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Living history: Sheriff hunts insane farmer
Wadena County wanted - Oct. 12 edition
Minn. women caught in California wildfires are home safe, looking to help
Second body recovered from plane that struck power lines and crashed in Mississippi
Hunter shoots 700-plus-pound bear in northwest Minnesota
DNR eyes land swap to connect ATV trail
Wolverines thrash Cardinals for first win
Wolverines show improvement in postseason loss
Wolverines roll at home against Sebeka
Sharon L. Vareberg
Robert G. Swanson
George "Joe" Cresswell
Two providers join Verndale Clinic
Uptown Restaurant earns Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
Tri-County Health Care CEO descend for diabetes
Rural broadband becoming reality for central Minnesota residents thanks to nearly $10M in public and private investments
Living in the golden years
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 12 edition
Library to host computer class Nov. 18
Book Ends announces guest author Elisa Korenne
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 5 edition
Pippa White's one-woman show set for Oct. 6
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
Beef and Avocado Quesadillas
Over 1,500 service members still eligible for 2013 military tax credit
Energy Infrastructure Spells Major Job Opportunities for Minnesota
Can antique vehicles be sold without a VIN?
A wake-up call about drunk driving
Your letters - Sept. 28 edition
Knob Hill, MDHA sponsoring Forkhorn Field Day Oct. 1
Fly fishing class slated for May 24, 31 and June 7
Time to drop the lines
Sports briefs - April 27 edition
Chalk up a pair for the Grants
Sophia Marie Sipe
Owen Elijah Baity
Jaxton Dean Lynnes
January 29, 2017
Have a drink this week
This week, people of faith have an opportunity to remember that we are first and foremost citizens of God's kingdom. And, while we pray for our own nation and our new President, we also pray for nations throughout the world. We pray for something bigger than our own self-interests....
January 29, 2017 - 12:30pm
January 22, 2017
Clergy view: Great is thy faithfulness
As we herald the New Year, many of us reflect on what the year 2016 brought and look with hope for what 2017 will bring. For some, 2016 brought with it amazing blessings, answers to prayers and moments of peace. Others have looked over this past year and faced challenges, obstacles...
January 22, 2017 - 12:10am
January 16, 2017
Salonen: 'Hacksaw Ridge' foxhole scene brings hope
In the movie "Hacksaw Ridge," a foxhole scene shows two men who've been at odds with one another discovering their common humanity during a pause...
January 16, 2017 - 2:00pm
January 10, 2017
Clergy view: Will you be ready?
If you are anything like me, you are getting dog tired of all the noise, confusion and distress of our world. I have a growing discontent with all the nonsense and drama of this 21st century American culture. I am so tired of the seemingly everlasting political and social babble that...
January 10, 2017 - 12:10am
January 8, 2017
Salonen: Silver anniversary hopes dashed --EMDASH-- sort of
"I love you, Roxane." The words reach deeply into my heart this quiet evening as my husband and I glance out the window from my mother's sixth-floor...
January 8, 2017 - 10:18am
January 7, 2017
Chuck Porta to speak at The Old Country Church
Chuck Porta will speak about walking in a faithful covenant relationship with the Lord at a special service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 at The Old Country Church in Wadena.
January 7, 2017 - 6:10am
December 25, 2016
Paradoxes of Christmas
Jesus Christ added humanity to himself 2,000 years ago, as he descended into our midst to establish his kingdom — a kingdom in which "he has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness...
December 25, 2016 - 8:15am
December 4, 2016
Clergy View: What a difference a day can make
What a difference a day can make. For much of this fall I wondered if winter was ever going to arrive. Unusually warm days, a lack of snowfall and grumbling deer hunters combined to make me often reflect on what an odd year this is. I have lived in Iowa (please don't hold that against...
December 4, 2016 - 8:15am
November 27, 2016
Clergy View: The turkey must wait
It's a tradition. We always do it. My wife was the oldest of four. Next Thursday, Caroline and I will celebrate Thanksgiving with our youngest son. Her sisters Nancy and Holly and her brother Dave will be in three different places with parts of our extended family. One thing will...
November 27, 2016 - 8:15am
November 26, 2016
Hanging of the Greens service is Nov. 27
The annual Hanging of the Greens service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 at the Wadena United Methodist Church, 23 SE Dayton Ave. During this candlelight service, there is carol singing and reflection on what some of our traditional holiday decor symbolizes. All are invited to join...
November 26, 2016 - 8:15am
November 20, 2016
Clergy View: A story about Jesus and the squirrel
A wise pastor once observed with me, that often when he listens to children's sermons, the answer to the preacher's question posed to the children is either "Jesus" or a "squirrel." His point of course, was that we need to be talking, teaching and preaching about Jesus and not merely...
November 20, 2016 - 8:15am
November 6, 2016
Clergy View: Love your homeless neighbor
The man answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" — Luke 10:27, 29 Do...
November 6, 2016 - 8:15am
November 1, 2016
Fargo family shares personal story of infant loss
At the funeral Mass of little Ruby Faustina Schultz, the Rev. Kyle Metzger of Sts. Anne & Joachim Church noted that her whole life had been lived during the Year of Mercy. The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, which began Dec. 8 and concludes Nov. 20, was set aside by Pope Francis...
November 1, 2016 - 8:15am
October 23, 2016
Clergy View: Thankful for the fingerprints of God
As I sit at my desk at work and look out my window I am able to see some brilliant reds and yellow leaves on the trees. Beautiful! I have to admit that I love this time of year. There is nothing like taking a walk and hearing the leaves rustle under your feet and seeing the leaves...
October 23, 2016 - 8:15am
Helping the poor
How often do you struggle with knowing what your responsibility is to the individual you might see holding up a cardboard sign that says "Need Help," or "Please give — anything appreciated?" Almost everyone is willing to be generous to a good cause and most people are willing...
October 23, 2016 - 12:10am