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Out of the storm
WDC 6th-graders canoe the Crow Wing
New site for Wadena library being studied
Living history - Sept. 14 edition
Wadena County board votes to approve outside investigation against auditor/treasurer in union grievances
Strong showing for Wolverines in Bagley
Wadena-DC drops two at triangular
Powerful attack leads Wadena-DC past Detroit Lakes
Clark, Floyd lead UNC past Wadena-DC
Wolverines get first win of the season
Eva Della Fritz
Living in the golden years
TCHC Foundation donates AED funds to police department
M State's Simon honored with Veterans' Voices award
Henning Clinic ranked one of top 15 performers in state
Offering up her '.02Cents'
Halbrooks featured at next legacy event
Entertainment briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Entertainment briefs - Sept. 7 edition
Author Charles Baxter comes to Wadena
Entertainment briefs - Aug. 24 edition
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Beef and Avocado Quesadillas
Faith briefs - Aug. 31 edition
Korean Beef Bowl
Faith briefs - Aug. 24 edition
10 overlooked VA disabilities
Minimum wage hike argument doesn't add up
What is a state patrol blood relay?
Your letters - Sept. 7 edition
How to make left turn on bike
Knob Hill, MDHA sponsoring Forkhorn Field Day Oct. 1
Fly fishing class slated for May 24, 31 and June 7
Time to drop the lines
Sports briefs - April 27 edition
Chalk up a pair for the Grants
Area students graduate from Bemidji State
Elton & Charlotte Newman
Area students graduate from M State
Conor Kenneth Hunke
Tatum William Roush
February 7, 2015
Legislation to help veterans deserves support
There's good news on the legislative front for veterans. At the federal level, Senators Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota and Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, reintroduced bipartisan legislation last week — the "Veterans to Paramedics Transition Act" — that would streamline civilian...
February 7, 2015 - 12:10am
January 30, 2015
Minnesota must heed call of oil-safety report
In Minnesota, the week should not pass without residents taking note of a report on the state's readiness for an oil-train or pipeline accident. Why? Because the public-safety workers themselves call their own readiness "below moderate," and "none of the responders rated their...
January 30, 2015 - 12:10am
January 23, 2015
Dayton cranks up the candor
If the first weeks of his second and final term are any indication, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will be making headlines. In cruising to an easy win in November over Republican Jeff Johnson, Dayton said he would not run again, thus freeing himself of the political restraints that somewhat...
January 23, 2015 - 12:10am
January 16, 2015
Legacy funds have not been idle
Cheers to Minnesota's Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, which just celebrated its fifth year in operation. The advocacy group Conservation Minnesota recently marked the five-year anniversary by highlighting some of the accomplishments brought about by the funds. As part...
January 16, 2015 - 12:10am
January 9, 2015
Judge's ruling on wolves defies biology
This time, the alarmists are not crying "Wolf." They're crying "Too few wolves." But the effect will be the same: a cynical public not only ignoring the calls, but also resenting the groups that keep raising false alarms. Expect a backlash, in the form of Congress taking control...
January 9, 2015 - 12:10am
January 2, 2015
With state surplus, use restraint, not wide-eyed greed
For the second time in nine months, the immediate response was wide-eyed greed. The Minnesota state budget has a $1 billion surplus, and even before it was announced on December 4, advocates for housing and the homeless, long-term care activists, University of Minnesota officials...
January 2, 2015 - 10:54am
December 12, 2014
Railroad safety: A cause for concern
Like many other Minnesota towns along Highway 10, Wadena is connected by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, which means that we are not exempt from a train derailing. On Monday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 a.m., 32 train cars derailed just four miles northwest of Wadena. Some were...
December 12, 2014 - 12:00am
August 27, 2014
How seniors can avoid scams
Fake lottery prizes. Bogus pleas for help from callers posing as relatives. Email schemes promising thousands of dollars with little to no effort. They're all scams that prey on people's emotions and sometimes, unfortunately, their age. Scams against the elderly are common here...
August 27, 2014 - 12:00am
July 18, 2014
State should provide assistance to flood victims
Four years ago, Wadena experienced an F4 tornado that damaged and destroyed many homes and other buildings. The citizens of Wadena pulled together and helped each other during cleanup and rebuilding. On July 10 and 11 this year, Wadena experienced torrential rains that resulted...
July 18, 2014 - 12:00am
July 11, 2014
Make summer swimming safe
The Minnesota Department of Health has some simple steps to make summer swimming safe whether it can be in the pool or the lake. State health officials are taking the opportunity to remind Minnesotans that we all have a role to play when it comes to keeping swimming healthy and...
July 11, 2014 - 12:00am
July 4, 2014
Where are all the people?
One could argue that the night was a bit cool but not raining to kick off the 121st Wadena County Fair. Lake many others, we received an invitation to attend the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony opening night of the fair. This was to be a special night to celebrate the...
July 4, 2014 - 12:00am
June 27, 2014
You should know when apps are tracking you
Remember telemarketing? A few years ago, the practice was impossible to forget. That's because you'd be reminded of it every evening, as one company after another called you at home and tried to make a sale. The companies were free to do so. But because their freedom proved...
June 27, 2014 - 12:00am
June 6, 2014
Wadena's dog ordinance: One family's perspective
Just over 10 years ago, my husband and I decided it was time to move from southern Illinois back to our home state of Minnesota. We felt that a central Minnesota location would best facilitate the needs of the small business venture on which we were about to embark, and we wanted...
June 6, 2014 - 8:18am
May 30, 2014
Dogs who bark and the two dog limit...
There are a number of dog owners in Wadena who will be affected by some changes in the existing city law that have been passed. There had been complaints about dogs that have been rescued and brought to the Wadena County Humane Society. The complaints deal mostly with the dogs'...
May 30, 2014 - 12:00am
May 22, 2014
Think long term about tax breaks for new businesses
Looking to boost economic growth, the city of Wadena has approved tax increment financing (TIF) agreement for a variety of projects over the past year. The latest example happened last week, when the council approved TIF for a developer looking to build on a vacant lot between...
May 22, 2014 - 12:00am