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Weekly crime report - Oct. 20 edition
Police Scanner - Oct. 20 edition
Capitol Chatter: 'Not affordable' insurance quote spurs lots of talk
New indoor water center is open at Thumper Pond
Trump, Clinton differences on rural policies evident with stances on federal regulations
Lakers swim past Cardinals 130-48
Pirates clip Eagles in five games
Bowling scores - Oct. 20 edition
State-ranked Pirates roar past Lions
Zimmer has charted a great course for his Vikings
Daniel "Danny" Schmidt
The Reverend Lloyd C. Kallevig
Regina M. Klimek
Patricia "Pat" Freeman
Julia "Judy" Curtis
Massage therapist joins Glamour Salon
Wadena student named intern at marketing firm
Paws & Prairie Animal Clinic expanding in Wadena
Cyber Cafe offers safe space for teens
Lunde Auto Sales opens in Wadena
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 20 edition
'Take a Walk on the Wild Side'
Brass quintet kicks off concert series
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 13 edition
Changing terminology can make accepting end-of-life decisions easier
Clergy View: Thankful for the fingerprints of God
Helping the poor
Birth announcements - Oct. 13 edition
New VA health care form removes barriers
Help needed for veterans in crisis
Must vehicles stop for pedestrians waiting to cross?
Your letters - Oct. 13 edition
Do you need a pilot car for farm equipment?
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
January 10, 2016
Rev. William Kallon to speak at Wadena Assembly of God
The public is invited to hear pastor and Bible teacher Rev. William Kallon at the 9:30 a.m. and/or 10:30 service Sunday, Jan. 10 at Wadena Assembly...
January 10, 2016 - 8:15am
Living Faith: Best Christmas gifts still being unwrapped
Each passing year, I find the Christmas season more packed with meaning and emotion of every kind. This was no less true this year as I savored the anticipatory days leading up to Christmas, desiring to take it all in slowly and purposefully. This mindset led me straight into a mini-meltdown...
January 10, 2016 - 8:15am
December 27, 2015
Jesus' birth communicates who God is
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 You've probably heard someone say, "Let's flesh this idea out." When someone says that, they're trying to formulate a real-world...
December 27, 2015 - 12:08am
December 13, 2015
Living Faith: Chance to dance with grandma's soul a gift
The last time we visited, we tried celebrating her 101st birthday. When Mom called to make reservations, the restaurant even promised a cake to mark the event. But Grandma would have none of it. She just closed her eyes and pretended she was elsewhere. When I tried to coax her...
December 13, 2015 - 8:15am
December 6, 2015
Living Faith: Gluttony a sneaky sin that loves this season
The sugarplums have begun dancing in my head. Only this holiday season, they're wearing a bit of a mischievous grin. As they bow and curtsy so cutely, I'm reminded of a sin I'd chosen for years to ignore: gluttony. I'm likely not alone in having blissfully overlooked this sinister...
December 6, 2015 - 12:08am
November 29, 2015
Clergy View: Come, Lord Jesus!
There is a story about a Christian man who would walk to his bedroom window before going to bed each night, look out and up to the heavens, and in a simple prayer, ask: "Tonight, Lord?" Then he closed the curtains and went to bed. Each morning he would walk to the same window, open...
November 29, 2015 - 12:10am
November 28, 2015
Faith briefs - Nov. 26 edition
Wadena United Methodist Church to have 'Hanging of the Greens' service The annual "Hanging of the Greens" service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29 at the Wadena United Methodist Church, 23 SE Dayton Ave. During this candlelight service, there is carol singing and reflection...
November 28, 2015 - 8:15am
November 15, 2015
Clergy view: Take time to be at home
Jesus told His disciples: "If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of mine.." (John 8:31 NASB) What does it mean for you to abide in His word? And how can you or I ever hope to do that? But Jesus said that those who abide in His word are truly, that is "in truth,"...
November 15, 2015 - 8:15am
November 11, 2015
Faith briefs - Nov. 12 edition
Lloyd Paulson to be recognized in service Sunday In recognition of Lloyd Paulson's generosity and commitment to First Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Parkers Prairie community there will be a "Thank You Lloyd Paulson Sunday." Special thanks will be extended at the 10 a.m....
November 11, 2015 - 8:31am
It's time to prepare for the winter season
A couple of weeks ago I was at our family lake cabin helping get the cabin ready for winter. It was a beautiful fall day to be working outside "putting summer away," and watching the leaves gently fall to the ground and into the lake. At the end of the day my parents and I had our...
November 11, 2015 - 8:15am
November 1, 2015
Living Faith: 'Angry Girl' becomes new creation with God
Lately, I've been thinking about the person I used to be; the one that, if I'm to be honest, I have to call "Angry Girl." She still exists in some small part and perhaps always will. But she's much quieter now. Thanks be to God, I rarely see her. And when I do, she's mostly a reminder...
November 1, 2015 - 12:08am
October 28, 2015
Living Faith: Saying grace before meals begets gratitude
"Do you pray before meals? Why or why not?" The question, asked by a friend on Facebook, was only cloaked in simplicity, I soon realized. In an instant, I was transported back 21 years, into an Arby's restaurant near Bremerton, Wash., where I'd traveled for a faith conference...
October 28, 2015 - 12:10am
October 18, 2015
Faith Conversations: Pope Francis finds favor among non-Catholics
The veins in Judy Belquist's body pump Protestant blood as thick as Methodism's European origins. And yet when the conversation turns to Pope...
October 18, 2015 - 8:15am
October 12, 2015
Time away is important for everyone
I just returned from a retreat in the north woods of Ely. It was a time to get away, to be recharged, to remember to reconnect with the rhythms of the earth, a time to listen to God, a time to just "be" in His presence. We all need time away. Every day it is good to spend an hour...
October 12, 2015 - 12:10am
October 11, 2015
God's not fooled by good performance
All of us are familiar with the iconic drama masks that picture one face in an exaggerated smile and the other face in an embellished frown. These masks have their roots in ancient Greek theatre and are attributed to the Greek dramatist Thespis, who is credited for transforming theatre...
October 11, 2015 - 8:15am