Fargo to highlight...
March 5, 2017 - 9:23am
February 26, 2017
How to report unsafe drivers?
Question: My husband was driving while I was a passenger and an elderly man driving ran a stop sign and cut in front of us. My husband honked his horn to alert the driver prior to him attempting to come into our lane. However, he did not appear to hear us. Fortunately, we were able...
February 26, 2017 - 10:18am
Minding Our Elders: Be smart, plan for your own care needs ahead of crisis
Dear Carol: My wife died of cancer three years ago. Her decline was long and slow, so when the end came there was some relief, along with the agonizing grief. I've slowly recovered enough to enjoy life. However, I've now been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease (EOAD)....
February 26, 2017 - 10:18am
February 25, 2017
Doggone it, that policy decision was stupid
With the USDA's recent decision to take down Animal Welfare Act inspection reports, it is time to show the puppy mill industry that without transparency, the public will not buy into their business. Surely there are large-scale commercial dog breeding facilities that are top notch...
February 25, 2017 - 10:18am
Tax burden for Minnesota retired veterans
Many people planning to retire use the presence or absence of a state income tax as a litmus test for a retirement destination. This is a serious miscalculation since higher sales and property taxes can more than offset the lack of a state income tax. The lack of a state income tax...
February 25, 2017 - 8:15am
February 22, 2017
Letter: Don't disparage hard-working, productive Americans
A republican view of liberals and liberalism is expressed in the following quote from Sean Hannity. "Halloween is a liberal holiday because we are teaching our children to beg for something for free, ... We are teaching kids to knock on other people's doors and ask for a handout."...
February 22, 2017 - 3:00pm
February 20, 2017
Who do I report illegal snowblowing to?
Question: What should I do about my neighbor who snow blows the snow from his driveway into the street? I do not know who to report this to. This morning I nearly had an accident sliding down our street. Answer: There is a law that covers this issue. The state statute says that it...
February 20, 2017 - 4:30pm
Let bonding bill really put Minnesota to work
The Minnesota Legislature failed to pass a bonding bill last year when it was supposed to. But interest rates remain low, meaning bonding remains ridiculously affordable; the state's bond rating is an impressive AAA; its available bonding capacity is an even more impressive $3 billion;...
February 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
February 19, 2017
Eligibility for VA Disability and SSDI
If you are already receiving disability benefits through the Veterans Administration (VA) you may also be eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) from the Social Security Administration (SSA). SSDI is administered by the SSA to provide monthly benefits for...
February 19, 2017 - 10:18am
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