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Pattersons Named Homecoming Grand Marshals
Out of the storm
WDC 6th-graders canoe the Crow Wing
New site for Wadena library being studied
Living history - Sept. 14 edition
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
Your letters - Sept. 14 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
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
Sarah Lynn Cusey
Oryhan Mythyas Kotchen
Athena Jo Collom
Area students graduate from Bemidji State
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
February 6, 2011
Don't dally with Dahlstrom deal
Wadena-Deer Creek Superintendent Dr. Virginia Dahlstrom is in negotiations with the WDC board and is interviewing for the same job in the Red Wing district in case things don't work out here. Let's make sure things work out here. The WDC School Board is doing the prudent thing by...
February 6, 2011 - 11:23am
January 16, 2011
Restoring sanity starts with me
Last Saturday's shooting of (among others) Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, a federal judge and 9-year-old bystander Christina-Taylor Green, a Sept. 11, 2001-born child was a wake-up call. Much of the conversation after the shooting immediately turned to the motive of...
January 16, 2011 - 9:46am