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News briefs - July 28 edition
Highway 71 resurfacing begins south of Wadena to Bertha July 25
Wadena Scout earning Eagle rank
More than 700 brave hot, humid weather to attend TCHC Block Party
WDC Babe Ruth club will meet DGF or Litchfield in state opener
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
William "Cookie" Helmbrecht
Michael Charles Brakefield
Betty L. (Powell) Shiflett
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
The Abiders to perform Friday at Sounds of Spirit Lake
Old School to perform at Staples Music in the Park
'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
Church briefs - July 21 edition
Birth announcements - July 21 edition
Grilled Wonton Chicken Salad
Perez graduates from Rochester Community and Technical College
Living Faith: A full house beats a good flush, I always say
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
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