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New M State programs target business needs
Buddy Bench designed to help students advocate for themselves
Hee-haw! Donkey basketball makes for fun evening at WDC School
Wadena opens Christmas season with Nativity lighting
Capitol Chatter: Legislature by the numbers
Three Wolverines place in top four at Kaatz Memorial
Wolves overcome Wolverines 4-2
Ross, Wolverines topple Thunder 76-60
Tigers stop Blue Devils 3-0
Bowling scores - Dec. 1 edition
Diana Lynn Aker
Three new providers have joined Tri-County Health Care
Wadena Insurance opens in downtown Wadena
Tri-County Health Care recognized as CALS hospital
Friendly Rider Ridership increasing as new service added
Wadena restaurant owners open restaurant in Perham
Betsy Nelson to discuss 'Tasting Minnesota' at second Book Ends event
Winter reading program begins Jan. 2
Entertainment briefs - Dec. 1 edition
'Book as Art'
Wadena Christmas Festival is Saturday
Christmas Rum Cake
Birth announcements - Dec. 1 edition
Life expectancy for person with advanced dementia hard to predict
Clergy View: What a difference a day can make
Area students win Northern Co-op Foundation scholarships
Your letters - Dec. 1 edition
What's the difference between careless and reckless driving?
Good news in the battle of the bulge
Veterans retired pay can be used in divorce, separation
Veeder: Feeding cows memorable in so many ways
Cougar pair spotted fighting in northern Minnesota
Deer harvest could reach 185,000
Minnesota deer facts
Outdoor briefs - Sept. 15
Faith at Olympics shows God's spirit with us
The Ryan Lochte controversy aside, a whole lot of incredible things happened at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio that I'm wanting to hold close. The Salonen brood was traveling back tired and tattered from eastern Wisconsin at the conclusion, so we missed most of the finale. But we watched...
September 11, 2016 - 8:15am
September 4, 2016
Bicyclist rides through Fargo on mission of mercy for persecuted Christians
It was late 2015 when Skip Rodgers met the pastor from Lebanon who, though now serving in the United States, shared firsthand stories of Christian...
September 4, 2016 - 8:15am
August 28, 2016
Do youth see God and religion as irrelevant?
In the summertime, the faithful youth of the world gather. Last month, millions of young Christians convened in Poland for World Youth Day - an event begun in 1985 by Pope John Paul II. I've often lamented missing the boat on World Youth Day. By the time I learned of its existence,...
August 28, 2016 - 12:10am
August 21, 2016
Extraordinary encounter with stranger enlivens parish pilgrimage
When our pastor announced the 7-mile pilgrimage from our home parish of Sts. Anne & Joachim Church in south Fargo to the Cathedral of St. Mary's Downtown, I was all in. Walking has become a favorite activity in the Salonen household, but I also love the idea of the spiritual quest....
August 21, 2016 - 8:15am
August 15, 2016
Clergy View: Choose the Word - the Word forgives
"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better and it will not be taken away from her." (Luke 10:41-42)
August 15, 2016 - 8:15am
August 14, 2016
Refurbished catholic church preserves historic architecture
St. Ann's Catholic Church in Wadena recently completed $1.2 million in renovations to the interior of the historic church. "A number of projects...
August 14, 2016 - 8:15am
July 31, 2016
Living Faith: 'Blood is always red, and pain is always pain'
"It's what's inside that counts." The words were embroidered into the framed cloth, along with a cartoon teddy bear gazing down at his own visible heart. For years, the little wall-hanging traveled around with me, from bedroom to dorm room to first home. Though it's been replaced...
July 31, 2016 - 8:15am
July 24, 2016
What does the Bible say about racism?
The news headlines of the last few weeks have been fraught with racial tension and angst. The issue of racism isn't something unique to our culture, but accounts like what we hear every night reveal a historical sensitivity throughout the ages manifesting a discomfort and even fear...
July 24, 2016 - 8:15am
Living Faith: A full house beats a good flush, I always say
Last week, our youngest two kiddos bounced away to Boy Scout camp in Park Rapids for a week. While happy for them, I was left with a knot in my stomach. Suddenly, everything was so quiet, and I recognized my stomachache as a gnawing feeling of loneliness — something that, as...
July 24, 2016 - 8:15am
July 16, 2016
Clergy View: The next right step
Joshua 3 and Deut. 7:21-22 After the Israelites left Egypt and followed Moses into the wilderness - towards the Promised Land, they came close to entering, but sent 10 spies into the Promised Land. Eight came back saying there were giants in the land and they would not be able to...
July 16, 2016 - 8:15am
July 1, 2016
Public service celebrated at Red, White and Blue Mass
In light of recent violence experienced across the nation, members of law enforcement, emergency and legal professions gathered for healing at...
July 1, 2016 - 12:08am
June 26, 2016
Living Faith: Untimely death reminds that nothing can separate us from love of God, love for others
Last weekend, I sang at the vigil service and funeral for a young man whose family has been a vital part of our church and school communities. While I felt honored to help sing this dear soul to heaven, I would have preferred different circumstances, as would everyone. He was only...
June 26, 2016 - 8:15am
June 19, 2016
Dare not to compare, live a compassionate life of joy
"I hate to pretend like everything is OK when it isn't. And when I compare myself to others, I hate that my life is the roughest. I'm just so tired of it all." Have you ever had those thoughts of comparison, thinking no one has it as bad as you, but still you work at coming across...
June 19, 2016 - 8:15am
June 8, 2016
Living Faith: If voices of faithful squelched, society loses
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." I've been thinking about this Edmund Burke quote a lot lately. Recently, I spoke at a National Day of Prayer event in Fargo. Two things seemed more clear than ever that night: 1) We faithful need each other's...
June 8, 2016 - 8:15am
May 30, 2016
Clergy View: Loving your greatest treasure
"Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with the whole heart? They also do no iniquity; they walk in his ways." Psalm 119:1-3. "If you love me, keep My commandments." John 14:15.
May 30, 2016 - 8:15am