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Two arrested for alleged meth distribution
Landlord in custody after shooting tenant east of Perham
County mulling options to address space needs at courthouse
Looking for chefs for annual chili cook-off Sept. 17
News briefs - Sept. 3 edition
Rondestvedt reaches No. 2 singles championship match
Twins want to draw a wild card in September
Thunder rack up 46-12 victory over Wolverines
WDC harriers place third, fifth at Staples
Finck, Bullock win championship flight honors
Ruth E. Hayden-Scott "Tootie" (Nee Dailey)
Herbert Joseph Budig
Maza Jayne Leaming Ferguson
Gustave "Gus" Koplin
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
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
Strengthen law to hold government more accountable
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
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 2, 2012
Historical Society prepping for semi-annual meeting
The Wadena County Historical Society will hold its semi-annual meeting and program at the American Legion Post 456 in Sebeka at 100 Frontage Road on Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. If you'd like to grab a dollar hamburger around 5:30 or 6 p.m. before the meeting, stop in and join those...
April 2, 2012 - 11:23am
Back in Time
Photos provided Julie Snyder from Signs and Design mounted pictures on a railroad, courthouse creamery room window and pictures in the door...
April 2, 2012 - 11:23am
Spring has former farmers restless
The activities week began with a chapel service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Monday there was a residents' meeting, and a sing-along with Nancy. Tuesday brought a bingo game and chapel, while on Wednesday it was a visit by Kathy and her dog, bible stories, and dice games. Thursday manicures...
April 2, 2012 - 9:56am
March 31, 2012
AIDS epidemic strikes all walks of life
5 years ago Excerpts from the March 29, 2007 Pioneer Journal Payne pleads to killing brother A rural Verndale man pleaded guilty in Wadena County District Court to second-degree murder for shooting his older brother. James Norman Payne, 51, shot his older brother, Wilbur James...
March 31, 2012 - 1:17pm
March 29, 2012
OMG! Prom is Almost Here!
Prom season is right around the corner. Willmar's Weddings on First store has prom dresses displayed in their front window, or they did the last time I looked. Prom is a fun time for teenagers, but I get the feeling that prom isn't as big of a deal as it used to be. Am I wrong? I...
March 29, 2012 - 11:59am
March 27, 2012
The Day Musicland Died
I've been thinking a lot lately about the music of my youth and the huge role it plays in my memories. It makes me smile everytime I hear one of these songs on the radio. Most of the music we bought at Musicland in the mall in Bismarck. I loved that place. Racks and racks of records...
March 27, 2012 - 1:27pm
March 26, 2012
Hull: bees are very human-like
Settle in to learn more about keeping bees than their own mothers know, all of it interestingly told by a bona fide third generation keeper of...
March 26, 2012 - 3:14pm
Meet Elaine Kneisl -- queen of the Lanes
5 years ago Excerpts from the March 22, 2007 Pioneer Journal Cozy Twin goes triplet Starting this spring, when Hollywood sends newly released films to Wadena the cans will be labeled "Cozy 3" instead of "Cozy 2." The "3" will acknowledge the addition of a third screen theater...
March 26, 2012 - 1:00pm
March 25, 2012
Old Wadena holding annual meeting
The Old Wadena Society will hold its annual meeting and program at the Town's Edge Restaurant, formerly T. Maxwell's, on U.S. Highway 10 in Staples, at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 15. The meeting is free and open to the public. The meeting will include a program presented by Ron Wienhold...
education / business
March 25, 2012 - 5:17pm
March 24, 2012
Zosel home on Bryant catches fire
A fire started in the attic of a home on Bryant Avenue Southwest in Wadena Sunday, but no one was harmed in the blaze at 215 Bryant Ave. SW,...
March 24, 2012 - 4:30pm
March 18, 2012
Meet the biker at Fair Oaks
In all of the stories I've written, I've never found a motorcycle rider, until today. His name is John Poland and he comes to us from Sebeka....
March 18, 2012 - 1:40pm
Minnesotans should welcome newspapers that record -- and not rewrite -- history
An individual is convicted of failure to comply with a police order; he pays his $100 fine plus $65 in court costs. The misdemeanor is reported in the newspaper's police blotter, and, in most cases, that would be the end of the story. Not in this instance. He appeals to the courts...
March 18, 2012 - 12:38pm
Living History: Arsenic cleanup project happened 25 years ago
5 years ago Excerpts from the March 15, 2007 Pioneer Journal Depot restoration moving along Highway Engineer Joel Ulring said that he has been working with Kay Browne, Wadena Depot restoration project manager, to continue moving the project forward after bids for the renovation...
March 18, 2012 - 12:13pm
March 12, 2012
Living History: Let the skunk hunt begin
5 years ago Excerpts from the March 8, 2007 Pioneer Journal Sen. Sams succumbs to cancer Dallas Sams would have liked the way his former Minnesota Senate colleagues mourned his death - in his 16 years as senator he worked to be bipartisan.
March 12, 2012 - 4:33pm
March 11, 2012
Dancing through 70 years
Don and Lillian Sommars celebrated their 70th anniversary Feb.
March 11, 2012 - 4:31pm