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Property transfers and marraige licenses - Sept. 22 edition
The joy of raising butterflies in the classroom
Weekly crime report - Sept. 22 edition
Wadena County wanted - Sept. 22 edition
Living History: City loses out on solar energy plant
Bowling scores - Sept. 22 edition
Wolverines tag Pirates with first setback of season
Mahlen, Hayden going into MSHSL Hall of Fame
Girls tennis team makes strong showing at Midstate tourney
Paws & Prairie Animal Clinic expanding in Wadena
Cyber Cafe offers safe space for teens
Lunde Auto Sales opens in Wadena
Karvonen Funeral Home adding cremation services
Henning woman accepts new NJPA position
Who will be the Great American Storyteller?
Entertainment briefs - Sept. 22 edition
The Art of Labor: Working for a Living
2016 Chili Cook-off winner announced
Area artist carves, paints decorative gourds
Local resident receives national award for excellence in cancer advocacy
Birth announcements - Sept. 22 edition
Slow Cooker Russian Chicken
An open letter to the Wetterlings: Your Jacob's passing leaves us all grieving
Letters to the editor - Sept. 22 edition
What is zipper merge and how does it work?
Expanded role of service dogs
Don't make one of these four mistakes with car seats
What are the license requirements for three-wheeled motorcycles?
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
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
April 27, 2015
Tetelestai! The victory shout
He is Risen! He is Risen indeed! This historic response from the ancient church was still heard in many churches Easter Sunday. What a truth. Jesus conquered death. Did He not say it Himself: "I am the resurrection and the Life..." Is anything too hard for God? As we come...
April 27, 2015 - 12:10am
April 26, 2015
Handling Hurtful People - Part 3
Our family encountered this story while reading from the devotional 'Sticky Situations:' "Dominic is one of the meanest kids Bert has ever met. He's one of the biggest students in school, and he throws his weight around. He takes every opportunity he gets to make life miserable...
April 26, 2015 - 12:10am
April 5, 2015
Easter a time to celebrate
Easter preparation is in full swing; family gatherings are planned, special church services are announced, stores are well-stocked in chocolate bunnies, plastic eggs are filled and children are admiring their dyed egg creations.
April 5, 2015 - 12:08am
April 4, 2015
Easter about salvation, happiness
What is Easter about? Our salvation and happiness. Ever noticed how much corruption and death there is in the world? The daily news is rife with stories of people causing harm to one another. So too, we notice our bodies are subject to ongoing corruption. As one parishioner recently...
April 4, 2015 - 12:08am