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Shovels and sleds replace bats and gloves
Teenager suffers minor injuries in two-vehicle crash
Community in shock over mother, son victims in Perham's double homicide
Update: Suspect identified in double homicide outside of Perham
Double homicide: Police find two victims in rural Perham home early this morning
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Gopher Road Trip coming to Perham
Morneau dazzles fans at Men’s Night Out
Wadena-DC boys take first in Bemidji
MSHSL to permit shorter regular-season baseball, softball games
Stephen "Steve" Papillon
Charlotte L. Robbins
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Sebeka Fire and Rescue receives TCHC Foundation grant
Wadena SWCD establishes priorities for 2018
Wadena County DAC day program faces seven percent cut
Farmers, ag suppliers bracing for busy planting season
Kathleen Novak to visit Wadena for Book Ends
Northern Lights Chorale concerts coming soon
Minnesota poets to read at Wadena County Historical Society April 19
Entertainment briefs - April 5 edition
Entertainment briefs - March 29 edition
St. Huberts church hosting Harvest Festival Oct. 28
God may be an easy target, but he's a strong one
The cost of being a disciple
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Veterans: 3K-5k National Personnel Records Center military records restored weekly
Ask A Trooper: What is the length limit for loads off the rear of a pick-up?
Letter: Thankful for Good Samaritan
Letter: Gun violence crisis runs much deeper than mass shootings
Veterans: 3 tips for transitioning service members from former VA secretary
Public comment sought on Minnesota’s first deer plan
Time to call in those longbeards is coming soon
Return of cold weather doesn’t mean ice is safe
Why are good duck numbers not translating to good hunter numbers?
Count your blessings and your birds
Maddison Caroline Hendershot
Ethan James Johnson
Ellie Marie Karlson
Josiah Alvin Barnes
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
July 10, 2011
The best thing that can be said about butchering chickens is?
In the past several years, a constant stream of rhetoric has been used in regard to the tax rate that the richest Minnesotans and Americans pay. "You can't keep taxing the rich." "You can't keep raising taxes on job creators." "Taxes keep going up and up and up." "If you raise...
July 10, 2011 - 9:24am
June 19, 2011
Compromise needed for greater Minnesota business
Summer should be a grand time in Minnesota, with parades, flag waving and other festivities in the offing, but unless the Legislature and governor agree on a budget compromise, government shutdown will put a damper on those festivities. It'll be July 4 without the sparkle and for...
June 19, 2011 - 6:33pm
June 9, 2011
Once, tornadoes were inconceivable in the north
2011 is turning out to be a historic year for tornadoes. There have been hundreds of tornadoes to date, which have caused massive amounts of destruction along with numerous deaths and injuries. Each day seems to bring news of a large or destructive tornado affecting some portion of...
June 9, 2011 - 9:13pm
June 5, 2011
Here's to you, WDC
We're a small town. In small towns, the school is often a source of pride. But what we've witnessed in the last year from our own school system has been nothing short of spectacular. As this year closes, everyone connected with the school needs to take a bow. Let's review: The...
June 5, 2011 - 10:25am
May 22, 2011
Debt ceiling fix needs to include plan for austerity
The U.S. government surpassed its $14.294 trillion debt ceiling Monday, and the Treasury Department began taking steps to deal with the problem, including suspending planned transfers into public pension plans. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner sent a letter Monday to congressional...
May 22, 2011 - 10:23pm
May 15, 2011
New faces, same result State government still broken
Last fall, there was a seismic shift at the Minnesota Legislature and Governor's Mansion. Voters swept Republicans into control of both chambers of the Legislature for the first time in 38 years. They replaced a two-term GOP governor with a liberal who promised a new course.
May 15, 2011 - 5:09pm
May 8, 2011
Bin Laden killing is a turning point
It was interesting to hear the varied reactions in the U.S. and around the world to the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Some said it meant almost nothing, that the al Qaeda leader in hiding had become irrelevant over the years. We disagree. It meant a lot Nearly 10 years...
May 8, 2011 - 9:12pm
March 20, 2011
Spend now to stop invasive species spread
Policymakers in St. Paul are considering a $4 million a year package to stop the spread of invasive species such as zebra mussels and Asian carp in Minnesota. We support the move. The potential devastation that can be caused by infestation is immense. Already, zebra mussels have...
March 20, 2011 - 4:38pm
March 13, 2011
Public notices in newspapers at foundation of transparent, accountable government
A half-dozen districts already are considering excess levy referendums in 2011. Eighty-one of the state's 338 districts asked voters for additional money last year. It's a good bet that taxpayers first learned of these initiatives - and will follow the arguments for and against their...
March 13, 2011 - 5:29pm
March 6, 2011
Guest editorial: Move over for troopers; lives are on the line
Eight State Patrol troopers were hit while they were working the roads during a three-day period last week. That's not just a statistic; eight lives were on the line. So far this winter, a total of 31 troopers have been struck by other vehicles - a big upswing to the 13 who were...
March 6, 2011 - 2:02pm
February 20, 2011
Politics of Laffer Curve don't match economics
Allow me to bore you half to death with a few words about some fairly dry economics, but arm you with an understanding of a very important and timely issue: the relationship between taxes, jobs and government revenue. In the end, it will be worth it, I promise. Different camps often...
February 20, 2011 - 7:21pm