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Weekly police report - Feb. 22 edition
Police scanner - Feb. 22 edition
Waiting for the bus
Crowds all aboard with Depot fundraising
Otter Tail County authorities investigating death of man found unconscious on lake
Minnesota hero Jessie Diggins, and her mom, talk about the skier's historic golden moment
Wolverines drop regular season finale on the road
Wadena-DC downed in quarterfinals
WDC falls to Verndale, Sebeka
'It feels unreal': Minnesota's Diggins sprints to long-awaited gold in cross-country
Richard Maurice ("Maury") Pluth
James "Jimmy" Willis Chandler, Jr.
Arlo Ray Kneeland
Alma S. Ryckman
Donna M. Reineccius
United Way announces new board leadership
Cold weather: The job must go on
'A Daughter's Love': Sisters open up business caring for seniors
Volunteer opportunity in health care available to area teens
Tri-County Health Care earns ACR ultrasound accreditation
A piece of original art: Madhatters cast set to perform “The Piece’
Good Morning Bedlam performs in concert at NYM Cultural Center
Davis braves cold to be guest speaker at Bookends event
Anders to demonstrate drums at Wadena library Feb. 26
Annual wine and chocolate event back at Depot Feb. 17
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
Kindness is a sweet gift to give or receive
Letter: Wadena man gets anonymous letter in the mail
Veterans: Death confirmation and separation pay procedures updated
Ask A Trooper: What goes into a inclement weather car kit?
Editorial: So everybody is poor here in Wadena, now what?
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
Ived Raymond Bruns
Samuel Richard Carlson II
Owen Milo Accola
Supporting Denny McNamara
May 27, 2016
Here's the buzz for helping bees
Bees have helped humans immeasurably over the years, transferring pollen and seeds from one flower to another, fertilizing the plant so it can grow and produce food. It's estimated that this cross-pollination helps at least 30 percent of the world's crops and 90 percent of wild plants...
May 27, 2016 - 8:15am
May 25, 2016
Fix MN's awful student-to-counselor ratio
Minnesota excels at a great many things, including most elements of K-12 education. But the state falls short in a few key areas. They include abysmal graduation rates for minority students, and fewer guidance counselors per student than all but two other states. So here's an idea:...
May 25, 2016 - 8:15am
May 13, 2016
Pass transportation, bonding bills for MN's sake
The Minnesota Legislature's regular session will end May 23. That's in less than three weeks. Here's what the lawmakers must do between now and then: • Compromise on a transportation bill. • Compromise on a bonding bill. If the lawmakers do those things, the session will have...
May 13, 2016 - 12:08am
May 9, 2016
Heroin crisis needs to be addressed now
The scourge of heroin, formerly lurking in the shadows, now is raging in plain sight as the toll in lives lost or ruined keeps piling up. The erosive effects of the epidemic on the area have become painfully obvious. Police seizures of heroin and fentanyl, a powerful opioid painkiller,...
May 9, 2016 - 8:15am
April 30, 2016
State smart to turn to the primary system
So important is the office of the president that Europeans often say they wish they could vote in U.S. elections. That won't be happening anytime soon, of course. But it helps explain what's happening in Minnesota right now, as the Legislature comes closer to scrapping the presidential...
April 30, 2016 - 8:15am
April 22, 2016
The hard truth of distracted driving
Spring is here and — oh, look at that bird outside — and now is a good time to think — who is that walking by the office — about the dangerous — wow, is it 4:30 p.m. already — consequences of — what's for supper tonight — getting distracted....
April 22, 2016 - 8:15am
April 16, 2016
Tax climate unfair to small businesses
It appears Minnesota's small businesses will not get tax relief this session of the Legislature. Despite a projected $1.2 billion surplus and nearly $2 billion in reserves, Gov. Mark Dayton seems disinclined to push for reasonable changes in business taxes. The Democrat-controlled...
April 16, 2016 - 8:15am
April 8, 2016
If you see signs of an overdose, call 911
The courtroom conclusion to the disappearance and death of 18-year-old Laura Schwendemann of Starbuck left many people feeling frustrated. They were angry that Nickolas McArdell, a suspect in the case who authorities say kept changing his story about the events that unfolded on the...
April 8, 2016 - 8:15am
April 1, 2016
Invest in Local Government Aid for whole state
Here's why Minnesota House Republicans should support proposals to boost Local Government Aid: Because LGA works. It does just what it's supposed to do: help Minnesota towns from the Arrowhead region to the southwest maintain professional police departments, pleasant parks and proud...
April 1, 2016 - 8:15am
March 25, 2016
Teacher shortage is a real problem in state
Once upon a time there were so many licensed teachers in Minnesota looking for jobs that for every one job opening, there were hundreds upon hundreds of applicants. Now, area schools are having a much harder time filling those positions. Where have all the teachers gone? A recent...
March 25, 2016 - 8:15am
March 18, 2016
It's time for legislators to get their job done
Here is a quick warning to all members of the 2016 Minnesota Legislature: The time for governing is here - now, not waiting until after the Nov. 8 election and waiting for the 2017 legislative session. The legislators could not even get through the first afternoon after the start...
March 18, 2016 - 12:10am
March 11, 2016
Klobuchar takes aim at opioid crisis
We have a crisis in our country. A crisis that claims more lives than car crashes. A crisis that rips apart families of all different backgrounds. Killing 28,648 Americans in 2014, this crisis is prescription drug and heroin abuse. And with deaths increasing nearly sixfold since 2000,...
March 11, 2016 - 8:15am
March 8, 2016
Scammers adding to student debt
Student debt is a hot topic right now. Political candidates have jumped into the fray, offering plenty of consternation and even a few possible solutions. Unfortunately, so have scammers. They're taking advantage of cash-strapped college graduates who are looking for some type of...
March 8, 2016 - 12:10am
February 26, 2016
No political parties needed in Minnesota? Quite possibly yes
Rep. Jim Knoblach of St. Cloud couldn't be more correct that "partisanship gets in the way of accomplishing things," as he stated last week in the St. Cloud Times. He had returned to the Minnesota Legislature in 2015 after eight years away and found the Capitol more divided than ever....
February 26, 2016 - 12:08am
February 19, 2016
Get behind Alzheimer's research
Five, 10, 20 years ago, people didn't talk much about Alzheimer's disease. Not that it was unheard of, but it wasn't the hub of discussion that other diseases like cancer or heart disease were. In the last few years though, focus on the disease that strips people of their memories...
February 19, 2016 - 12:08am