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New indoor water center is open at Thumper Pond
Trump, Clinton differences on rural policies evident with stances on federal regulations
Perham man assaulted during argument at Pine Lake resort
Vehicle fire reported near Staples
Lakers swim past Cardinals 130-48
Pirates clip Eagles in five games
Bowling scores - Oct. 20 edition
State-ranked Pirates roar past Lions
Zimmer has charted a great course for his Vikings
The Reverend Lloyd C. Kallevig
Daniel "Danny" Schmidt
Regina M. Klimek
Patricia "Pat" Freeman
Julia "Judy" Curtis
Massage therapist joins Glamour Salon
Wadena student named intern at marketing firm
Paws & Prairie Animal Clinic expanding in Wadena
Cyber Cafe offers safe space for teens
Lunde Auto Sales opens in Wadena
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 20 edition
'Take a Walk on the Wild Side'
Brass quintet kicks off concert series
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 13 edition
Changing terminology can make accepting end-of-life decisions easier
Clergy View: Thankful for the fingerprints of God
Helping the poor
Birth announcements - Oct. 13 edition
New VA health care form removes barriers
Help needed for veterans in crisis
Must vehicles stop for pedestrians waiting to cross?
Your letters - Oct. 13 edition
Do you need a pilot car for farm equipment?
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
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
May 24, 2016
That God, he sure knows how to throw a party
Jesus is Fun ... who knew? Where are the fun Christians? I'm here. Where are you? Billy Joel was one of my favorite artists growing up. He had this song; "Only the Good Die Young," which was on my favorite album, "The Stranger." I can still belt out most of the lyrics: "They say there's...
May 24, 2016 - 12:08am
May 22, 2016
What's at church?
If you had an appetite for a sub sandwich, you know if you stopped at Subway, you could get one. If you really wanted to see a movie, you know where you'd need to go - the Cozy. If you wanted to borrow a book, you'd head to our fabulous city library. When you want to know more about...
May 22, 2016 - 8:15am
May 9, 2016
Clergy View: Cling to the Good Shepherd
Jesus said, "I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." (ASV) The Gospel of St. John speaks to us about Jesus being the "good shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep." The statement begs the questions from a Biblical perspective: what is a good...
May 9, 2016 - 12:08am
May 1, 2016
Addicted to love (the everlasting kind)
I might as well say it. I'm addicted to love. I'm a girl of the 1980s, so yeah, Robert Palmer had it right. I want to be loved as I am, and I want to love others as they are. I suppose we all do. The problem is when we chase love by running after the feeling rather than the essence....
May 1, 2016 - 12:08am
April 17, 2016
Living Faith: Loss of Grandma Gladys proves death can come as a friend
It was a rare day that you'd find a hair on her lovely head misplaced or her lipstick the slightest bit smudged. My husband's maternal grandmother, Gladys Hofer Kleinsasser, was a picture of physical grace and beauty. Which is why her comedic ribbing often caught us so off guard,...
April 17, 2016 - 12:08am
April 10, 2016
'God's Not Dead 2' raises sensitive issue
The second feature of 'God's Not Dead' addresses an issue that is a sensitive topic in our area this year: how much 'Jesus' is allowed in the public square. The two main scenarios addressed in the movie involve a public school teacher who answers a religious question with a Bible...
April 10, 2016 - 12:10am