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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
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
January 28, 2010
Considering the weather, are we crazy?
It would probably be very hard to come up with an insanity defense for Minnesotans in the month of January. How in the world would a defense lawyer explain all the lunatics on the road at 7 a.m. this past Monday? Highway 210 was full of them. The wind was whipping snow snakes across...
January 28, 2010 - 6:42pm
January 15, 2010
Cowboys a good test for ambitious Vikings Sunday
The Minnesota Vikings will have the challenge they need Sunday on their Mall of America Field playground. Maybe Arizona would have been an easier semifinal draw but playing Dallas will be good for the Vikings. The Cowboys gave up the fewest number of points of any team in the NFC...
January 15, 2010 - 10:57am
December 31, 2009
2009 full of sports accomplishments
There were notable area sports accomplishments in 2009 that made headlines in the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Wohlwend tosses perfect game for Shockers Jordan Wohlwend hurled a perfect game in July as the Wadena-Deer Creek Shockers defeated the Perham Pirates 14-0. Wohlwend struck out...
December 31, 2009 - 11:08am
Bears made Vikings learn to battle
What we saw in the second half Monday night was actually a victory of sorts for the Minnesota Vikings. Under the gun for losses to Arizona and Carolina and a terrible first half against Chicago, the Vikings staged an exciting comeback before losing 36-30 in overtime. They forced...
December 31, 2009 - 10:29am
December 18, 2009
Moss: Skill and trouble
Randy Moss left the field last week at the suggestion of his own coach and the former Minnesota superstar/bad boy is back in the soup again. Moss was sent home after arriving late for a practice and that was apparently a major blow to his pride. He caught one lousy pass Sunday against...
December 18, 2009 - 1:39pm
The value of traveling with a light pack
Time magazine essayist Nancy Gibbs wrote a piece earlier this year that pointed out a startling fact about American life since the Recession began. The simpler life can be pretty good. More Americans are learning to do without the frills of life and in the process they are shredding...
December 18, 2009 - 9:27am
December 4, 2009
Mauer exercising clout for club, fans, himself
So who does not want Joe Mauer? Osama bin Laden might be worth $25 million but that reward is dead or alive. Mauer could be looking at that kind of money for one year of baseball. Here is a hometown boy that is already rich, stands to become much, much richer and is yet the money...
December 4, 2009 - 9:08am
November 20, 2009
Head-turning times while hunting, fishing
In the gathering darkness last Sunday as I was driving past our farm I looked up on a hillside and saw two survivors of the 2009 Firearms Deer Hunting Season standing in a picked soybean field. I cheered. These were not strangers. Thanks to a wildlife camera and regular trips to...
November 20, 2009 - 10:12am
November 13, 2009
Vikings could wrap up division title early
The Minnesota Vikings are resuming their 2009 season after a two-week break and many are wondering how rusty they will be. With Brett Favre having a great season for the Purple and Gold, the Vikings have been putting up the points -- which is great because they have also been giving...
November 13, 2009 - 2:18pm
November 6, 2009
Say a prayer for the farmers
Farming is a struggle even in the best of times but this fall the harvest has tried the patience of the most patient. October is supposed to be the big harvest month in Minnesota but for many farmers, harvesting in October was like pushing an elephant up the stairs. Rain and snow...
November 6, 2009 - 1:58pm
October 30, 2009
The Steelers' gift to Vikings: humility
The Pittsburgh Steelers did the Minnesota Vikings quite a favor last Sunday when they handed the previously unbeaten Vikes their first loss. Minny's great start has had Viking fans talking Super Bowl but this Sunday's game at Green Bay, never an easy place to win, will really give...
October 30, 2009 - 2:01pm
October 23, 2009
Know when and how to hunt
When you jump over the line of scrimmage in a football game before the ball is snapped you generally know what is going to happen. It is not that easy for a hunter. The hunter has to know when they are "offside" and make the call themselves. Last winter I quit hunting pheasants...
October 23, 2009 - 10:42am
September 25, 2009
You have to be smarter than the dog
My dad used to always tell me, "Brian, you have to be smarter than the dog." He told me this when I was about 5 and he was still telling me 20 years later. The first time I heard this remark it puzzled me. Even then I knew people were smarter than dogs. After all, we went to a real...
September 25, 2009 - 1:59pm
August 26, 2009
Looks like the best is yet to come
We are charging at one of the most interesting times of the year if you love sports and the outdoors. Brett Favre helped the Minnesota Vikings grab an even bigger share of the entertainment dollar last week by agreeing to wear purple this fall. The pandemonium his decision has caused...
August 26, 2009 - 1:23pm
August 19, 2009
Lets give duck hunters a break
The question of "how do we save duck hunting in Minnesota" is on the minds of a lot of people these days. It's not bad enough that the ducks do not appear to like our cloudy sloughs that lack food, now we are starting to lack hunters. The state has lost around 40,000 duck hunters...
August 19, 2009 - 6:06pm