Skip to main content
Wadena County wanted - Jan. 19 edition
News briefs - Jan. 19 edition
Five Wings Arts Council offers grant info, writing workshops
Living history: Wadena Walmart opens Monday
Stay warm this winter - state heating funds available
Saturday Scorecard 1/21
Saturday Scorecard 1/20
Bowling scores - Jan. 19 edition
Thursday Scorecard 1/19
Wheeler paces Wolverines in Minnewaska Round Robin
Keith D. Davis Jr.
Steven M. Hoyhtya
Martha "Marty" J. Kohlmeyer
Over 100 attend NJPA's workforce conference
Tri-County Auxiliary raises record amount at annual holiday auction
Three new providers have joined Tri-County Health Care
Wadena Insurance opens in downtown Wadena
Tri-County Health Care recognized as CALS hospital
Staples Area Women's Chorus presents 'Her Voice, Her Song'
NYM Cultural Center hosts comedy music show Jan. 20
Ice in their veins: sleds will reach over 150 mph at state championships in DL
Acts of Solace Project seeking performers in Wadena
Author Lois Greiman visiting Wadena Saturday
Clergy view: Great is thy faithfulness
Local students make dean's list at St. Cloud State
Area students make dean's list at University of Jamestown
Birth announcements - Jan. 12 edition
State manufacturers optimistic about 2017 economy
What survivors should know; A veteran/retiree checklist
Your letters - Jan. 12 edition
Big laws need bipartisan support
What should go in car emergency kit?
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
Cougar pair spotted fighting in northern Minnesota
September 25, 2016
Don't make one of these four mistakes with car seats
Are your small children in danger while riding in the car? They are if they aren't secured properly or put in a car seat that was installed incorrectly. The risk is real. Every 34 seconds, a child younger than the age of 13 is involved in a crash in the U.S., according to the National...
September 25, 2016 - 12:10am
September 16, 2016
Are you prepared for a new school year?
Changes are in the air — the arrival of autumn, shorter days, the football season and a new school year. That means motorists need to pay more attention to school buses and young children and teens who are returning to school. Every school year, there are reports in the police...
September 16, 2016 - 12:10am
September 12, 2016
In this country, work is identity
What question is among the first when you meet someone? It reliably is this: "So what do you do?" We are a nation that values work. We are people who classify ourselves by our work. We proudly tout a work ethic that, when motivated, is the envy of the world. We tend to attribute all...
September 12, 2016 - 12:08am
September 5, 2016
All MN students now taking ACTs
Cheers to Minnesota's new emphasis on encouraging all high school students to take the ACT college entrance exams. New data shows that virtually all of Minnesota's high school graduating class of 2016 took the ACT college entrance exam as an 11th or 12th grader. In total, 64,145 students...
September 5, 2016 - 12:08am
August 26, 2016
State legislature frozen in dysfunction
St. Paul seems to be holding its customary winter celebration in August. The state Capitol remains frozen in dysfunction as Gov. Mark Dayton and the legislative leaders of both parties continue their slow-motion - glacial - feud over the tax and bonding bills. The ice palace now has...
August 26, 2016 - 12:10am
August 22, 2016
It's here: The coming workforce squeeze
For some parts of the state, it's already here and has been since before the last recession. For other areas, the full effect is yet to come, but it's expected, according to the Minnesota State Demographic Center. It's the coming workforce squeeze. It's a demographic phenomenon planners...
August 22, 2016 - 12:10am
August 14, 2016
Bees, butterflies need our help
As flower gardens strut their stuff this summer with yards and parks awash in a rainbow of color, gardeners should take the opportunity to steal planting ideas. Beyond being jealous of the neighbor's hydrangeas, it's worthwhile to give thought to putting in more plants and flowers...
August 14, 2016 - 8:15am
August 5, 2016
Ban smoking in rental housing
A new study shows one way to help smokers quit their deadly habit: Make it more inconvenient. How do you do that? Don't allow smoking in rental housing units. Not only will smokers be less inclined to light up if they have to leave the building to do it, it will result in a healthier...
August 5, 2016 - 12:10am
July 30, 2016
It's time to get serious about a special session
While Minnesotans may have taken their well-deserved vacations and Fourth of July holiday, their leaders are still giving them reason to be annoyed as they wait for the governor and Legislature to come to agreement on a special session. Gridlock on solving very key and basic issues...
July 30, 2016 - 12:10am
July 22, 2016
Be alert, it's election season
All those ear-to-ear grinning, hand-grabbing, stickers-sticking politicians in area parades should have tipped you off: It's election season.
July 22, 2016 - 12:10am
July 15, 2016
Violent minority are sucking us in
Well, are we all squared up now? We've had inner city violence that rages with shootings and murders every single night, right? Check. We've had some police officers who, whether they're on edge from all that violence or simply bad cops, have killed some black men in unwarranted,...
July 15, 2016 - 12:10am
July 8, 2016
Tips to protect our water from pollutants
How about a nice, tall glass of yard waste? Or motor oil? Or litter, soil or pet waste? Yuck! But that's what ends up in our lakes and groundwater if residents aren't more conscientious. Stormwater runoff isn't just rain. It contains all the pollutants that stormwater collects as...
July 8, 2016 - 11:54am
July 1, 2016
Minnesota gains primaries, keeps caucuses
After the chaotic Caucus Night in 2016 across much of Minnesota, many called for fixing what clearly was a broken presidential-picking process here. Switching from a party-run caucus system to a state-run primary election for presidential candidates clearly was needed. Kudos to the...
July 1, 2016 - 12:10am
June 24, 2016
Put down the stone, step away from the sinner
When did parents become so judgy of each other? Remember the days when something tragic or scary happened to a child and people rallied around the child's parents for support, privately thanking God it wasn't their kid? Those days appear to be gone. Now it's all about placing blame,...
June 24, 2016 - 12:10am
June 17, 2016
Let's shine a light on elder abuse
Instead of enjoying their golden years by living on retirement savings they've spent their whole lives building up, too many senior citizens are shocked to find out that their nest egg is gone. They've become victims of identity theft, scams or shady investments. Even worse, they...
June 17, 2016 - 12:10am