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Unprecedented: Flood strikes Wadena area, residents seek relief
Woman killed in west-central Minnesota crash
City of Wadena to cover landfill fees for flood debris; volunteers head to town
State park visits trend upward in Minn., N.D.
Wadena SWCD names poster and essay winners
Post 171 hands BHV Legion two setbacks
Summer football camps coming up in Wadena
Finck aces No. 6 at Whitetail Run
Januszewski, Vertin post fastest times in Lake Chase
Fading Twins have to avoid July swoon
Melva Jean Baumgartner
Lyle Joseph McBride
Wadena Garden Club: Yard of the month
Olson wins RMH grand prize
Area students awarded TCHC Foundation scholarships
Red Cross bloodmobile a success
Artists receive awards in annual Regional Art Show at the Cultural Center in New York Mills
Zornes displays wooden masks and stone sculptures at the Cultural Center through July 31
Verndale Straw Hat and Sunbonnet Days slated for July 25-27
Entertainment briefs - July 10 edition
Lambert, Shelton at We Fest in 2015
Follow the flag
Birth announcements - July 10 edition
Local piano students earn top honors at state competition
Local students graduate from Bemidji State
U of M Crookston announces spring 2014 graduates
Area students make dean's list at Minnesota State, Mankato
Minnesota's biodiesel mandate: costly, risky and unfair
Ancient evidence of the Bible's reliability
Veterans, beware of pension advance products
Can cities purchase digital speed signs for their streets?
Make summer swimming safe
My new favorite way to fish
Breeding duck numbers down, wetland numbers up
Breeding duck numbers down, wetlands up in Minnesota
Ruffed grouse drumming counts up significantly in state
Trolling for troops
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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