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Goeden graduates from U of M College of Pharmacy
Wadena County youth attends 4-H Shooting Sports Championships
Police Scanner - July 21 edition
Let there be light: Vikings fans can enjoy outdoor feel in climate-controlled stadium
Capitol Chatter: Unified groups have clout
Speer hired as GM, publisher of Northland Outdoors
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
Michael Charles Brakefield
Betty L. (Powell) Shiflett
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
'Annie Get Your Gun' performance coming up in Park Rapids
Alan Godage & Sundown to perform at Staples Music in the Park
Entertainment briefs - July 21 edition
Monroe Crossing to perform Friday at Spirit Lake
Interdisciplinary landscape artist to speak Friday
Perez graduates from Rochester Community and Technical College
Living Faith: A full house beats a good flush, I always say
What does the Bible say about racism?
Pauly makes Dean's List at Bemidji State University
AgeOptions partners with AmeriCorps for in-home care for vets
Be alert, it's election season
Letters - July 14 edition
What are the rules regarding cyclists?
Court rules that VA has been shortchanging veterans since 2009
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
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
March 13, 2015
How losing weight made me a better pastor
I started out in ministry as a youth pastor. And because students love to be active, I was always flying around with them, playing games or whatever. I would wear sneakers to the office because I always wanted to be ready to "play" if some students stopped by. One thing I noticed...
March 13, 2015 - 12:08am
March 10, 2015
Lent perfect time to evaluate relationship with God
Lent is a great time of year to re-evaluate our relationship with God. In our Christian tradition, the practices of intentional prayer, fasting and almsgiving help us unite ourselves with the mystery of Jesus' forty days in the desert, to recognize our need for God (Matthew 4:1-11). Like...
March 10, 2015 - 12:10am
March 1, 2015
How to handle hurtful people - Part one
It didn't take me long to figure out that when I'm cutting or splitting firewood, it's best to wear leather work gloves; they protect from the splinters, abrasions, and thorns that a woodcutter deals with. Unfortunately, there's no work glove that fits over the soul; when we deal...
March 1, 2015 - 8:15am
February 25, 2015
Jesus wants us to accept his forgiveness
The message of Jesus is to love and forgive others, which you can only do once you have seen your bad self and accepted his forgiveness. There's this past so many people carry around that's covered because it's filled with shame from harming ourselves through "cutting," eating disorders,...
February 25, 2015 - 12:08am
February 22, 2015
What is the history of Lent?
This week many Christians throughout the world and here in our lakes area will begin the 40-day period of prayer, fasting and almsgiving called Lent. On Ash Wednesday, people will be seen throughout the area on the streets, in stores, in workplaces and in schools with black smudges...
February 22, 2015 - 12:10am
February 16, 2015
The Honorable Husband
A husband and wife were chatting with friends when the subject of marriage counseling came up. "Oh, we'll never need that," the husband said. "My wife and I have a great relationship. She has a communications degree and I have a degree in theatre arts. She communicates really well...
February 16, 2015 - 12:10am
February 8, 2015
Relationship with God is a choice
Dear people of God, it is an honor that God chooses to reveal himself to us and desires friendship with us. The Lord has never needed us to exist for his own well being but for our own. He created us out of sheer love, that we might come to know him, and love him, and desire to...
February 8, 2015 - 12:08am
January 26, 2015
Hourglass time: It's quiet and unhurried
This past Christmas I had a rather strange item on my wish list: an hourglass. During past Christmases I've received a watch, a wall clock and...
January 26, 2015 - 12:10am
January 20, 2015
Don't put off forgiveness
One of my toes had been giving me problems for months. It was quite painful but even still, I put off seeing a doctor about it for quite a while. Then, it occurred to me that I better get it checked out, especially since I'm a Type 1 diabetic, which can lead to foot problems. Thankfully,...
January 20, 2015 - 12:10am