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U.S. legislators announce safety improvements at Wadena airport
Cruel words - and rocks - thrown at local legislative candidates
Missing Staples man located over weekend
Courts - Aug. 25 edition
3rd annual Never.Give.Up. Suicide Awareness 5K is Saturday
Finck wins 14th club championship at Whitetail Run
WDC volleyers out to improve on 2015 finish
PRC teams can expect more trouble with Pirates
WDC harriers hunting for personal bests
Twins should have sights set on 2017
William 'Bill' Bretz
Joan Gertrude Wagner
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
New coffee, boutique shop to open on Highway 10
Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning announces fall schedule
Entertainment briefs - Aug. 25 edition
Step back in time at Finn Creek Folk Festival
Railroad Days celebration is this weekend in Staples
England Prairie Show Days return this weekend
Do youth see God and religion as irrelevant?
Garlic Parmesan Chicken
Birth announcements - Aug. 18 edition
Perkins graduates from Northwest Technical
Extraordinary encounter with stranger enlivens parish pilgrimage
New Ways of Stealing Credit Card Data
State legislature frozen in dysfunction
Your letters - Aug. 18 edition
Bad ideas to improve VA services
Can a vehicle be sold without a VIN plate?
State waterfowl season to begin Sept. 24
Anglers exceed Mille Lacs walleye quota, season continues anyway
DNR offers tips to private forest owners dealing with storm damage
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
September 11, 2011
How do you sell the 2011 Vikings?
When the National Football League was in flower 40 years ago, one of the best teams of all was the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings were mentioned in the same breath with teams like Pittsburgh, Dallas, Oakland, Miami and Washington. A feeling of overwhelming confidence descended on...
September 11, 2011 - 7:16pm
August 20, 2011
Injury-riddled Twins on the outside looking in
When they write a wrap-up about the 2011 Minnesota Twins in seven weeks there will be a lot of fans who will be writing off the season to injury problems. No one can deny the injury bug has chomped down hard on the Twins this season. The Twins started the season with broken legs,...
August 20, 2011 - 9:39am
August 14, 2011
Waterfowl changes should help but how about a few more?
Sportsmen have been clamoring for changes in the Minnesota waterfowl season for years without making any real headway. Last week it was announced that Tom Landwehr, the new Department of Natural Resources commissioner, was finally saying "OK." To a hunter, it was a little like a...
August 14, 2011 - 1:25pm
August 6, 2011
Love flying? Oshkosh is the place by gosh
Back in June while taking aerial shots of Wadena I was lucky enough to get a good tip from Larry Brincefield, a local pilot, and now I am passing...
August 6, 2011 - 1:49pm
July 23, 2011
Vikings are part of state's fabric
In a perfect world it does not take 1,100 millions to build a football stadium for our Minnesota Vikings and No. 1 draft choice Christian Ponder really turns out to be our next superstar quarterback. Those who have followed the fortunes of the Vikings know that the world they live...
July 23, 2011 - 2:13pm
March 20, 2011
Twins top stars sit and watch
It is fairly clear from the lack of playing time that Ron Gardenhire is giving his stars down in Florida that he figures he has a pat hand this season. Why look at guys that you know have major league talent? Well, there is a reason. As Detroit's Magglio Ordonez recently said, spring...
March 20, 2011 - 4:59pm
Twins will be good, but how good?
So where will Ron Gardenhire be taking his Minnesota Twins this season? The American League's Manager of the Year in 2010 has another good team to run but how good is the question. As the Twins gather in Fort Myers to find some answers some fans are full of trepidation. Justin...
February 20, 2011 - 8:01pm
January 2, 2011
2010: the year the roof fell in on the Vikings
Viking fans will always remember 2010 as the year the wheels fell off -- but take heart, we are not alone. Some teams have had fantastic seasons. Other clubs are just wondering what went wrong. Last year, the Vikes were in the penthouse. This has just not been their year. You can...
January 2, 2011 - 7:19pm
Top sports stories of 2010
WDC volleyers win first state title The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines were absolutely perfect in 2010 as they captured their first Class AA state volleyball championship. Sue Volkmann's veteran squad posted a perfect 30-0 record leading up to their third straight state tournament,...
January 2, 2011 - 9:28am
December 12, 2010
Vikings hunt is finished; time to look to next year
I have owned gun dogs that are good at reminding me of a rule you always obey in upland hunting -- once you start out on a hunt you better not stop. That dog is not going to stop until it hits paydirt so if you do it is your own fault if the bird flushes wild. The Minnesota Vikings...
December 12, 2010 - 9:38pm
December 3, 2010
First taste of winter can confound wildlife
A pheasant rooster standing on a yard in town, a Hungarian partridge on our front step, four big turkeys under a bird feeder and a wolf sleeping on West Battle Lake. These are four of the stories that imparted from relatives over the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend just past. What...
December 3, 2010 - 2:51pm
November 12, 2010
Hunters, non-hunters must co-exist
The year they opened the Fergus Falls Goose Refuge to hunting, the city police department started taking calls from angry home owners near the Otter Tail River early one morning. "What is going on?" they all demanded. It seemed that some eager-beavers had taken a good look at the...
November 12, 2010 - 2:13pm
November 5, 2010
Some unvarnished truth about conservation officers
Henry David Thoreau, the famous American author of the 19th century, said, "It takes two to speak the truth -- one to speak, and another to hear." The firearms deer hunting season that begins Saturday is treated like Mardi Gras by people in these parts. Families get together, old...
November 5, 2010 - 2:07pm
October 17, 2010
Farmers have huge impact on wildlife quality
It has been a nice change this fall to see farmers busy bringing in their crops. There were soybean-laden semis chasing by our place on their way to the elevator all day last Saturday. There are a lot of brown cornfields ready to be combined as soon as the beans are done. Unless the...
October 17, 2010 - 1:59pm
September 26, 2010
Vikings rate as a big surprise
A lot of fans are worried about the Minnesota Vikings after their less-than-stellar start. There is a poll out that asks fans which NFL team's start has surprised them the most. Leading the pack is our Vikings. Do you suppose last year's Vikings were abducted by aliens? The pieces...
September 26, 2010 - 9:40pm