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Property transfers, marriages - July 21 edition
Living history: Primary needed in WDC School Board election
Wadena County wanted - July 21 edition
Goeden graduates from U of M College of Pharmacy
Wadena County youth attends 4-H Shooting Sports Championships
Speer hired as GM, publisher of Northland Outdoors
Pirates capture 7 on 7 title at Nevis
Senior Babe Ruth crew qualifies for district baseball tourney
Sure Vikes look good on paper, but so do some others
Blazers suffer two setbacks in Countryside League weekend
Michael Charles Brakefield
Jennie-O Turkey Store announces new hire
Tri-County Health Care scores well in national wellness initiative
Gray Horse Quilt Shop opening in Wadena
Larry's Family Pizza finishing extensive remodel
Star Tribune names NJPA a 2016 Top 150 Workplace
'Annie Get Your Gun' performance coming up in Park Rapids
Alan Godage & Sundown to perform at Staples Music in the Park
Entertainment briefs - July 21 edition
Monroe Crossing to perform Friday at Spirit Lake
Interdisciplinary landscape artist to speak Friday
Grilled Wonton Chicken Salad
Perez graduates from Rochester Community and Technical College
Living Faith: A full house beats a good flush, I always say
What does the Bible say about racism?
Your letters - July 21 edition
Must vehicles have hoods?
AgeOptions partners with AmeriCorps for in-home care for vets
Be alert, it's election season
Letters - July 14 edition
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
Ruffie drumming counts up in Minnesota
Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
AgweekTV: Bringing Up Bison
Signs all point to a good fishing opener in area
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
February 27, 2015
Time to fight back on privacy
The fight for privacy has long been a losing battle, with corporations and the government amassing reams of personal data about people taken from social media, Internet history, cellphone use, license plate trackers and security cameras everywhere. But in Minnesota, there is the...
February 27, 2015 - 12:10am
February 20, 2015
Clean Minnesota lakes well worth the investment
There's mixed news on a topic that's near and dear to our area: clean lakes. As reported in a front-page Star Tribune story, keeping Minnesota lakes clean is hugely expensive. Over the next 20 years, the state will spend an estimated $2.5 billion from the 2008 Legacy Amendment...
February 20, 2015 - 12:10am
February 18, 2015
Quotes from founding fathers and great Americans regarding the Bible and Christianity
• "It was the Lord who put it into my mind...I could feel his hand upon me...There is no question the inspiration was from the Holy Spirit because he comforted me with rays of marvelous illumination from the Holy Scriptures" Christopher Columbus. • "Direct my thoughts, words,...
February 18, 2015 - 8:15am
February 14, 2015
United we stand, divided we fall
Nearly 240 years ago, something amazing happened: A young, upstart territory decided to separate from one of the most powerful nations in the world to form an independent country. With much struggle, the United States of America was established based on the principles of freedom,...
February 14, 2015 - 12:10am
January 30, 2015
Minnesota must heed call of oil-safety report
In Minnesota, the week should not pass without residents taking note of a report on the state's readiness for an oil-train or pipeline accident. Why? Because the public-safety workers themselves call their own readiness "below moderate," and "none of the responders rated their...
January 30, 2015 - 12:10am