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Living history: Excerpts from past Pioneer Journal editions
Little to no 'recoil': Local gun shops see no change in business after mass shootings
High school drama...sort of: Wadena students put comical twist on timeless tale
Empty Stocking in Wadena needs help to fill its holiday needs
WDC senior Casey Volkmann commits to play volleyball at Winona State
Bethlehem Academy edges Wadena-DC for third place
Welcome home ceremony for Wolverines
Defending state champions stop Wadena-DC in the semifinals
VB: Wolverines to square off with defending state champion
William "Bill" Murphy Jr.
Bruce Alan Christensen
Daniel Papillon new leader of TOPS
New physician assistant joins TCHC Henning Clinic
Gedde joins Elders Home and Heritage Manor as administrator
Like 'pure gold': Nutrition business opens on Jefferson
Laying out the welcome mat
Center hosts Zeitgeist quartet concert
Into the great wide open: Music legend Tom Petty dead at 66
Pageant Brings together Local Children, Regional Artists, and Two Communities
'Art in Your Park' for kids returns to New York Mills
'Caleigh' to open Music in the Park series
St. Huberts church hosting Harvest Festival Oct. 28
God may be an easy target, but he's a strong one
The cost of being a disciple
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Wi-Fi scam beware free connection offer
Your letters - Nov. 9 edition
What are the laws regarding drivers and electronic devices?
VA Selects Providers for Dental Insurance Program
Your letters - Nov. 2 edition
Sports briefs - April 27 edition
DNR offers tips to private forest owners dealing with storm damage
Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
AgweekTV: Bringing Up Bison
More hunting opportunities coming with spring turkey hunting season
Zander James Rushmeyer
Bryce Allen Roller
August 7, 2017
Tomann graduates from Drake University
Jessica Tomann, Verndale, graduated from Drake University at the end of the spring 2017 semester. Tomann graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology. Tomann also made the Dean's List for the spring semester. This academic honor is achieved by earning a grade-point...
August 7, 2017 - 7:12pm
August 6, 2017
Faith briefs - Aug. 3 edition
All church picnic set for Aug. 6 All are invited to the all-church picnic Sunday, Aug. 6 at 12:30 p.m. at Burlington Northern Park. Join members of area churches for food, fellowship and fun. Bring a lawn chair if desired. Free will donations will be accepted. Proceeds will go to...
August 6, 2017 - 1:28pm
August 1, 2017
Dave and Christi Nelson of Wadena announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Marie Nelson, to Dallas Wade Ehrmantraut, son of Cari and...
August 1, 2017 - 7:41pm
Chicken Bruschetta Pasta
Tired of eating lunch out or bringing a sandwich to work? I often find myself eating at my desk, working through my lunch break. This recipe for Chicken Bruschetta reminds me to enjoy a little down time and savor good food. It is ready to go in 15 minutes and is so delicious, you...
August 1, 2017 - 4:40pm
July 30, 2017
Somebody was thinking
If you are a Minnesota Twins fan over the age of 50, you might recognize the name Rich Rollins. Although he never made an All-Star squad, we remember him as a solid third baseman for the Twins during the 1960s. Some years ago, Rich received a phone call from a Fargo, N.D., sportswriter....
July 30, 2017 - 10:18am
Parish festival set for Bertha's St. Joseph Church, Aug. 13
Members of St. Joseph Catholic Church, 201 Cherry St., Bertha, invite everyone to their parish festival and dinner on Sunday, Aug. 13. Meatballs are back on the menu along with ham, potatoes, salads, buns, homemade pie a la mode and beverages from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the church...
July 30, 2017 - 10:18am
July 26, 2017
The College of St. Scholastica holds spring 2017 commencement
The College of St. Scholastica held its spring 2017 commencement ceremony May 13 at Amsoil Arena. The following local students graduated: Jessica Murphy of Wadena. Murphy graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. Rafael Pichardo of Wadena. Pichardo graduated...
July 26, 2017 - 3:32pm
July 25, 2017
Area students make dean's list at Bemidji State
Area Students earned Dean's List honors from Bemidji State University in Bemidji at the conclusion of the Spring 2017 semester. To be eligible for the Dean's List, BSU students must be enrolled for at least 12 credits and earn a 3.5 GPA during the semester. A total of 1,049 students...
July 25, 2017 - 5:23pm
Spicy Chicken Stir-Fry
Another favorite recipe of mine that is a single serving is this recipe for Spicy Chicken Stir-Fry. I love spicy food and I especially love Asain - it reminds me of all the good food back home in Seattle, where I grew up. When I am really missing home, I whip up this and it takes...
July 25, 2017 - 4:40pm
July 24, 2017
We can celebrate freedom in Christ every day
Beginning July 1 to Dec. 31 we have only 184 days left of 2017. We have been so busy that this year just flew by. What have you been doing this year? Remember, only what's done for Christ will last! "For the world is passing away and the lusts thereof; but he that does the will of...
July 24, 2017 - 3:00pm
July 23, 2017
Clergy view: True change happens within
I'm on vacation, and I don't do cartoons like Billy in the comic section Family Circus of the Dispatch. However, I'll share a brief true story that happened to a pastor friend years ago. His son was being very disruptive in his behavior. The boy was running in and out of the house...
July 23, 2017 - 8:15am
July 22, 2017
VBS running at fairgrounds July 24-27 Galactic Starveyors, a vacation bible school presented by Grace Connection, will run Monday through Thursday, July 24-27. It will be held at the 4H building at the Wadena County fairgrounds from 6 to 8:15 p.m. Register by going to mygraceconnection.com...
July 22, 2017 - 1:47pm
July 19, 2017
Birth announcements - July 13 edition
Link Snyder Link Frank Snyder, boy, was born on July 3 to Jamie and Shane Snyder of Deer Creek. He weighed 7 lbs., 12.5 oz. and was 19.5 inches...
July 19, 2017 - 6:48pm
July 18, 2017
Cranberry Chicken Avocado Bowls
There are many days when I am cooking for just me and more times than not, I make a sandwich or a light salad. When I want something different, this is my go-to recipe. The sweetness of the cranberries pairs very nicely with the savory flavors of the chicken and avocado. It is a healthy,...
July 18, 2017 - 5:40pm
July 16, 2017
Column: Finding faith in non-material places
Recently, I decided to finally spend money on running clothes again. I found the perfect shorts when I was out with a friend in Southern Denmark. However, as I was walking back to my house, I saw that I somehow managed to lose my shorts.
July 16, 2017 - 12:55pm