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Outdoor fee hikes approved by Minn. lawmakers
State still seeking extension on Real ID despite law being passed
Proof isn't always in the pudding, it's in the Christian heart
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
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Entertainment briefs - May 18 edition
'Made in Minnesota'
Entertainment briefs - May 11 edition
Great American Think-Off finalists announced
Cottrell graduates from Augsburg College
Birth announcements - May 11 edition
Lemon Cheesecake Pancakes
Clergy View: Spring to-do lists
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
Your letters - May 4 edition
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
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
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