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Wadena County wanted - Aug. 25 edition
Living History: Local cyclist injured in Wadena accident
WDC cheerleaders invited to cheer in London
VFW and Auxiliary sponsoring patriotic essay contest
Finck wins 14th club championship at Whitetail Run
WDC volleyers out to improve on 2015 finish
PRC teams can expect more trouble with Pirates
WDC harriers hunting for personal bests
Twins should have sights set on 2017
William 'Bill' Bretz
John Patrick "Pat" Sargent
Joan Gertrude Wagner
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
New coffee, boutique shop to open on Highway 10
Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning announces fall schedule
Entertainment briefs - Aug. 25 edition
Step back in time at Finn Creek Folk Festival
Railroad Days celebration is this weekend in Staples
England Prairie Show Days return this weekend
Maple Bacon Pork Loin
Illnesses, hospitalization can permanently worsen dementia
Do youth see God and religion as irrelevant?
Garlic Parmesan Chicken
Birth announcements - Aug. 18 edition
What are the rules regarding collector plates?
New Ways of Stealing Credit Card Data
State legislature frozen in dysfunction
Your letters - Aug. 18 edition
Bad ideas to improve VA services
State waterfowl season to begin Sept. 24
Anglers exceed Mille Lacs walleye quota, season continues anyway
DNR offers tips to private forest owners dealing with storm damage
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
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
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