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Three children killed in mobile home fire in Carrington
Defying the odds: Minnesota woman delivers baby that wasn't expected to live
Delays, new forms and more: Get ready for 2017 tax season
Detroit Lakes woman identified in fatal train accident
Wadena Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors present awards
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Pirates push PRC record to 11-1
Alfred E. Breid
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Karvonen Funeral Home crematory addition is complete
Brunswick NYM employees rewarded for efforts
Over 100 attend NJPA's workforce conference
Tri-County Auxiliary raises record amount at annual holiday auction
Three new providers have joined Tri-County Health Care
Chinese storyteller and pipa maestro performing in NYM
Wadena County Historical Society announces spring programs, starting with Living History Day Saturday
NYM Cultural Center to host self-care session Feb. 25
Native Pride Arts Dancer Larry Yazzie to perform in Park Rapids
Elmer's Summer Melodrama Actor Auditions Set for Feb. 18
Three things remain
Jacobson graduates from the U of M Crookston
Craig sisters make dean's list at University of St. Thomas
Huotari receives honors at Vermilion Community College
Birth announcements - Feb. 16 edition
How to report unsafe drivers?
Minding Our Elders: Be smart, plan for your own care needs ahead of crisis
Doggone it, that policy decision was stupid
Tax burden for Minnesota retired veterans
Letter: Don't disparage hard-working, productive Americans
Lack of snow means burning restrictions will happen soon
Tulibee dominate catch in Brainerd Jaycees Extravaganza
Annual Menahga Family Fishing Derby is Jan. 21
Shout-out for Pout: New Minnesota state eelpout record is on the books
Chronic Wasting Disease found in two farm-raised deer
Three things remain
Stanley Hauerwas is one of my favorite Christian theologians. In one of his books he says that he doesn't believe that we should just accept people for the way they are. He went on to quote Mark Twain who once said, "About the worst advice you can give anyone is to be themselves."...
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February 19, 2017
Clergy View: Jesus is alive and listening
I recently heard the testimony of a medical doctor who fled his home due to severe persecution in his African village. Amongst great distress and confusion this doctor was asked, "What do you know for sure?" His reply, "I know that Jesus, my redeemer, is alive and knows my name."...
February 19, 2017 - 8:15am
February 5, 2017
Faith Conversations: 'Misplaced' find new life, freedom in baptism
The newly-baptized men at Fargo's River of Life Church would prefer to think of themselves not as homeless but "misplaced." Though the former...
February 5, 2017 - 10:18am
January 29, 2017
Have a drink this week
This week, people of faith have an opportunity to remember that we are first and foremost citizens of God's kingdom. And, while we pray for our own nation and our new President, we also pray for nations throughout the world. We pray for something bigger than our own self-interests....
January 29, 2017 - 12:30pm
January 22, 2017
Clergy view: Great is thy faithfulness
As we herald the New Year, many of us reflect on what the year 2016 brought and look with hope for what 2017 will bring. For some, 2016 brought with it amazing blessings, answers to prayers and moments of peace. Others have looked over this past year and faced challenges, obstacles...
January 22, 2017 - 12:10am
January 16, 2017
Salonen: 'Hacksaw Ridge' foxhole scene brings hope
In the movie "Hacksaw Ridge," a foxhole scene shows two men who've been at odds with one another discovering their common humanity during a pause...
January 16, 2017 - 2:00pm
January 10, 2017
Clergy view: Will you be ready?
If you are anything like me, you are getting dog tired of all the noise, confusion and distress of our world. I have a growing discontent with all the nonsense and drama of this 21st century American culture. I am so tired of the seemingly everlasting political and social babble that...
January 10, 2017 - 12:10am
January 8, 2017
Salonen: Silver anniversary hopes dashed --EMDASH-- sort of
"I love you, Roxane." The words reach deeply into my heart this quiet evening as my husband and I glance out the window from my mother's sixth-floor...
January 8, 2017 - 10:18am
January 7, 2017
Chuck Porta to speak at The Old Country Church
Chuck Porta will speak about walking in a faithful covenant relationship with the Lord at a special service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 at The Old Country Church in Wadena.
January 7, 2017 - 6:10am
December 25, 2016
Paradoxes of Christmas
Jesus Christ added humanity to himself 2,000 years ago, as he descended into our midst to establish his kingdom — a kingdom in which "he has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness...
December 25, 2016 - 8:15am
December 4, 2016
Clergy View: What a difference a day can make
What a difference a day can make. For much of this fall I wondered if winter was ever going to arrive. Unusually warm days, a lack of snowfall and grumbling deer hunters combined to make me often reflect on what an odd year this is. I have lived in Iowa (please don't hold that against...
December 4, 2016 - 8:15am
November 27, 2016
Clergy View: The turkey must wait
It's a tradition. We always do it. My wife was the oldest of four. Next Thursday, Caroline and I will celebrate Thanksgiving with our youngest son. Her sisters Nancy and Holly and her brother Dave will be in three different places with parts of our extended family. One thing will...
November 27, 2016 - 8:15am
November 26, 2016
Hanging of the Greens service is Nov. 27
The annual Hanging of the Greens service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 at the Wadena United Methodist Church, 23 SE Dayton Ave. During this candlelight service, there is carol singing and reflection on what some of our traditional holiday decor symbolizes. All are invited to join...
November 26, 2016 - 8:15am
November 20, 2016
Clergy View: A story about Jesus and the squirrel
A wise pastor once observed with me, that often when he listens to children's sermons, the answer to the preacher's question posed to the children is either "Jesus" or a "squirrel." His point of course, was that we need to be talking, teaching and preaching about Jesus and not merely...
November 20, 2016 - 8:15am
November 6, 2016
Clergy View: Love your homeless neighbor
The man answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" — Luke 10:27, 29 Do...
November 6, 2016 - 8:15am