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UPDATED: Victim identified in Otter Tail crash
Death of 3-year-old Hubbard County girl under investigation
Child abuse rates spike in Minnesota
Wadena County wanted - April 20 edition
Here's to hoping they're hardy...
Wolverines stop Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale rally in seventh
Late rally falls short as B-H/V holds off Wolverines
Late runs lift Pillager past W-DC
Parkers Prairie spoils W-DC home opener
Wadena-Deer Creek track and field finishes busy week
Mary Ann A. Paavola
Wayne W. Sagehorn
United Way of Todd and Wadena Counties welcomes new board members
M State ranked No. five by LearnHowToBecome.org
Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative annual meeting slated for April 20
Assisted living facility construction moving along quickly
Tri-County Health Care offering new acid reflux procedure
Entertainment briefs - April 27 edition
Jorgenson draws a crowd April 8
'Fate of the Furious" reaches new heights in action
Hundreds attend Easter egg hunt in Wadena
Entertainment briefs - April 6 edition
Birth announcements - April 20 edition
Widows and orphans
Widows and orphans
Black appointed as the new Director of the St. Cloud VA Health Care System
What are the 'best practices' for pedestrians?
Your letters - April 13 edition
VA Presumptive AO Diseases Pending Decisions for 2017
What are the laws concerning open bottles?
Sports briefs - April 27 edition
Chalk up a pair for the Grants
Minnesota should see another good turkey hunting season
Lack of snow means burning restrictions will happen soon
Tulibee dominate catch in Brainerd Jaycees Extravaganza
February 5, 2017
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
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
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
January 24, 2017
COMMENTARY: School choice matters for Minnesota families
In our country, we love to customize, whether it's a new addition to the house or the colors and fonts surrounding our text messages. We choose everything, from our line of work to our preferred place to grab lunch, where we probably customize our lunch order. So it's easy to understand...
January 24, 2017 - 2:00pm
January 23, 2017
Will a CDL driver lose both license endorsements with a DWI?
Question: If a person with a CDL (Commercial Driver's License) gets a DWI in a private, personal vehicle and takes a breath test and the test level that applies is .08 or more will he lose his regular driver's license but not the CDL?
January 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
January 21, 2017
What survivors should know; A veteran/retiree checklist
This checklist is designed to provide Veterans/retirees and their loved ones with some help in preparing for the future. The checklist is not all-inclusive and should be used with other estate planning tools. 1. Create a military file. • Retirement orders • DD 214 • Separation...
January 21, 2017 - 4:28pm
January 16, 2017
What should go in car emergency kit?
Question: What items should I have in my vehicle during this extreme cold weather? What is the proper procedure if I become stranded and/or go off the road? Answer: With the recent below zero temperatures, being prepared with an emergency kit and plan can save your life. We recommend...
January 16, 2017 - 3:00pm
Salonen: 'Hacksaw Ridge' foxhole scene brings hope
In the movie "Hacksaw Ridge," a foxhole scene shows two men who've been at odds with one another discovering their common humanity during a pause...
January 16, 2017 - 2:00pm
January 15, 2017
Minding Our Elders: Restructuring life after caregiving ends
Dear Carol: I helped my mom take care of my dad for years after he'd had a stroke. Dad died last year, and Mom was diagnosed with cancer shortly...
January 15, 2017 - 8:15am
President signs Walz-led measure to honor guard-reserve retirees into law
Members of the guard and reserve components who have served honorably for at least 20 years are now recognized as veterans. On Friday, Dec.16, President Obama signed the Jeff Miller and Richard Blumenthal Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2016 into law. The legislation...
January 15, 2017 - 12:10am
January 11, 2017
Minding Our Elders: Recognizing elder's life legacy strategy to cope with loved one's decline
Dear Carol: The New Year is arriving and I'm trying to make my annual list of what I'm happy about and what I want to improve. This year, I'm...
January 11, 2017 - 12:10am
January 8, 2017
Salonen: Silver anniversary hopes dashed --EMDASH-- sort of
"I love you, Roxane." The words reach deeply into my heart this quiet evening as my husband and I glance out the window from my mother's sixth-floor...
January 8, 2017 - 10:18am
January 7, 2017
Veeder: Diary of a Christmas blizzard
My gramma Edie used to keep a diary of her life here at the Veeder Ranch. They weren't particularly thorough, and most were written in tiny scrawl...
January 7, 2017 - 8:15am