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Mayhem on I-94: Car theft suspect climbs on truck as traffic comes to halt
VFW honors Mehl and Becker with 'Teacher of the Year' awards
Emergency Service Personnel Recognized for Dedication to their Communities
Living History: JCPenney sale license is extended
Hutson recognized with international teaching award
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
Tigers hold Pirates at bay in 41-37 subsection tilt
Allen A. Nikkari
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
Birth announcements - March 16 edition
The seasons of dating and marriage
Area students named to NDSU dean's list
Humbly listen to God and one another
Your letters - March 16 edition
Phillips: 'Neighbors' columnist gets well-deserved kindness
Are colored well lights against the law?
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune
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
March 17, 2017
Editorial: Sailing a course to Real ID
You can find Scylla and Charybdis in the Strait of Messina, the two-mile-wide gap between Italy and the island of Sicily. That's where, since ancient times, sailors have used great caution when navigating between the rocks of Scylla on one side and the whirlpools of Charybdis on the...
March 17, 2017 - 3:00pm
March 10, 2017
Minnesota's Sunday liquor-sale vote inspires
By voting to allow liquor sales on Sunday, the Minnesota Legislature is reminding Americans of why our country remains a superpower and a destination for immigrants from around the world. Wait a minute. Sunday liquor sales means all that? Really? You bet. But read the first sentence...
March 10, 2017 - 5:16pm
Public information helps keep government transparent
Welcome to Sunshine Week, a national effort to promote openness in government. Sunshine Week is brought to you by the American Society of News Editors, and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. When we are experiencing "fake news," "alternative facts," frequent falsehoods...
March 10, 2017 - 3:53pm
March 5, 2017
Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 54,400 journalists in the United States right now. One can imagine then, how incredibly hard it is to get all of us together to decide which way to lean politically and to create a unified agenda to push. Oh boy, it can be difficult...
March 5, 2017 - 1:04pm
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
February 20, 2017
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 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
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 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
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
January 22, 2017
State manufacturers optimistic about 2017 economy
Here's some good news on the economic front: Minnesota manufacturers are upbeat about the economy, with 90 percent expecting production levels to increase or stay the same in 2017, according to an annual joint survey by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development...
January 22, 2017 - 12:08am
January 16, 2017
Big laws need bipartisan support
We're not sure what President Barack Obama's legacy will be. But we are sure about what it should be: Presidents should not pass major, once-in-a-generation legislation without bipartisan support. When Massachusetts voters elected Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate in 2010, Obama faced...
January 16, 2017 - 3:00pm
January 6, 2017
In the dark over life insurance? Here's help
It happens too often: A family member dies suddenly or is incapacitated and doesn't have the ability to communicate before they pass away. If they don't have their financial affairs in order, their survivors, already grappling with grief, are left to pick up the pieces on their own,...
January 6, 2017 - 2:00pm
December 30, 2016
Addiction science needs new terms
We most often look at addiction through the eyes of therapists, physicians, police officers, family members and the addicts themselves. Now, here are the professionals with whom society should consult next: Linguists. Yes, we're serious. Because the more we learn about addiction,...
December 30, 2016 - 12:08am
December 19, 2016
Snow is here; use caution and common sense
We got the snow we wanted. Let's hope, for the sake of outdoor recreation and winter tourism, there's more to come soon. Snow brings plenty of fun but can also lead to problems on the roadways. These first couple bouts of winter weather, the first of which dumped at least a foot of...
December 19, 2016 - 9:14am