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Council OKs demo of downtown house
'Big dig component' next for SE project
Weekly crime report - July 30 edition
Friendly Rider now features B.O.B.
Buckwheat an obscure underdog among the grain
Ballpark dedication: New home for Shockers
Calling all cagers: Summer basketball camp
Miller posts fastest time in Smokin' Hot 5K
August is a crunch month for MLB and NFL players
Blazers topple three Hi-10 foes for Region 14C berth
Cheryl J. LaVergne
Richard "Rich" Gregory
Pixel Perfect Photography and Design opens in Verndale
NJPA breaks ground on new office building
Employment Resource Center opens Wadena office
TCHC welcomes Dylan Folkestad to Henning clinic
Bartos, Udy join staff at TCHC
Verndale Straw Hat and Sunbonnet Days slated for July 31-Aug. 2
Jacob directs agricultural extension work in Wadena
The Wissmann Family in concert Aug. 9
Pig 'N' Wing Challenge is Saturday
Military brass band to perform Sunday
Birth announcements - July 23 edition
Church briefs - July 30 edition
Local students graduate from Bemidji State University
Zucchini Summer Salad
Local students selected to University of Minnesota Twin Cities Dean's List
Sun has benefits but too much can lead to cancer
How to stop elder abuse: Report red flags
Your letters - July 23 edition
VA surviving spouse website up and running
What endorsement is needed to drive three-wheel motorcycle?
Aquatic invasive species: more than just zebra mussels
Goose hunting begins Aug. 8 in west-central Minnesota
Ruffed grouse counts similar to a year ago
AnglingBuzz: Catching Largemouth Bass feeding on suspended bluegills
DNR spring survey shows decrease in mallard breeding counts
March 10, 2012
Anderson fancies crossword puzzles
Another week and another friend with an interesting story to share with us. Her name is Arlene Anderson and she was born in Hayward, Wis., in...
March 10, 2012 - 3:22pm
March 4, 2012
Living History: Saw chews man's pants leg
5 years ago Excerpts from the March 1, 2007 Pioneer Journal Uptown Girl The Uptown in Wadena has undergone a lot of changes over the past...
March 4, 2012 - 12:43pm
March 3, 2012
A discussion of small towns
Today I must catch Phyllis before she heads back home. She was born in Balaton in 1934, to David and Emily Anderson. David was a farmer all of...
March 3, 2012 - 2:44pm
February 26, 2012
Meet Felix Wilhemi, full of ideas
A busy week at Fair Oaks Lodge started on Sunday with a chapel service. On Monday there was a president's trivia program to celebrate, and on...
February 26, 2012 - 3:06pm
Verndale coach makes hall of fame
5 years ago Excerpts from the Feb. 22, 2007 Pioneer Journal A labyrinth for Lent Anyone looking for enlightenment or some quiet time to...
February 26, 2012 - 12:27pm
February 20, 2012
Advice: 'If it doesn't kill you, eat it'
Today our storyteller comes to us from Verndale. His name is Ronald (Ron) Shipley. Ron was born in Fullerton, Calif., in 1941. His father's name...
February 20, 2012 - 4:03pm
Pratt retiring as Historical Society director
The Wadena County Historical Society (WCHS) is undergoing a transition as Sandi Pratt has decided to step down as its director, opening up a...
February 20, 2012 - 3:13pm
Prices back at Pine Cove
The Pine Cove Inn is back under the ownership of its previous owners, Ken and Joyce Price, as of Jan. 1. The Prices had originally bought the...
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February 20, 2012 - 2:52pm
Public electrical utility? That's socialism!
5 years ago Excerpts from the Feb. 15, 2007 Pioneer Journal A Mason for 80 years Fair Oaks Lodge resident Clarence Horn, 101, received a rare honor Sunday when area Masons honored him for 80 years of membership in the fraternal organization. "This is a very unusual occurrence,"...
February 20, 2012 - 11:47am
February 12, 2012
Back in time
February 12, 2012 - 3:27pm
Primus recalls life on the farm, and travels to Europe
Today you will hear the interesting story of Alphonse (Al) Primus, who was born in Melrose, in 1918, to William (Bill), and his wife, Rose Primus. The Primus family is originally from Meire Grove, where his grandfather was the first baby born there. Al married Hildegard Wussow in...
February 12, 2012 - 3:26pm
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