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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
Jeanette Irene Guyton
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
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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
June 5, 2015
Healthy employees make happy employees
If employees feel better at work, do they work better? More than likely. What does a healthy work environment look like though? Lots of variations. Safety, healthy food options, walk breaks, stretching, help to quit smoking, time to pause for a moment and breathe, a private...
June 5, 2015 - 12:10am
June 1, 2015
Oil safety lawsuit is unhelpful
While the primary purpose of the American Petroleum Institute is to advocate for its member oil companies, it is disappointing that the institute's narrow focus all but dismisses matters of public safety. So when the oil lobby this week asked a U.S. Court of Appeals to block rules...
June 1, 2015 - 12:10am
May 15, 2015
Take a second to learn about strokes
It happens to about 800,000 people in the U.S. every year, killing nearly 130,000 and leaving many more with a long road to recovery and the risk of diminished quality of life. We're talking about stroke — a problem more people should be talking about and taking action against....
May 15, 2015 - 12:10am
April 24, 2015
Is your cell phone spying on you?
Consider the free apps that allow you to use your cell phone as a flashlight, for instance. Security experts say that by installing it, consumers are opening a doorway for companies to spy on them. "Most free flashlight apps are creepware," says Gary S. Miliefsky, a founding member...
April 24, 2015 - 12:10am
April 10, 2015
Lost wallet? We won't tell you
It's time for the state of Minnesota to take action to reunite unclaimed property with its owners. As Rep. Joe Atkins, a DFL'er from Inver Grove Heights, said in an op-ed, what the state is doing is like finding a lost wallet full of cash, with an ID in it, but not calling the...
April 10, 2015 - 8:15am
April 3, 2015
Addicted to gambling? Here's hope
The trap: Thinking that gambling is just harmless fun, that it could never lead to trouble for you. Thinking that you always know when to quit. Thinking that you'll never become one of those hard-core gamblers who risks a rent payment or a paycheck on a chance to get ahead. Once...
April 3, 2015 - 12:08am
March 27, 2015
Paid sick time helps everybody
A new white paper from the Minnesota Department of Health finds that workers who receive paid sick and family leave are healthier, and so are their families and the public they serve. MDH issued the paper in response to an inquiry from state legislators and as part of health policy...
March 27, 2015 - 12:08am
March 20, 2015
Proposed health bills make sense
The Wadena Pioneer Journal has a reporter, Don Davis, at the state Capitol covering political issues and he provided stories this week on legislation that, in our view, make sense. The proposals address health issues, which although unrelated, would bode well for our region. Several...
March 20, 2015 - 12:10am
May 1, 2011
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