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Living history: Taste of Wadena includes special treats
Level 3 offender sought by Minnesota Department of Corrections
State gains 4,400 jobs in June
Their own 'little kingdom'
News briefs - July 20 edition
Wadena-DC Junior Babe Ruth captures state title
Wadena-DC Babe Ruth advances to State Tournament
Shockers set for Region 14C playoffs
Wadena-DC knocked off by Paynesville
Phillips' RBI single in the 12th lifts W-DC
Delores "Dee" Lugert
Bernice "Bunny" Piepkorn
OB-GYN Beth Helgerson joins Tri-County Health Care
David Paulson Agency in Wadena joins North Risk Partners
Tri-County Health Care inWadena earns ACR accreditation
TCHC Foundation awards Marquardt-Prindle Scholarship
Weaver entertained full house at Book Ends event
Entertainment briefs - July 20 edition
Entertainment briefs - July 13 edition
Events happening at Sebeka Community Education
Friends of the Library golf fundraiser set for Aug. 18
The College of St. Scholastica holds spring 2017 commencement
Area students make dean's list at Bemidji State
Spicy Chicken Stir-Fry
We can celebrate freedom in Christ every day
Clergy view: True change happens within
Your letters - July 20 edition
Can you be charged for window tint for vehicle purchased at dealer?
VA veterans identification card issued with VA benefits enrollment
Your letters - July 13 edition
Do I need a front fender on my collector's car?
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
Minnesota should see another good turkey hunting season
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
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