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Foreign workers ease KLN labor shortage
July rains strain wastewater treatment plant
Police Scanner - July 31 edition
News briefs - July 31 edition
Property transfers and marriage licenses - July 24 edition
Wadena Legion suffer losses to Paynesville, Sebeka to end post-season
Braves best Millers, fall to Angels
Blazers beat Angels, earn top seed
Summer football camps coming up in Wadena
Blazers extend winning streak to five games
Wadena Garden Club: Yard of the month
Olson wins RMH grand prize
Area students awarded TCHC Foundation scholarships
Red Cross bloodmobile a success
Siggie's acres: Immigrant makes home near Wadena
Church briefs - July 24 edition
Entertainment briefs - July 17 edition
Churches of Wadena: part one
Foto Find - July 17 edition
Birth announcements - July 17 edition
Baja Fish Tacos
Dykhoff receives degree from UW-River Falls
Ludovissie makes dean's list at Itasca Community College
Area student receives NDSU scholarship
Are there height requirements to drive?
Your Letters - July 24 edition
Gulf War Syndrome
Are skirts and extensions allowed on tractor trailers?
Military members suffer illnesses and injuries related to cold temperatures
My new favorite way to fish
Breeding duck numbers down, wetland numbers up
August 30, 2012
Legendary Minnesota broadcaster dies
For more than four decades, one man's voice and presence could create quite a stir in the quiet towns of Minnesota lakes country. His name was...
August 30, 2012 - 8:58am
January 23, 2012
Eating to live or living to eat?
My mother tells that when I was a toddler, I had a rather bizarre appetite. I ate hand lotion, baby aspirin and drank kerosene. There was one time mom left me in the car while she ran into the grocery store. She had parked in front of the large store windows and was only gone a few...
January 23, 2012 - 12:33pm
January 9, 2012
Vikings' problems go much deeper than a player or two
Now that the 2012 NFL regular season is over and the Minnesota Vikings have nowhere to play, the time seems right to take a look back at the blunders they made and pass some judgments. Everyone knows that hindsight is 20-20. Right off the bat it is pretty obvious that just about...
opinion / sports
January 9, 2012 - 3:13pm
'The bus is on fire, man'
I have some old memories about the days of playing in bands, both here and in Iowa. First, my brother and a friend with whom we've both played came for Christmas and stayed and while we were whiling away the time between fish biting in a fish house out on the ice -- time which was...
January 9, 2012 - 2:09pm
January 1, 2012
Vikes very close to grabbing terrific draft position in 2012
Give the Minnesota Vikings some credit - they have had a beneficial season -- not a Super Bowl season, not a playoff season, not even a respectable season, but the kind of season that can really help a team. What have Minnesota fans wanted for 51 years? That's right - a Super Bowl...
opinion / sports / news
January 1, 2012 - 1:26pm
Riding through the Panama Canal
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years." This quote, attributed to Abe Lincoln, spurred My True Love and me to jump ship last week and spend four days in Panama City, Panama. It was quite a trip. It was an adventure right from the...
January 1, 2012 - 12:45pm
December 31, 2011
Happy New Year from Fair Oaks
This was a busy week helping old 2011 join the ages. I find that hopes and wishes of our folks mostly remain the same over the years, and I've written seemingly well over a thousand New Year columns. Wants and wishes remain the same; only the faces change. We all pray for peace,...
December 31, 2011 - 12:56pm
December 19, 2011
Things you just shouldn't say
Isn't it true that we spend a great deal of emotional energy trying to say the right thing? "Hi there, how's it going?" "Pretty good. How about you?" "Hey! Great." See what I mean? These greetings could have been uttered by any of us, when at any given time, one would rather say:...
December 19, 2011 - 1:48pm