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100 bikers attend annual hospice motorcycle ride
Living History: First substantial rain in 45 days falls in Wadena
Public speaks up on Line 3 pipeline replacement project
Wadena County Wanted - Aug. 27 edition
Tensions rise over Capitol renovation costs; total now $310 million
Pirates hunting for elusive PRC championship
WDC harriers place third, fifth at Staples
Finck, Bullock win championship flight honors
Gnats suffer 3-2 loss to Express in state tournament
Pirates rally to defeat Chargers 22-20
Herbert Joseph Budig
Beulah "Bea" Crabb
Arlene Rosolia Lindula
Elks Club donates two million to community
Central Minnesota Credit Union named one of healthiest
Azure Vision Care hosting grand opening Aug. 27
TCHC clinics recognized for improving patient outcomes
SWCD: OTC commissioners named outstanding conservationists
Comedy icons prepare to leave show business behind
Nimrod Jubilee Days featured Labor Day weekend
Rollin' Through Wadena
Ebenezer Linnell, Clipper Captain
Art installation begins at Wadena City Library
Faith Conversations: The 'Mute Minister' speaks out
Garlic chicken fried rice
Carlson attends Concordia Language Village Immersion Program
Airport angel shows that pride brings a fall
Birth announcements - Aug. 20 edition
Your letters - Aug. 27 edition
Traffic sign color reflects its meaning
Minnesota establishes state certification to help veteran-owned small businesses compete for state contracts
School lunches: Be food conscientious
Your letters - Aug. 20 edition
Hummingbird, songbird migration begins
Federal grant keeps 22,000 WIA acres available for hunting
Incredible edibles: Paul Bunyan Mushroom Club studies fungi
State waterfowl season begins Sept. 26
Game fair: Happy retriever
April 22, 2012
Council discusses new city logo
The proposed Wadena city logos from Adventure Advertising generated a lot of comments, the majority of them to the effect that the city should stick with the present logo, according to City Administrator Brad Swenson and council members at the regular council meeting held April 10. The...
April 22, 2012 - 2:29pm
November 5, 2011
Preserving the Integrity of the Legacy Amendment
In 2008, Minnesota's voters approved the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Constitutional Amendment also known as the Legacy Amendment. I was in the Legislature and witnessed the debate as the amendment progressed through the legislative process and passed with significant support. Many...
November 5, 2011 - 9:30pm
October 2, 2011
your letters: Imagining a more perfect nation
We Americans are fond of asking, "Who is to blame for this economic morass we are in?" I ask, "Who has the best opportunity to fix the problem?" Determining the blame for our present financial difficulties is a useless endeavor. Was it the previous administration? The current one?...
opinion / letters
October 2, 2011 - 10:14pm
July 23, 2011
Minnesota agricultural exports up 22 percent in 2010
Minnesota exported $5 billion in agricultural products last year, according to figures released by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). This is an increase of more than $900 million from the 2009 total of $4.1 billion. It's the second time since 2008 ag exports have reached...
July 23, 2011 - 11:45am
July 10, 2011
Your letters: Do you need an apology
It amuses me to read from whiners from outside District 10 demanding multiple apologies (For liberals, one apology isn't sufficient.) from Sen. Gretchen Hoffman. (PJ, June 25, 2011: John Branstad, Madison Lake, Minn.) Perhaps liberals from California should be demanding an amplified...
July 10, 2011 - 9:33am
February 27, 2011
Public health director retiring
After 29 years of service with Wadena County, Public Health Director Karen Nelson gave a tearful resignation to the Wadena County Board of Commissioners. After 46 years of working in Public Health, Nelson plans to retire. The board unanimously approved, with regret, Nelson's resignation...
February 27, 2011 - 4:06pm
August 13, 2010
Tornado debris management site to close
Solid Waste Director Mike Hanan updated Wadena County commissioners of changes concerning tornado debris management. Beginning August 12, 2010, demolition debris hauled in by a commercial contractor was required to be dumped in an area separate from that area utilized by individual...
August 13, 2010 - 11:52am
August 6, 2010
Contract with MnDOT for radio communication pending
Wadena County Emergency Management Director Scott McKellep presented the board with a contract between Wadena County, Central Minnesota Regional Radio Board and the state of Minnesota through its Commissioner of Transportation for the design, procurement, construction and operation...
August 6, 2010 - 11:36am
March 12, 2010
Joint summer recreation remains a hot potato between school, city
The Wadena City Council tabled a scheduled discussion about the joint summer recreation program at its meeting Tuesday night due to the absence of two council members. City Administrator Brad Swenson recommended the council table the matter. "I think this is a very important discussion,"...
News / education
March 12, 2010 - 3:32pm
February 5, 2010
Youngbauer hired at planning and zoning
Zoning Administrator Deana Skov introduced new planning and zoning employee Linda Youngbauer to the county board Tuesday. Youngbauer was hired at grade 49 step 1 at $11.22 an hour starting Feb. 2.
February 5, 2010 - 2:49pm
County makes maintenance agreement with Staples
The Wadena County Board approved a maintenance agreement with the city of Staples. The city will provide winter snow and ice removal on County State Aid Highway 30 from Fourth Street to the junction of CSAH 2.
February 5, 2010 - 2:48pm
Highway department upgrades Web page
The Wadena County Highway Department page has been updated with the department's fax number, a five-year road plan map, the county's snow and ice policy and permit forms for moving, driving and utilities, Assistant Highway Engineer Jeff Adolphson informed the county board. The department...
February 5, 2010 - 2:45pm
December 18, 2009
County looks to cut more to prepare for unallotment
Wadena County commissioners scheduled an emergency department head meeting for Tuesday, Dec. 22 so they can trim another $123,000 from the 2010 budget to allow for proposed state unallotments next year. Auditor/ Treasurer Char West told commissioners the county's general fund would...
December 18, 2009 - 2:43pm