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Living history: Wadena Bottling Co. sold to Madison, Wisconsin firm
Running for safety
Police Scanner - May 18 edition
FFA hosts pie social
Outdoor fee hikes approved by Minn. lawmakers
Wolverines finish regular season with a road win
Wadena-DC boys sixth at Minnesota True Team Championships
W-DC softball comes to a close
W-DC splits a doubleheader with OTC,Menahga
Wadena-Deer Creek shooters compete in first ever Mid-State Conference meet
Dale Eugene Clarin
Dale Eugene Clarin
Jerry John Fischer
Tri-County Health Care president/CEO to rappel off high rise for fundraiser
West Central Telephone membership elects two new directors
Redig joins Tri-County Health Care as emergency specialist
Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative holds 77th Annual Meeting
Schoon announced Minnesota FFA Star in AgriBusiness
Registration for community events open
Entertainment briefs - May 18 edition
'Made in Minnesota'
Entertainment briefs - May 11 edition
Great American Think-Off finalists announced
Greek Chicken Kabobs
Cottrell graduates from Augsburg College
Birth announcements - May 11 edition
Lemon Cheesecake Pancakes
VA National Cemeteries Now Offering Pre-Need Eligibility Determinations
What is a bumper height law and the law about tires that extend out past the fenders?
Your letters - May 11 edition
What are the most common vehicle equipment violations?
What a scam: Veterans Choice phone imposter asking for money
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
Minnesota should see another good turkey hunting season
October 16, 2016
Church briefs - Oct. 13 edition
Porta to preach Oct. 16 Preacher Chuck Porta of Eden Prairie will minister at The Old Country Church Sunday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to come and hear his message. The church is located at 19973 145th Ave. in Wadena. Weil guest musician Oct. 16 Aaron Weil will be the...
October 16, 2016 - 8:15am
October 9, 2016
Church briefs - Oct. 6 edition
Rosary Crusade set for Oct. 15 For the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, St. Ann's Church will pray the rosary for the conversion of America on Saturday, Oct. 15 at noon. The event will take place at St. Ann's Church in the garden or parish center....
October 9, 2016 - 8:15am
The beauty of God's Grace
Let me introduce you to Grace. She bikes to my door to take a walk and talk. She's a firefly of light and love, with shining blue eyes and freckles, accompanied by the sweetest and softest of voices. Grace explains her journey with Hodgkin's lymphoma and her trust and relationship...
October 9, 2016 - 12:08am
October 2, 2016
Clergy View: It takes a village
An old Igbo and Yoruba (Nigerian) proverb states that it takes a whole village to raise a child. The same or similar proverbs exist in many African nations conveying the African worldview emphasizing the values and importance of family relationships and communal concern for one another....
October 2, 2016 - 8:15am
September 25, 2016
An open letter to the Wetterlings: Your Jacob's passing leaves us all grieving
Dear Patty and Jerry Wetterling: The year your dear Jacob went missing, I was a 21-year-old college student rooming with three others in an off-campus apartment near Moorhead State University. When the disconcerting news reached our little abode in the fall of 1989, we four young...
September 25, 2016 - 8:15am
September 18, 2016
How to become a disciple
Kim Kardashian has over 48 million followers - on Twitter. Selena Gomez has almost 100 million followers — on Instagram.
September 18, 2016 - 8:15am
September 11, 2016
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