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December 12, 2012
On their way home after school Wednesday, 9-year-olds Sy Whitaker, right, and Aidan Vry were part of an epic snowball battle near Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary. Photo by Dain Sullivan
Photo of the Day: Snowball fight!
December 12, 2012 - 3:38pm
December 11, 2012
Wadena city employee Sheldon Braith buckets snow into a waiting dump truck with a Case front end loader Tuesday morning on Dayton Avenue. Braith has been working for the city for 40 years. Photo by Brian Hansel
Photo of the Day: All snow must go
December 11, 2012 - 11:33am
December 10, 2012
Robert Jindra, currently attending school at M State in Wadena, shovels snow off a southwest Wadena driveway Monday morning. Local residents were bundled up early this week, after weekend snow and below-zero temperatures hit the area. Photo by Dain Sullivan
Photo of the Day: Let it snow
December 10, 2012 - 4:06pm
December 7, 2012
Wadena Pioneer Journal employee Nikki Jahnke verifies the content of an Empty Stocking gift box Friday morning at the Pioneer Journal. Volunteers have been busy preparing for the annual dispersal of gift boxes. This year's Empty Stocking effort will reach 205 area families and provide presents for more than 500 kids. Funds and gifts are donated by area businesses and individuals. The Empty Stocking program is in its 86th year. Photo by Brian Hansel
Photo of the Day: Gifts for 500 kids
December 7, 2012 - 12:12pm
December 4, 2012
Dave Haataja of DBH Concrete builds a concrete block wall Tuesday morning on the future site of the Wadena County Fairground's New Ideas building in Wadena. The Menahga contractor is working on the project as a subcontractor for Haataja Contracting. The building will be 120 feet by 50 feet. Photo by Brian Hansel
Photo of the Day: A foundation for New Ideas
December 4, 2012 - 11:25am
December 3, 2012
From left, Dena Flath and 3-year-olds Stephanie Kovar and Emma Snyder hold hands as they walk down a sidewalk near Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary School on Monday. Photo by Dain Sullivan
Photo of the Day: The buddy system
December 3, 2012 - 3:02pm
November 30, 2012
Empty Stocking volunteer shoppers were busy Thursday night! The items packed in this van will be sorted out and given to area families in need this holiday season. Photo submitted by Bette Johnson
Photo of the Day: Empty Stocking makes for a packed van
November 30, 2012 - 9:22am
November 27, 2012
Ace Hardware's Gordy Macklem, left, helps R.D. Offutt's Chuck Jacobson load a 10-foot Werner ladder Tuesday afternoon in Wadena. Photo by Brian Hansel
Photo of the Day: Teamwork
November 27, 2012 - 2:59pm
November 26, 2012
Ian Crandall, left, and Allan Bunting, both of Wadena, stroll past Boondocks Cafe on Monday in downtown Wadena. Those who found themselves downtown were able to enjoy the sound of Christmas music coming from speakers perched along Jefferson Street. Photo by Dain Sullivan
Photo of the Day: Christmas tunes and an afternoon walk
November 26, 2012 - 12:53pm
November 23, 2012
New York Mills native Sandra Lagnese recently traveled to South Korea for work and met a historical re-enactor portraying King Jeongjo, the 22nd ruler of the Joseon Dynasty, at the Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon. Lagnese said she also visited South Korea in 2003, while serving on active military duty. Submitted photo
Photo of the Day: South Korea trip
November 23, 2012 - 12:24pm
November 20, 2012
Tyler Muehler moves a mattress in the Smith Furniture Warehouse on Tuesday morning in downtown Wadena, as he makes room for 32 pieces of new inventory. Photo by Brian Hansel
Photo of the Day: Heavy work
November 20, 2012 - 9:40am
November 19, 2012
Joe Peluso, who works for the City of Wadena, wraps a long Christmas wreath around a streetlight pole Monday in downtown Wadena. Peluso and Evan Lachowitzer could be seen putting up decorations on Jefferson Street during the morning hours. Photo by Dain Sullivan
Photo of the Day: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
November 19, 2012 - 12:25pm
November 16, 2012
Dewey Schmitz of Dewey's Taxidermy puts the final touches on a drake wood duck mount Friday morning in his studio at 63539 340th Street. Photo by Brian Hansel
Photo of the Day: Wood duck mount
November 16, 2012 - 8:45am
November 14, 2012
Jim Rude cuts material needed to fix water damage in the garage of his aunt's southwest Wadena home Wednesday. Photo by Dain Sullivan
Photo of the Day: Garage work
November 14, 2012 - 2:56pm
November 13, 2012
Donna Sartell, left, and Soledad Henricksen look at items on the silent auction table during the lunch hour Tuesday at Cyber Cafe in downtown Wadena. The fundraising event included food and beverages. Photo by Brian Hansel
Photo of the Day: A look at cyber space
November 13, 2012 - 12:37pm