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The joy of raising butterflies in the classroom
Weekly crime report - Sept. 22 edition
Wadena County wanted - Sept. 22 edition
Living History: City loses out on solar energy plant
Six-foot long boa constrictor found wandering along Grand Forks road
Bowling scores - Sept. 22 edition
Wolverines tag Pirates with first setback of season
Mahlen, Hayden going into MSHSL Hall of Fame
Girls tennis team makes strong showing at Midstate tourney
Paws & Prairie Animal Clinic expanding in Wadena
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
Who will be the Great American Storyteller?
Entertainment briefs - Sept. 22 edition
The Art of Labor: Working for a Living
2016 Chili Cook-off winner announced
Area artist carves, paints decorative gourds
Slow Cooker Russian Chicken
An open letter to the Wetterlings: Your Jacob's passing leaves us all grieving
Wadena County 4-H demonstrates knowledge, skills at State Fair
Birth announcements - Sept. 15 edition
Bacon-Cheese Hot Dogs
What is zipper merge and how does it work?
Expanded role of service dogs
Don't make one of these four mistakes with car seats
What are the license requirements for three-wheeled motorcycles?
When is the best time to claim Social Security?
Outdoor briefs - Sept. 15
State pheasant forecast both good and bad
Shooting sports highlight for Forkhorn Field Day
Pheasant harvest shows 41 percent increase
State waterfowl season to begin Sept. 24
beth luukkonen kern
October 6, 2012
Faith and mother-daughter time
A couple of weeks ago, a friend invited me and my daughter to join her and her daughter in attending a second birthday party. It wasn't a party for a 2-year-old child but more of a second year anniversary celebration of the "Experience Church" in Detroit Lakes. I like to experiences...
October 6, 2012 - 12:00am
September 22, 2012
Living life: It's all about healthy choices
I went to the doctor last Friday and I have some good news and some not-so-good news. The good news is I have lost 26 pounds since my last visit to the doctor - which was over a year ago - but I gained seven pounds since my husband's employers Biggest Loser final weigh-in. My husband...
September 22, 2012 - 12:00am
August 11, 2012
Managing the horns of the devil
Growing up, my family had a black and white console television that only got two channels. I remember the TV being on from early morning until late at night when the test pattern screen came on as the network went off the air. It was Mom who used the TV for background noise to...
August 11, 2012 - 9:05am
August 4, 2012
Trammers appreciate 'Wadena nice'
It makes my butt hurt just thinking about riding my bike more than a few miles. But from July 22-27, approximately 730 people got on their bicycles and rode a 250-mile journey through Minnesota on the MS TRAM (Multiple Sclerosis: The Ride Across Minnesota) to raise money for the...
August 4, 2012 - 12:00am
July 16, 2012
Taking a step into my daughter's music
When I was pregnant with my daughter 14 years ago, I went to both Metallica and Kiss concerts. Metallica because her dad wanted to go and Kiss because I wanted to see them live. I grew up listening to my brothers play Kiss albums. I loved their make-up, costumes and theatrics, but...
July 16, 2012 - 4:15am
June 25, 2012
Eat fresh and eat smart at Subway
For some it may be "Taco Tuesday," but for me it is definitely "Subway Tuesday." It all started 18 years ago when I started working for the Pioneer Journal and our local Subway restaurant would give double stamps on Tuesday. A Subway card filled with stamps was worth a free sandwich....
June 25, 2012 - 1:45pm
May 14, 2012
We are all gifted and good enough
My good natured husband has no problem striking up conversation with folks around town. Probably because he knows most and he is related to half. While chatting, he often gets a twinkle in his eye as he gives a little gentle ribbing. I admire Dan's gift for small talk and quick...
May 14, 2012 - 11:37am
May 6, 2012
Good experiences form better behavior
When I was pregnant with my daughter 14 years ago, the best advice I received was from my coworker. She said "Don't start something with your kid that you don't want to continue." Apparently, she would put her first born into the laundry basket and would carry him down the stairs....
May 6, 2012 - 2:17pm
April 30, 2012
What gives an item or service value?
What price would you pay for a glass of tap water? A bottle of water? How about a bottled water with a fancy designer label on it? What if you were dying of thirst? Would it matter if you were broke or if you had money to burn? How much would you pay to give a thirsty child a drink? What...
April 30, 2012 - 2:44pm
April 22, 2012
Newspapers are alive and well
Most mornings I would rather gently wake up to music or morning radio personality's chatter than an annoying buzzing or beeping alarm that can easily start me out in a foul mood. But several months ago I was in the half-awake state when the radio personality made a comment that...
April 22, 2012 - 12:52pm
April 16, 2012
I'm a loser and I sure like it
The end is here but actually, it is only the beginning. Monday, April 9 our dietitian announced the winners of my husband's employer's Biggest Loser competition. In the last twelve weeks, together my husband and I lost 48 pounds; him, 26, her, 22. For the team portion, Dan and I...
April 16, 2012 - 11:21am
April 8, 2012
Judging on an assumption
People say it is best not to talk politics or religion among friends. Unfortunately, my friends, I have a faith based column oozing out of my heart. What better timing than Holy Week. My father was raised in the strict Finnish Apostolic Lutheran church and my mother was raised in...
April 8, 2012 - 6:17pm
April 1, 2012
Magic pill illusion can create additional issues
Most of my life, I believed that if a person wasn't feeling well or had some problem, they were to give it time and have hope that the issue would go away. But if the ailment got too bad or simply unbearable, it was time to make an appointment at the medical clinic. At the clinic...
April 1, 2012 - 12:08pm
March 24, 2012
Letting go makes room for growth
I think I am a borderline hoarder. I like to keep what I have acquired. If I remember who gave me an item, I have a hard time parting with it. It's a curse of my sentimental heart. When I see an object that I purchased, I think and feel about the hours I have worked in order to pay...
March 24, 2012 - 1:51pm
March 18, 2012
It is not just about what you are eating but what is eating you
My pants are starting to fall off and people are beginning to notice. They are asking me what my secret is for losing weight. I usually say portion control, choosing highly nutritious foods and the simple equation of burning more calories than I consume. But I am not being completely...
March 18, 2012 - 12:39pm