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Large wildfire ignites north of Staples
Wildfires flare near Park Rapids with dry, windy conditions
Remodeling to begin on human services building
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Rondestvedt cards 91 in Bemidji Invitational
Petro named Fightingest Fighter at Walker
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Tri-County installs bariatric lift for needs of patients, caregivers
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Sarah Morris and band performing this weekend
Musicians teach students art of rhythm, dance
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Addicted to love (the everlasting kind)
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M State honors outstanding educators
Hartman named to Dean's List at University of Minnesota
State smart to turn to the primary system
Preservation successes at Civil War battlefield Antietam
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The hard truth of distracted driving
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Bluffton man's invention aims to thwart generator thieves
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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...
Life / anniversaries
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...
News / region
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