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WDC students canoe the Crow Wing River
Verndale bus garage project moving forward
Students learn about fur trade at history museum
5-year-old Henning girl returns home after farm accident
Iken, Snyder name 2016 Homecoming Queen and King
Veronen, Schneider lead Cardinal swimmers
Ross finishes in Top 50 at Milaca Mega meet
Weniger, Pirates lasso Mustangs 52-8
Pirates place eighth in Class A Showcase
Former Viking to sign autographs Friday in Wadena
Stephanie Mae Peters
Paws & Prairie Animal Clinic expanding in Wadena
Cyber Cafe offers safe space for teens
Lunde Auto Sales opens in Wadena
Karvonen Funeral Home adding cremation services
Henning woman accepts new NJPA position
Real Men Sing Festival is Oct. 1
Photo walk in downtown Wadena Saturday
Barn raising finished, barn dance commences
Who will be the Great American Storyteller?
Entertainment briefs - Sept. 22 edition
Church briefs - Sept. 29 edition
Local resident receives national award for excellence in cancer advocacy
Birth announcements - Sept. 22 edition
An open letter to the Wetterlings: Your Jacob's passing leaves us all grieving
State struggles to get grip on mental health problems
Letters to the editor - Sept. 22 edition
What is zipper merge and how does it work?
Expanded role of service dogs
Don't make one of these four mistakes with car seats
Outdoor briefs - Sept. 15
State pheasant forecast both good and bad
Shooting sports highlight for Forkhorn Field Day
Pheasant harvest shows 41 percent increase
State waterfowl season to begin Sept. 24
The president was born in the U.S.
President Obama was born Aug. 4, 1961, at Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii. This week, the president released a so-called "long form" birth certificate, even though the short-form certificate he provided long ago was sufficient proof he was, as he...
May 1, 2011 - 10:02pm
April 10, 2011
The shimmy is only felt by those with The Rediculosis
My car has another small vibration in it. I myself have a related mental condition that has not yet been named by medical science, but which I call The Rediculosis. Persons suffering from The Rediculosis are recognizable only when they are exposed to their weakness, which, in my...
April 10, 2011 - 12:22pm
April 3, 2011
Cuts to higher education must stop
The state has fallen back on higher education cuts as a remedy to its own fiscal problems. This is short-sighted and a step along the path to ruin. It's important to point out there are no easy or fun cuts to be made in St. Paul. Whether it's a cut to K-12 education, health and human...
April 3, 2011 - 11:09am
February 27, 2011
How to get your write-up in the paper
You almost never hear the word "newspaper" today without the word "community" in front of it. What does it mean to be a community newspaper? It means we should reflect a diverse chorus of views every week. It means we need a lot of voices to make it work. But too often the rules...
February 27, 2011 - 2:53pm
February 13, 2011
Distracted driving can claim lives
Last September, a head-on crash resulted in the death of 77-year-old Lucille Vogt of Parkers Prairie. Kayla Carry of Browerville, the 18-year-old driver who reportedly crossed the centerline and hit Vogt's vehicle head-on, is now facing 10 years in prison for vehicular homicide. The...
February 13, 2011 - 11:11am
January 30, 2011
It's time for more nuclear
With a new Republican-controlled Minnesota Legislature, the state's long-standing ban on new nuclear plants is finally getting a hearing. That's good, because it should be repealed as the GOP suggests. Opponents of nuclear power are quick to point to disasters like Chernobyl and...
January 30, 2011 - 5:33pm
October 22, 2010
Horner right choice to lead Minnesota
The last thing Minnesotans need is four more years of the partisan gridlock that has blocked sensible solutions to the state's serious financial problems. Blame Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty or blame the Democratic majorities in the Legislature. It doesn't matter. Extreme partisanship...
October 22, 2010 - 11:13am
March 26, 2010
GAMC compromise hurts Wadena
The Minnesota House and Senate overwhelmingly passed a "compromise" General Assistance Medical Care bill that reduces the program by two thirds and sets up a new bureaucracy that will unfairly distribute the remaining one third. This is bad news for the Wadena area, and it's especially...
March 26, 2010 - 11:48am
March 19, 2010
Congress: pass this
On our www.WadenaPJ.com Web site, a poll asking how readers would rate the performance of Congress produced some interesting results. With nearly 1,000 votes, "horrible" was a clear favorite at 62.7 percent. Feeling more generous, 29 percent of respondents said Congress is going...
March 19, 2010 - 11:16am
March 5, 2010
GAMC, unemployment benefits deserve support
Politicians have chosen curiously in the past few days what they will stand up against. Apparently, it's medicine and treatment for poor people and benefits for the unemployed. While it's refreshing to see politicians take a stand at all nowadays, they chose poorly when it came to...
March 5, 2010 - 11:06am
February 19, 2010
Small events add up in a big way
In this space, you'll often see our newspaper praising the huge efforts put forth by volunteers to put on big events -- parades, fairs, street dances, etc.
February 19, 2010 - 11:01am
February 5, 2010
The future of newspapers (a preview this week)
I'm going to ask you, as the reader, to take a closer look at some small-print things in this week's newspaper, because I think it's a harbinger of the future of newspapers, and if we don't start telling this story now, we're going to have to play a lot of catch-up later. I want...
February 5, 2010 - 10:55am
January 28, 2010
Hoping -- not asking -- if Favre is coming back
Brett Favre should be the quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings in 2010 if he wants the job, but it's silly to start asking him now if he does. Favre led the team to a 12-4 regular season record, led them in a drubbing of the Dallas Cowboys, and nearly led them to victory despite...
January 28, 2010 - 6:41pm
January 22, 2010
Tone-deaf politicians don't listen again
The Obama administration sent out an e-mail to supporters Wednesday after the stunning defeat of a Democratic candidate in left-leaning Massachusetts Tuesday, in essence saying the loss was because people wanted more change faster. In exact words, the e-mail said "Yesterday's disappointing...
January 22, 2010 - 11:13am
December 31, 2009
The underwear bomber and airline 'safety'
The news this Christmas day was alarming: another apparently al Qaida-connected terrorist tried to blow up a plane headed for Detroit. After further review, there are three deeper lessons we must learn from this incident. Lesson 1: We are lucky. Thankfully, the plane landed safely...
December 31, 2009 - 10:39am