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UPDATE: Suspect still unidentified as friends, colleagues mourn loss of deputy
Three Minn. students in critical condition after being struck at bus stop
New York Mills senior chosen to attend Presidential Inauguration
Local woman credits 'Telestroke' with saving life
Watch: Dozens of law enforcement join escort for fallen Rolette County deputy
Adrian Peterson runs down his options: Texans, Giants, Bucs
Tuesday Scorecard 1/17
Phillips rules Section 6A with six-goal performance
Bob Tubandt Invitational set Jan. 28
Bowling-January 12 Edition
Keith D. Davis Jr.
Steven M. Hoyhtya
Martha "Marty" J. Kohlmeyer
Over 100 attend NJPA's workforce conference
Tri-County Auxiliary raises record amount at annual holiday auction
Three new providers have joined Tri-County Health Care
Wadena Insurance opens in downtown Wadena
Tri-County Health Care recognized as CALS hospital
Ice in their veins: sleds will reach over 150 mph at state championships in DL
Acts of Solace Project seeking performers in Wadena
Author Lois Greiman visiting Wadena Saturday
'Hidden Figures' an Oscar-worthy film
Giving Tree program garners over $2,000
Local students make dean's list at St. Cloud State
Area students make dean's list at University of Jamestown
Birth announcements - Jan. 12 edition
Area students earn honors at Central Lakes College
Your letters - Jan. 12 edition
Big laws need bipartisan support
What should go in car emergency kit?
Salonen: 'Hacksaw Ridge' foxhole scene brings hope
Minding Our Elders: Restructuring life after caregiving ends
Shout-out for Pout: New Minnesota state eelpout record is on the books
Chronic Wasting Disease found in two farm-raised deer
Cougar pair spotted fighting in northern Minnesota
Deer harvest could reach 185,000
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
April 14, 2014
In the beginning. . .
Last week, news media across the country reported the discovery by astronomers of evidence supporting the Big Bang Theory. Scientists from Harvard, the University of Minnesota, Stanford and Cal Tech announced they discovered ripples in space from the first moments after the Big Bang,...
April 14, 2014 - 1:21pm
May 6, 2012
I'm proud to call this place home
Learning other peoples' stories has always been a passion of mine. So when I visited Wadena a little more than a week ago to start my work as editor and general manager for the Wadena Pioneer Journal, one of the first things I wanted to do was drive around town and check out the hustle...
May 6, 2012 - 2:17pm
April 22, 2012
Real tax reform better than Buffett Rule
The president is using tax season (and, let's be honest, the kickoff of election season) to push what he's calling the Buffett Rule, named after the "Oracle of Omaha," investor Warren Buffett. A better idea would be to come together with Republicans, stop relying on slogans, and enact...
April 22, 2012 - 12:55pm
December 4, 2011
The real celebration
Thanksgiving is over, Christmas is right around the corner. I realized Christmas was coming when some stores started getting their Christmas items out just before Halloween. I went to Wal-Mart before Thanksgiving and they were already playing Christmas music. Of the holidays that...
December 4, 2011 - 8:16pm
November 27, 2011
Another dismal failure. It's time to throw up our hands and admit the Congress is entirely incapable of accomplishing anything. With the latest collapse of the so-called "Super Congress," which was charged with the task of finding a reasonable way to enact some deficit reduction...
November 27, 2011 - 11:31am
November 20, 2011
Support public schools during American Education Week, Nov. 13-19
On Nov. 8, many communities across Minnesota affirmed their support for students and public schools by voting to approve local levies. This week, Minnesotans have the opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to quality public education in ways that are more symbolic but still very...
November 20, 2011 - 2:03pm
October 16, 2011
Let's get back to admiring 'the rich'
"Class warfare." We've heard the term bandied about a lot lately. "Let's soak the rich," some say. "Teachers and union members are overpaid," others respond. "Half of Americans pay no income tax," some point out. There has been a lot of finger-pointing lately, and it's distressing,...
October 16, 2011 - 2:42pm