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Human remains found near Brainerd may be man missing since 2014
Police Scanner-March 23 Edition
Carlson elected Seventh Judicial District Chief Judge
Minnkota Health Project receives $25,000 grant from Otto Bremer Trust
WDC schools on soft lockdown
Bowling Scores-March 23 Edition
Seniors set to lead Raiders into track season
Wolverines have positions open for new fastpitch talent
Wolverines have five state qualifiers back for 2017
Sports briefs - March 23 edition
Marjorie Ann Fraki
Assisted living facility construction moving along quickly
Tri-County Health Care offering new acid reflux procedure
Tri-County Health Care earns ACR accreditation
Minnesota Valley Irrigation celebrates 25 years
Wadena Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors present awards
'A Band Called Honalee' to perform timeless music of the '60s
Author Mary Casanova packs 'em in at Book Ends event
Entertainment briefs - March 16 edition
Gallery exhibit honors women's artwork and advocacy
Young country music star to perform in Wadena
The boundaries of Moses' Law
Birth announcements - March 16 edition
The seasons of dating and marriage
Area students named to NDSU dean's list
Minding Our Elders: Family members may feel guilty about missing the passing
Can police make traffic stops in unmarked vehicles?
No phone call in the vehicle is worth the pain
Your letters - March 16 edition
Phillips: 'Neighbors' columnist gets well-deserved kindness
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
February 12, 2012
Living History: Bioterror suits double as meth lab protection
5 years ago Excerpts from the Feb. 8, 2007 Pioneer Journal Soldier: 'I have a purpose now' Faith and prayers give Tom and Sherry Anderson of Wadena peace of mind that their son, Riley, will return home from Iraq. Riley Anderson, 20, is in charge of security for his captain...
February 12, 2012 - 11:57am
February 5, 2012
Martini has affinity for flowers
Doris Martini's story is interesting and not quite like any other. She was born in 1924 in Yellow Medicine County, to Alfred and Stella Gigstad....
February 5, 2012 - 4:37pm
The crazy path of a delivered Wadena Pioneer Journal
5 years ago Excerpts from the Feb. 1, 2007 Pioneer Journal Cop gains admirer, then arrests her While the officer was placing a suspect in handcuffs, she said, "Oh baby, you're making my dreams and fantasy come true," according to the police report. She was arrested for obstructing...
February 5, 2012 - 12:37pm
January 29, 2012
Grew loved circus life
Hey, hey, folks, step right this way to see the bearded lady, the little gal who sprinkles ground glass on her Wheaties, and knows a snake that...
January 29, 2012 - 12:36pm
Gas fell below $2 five years ago
5 years ago Excerpts from the Jan. 25, 2007 Pioneer Journal First time in 2 years: gas under $2 This week, area drivers turned from the...
January 29, 2012 - 11:17am
January 23, 2012
Wal-Mart opened doors five years ago
5 years ago Excerpts from the Jan. 18, 2007 Pioneer Journal Wadena soldiers' stay in Iraq extended Fourteen Wadena National Guard families heard the disappointing news last week that their soldiers' deployments in Iraq won't end in March, as anticipated. Several other Wadena...
January 23, 2012 - 1:10pm
Otelia recalls pantaloons, sheared wool
Today it is Otelia Schmieg who will tell us her story. She is one of my neighbors at Fair Oaks Apartments. Otelia was born in 1915 in the Verndale...
January 23, 2012 - 12:43pm
January 16, 2012
Living History: Officer flares up the marijuana
5 years ago Excerpts from the Jan.
January 16, 2012 - 1:32pm
January 15, 2012
A tussle over a historical story
It has been a great week with some of our folks going outside. Some remember hearing of talk about a winter like this long ago, but don't know what year. Now and then I spend an hour thinking back over the many interesting residents who lived under our big roof over the years. Names...
January 15, 2012 - 1:48pm
January 14, 2012
Meinhardt remembers the horse and buggy days
Born Jan. 7, 1909, Carl Meinhardt remembers the horse and buggy days of the rural Midwest. The centenarian has lived in Wadena, close to son...
January 14, 2012 - 11:49am
January 9, 2012
Living History: A new Carr in the driver's seat as sheriff
5 years ago Excerpts from the Jan. 4, 2007 Pioneer Journal Carr Sr. hands keys to Carr Jr. Mike Carr handed over the keys to his son, Mike...
January 9, 2012 - 12:35pm
January 8, 2012
Meet Lawrence Piere, a born farmer
What fun to interview a friend I had not seen for a long time -- and I'm talkin' 40 years. It was his mom, Emma, who taught me, an 18-year old...
January 8, 2012 - 2:19pm
January 1, 2012
Living History: Tear gas grenade scatters Christmas shoppers
5 years ago Excerpts from the Dec. 28, 2006 Pioneer Journal Skogen: Man of the Year When Jesse Ventura grabbed the microphone after his stunning victory in the 1998 Minnesota gubernatorial race, he bragged, "We shocked the world." For Dan Skogen, it was nothing that dramatic....
January 1, 2012 - 2:34pm
December 31, 2011
What you looked at online
Our website, www.wadenapj.com, also tracks how many times a story is viewed by different people. Below are the most read stories on wadenapj.com in 2011, followed by the number of times read. 1. Car ripped in half in accident near Wadena, Minn. views: 6,419 2. Family chases down...
December 31, 2011 - 12:38pm
December 24, 2011
Brown Christmas not unique to 2011
5 years ago Excerpts from the Dec. 21, 2006 Pioneer Journal Snow still a no show Some are anxious for white fluffiness to coat the snowless ground this winter, but Wadena city workers are spending time preparing for snowfall and catching up on other projects. Wadena Wal-Mart...
December 24, 2011 - 11:55am