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Shovels and sleds replace bats and gloves
Teenager suffers minor injuries in two-vehicle crash
Community in shock over mother, son victims in Perham's double homicide
Update: Suspect identified in double homicide outside of Perham
Double homicide: Police find two victims in rural Perham home early this morning
Gopher Road Trip coming to Perham
Morneau dazzles fans at Men’s Night Out
Wadena-DC boys take first in Bemidji
MSHSL to permit shorter regular-season baseball, softball games
W-DC’s Westrum signs letter of intent to play tennis at Concordia College
Viola M. Horner
Kristine Lynn Lamont
Robert Lee Johnson
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Sebeka Fire and Rescue receives TCHC Foundation grant
Wadena SWCD establishes priorities for 2018
Wadena County DAC day program faces seven percent cut
Farmers, ag suppliers bracing for busy planting season
Kathleen Novak to visit Wadena for Book Ends
Northern Lights Chorale concerts coming soon
Minnesota poets to read at Wadena County Historical Society April 19
Entertainment briefs - April 5 edition
Entertainment briefs - March 29 edition
St. Huberts church hosting Harvest Festival Oct. 28
God may be an easy target, but he's a strong one
The cost of being a disciple
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Veterans: 3K-5k National Personnel Records Center military records restored weekly
Ask A Trooper: What is the length limit for loads off the rear of a pick-up?
Letter: Thankful for Good Samaritan
Letter: Gun violence crisis runs much deeper than mass shootings
Veterans: 3 tips for transitioning service members from former VA secretary
Public comment sought on Minnesota’s first deer plan
Time to call in those longbeards is coming soon
Return of cold weather doesn’t mean ice is safe
Why are good duck numbers not translating to good hunter numbers?
Count your blessings and your birds
Maddison Caroline Hendershot
Ethan James Johnson
Ellie Marie Karlson
Josiah Alvin Barnes
November 10, 2017
A little Christmas love from Wadena
While it may feel a little too early for Christmas decorations and music, one aspect of the holiday season that can never come too early is the giving part, and that's where programs like Operation Christmas Child come in. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse,...
November 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
August 6, 2017
Faith briefs - Aug. 3 edition
All church picnic set for Aug. 6 All are invited to the all-church picnic Sunday, Aug. 6 at 12:30 p.m. at Burlington Northern Park. Join members of area churches for food, fellowship and fun. Bring a lawn chair if desired. Free will donations will be accepted. Proceeds will go to...
August 6, 2017 - 1:28pm
July 23, 2017
Clergy view: True change happens within
I'm on vacation, and I don't do cartoons like Billy in the comic section Family Circus of the Dispatch. However, I'll share a brief true story that happened to a pastor friend years ago. His son was being very disruptive in his behavior. The boy was running in and out of the house...
July 23, 2017 - 8:15am
March 17, 2017
Local churches participate in Minnesota FoodShare
Local churches help to keep the Wadena Food Shelf stocked through participation in the Minnesota FoodShare March campaign. Minnesota FoodShare started as a program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches (GMCC) and now recruits thousands of people across the state to participate...
March 17, 2017 - 3:00pm
February 6, 2017
Fargo Catholic diocese infuriated by cathedral interview of accused 'Nazi'
FARGO — The head of the local Catholic diocese says he was outraged by The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead's front-page story Saturday, Feb. 4,...
February 6, 2017 - 9:29am
December 19, 2016
WDC grad answers call to serve on global mission in Madagascar
Wadena-Deer Creek graduate Britta Moen is spending a year in Madagascar after accepting a call from a global mission program. She is spending...
December 19, 2016 - 9:23am
October 1, 2016
Church briefs - Sept. 29 edition
St. Frederick's fall breakfast set for Oct. 2 St. Frederick's Church in Verndale will hold their annual fall breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Verndale Lions Civic Center. Everyone is invited to the freewill breakfast consisting of pancakes, French Toast, scrambled...
October 1, 2016 - 8:15am
Public service celebrated at Red, White and Blue Mass
In light of recent violence experienced across the nation, members of law enforcement, emergency and legal professions gathered for healing at...
July 1, 2016 - 12:08am
May 30, 2016
New look for historic church at Wadena County Fairgrounds
The historical church at the Wadena County Fairgrounds has a new look with the completion this month of a handicapped accessible ramp for the...
May 30, 2016 - 12:10am
September 18, 2015
Grace Connection to congregate at The Mas
Grace Connection is taking a step forward as a congregation as it looks to the future. Pastor Jeff Heisler said the church elders had been...
September 18, 2015 - 12:10am
July 26, 2015
Prince or Pauper?
Matthew 5:3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." What does it mean to be 'poor?' To have no money? To have no ability to produce wealth? To have no earthly possessions? Most of the time, we think of defining 'wealth' or 'poverty' with numbers...
July 26, 2015 - 12:10am
June 28, 2015
Sin always has consequence
If you've flipped on the TV to watch any form of entertainment television in the last several weeks, you've seen the flippant way our society tolerates and even justifies sin; whether it's language, bedroom scenes, dishonesty, violence or crude behavior, it all seems to be a selling...
June 28, 2015 - 12:10am
May 10, 2015
Friendship, influence important in life
When I reflect on the more important elements of my life - my family, my friendships, my faith - the things I care about most are those of which I spend a lot of emotional energy to sustain. And when friends suggest I add to or subtract something from my life, I usually listen to...
May 10, 2015 - 12:10am
April 4, 2015
Easter about salvation, happiness
What is Easter about? Our salvation and happiness. Ever noticed how much corruption and death there is in the world? The daily news is rife with stories of people causing harm to one another. So too, we notice our bodies are subject to ongoing corruption. As one parishioner recently...
April 4, 2015 - 12:08am
March 22, 2015
How to Handle Hurtful People - Part 2
Many years ago during a Knicks-Bullets playoff game, one of the Bullets came up from behind the great Walt Frazier and punched him in the face. Strangely, the referee called a foul on Frazier. Frazier didn't complain. His expression never changed. He simply called for the ball and...
March 22, 2015 - 12:10am