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Cross-country skiing in the Northland
DFL caucus schedule set for 2018
Two teenagers injured in crash on Highway 29
WDC robotics team begins its 2018 season
WDC students rewarded for positive behavior
Defending section champ defeats W-DC
Frazee crashes the boards, downs Wadena-DC
Minnesota Misery: Vikings dominated by Eagles in NFC Championship game
Adam Thielen laments Vikings' inability to 'check the last box'
If Vikings win Sunday, expect Super Bowl ticket prices to jump
Dalores Mae Kern
Gilbert Jeffery, Jr.
Lunde Auto Sales opens store in Motley
TCHC recognized nationally for promoting organ donation
Wadena State Bank and customers make donation to food shelf
Swisher, Wright join together for 'Second Look'
TCHC hires new vice president of patient care services
Entertainment briefs - Jan. 18 edition
Doris Stengel is January Book Ends guest
Doris Stengel is January Book Ends guest
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
Entertainment briefs - Dec. 28 edition
St. Huberts church hosting Harvest Festival Oct. 28
God may be an easy target, but he's a strong one
The cost of being a disciple
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Your letters - Jan. 18 edition
Do cars need to pull over for police during pursuit?
Six VA family benefits you should be aware of
Your letters - Jan. 11 edition
Cold weather tips for stalled or stuck vehicles
Why are good duck numbers not translating to good hunter numbers?
Count your blessings and your birds
Hunting, fishing have mysteries of their own
Knob Hill, MDHA sponsoring Forkhorn Field Day Oct. 1
DNR to modernize its electronic system for hunting and fishing licenses
Khloe Marie Browne
Scarlett Ann Hagen
April 2, 2017
Allow cameras in federal courts
A promising new effort is underway to provide the public with a truer understanding of what happens in courtrooms. Not hyped-up drama or silly Judge Judy stuff, but actual cases with real-life procedures, outcomes and consequences. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, a member of...
April 2, 2017 - 10:18am
March 26, 2017
No phone call in the vehicle is worth the pain
The amount of time it takes to look down at our phones—that is how quickly our lives can change forever or even end. Sadly, we were again reminded of this last week when a driver on Richwood Road north of Detroit Lakes was seen on his phone one minute, and rolling into a fiery...
March 26, 2017 - 9:17am
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