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Ottertail woman injured in crash on County Highway 52
News briefs - July 21 edition
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City of Wadena receives 2015 audit report
Pirates capture 7 on 7 title at Nevis
Senior Babe Ruth crew qualifies for district baseball tourney
Sure Vikes look good on paper, but so do some others
Blazers suffer two setbacks in Countryside League weekend
Post 171 ends season with 15-4 record
Betty L. (Powell) Shiflett
Michael Charles Brakefield
Michael "Mike" Brakefield
Jennie-O Turkey Store announces new hire
Tri-County Health Care scores well in national wellness initiative
Gray Horse Quilt Shop opening in Wadena
Larry's Family Pizza finishing extensive remodel
Star Tribune names NJPA a 2016 Top 150 Workplace
Monroe Crossing to perform Friday at Spirit Lake
Entertainment briefs - July 21 edition
Interdisciplinary landscape artist to speak Friday
Menten, Nye & Max to perform at Staples Music in the Park
'Goodbody's Gold' takes stage at Elmer's
Pauly makes Dean's List at Bemidji State University
Births - July 14 edition
Hinojos makes dean's list at UM-Twin Cities
Berger makes dean's list at Normandale Community College
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Letters - July 14 edition
What are the rules regarding cyclists?
Court rules that VA has been shortchanging veterans since 2009
Violent minority are sucking us in
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
Ruffie drumming counts up in Minnesota
Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
AgweekTV: Bringing Up Bison
Signs all point to a good fishing opener in area
September 13, 2015
God provides a peacemaking prototype
Cain murdered Abel out of anger. Joseph's brothers threw him in a pit and sold him as a slave out of jealousy. Jacob fled from Esau out of fear. Judas Iscariot hung himself out of guilt and shame. Scriptures pages are full of examples of people handling conflict poorly for the same...
September 13, 2015 - 8:15am
September 6, 2015
Living Faith: How do kids stay faithful in their college years?
My Facebook feed has been exploding these past couple weeks with photos of friends' kids setting up their first college dorm rooms. Simultaneously, I've shared a few early visuals from our oldest daughter's senior photo shoot — a reckoning for me of how little time we have...
September 6, 2015 - 8:15am
August 30, 2015
Faith Conversations: The 'Mute Minister' speaks out
When a golf-ball-size, cancerous tumor showed up in his throat 10 years ago, the Rev. Lyle Kath knew his life was about to change, though not...
August 30, 2015 - 12:08am
August 26, 2015
Airport angel shows that pride brings a fall
"I'm just fine. Leave me alone and let me do it my way. And I'm gonna do all the talking and none of the listening. I know the answer, just ask me. I don't need help. I've got this." Pride stinks. King Solomon shared such wisdom in the book of Proverbs with verse 16:18: "Pride...
August 26, 2015 - 12:10am
August 16, 2015
Anticipation of the Mournful
Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. If you're planning on going to Valley Fair amusement park this summer, you could plan on paying up to $37 for admission. If you want to travel further for a more exotic experience, you could go to Knott's Berry...
August 16, 2015 - 12:08am
July 26, 2015
Prince or Pauper?
Matthew 5:3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." What does it mean to be 'poor?' To have no money? To have no ability to produce wealth? To have no earthly possessions? Most of the time, we think of defining 'wealth' or 'poverty' with numbers...
July 26, 2015 - 12:10am
July 19, 2015
Earth is the bus stop, Heaven is our home
When do you think you'll get here," read the text from Jonell, my sister-in-law. I carefully watched the road curving before me on the last stretch to my family home. She texted again: "Continuing texting, put on some make-up and drive like hell." Exactly. I smiled and slowed...
July 19, 2015 - 12:10am
July 12, 2015
Living Faith: Traut lived as a saint, died like a martyr
I didn't know Sam Traut, the 24-year-old brutally murdered at his Fargo home recently by a stranger who had come knocking, asking for a glass of water. But through his friends, I have come to know Sam and have grieved his tragic end. He is my brother in Christ, and I can't help...
July 12, 2015 - 12:08am
July 5, 2015
'Faith fade' doesn't have to spell our doom
In case you haven't heard, people of faith, we're standing on quicksand. The Pew Forum on Religion in Public Life poll results are in: Those affiliated with religion in our country are slipping fast, while those claiming no religious affiliation are rising steadily. The news...
July 5, 2015 - 12:10am
June 28, 2015
Sin always has consequence
If you've flipped on the TV to watch any form of entertainment television in the last several weeks, you've seen the flippant way our society tolerates and even justifies sin; whether it's language, bedroom scenes, dishonesty, violence or crude behavior, it all seems to be a selling...
June 28, 2015 - 12:10am
June 27, 2015
Trinity Lutheran celebrates 100 years
Trinity Lutheran Church in Deer Creek will be celebrating an occasion 100 years in the making on Sunday, June 28. The church, which was founded...
June 27, 2015 - 12:08am
June 13, 2015
Oylen Alliance Church celebrates 100 years
The Oylen Alliance Church is celebrating 100 years this Sunday, June 14. The church is known as "A Parish in the Pines" for its location just...
June 13, 2015 - 12:08am
May 27, 2015
Purity's perception: Seeing God
Have you ever used the 'five-second rule?' You know, the unwritten rule that claims that you have five seconds after you've dropped a piece of your food on the floor to reclaim it before it becomes a faux pas (apparently germs have a gentleman's agreement that they won't violate your...
May 27, 2015 - 12:08am
May 17, 2015
Pastors recognized at annual breakfast
The 29th annual Pastor Appreciation Breakfast recognized area pastors and their dedication to the community of Wadena. The breakfast was Thursday,...
May 17, 2015 - 12:08am
May 10, 2015
Friendship, influence important in life
When I reflect on the more important elements of my life - my family, my friendships, my faith - the things I care about most are those of which I spend a lot of emotional energy to sustain. And when friends suggest I add to or subtract something from my life, I usually listen to...
May 10, 2015 - 12:10am