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New M State programs target business needs
Buddy Bench designed to help students advocate for themselves
Hee-haw! Donkey basketball makes for fun evening at WDC School
Wadena opens Christmas season with Nativity lighting
Capitol Chatter: Legislature by the numbers
Three Wolverines place in top four at Kaatz Memorial
Wolves overcome Wolverines 4-2
Ross, Wolverines topple Thunder 76-60
Tigers stop Blue Devils 3-0
Bowling scores - Dec. 1 edition
Diana Lynn Aker
Three new providers have joined Tri-County Health Care
Wadena Insurance opens in downtown Wadena
Tri-County Health Care recognized as CALS hospital
Friendly Rider Ridership increasing as new service added
Wadena restaurant owners open restaurant in Perham
Betsy Nelson to discuss 'Tasting Minnesota' at second Book Ends event
Winter reading program begins Jan. 2
Entertainment briefs - Dec. 1 edition
'Book as Art'
Wadena Christmas Festival is Saturday
Christmas Rum Cake
Birth announcements - Dec. 1 edition
Life expectancy for person with advanced dementia hard to predict
Clergy View: What a difference a day can make
Area students win Northern Co-op Foundation scholarships
Your letters - Dec. 1 edition
What's the difference between careless and reckless driving?
Good news in the battle of the bulge
Veterans retired pay can be used in divorce, separation
Veeder: Feeding cows memorable in so many ways
Cougar pair spotted fighting in northern Minnesota
Deer harvest could reach 185,000
Minnesota deer facts
Outdoor briefs - Sept. 15
September 13, 2012
Wadena awarded DEED grant for wellness center
The Wadena Regional Wellness Center project was awarded $4.2 million from the DEED Capital Projects Grant Program, making Gov. Mark Dayton's final choices today (Thursday). "We are extremely ecstatic," Mayor Wayne Wolden said. The award amount was short of the $4.625 million asked...
September 13, 2012 - 11:13am
August 2, 2012
Bertha man dies in Cass County accident
A Bertha man died in an accident near Leech Lake, according to a report by the Minnesota State Patrol. Lance E. Mein, 31, of Bertha, was driving a 2010 Peterbuilt truck eastbound on Minnesota Highway 200 when he crossed over into the westbound lane and rolled into the westbound ditch...
August 2, 2012 - 12:43pm
May 14, 2012
Wildfire burns property east of Sebeka
A wildfire burned property east of Menahga and Sebeka near Bunny Hill Road by the south end of Huntersville State Forest on Monday. Sebeka firefighters...
May 14, 2012 - 5:22pm
May 9, 2012
Foul play may have played role in garage fire
A Southwest Wadena garage fire occurred at about 8 p.m. Wednesday evening. The victims of the fire, Joe and Michelle Keith, who managed to move...
May 9, 2012 - 9:05pm
Foul play may have played role in garage fire
A Southwest Wadena garage fire occurred at about 8 p.m. Wednesday evening. The victims of the fire, Joe and Michelle Keith, who managed to move their five children out of the house safely, suspect foul play was involved. See Saturday's issue of the Wadena Pioneer Journal for the...
May 9, 2012 - 9:05pm
May 8, 2012
House passes bonding bill; Wadena not included
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota colleges, roads, bridges, sewers and even the state Capitol building could get state money under a public works bill the House approved Monday and the Senate debated late. The House voted 99-32 in favor of the bonding bill. While debating the bill Monday night,...
May 8, 2012 - 8:24am
April 20, 2012
UPDATE: Alexandria woman killed, Osakis man found dead Friday afternoon
UPDATE - Friday, April 20 at 2:30 p.m. An Alexandria woman was found dead in her home Thursday and this afternoon, authorities reported that the man they were looking for was found dead in Osakis. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, David Dewain Everett, 51, was found...
April 20, 2012 - 12:47pm
March 28, 2012
Wadena bonding makes Senate version
Wadena's proposed wellness center made it to the Minnesota Senate version of the bonding bill, according to Mayor Wayne Wolden. Wolden said he received a text message from Senator Gretchen Hoffman 8:05 a.m. Wednesday, March 28 congratulating Wadena for being part of the Senate Capital...
March 28, 2012 - 1:42pm
March 20, 2012
Wadena wellness bonding left out of House version
Minnesota House Republicans want to borrow significantly less than Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to fund public works projects. The GOP plan leaves out or drastically trims most city projects, such as civic centers in St. Cloud and Rochester. Among items not in the House bill is a $4.75...
March 20, 2012 - 12:16pm
March 19, 2012
Wadena seeks aid as tornado forces out residents, businesses
Wadena is losing residents and businesses, city leaders told a Minnesota Senate committee Monday night in seeking state aid to rebuild facilities lost in a 2010 tornado. "We have been planning for 21 months," Mayor Wayne Wolden told members of the Senate committee that recommends...
March 19, 2012 - 8:31pm
January 3, 2012
Million dollar ticket sold in Wadena County
Someone who bought a lottery ticket in Wadena County is starting the new year $1 million richer. The Minnesota State Lottery said of the two $1 million Raffle ticket prizes, one was sold in Wadena County and the other in Steele County. Check those tickets: the winning numbers each...
January 3, 2012 - 9:18am
December 15, 2011
House burns down outside Wadena
A house on Otter Tail County Road 75 west of Wadena burned down, but no one was home at the time of the fire Wednesday. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office said the fire was called in by a passing motorist around 10:13 p.m. on Dec. 14. The Wadena and Deer Creek Fire Departments,...
December 15, 2011 - 1:32pm
December 14, 2011
91-year-old Menahga, Minn., woman dies in house fire
A 91-year-old woman died in a house fire Tuesday in northern Wadena County. Evelyn Edith Anderson of rural Menahga was found deceased in her home just after noon on Dec. 13, the Wadena County Sheriff's Office said. Menahga firefighters were called to the structure fire in Section...
December 14, 2011 - 4:26pm
November 21, 2011
Investigators say trailer house fire earlier this month in Verndale, Minn., was arson
Investigators believe a fire this month in Verndale was arson, and they're offering a reward for the public's help in solving the crime. According to the Wadena County Sheriff's Office, a trailer house in the city of Verndale was on fire on Monday, Nov. 7, and the Verndale Fire Department...
November 21, 2011 - 9:08am
May 6, 2011
Wadena-Deer Creek breaks ground on new 5-12 school
Less than a year after an EF4 tornado destroyed Wadena-Deer Creek High School, ground was broken Friday to build a new school for grades 5-12...
May 6, 2011 - 4:50pm