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Human remains found near Brainerd may be man missing since 2014
Police Scanner-March 23 Edition
Carlson elected Seventh Judicial District Chief Judge
Minnkota Health Project receives $25,000 grant from Otto Bremer Trust
WDC schools on soft lockdown
Bowling scores - March 30 edition
Hoops for Hope set April 8 in Henning
Raiders aim to keep it simple and clear
Wolverines have three section qualifiers back
Wolverines are not backing away from PRC title chase
Assisted living facility construction moving along quickly
Tri-County Health Care offering new acid reflux procedure
Tri-County Health Care earns ACR accreditation
Minnesota Valley Irrigation celebrates 25 years
Wadena Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors present awards
'A Band Called Honalee' to perform timeless music of the '60s
Author Mary Casanova packs 'em in at Book Ends event
Entertainment briefs - March 16 edition
Gallery exhibit honors women's artwork and advocacy
Young country music star to perform in Wadena
Easter breakfast casserole
Birth Announcements - March 23 edition
The boundaries of Moses' Law
Birth announcements - March 16 edition
Minding Our Elders: Family members may feel guilty about missing the passing
Can police make traffic stops in unmarked vehicles?
No phone call in the vehicle is worth the pain
Your letters - March 16 edition
Phillips: 'Neighbors' columnist gets well-deserved kindness
Lack of snow means burning restrictions will happen soon
Tulibee dominate catch in Brainerd Jaycees Extravaganza
Annual Menahga Family Fishing Derby is Jan. 21
Shout-out for Pout: New Minnesota state eelpout record is on the books
Chronic Wasting Disease found in two farm-raised deer
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
March 2, 2016
Living Faith: True love means more than chocolate kisses
On Valentine's Day last week, a friend's Facebook status touted her belief in love but refusal to celebrate a "holiday" marked mostly by the artificiality of chocolate kisses, bright-red hearts and cupids. I agree with what's behind her sour-candy sentiments, and in years past, have...
March 2, 2016 - 8:15am
February 28, 2016
Why does God allow people to hurt others?
2015 was another year of global tragedy on a massive scale; a perusal of newspaper headlines proclaim the top tragedies include the earthquake in Nepal that killed almost 9,000, the terrorist attacks in Paris, ongoing attacks and massacres by ISIS and Boko Haram, the war in Yemen...
February 28, 2016 - 8:15am
February 21, 2016
Clergy View: Hey, look what I found!
Norman Cates shared the humorous story of a guy who prayed this prayer every morning: "Lord, if you want me to witness to someone today, please give me a sign to show me who it is."
February 21, 2016 - 8:15am
February 14, 2016
Rembrandt's painting evokes mercy musing
The woman sitting next to me on the plane either must have thought me mad or, at the very least, wondered about the book I held that had procured such pervasive highlighting. Page after page, the underlines, notes and dog-eared folds were coming. It had not started this way. At the...
February 14, 2016 - 8:15am