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WDC students canoe the Crow Wing River
Verndale bus garage project moving forward
Students learn about fur trade at history museum
5-year-old Henning girl returns home after farm accident
Iken, Snyder name 2016 Homecoming Queen and King
Veronen, Schneider lead Cardinal swimmers
Ross finishes in Top 50 at Milaca Mega meet
Weniger, Pirates lasso Mustangs 52-8
Pirates place eighth in Class A Showcase
Former Viking to sign autographs Friday in Wadena
Stephanie Mae Peters
Paws & Prairie Animal Clinic expanding in Wadena
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
Real Men Sing Festival is Oct. 1
Photo walk in downtown Wadena Saturday
Barn raising finished, barn dance commences
Who will be the Great American Storyteller?
Entertainment briefs - Sept. 22 edition
Church briefs - Sept. 29 edition
Local resident receives national award for excellence in cancer advocacy
Birth announcements - Sept. 22 edition
An open letter to the Wetterlings: Your Jacob's passing leaves us all grieving
State struggles to get grip on mental health problems
Letters to the editor - Sept. 22 edition
What is zipper merge and how does it work?
Expanded role of service dogs
Don't make one of these four mistakes with car seats
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
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
March 29, 2016
Story of healing to be shared at special service
Pastor Allen Refsland announces a special service for Easter at the Wadena Assembly of God Church with Pastor Carl and DeeDee Lindelien starting...
March 29, 2016 - 12:10am
March 28, 2016
Living Faith: Mehrkens' simple coffin revealed a rich soul
At his funeral Mass, he was named a spiritual giant, and despite his relatively small bodily stature, no one present would've argued it about the Rev. Bill Mehrkens. During his March 3 burial, the unpretentiousness of this holy soul showed. "Just a plain, wooden casket?" my daughter...
March 28, 2016 - 12:08am
March 27, 2016
The Resurrection was necessary
Luke 24:46,47 46 Then he said to them, "Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, 47 and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. When was the...
March 27, 2016 - 12:08am
March 10, 2016
Faith briefs - March 10 edition
Old Country Church hosting movie night Saturday The Old Country Church will have a free movie night Saturday, March 12. The movie "Woodlawn" will be shown at 7 p.m. and free ice cream floats and popcorn will be served. The church is located at 19973 145th Avenue, Wadena.
March 10, 2016 - 12:10am
March 6, 2016
Faith briefs - March 3
Wadena Alliance Church offers 'Road to Resurrection' Those who attend Road to Resurrection will step back in time and follow Jesus' footsteps through the week leading up to his death and resurrection. Along the path people will encounter those who met Jesus and will become part of...
March 6, 2016 - 8:15am
March 5, 2016
Faith Conversations: Former teacher becomes 'monk on the move'
It happened with a rapidity that shocked some of his closest friends. One day, Chris Johnson, of Fargo, was teaching high school students history,...
March 5, 2016 - 8:15am
The reason Christians observe Lent each year
Christians in liturgical churches around the world observed Ash Wednesday just a few weeks ago and began the important season of Lent. I say "important" because Lent represents an annual season of our lives: the season of honesty and renewed faith. I say "important," also, because...
March 5, 2016 - 12:08am