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Wadena County wanted - Aug. 25 edition
Living History: Local cyclist injured in Wadena accident
WDC cheerleaders invited to cheer in London
VFW and Auxiliary sponsoring patriotic essay contest
Finck wins 14th club championship at Whitetail Run
WDC volleyers out to improve on 2015 finish
PRC teams can expect more trouble with Pirates
WDC harriers hunting for personal bests
Twins should have sights set on 2017
John Patrick "Pat" Sargent
Joan Gertrude Wagner
William 'Bill' Bretz
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
New coffee, boutique shop to open on Highway 10
Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning announces fall schedule
Entertainment briefs - Aug. 25 edition
Step back in time at Finn Creek Folk Festival
Railroad Days celebration is this weekend in Staples
England Prairie Show Days return this weekend
Maple Bacon Pork Loin
Illnesses, hospitalization can permanently worsen dementia
Do youth see God and religion as irrelevant?
Garlic Parmesan Chicken
Birth announcements - Aug. 18 edition
What are the rules regarding collector plates?
New Ways of Stealing Credit Card Data
State legislature frozen in dysfunction
Your letters - Aug. 18 edition
Bad ideas to improve VA services
State waterfowl season to begin Sept. 24
Anglers exceed Mille Lacs walleye quota, season continues anyway
DNR offers tips to private forest owners dealing with storm damage
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
August 29, 2016
Political campaign signs not permitted on state highway rights of way
Placement of campaign and other advertising signage on any highway rights of way is not allowed under state law, reminds the Minnesota Department of Transportation. All state, county, city and township roads and highways fall under the same state law. Highway rights of way include...
August 29, 2016 - 12:08am
August 19, 2016
Four county candidates move on to general election
Wadena County residents in District 2 and District 4 voted in the Aug. 9 primary to narrow the candidate pool for the general election in November. In District 2, Brian Hagen, Ralph Miller and incumbent Jim Hofer filed for county commissioner. The district includes Bullard, Aldrich,...
August 19, 2016 - 12:08am
August 6, 2016
Primary Election is Tuesday, Aug. 9
This year's primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 9 and Wadena County commissioners are on the ballot in Districts 2 and 4. Six candidates filed for two seats on the Wadena County Board of Commissioners. Brian Hagen, Ralph Miller and incumbent Jim Hofer filed for the District 2 commissioner...
August 6, 2016 - 12:08am
July 30, 2016
Several city, school seats up for election
Interested in running for school board or city council positions? Filing opens Aug. 2. Several seats on the Wadena-Deer Creek School Board and Wadena City Council are up for grabs in the general election Nov. 8. The filing dates for both council and school board are Aug. 2-16. Three...
July 30, 2016 - 12:08am
June 12, 2016
Five file for Wadena County Board
Five candidates filed for two seats on the Hubbard County Board of Commissioners. Brian Hagen and incumbent Jim Hofer filed for the District 2 commissioner seat, which includes Bullard, Aldrich, and Thomastown Townships, Verndale, Aldrich City and the Staples Annex. Ross Beaumont,...
June 12, 2016 - 12:08am
June 4, 2016
Kulp files for House District 8B seat
Gail Kulp officially entered the race for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 8B, which includes House District 8B includes Bluffton, Deer Creek, Henning, New York Mills and several other eastern Otter Tail County townships, along with areas of eastern Douglas County....
June 4, 2016 - 12:10am
March 28, 2016
Weinerman to challenge Gazelka in Minnesota Senate race
Jason Weinerman last week announced his candidacy for Minnesota's Senate District 9, which includes portions of Wadena, Todd, Morrison and Crow...
March 28, 2016 - 12:10am
March 15, 2016
Minnesota presidential primary gains momentum
Packed precinct caucuses, and reports that thousands left in frustration due to overcrowding, are leading more Minnesota political leaders to push a presidential primary election. The latest is Chairman Ken Martin of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, who on Friday said he would support...
March 15, 2016 - 12:10am
March 12, 2016
Trump, Sanders endorsed by Wadena County voters
Wadena County voters endorsed Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in their precinct caucuses Tuesday night, with a large turnout for both parties....
March 12, 2016 - 12:10am
March 2, 2016
Trump, Sanders endorsed by Wadena County voters
Wadena County voters endorsed Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in their precinct caucuses Tuesday night, with a large turnout for both parties. Trump earned 139 votes from GOP caucus-goers followed by 110 for Ted Cruz, 88 for Marco Rubio, 59 for Ben Carson and 24 for John Kasich. Sanders...
March 2, 2016 - 11:41am
February 20, 2016
Local caucuses are Tuesday, March 1
Secretary of State Steve Simon announced the availability of the state's official Precinct Caucus Finder for Minnesota's 2016 Precinct Caucuses on Tuesday, March 1. The finder displays caucus locations provided by the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and Republican Party of Minnesota....
February 20, 2016 - 12:08am
November 6, 2014
Fiemeyer to join WDC school board
Jil Fiemeyer, Ann Pate and Wayne Perkins were the top three vote-getters Tuesday in the Wadena-Deer Creek school board race. Fiemeyer, a first-time candidate for the board, had 1,587 votes with 18 of the district's 21 precincts reporting. Pate edged Perkins for the second spot...
November 6, 2014 - 6:54pm
August 22, 2014
Small town election roundup
Now that the Aug. 12 filing deadline has passed, the ballots are set for the Nov. 4 mayor and city council elections in area small towns. Hewitt Mayor Juanita Mitchell faces two challengers in her bid for reelection. Fueled by incorrect information in the Independent...
August 22, 2014 - 12:00am
August 16, 2014
Challengers emerge in elections for Wadena mayor, council
George Deiss thinks it's time for new blood in Wadena city government. So last week, the component technician at Timber Roots filed paperwork to become the lone challenger to long-time Mayor Wayne Wolden in the Nov. 4 election. Meanwhile, former Police Chief Bruce Uselman and...
August 16, 2014 - 12:00am
August 7, 2014
Local government matters
With the political paralysis in our nation's capital, it's easy to become angry or apathetic toward government. Please remember, what happens in WDC often matters more than what happens - and doesn't - in Washington, D.C. Local elected officials, whether school board members,...
August 7, 2014 - 11:41am