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U.S. legislators announce safety improvements at Wadena airport
Cruel words - and rocks - thrown at local legislative candidates
Missing Staples man located over weekend
Courts - Aug. 25 edition
3rd annual Never.Give.Up. Suicide Awareness 5K is Saturday
Finck wins 14th club championship at Whitetail Run
WDC volleyers out to improve on 2015 finish
PRC teams can expect more trouble with Pirates
WDC harriers hunting for personal bests
Twins should have sights set on 2017
Joan Gertrude Wagner
William 'Bill' Bretz
Joan N. (Asselin) Marquardt
Cyber Cafe offers safe space for teens
Lunde Auto Sales opens in Wadena
Karvonen Funeral Home adding cremation services
Henning woman accepts new NJPA position
New coffee, boutique shop to open on Highway 10
Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning announces fall schedule
Entertainment briefs - Aug. 25 edition
Step back in time at Finn Creek Folk Festival
Railroad Days celebration is this weekend in Staples
England Prairie Show Days return this weekend
Do youth see God and religion as irrelevant?
Garlic Parmesan Chicken
Birth announcements - Aug. 18 edition
Perkins graduates from Northwest Technical
Extraordinary encounter with stranger enlivens parish pilgrimage
New Ways of Stealing Credit Card Data
State legislature frozen in dysfunction
Your letters - Aug. 18 edition
Bad ideas to improve VA services
Can a vehicle be sold without a VIN plate?
State waterfowl season to begin Sept. 24
Anglers exceed Mille Lacs walleye quota, season continues anyway
DNR offers tips to private forest owners dealing with storm damage
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
July 10, 2015
'High-tax' Minnesota is No. 1
Minnesota routinely has been classified by its neighbors — North Dakota and South Dakota — as a high-tax state that is business unfriendly.
July 10, 2015 - 12:10am
July 5, 2015
A good day for basic civil rights
Indeed, the speed at which attitudes about same-sex marriage have changed from "no way" to "yes, of course" is unprecedented in modern U.S. history. Ten years ago, very few observers, if any, would have forecast that the turnaround would happen so quickly and so decisively. The court's...
July 5, 2015 - 12:10am
June 28, 2015
Minnesota: Nice, safe state to live
For those living in Minnesota, you can breathe better. And for those looking for a safe state to live, come to Minnesota. WalletHub recently conducted an in-depth analysis on the safest states to live. Overall, Minnesota took third place. Massachusetts came in first, followed...
June 28, 2015 - 12:08am
June 12, 2015
A 'do-over' chance for rural Minnesota
Despite a $2 billion surplus, bipartisan support for key initiatives and high hopes for a renewed focus on the needs of rural communities, the regular session of the 2015 Legislature can hardly be called the "Greater Minnesota session." With legislators unable to pass a tax bill...
June 12, 2015 - 8:15am
June 5, 2015
Healthy employees make happy employees
If employees feel better at work, do they work better? More than likely. What does a healthy work environment look like though? Lots of variations. Safety, healthy food options, walk breaks, stretching, help to quit smoking, time to pause for a moment and breathe, a private...
June 5, 2015 - 12:10am
June 1, 2015
Oil safety lawsuit is unhelpful
While the primary purpose of the American Petroleum Institute is to advocate for its member oil companies, it is disappointing that the institute's narrow focus all but dismisses matters of public safety. So when the oil lobby this week asked a U.S. Court of Appeals to block rules...
June 1, 2015 - 12:10am
May 15, 2015
Take a second to learn about strokes
It happens to about 800,000 people in the U.S. every year, killing nearly 130,000 and leaving many more with a long road to recovery and the risk of diminished quality of life. We're talking about stroke — a problem more people should be talking about and taking action against....
May 15, 2015 - 12:10am
April 24, 2015
Is your cell phone spying on you?
Consider the free apps that allow you to use your cell phone as a flashlight, for instance. Security experts say that by installing it, consumers are opening a doorway for companies to spy on them. "Most free flashlight apps are creepware," says Gary S. Miliefsky, a founding member...
April 24, 2015 - 12:10am
April 17, 2015
Invest in state parks and trails
Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed plan to put $10 million of new money into Minnesota state parks and trails systems is good to see. More than 8 million people visit Minnesota state parks each year with 1.3 million of them travelling from other states or countries, according to the Minnesota...
April 17, 2015 - 12:10am
April 10, 2015
Lost wallet? We won't tell you
It's time for the state of Minnesota to take action to reunite unclaimed property with its owners. As Rep. Joe Atkins, a DFL'er from Inver Grove Heights, said in an op-ed, what the state is doing is like finding a lost wallet full of cash, with an ID in it, but not calling the...
April 10, 2015 - 8:15am
April 3, 2015
Addicted to gambling? Here's hope
The trap: Thinking that gambling is just harmless fun, that it could never lead to trouble for you. Thinking that you always know when to quit. Thinking that you'll never become one of those hard-core gamblers who risks a rent payment or a paycheck on a chance to get ahead. Once...
April 3, 2015 - 12:08am
March 27, 2015
Paid sick time helps everybody
A new white paper from the Minnesota Department of Health finds that workers who receive paid sick and family leave are healthier, and so are their families and the public they serve. MDH issued the paper in response to an inquiry from state legislators and as part of health policy...
March 27, 2015 - 12:08am
March 20, 2015
Proposed health bills make sense
The Wadena Pioneer Journal has a reporter, Don Davis, at the state Capitol covering political issues and he provided stories this week on legislation that, in our view, make sense. The proposals address health issues, which although unrelated, would bode well for our region. Several...
March 20, 2015 - 12:10am
March 13, 2015
Increased LGA a wise investment in rural cities
It's time to give cities in Greater Minnesota their due. State funding for cities — local government aid (LGA) — has been frozen and cut since the early 2000s until it was increased in 2013. And now, a new bipartisan legislative proposal would finally restore LGA to...
March 13, 2015 - 12:10am
March 6, 2015
Do your part to stop pest invasions
If we're not careful, harmful insects and plants could leave scars on Minnesota's environment. That's the message from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) during National Invasive Species Awareness Week, which ran Feb. 22-28. The awareness event strives to highlight dangers...
March 6, 2015 - 12:10am