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Boy scout to spruce up city entrance signs
Ottertail woman injured in crash on County Highway 52
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City of Wadena receives 2015 audit report
Pirates capture 7 on 7 title at Nevis
Senior Babe Ruth crew qualifies for district baseball tourney
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Post 171 ends season with 15-4 record
Betty L. (Powell) Shiflett
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Michael "Mike" Brakefield
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Tri-County Health Care scores well in national wellness initiative
Gray Horse Quilt Shop opening in Wadena
Larry's Family Pizza finishing extensive remodel
Star Tribune names NJPA a 2016 Top 150 Workplace
Monroe Crossing to perform Friday at Spirit Lake
Entertainment briefs - July 21 edition
Interdisciplinary landscape artist to speak Friday
Menten, Nye & Max to perform at Staples Music in the Park
'Goodbody's Gold' takes stage at Elmer's
Pauly makes Dean's List at Bemidji State University
Births - July 14 edition
Hinojos makes dean's list at UM-Twin Cities
Berger makes dean's list at Normandale Community College
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Letters - July 14 edition
What are the rules regarding cyclists?
Court rules that VA has been shortchanging veterans since 2009
Violent minority are sucking us in
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
Ruffie drumming counts up in Minnesota
Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
AgweekTV: Bringing Up Bison
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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