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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
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
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
October 2, 2011
Compromise is not a dirty word
This week we got another reminder of the hidden cost of our elected leaders failing to get along: Minnesota's credit rating was cut by S&P, meaning the state will have to pay more to fund projects like road construction and buildings. The downgrade in Minnesota echoed one in Washington....
October 2, 2011 - 10:13pm
September 25, 2011
College is a true community asset
This week, M State college's campus in Wadena is celebrating 50 years. The college is a very valuable asset to the community of Wadena, one we should protect and cherish.
September 25, 2011 - 11:08am
September 18, 2011
Property taxes are a local decision
Every year at the state legislature there is an extended debate about property taxes. This year was no different, only the names of the players changed. As in recent years the focus of the property tax discussion was around Local Government Aid (LGA). In brief, LGA payments to cities...
September 18, 2011 - 9:45pm
September 11, 2011
Today's war on terror
For the past nine years, I've written an editorial on Sept. 11 asking the same question. What a relief I don't need to do it again this year. That question was, "Where is Osama bin Laden?" It was getting hard to write, and, I imagine, hard to read. But I've long felt very strongly...
September 11, 2011 - 6:24pm
September 3, 2011
Penny auction deals can come with a steep price
A new iPod Touch for $7.25? A new computer for $27.16? The latest Callaway driver for $3.34? Wow, are those eye-catching deals. But, as always, if a deal sounds too good to be true, there's usually a catch. And that's the case with the big bargains so-called "penny auction" websites...
September 3, 2011 - 9:27pm
Texting not the only driving distraction
This week we feature a story about texting while driving, a growing and dangerous trend. Many people are unaware of the law, which is why we wrote the story. Or they're unaware of all of the things that are prohibited in the law. But texting while driving is just one part of the...
September 3, 2011 - 9:26pm
August 28, 2011
Zosel will be missed
Sunday's news of the passing of town historian and former hardware store owner Bob Zosel wasn't completely unexpected, but it was still hard to swallow. His health had been in decline of late, and friends and family knew he'd be passing soon, but that doesn't take the sting away. Zosel's...
August 28, 2011 - 11:00am
August 20, 2011
Why not Pawlenty?
After a third-place finish at the Ames Straw Poll last weekend, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the running for the GOP nomination for president of the United States. Why did it end before it really got started? Pawlenty's accomplishments as governor should have...
August 20, 2011 - 9:06am
August 6, 2011
Pass the hat for the community center
About nine months ago, I wrote that it probably wouldn't be long before the outpouring of financial and volunteer support for Wadena after the June 17, 2010 tornado would come to an end. I think that time has come. While we all need to be appreciative of the helping hand we were...
August 6, 2011 - 1:40pm
July 17, 2011
Don't focus on legislators' pay
Many newspapers this week will run stories about which legislators are still getting their paychecks despite the government shutdown, and how horrible that is, and how it should be stopped. Let me make the contrarian, unexpected and amazingly ill-timed argument that not only should...
July 17, 2011 - 10:19am