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Mayhem on I-94: Car theft suspect climbs on truck as traffic comes to halt
VFW honors Mehl and Becker with 'Teacher of the Year' awards
Emergency Service Personnel Recognized for Dedication to their Communities
Living History: JCPenney sale license is extended
Hutson recognized with international teaching award
Seniors set to lead Raiders into track season
Wolverines have positions open for new fastpitch talent
Wolverines have five state qualifiers back for 2017
Sports briefs - March 23 edition
Tigers hold Pirates at bay in 41-37 subsection tilt
Allen A. Nikkari
Assisted living facility construction moving along quickly
Tri-County Health Care offering new acid reflux procedure
Tri-County Health Care earns ACR accreditation
Minnesota Valley Irrigation celebrates 25 years
Wadena Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors present awards
'A Band Called Honalee' to perform timeless music of the '60s
Author Mary Casanova packs 'em in at Book Ends event
Entertainment briefs - March 16 edition
Gallery exhibit honors women's artwork and advocacy
Young country music star to perform in Wadena
Birth announcements - March 16 edition
The seasons of dating and marriage
Area students named to NDSU dean's list
Humbly listen to God and one another
Your letters - March 16 edition
Phillips: 'Neighbors' columnist gets well-deserved kindness
Are colored well lights against the law?
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune
Lack of snow means burning restrictions will happen soon
Tulibee dominate catch in Brainerd Jaycees Extravaganza
Annual Menahga Family Fishing Derby is Jan. 21
Shout-out for Pout: New Minnesota state eelpout record is on the books
Chronic Wasting Disease found in two farm-raised deer
November 20, 2009
A few changes this week -- for the better
It seems like 2009 has been about nothing but change at the Pioneer Journal and Intercom, and there are a few more this week. Hopefully our readers will like them. The first is actually a change we implemented last week. Our Wadena City delivery routes had become unmanageably long...
November 20, 2009 - 9:01am
November 13, 2009
Stockings seem emptier than ever
It's been a tradition for decades in Wadena, organized by the Wadena Pioneer Journal and now with our new partners, the Madhatters. The need this year is likely to be the highest in decades, too, and there may be some actual empty stockings. Like other charities, the Empty Stocking...
November 13, 2009 - 12:23pm
November 6, 2009
The levy and what it means
A funny thing happened at the polls Tuesday. People took time from their busy days to drive there, stand in line, grab a No. 2 pencil, and go off in a booth and fill in the circle that essentially said, "raise my taxes." Then they filled in the second circle that said, "raise my...
November 6, 2009 - 10:25am
September 25, 2009
Time to pay for police calls?
As someone who has covered crime news for the better of 15 years, I've noticed a change just in that short time in the type of calls to police departments and sheriff's offices. When I started, there was a healthy dose of alcohol-related violence, car accidents and robberies on the...
September 25, 2009 - 1:58pm
September 18, 2009
The big change, week two
By now, most people have noticed there have been some big changes at the Pioneer Journal this month. I wanted to go over a few of the most frequently asked questions to clear up any misconceptions. 1. Wait, what happened? You did what? We tried our best to warn our readers and advertisers...
September 18, 2009 - 11:16am
September 11, 2009
Health care reform debate dead for now
The health care reform debate may not officially be dead by now, but it's on life support, and the only humane thing to do is pull the plug. It was a noble goal to cover the nation's uninsured and revamp the archaic system of billing and payments that currently plagues this nation,...
September 11, 2009 - 1:22pm
September 2, 2009
Please bear with us through transition
Today as I write this, it's the last hectic Tuesday deadline at the Pioneer Journal.
September 2, 2009 - 2:58pm
August 26, 2009
Cash for Clunkers: wild success or miserable failure?
Cash for Clunkers has been the most successful program in the history of civilization. Cash for Clunkers has been a boondoggle -- a prime example of government run amok. It all depends who you ask. It's amazing that we hear those two statements constantly, presented all the time,...
August 26, 2009 - 1:22pm
August 19, 2009
An indoor Wadena events facility?
While it hasn't seemed like a particularly wet summer, rain at inopportune times has spoiled (or at least dampened) the fun at many Wadena events this summer. With a few large, empty buildings in town, is it feasible to talk about an events center here? It was disappointing to see...
August 19, 2009 - 5:33pm
August 12, 2009
A cheater's game
There was much criticism of President George W. Bush when he lobbied Major League Baseball to clean up its sport. Critics said he was wasting the country's time by talking about such a trivial issue. But Bush was right then -- this is not a trivial issue. The latest revelation came...
August 12, 2009 - 1:34pm
August 5, 2009
Separate Bark Park, duck pond a great solution
After speaking to Wadena Public Works Director Ron Bucholz, the best choice of whether to keep dogs or ducks out at Sunnybrook Park might be "both." First, a little background. There are some white Peking ducks that belong to a Staples-area farmer that were brought in this summer...
August 5, 2009 - 2:47pm