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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
August 9, 2016
Living history: Village sells bonds for street lights
10 years ago Excerpts from the Aug. 3, 2006 Pioneer Journal • Local power grid grows A new transformer will be added to Wadena's northwest substation for efficiency and so the substation can handle more loads.
August 9, 2016 - 12:10am
August 2, 2016
Living History: Jacobson Oil Co. robbed of $100 early Tuesday morning
10 years ago Excerpts from the July, 2006 Pioneer Journal • Ethanol company eyes Wadena property An ethanol company with offices in Iowa and Nevada has purchased an option on land in Wadena, a company official confirmed this week. Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc., a public company...
August 2, 2016 - 12:08am
July 26, 2016
Living history: Primary needed in WDC School Board election
10 years ago Excerpts from the July 20, 2006 Pioneer Journal • Primary needed in WDC School Board election As a seventh candidate filed for one of three open seats on the Wadena-Deer Creek School Board at the end of the day Tuesday, a primary runoff was triggered.
July 26, 2016 - 12:10am
July 19, 2016
Living History: Livestock owners warned against screw worm fly
15 years ago Excerpts from the July 12, 2001 Pioneer Journal • BMX track in Wadena A bicycle motocross (BMX) track is under construction in Wadena. As trick riding skyrockets across the country, local kids are taking things into their own hands to see the rise of bicycle stunt riding...
July 19, 2016 - 12:10am
July 9, 2016
Living History: Sebeka girl killed attempting to cross US 71
30 years ago Excerpts from the July 8, 1986 Pioneer Journal • Rural Staples man's death being investigated by Wadena County Sheriff The body of a rural Staples man, Jacob Francis Fellman, 72, was found in his home by a family member at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday, July 5. The Wadena...
July 9, 2016 - 8:00am
July 5, 2016
Living history: TV series will feature Minnesota vacationland
10 years ago Excerpts from the June 29, 2006 Pioneer Journal • How cold is too cold? How cold is too cold for school kids to be playing outside? That issue was debated monday night at the Verndale School Board meeting. The backdrop for the debate was a checklist of new rules going...
July 5, 2016 - 12:10am
June 28, 2016
Living History: Long Prairie 'Firebug' blamed for 12 blazes
10 years ago Excerpts from the June 22, 2006 Pioneer Journal • Hearing delayed in murder trial An omnibus hearing will be rescheduled for a rural Verndale man who is charged with second-degree murder.
June 28, 2016 - 12:08am
June 21, 2016
Living history: County increases recycling subsidies
25 years ago Excerpts from the June 20, 1991 Pioneer Journal • County increases recycling subsidies The recycling subsidy for Wadena County was increased at the June 4 county board meeting. Rates were increased from $33 to $41 a ton to match rates for regular garbage. County residents...
June 21, 2016 - 12:08am
June 14, 2016
Living history: Cops grab burglar at Elks Club
25 years ago Excerpts from the June 13, 1991 Pioneer Journal • Cops grab burglar at Elks Club The Wadena Police Department apprehended a 20-year-old Little Falls man early Tuesday attempting to break into the Wadena Elks Club. According to Police Chief Lane Waldahl, officers on...
June 14, 2016 - 12:08am
June 5, 2016
Living history: Bike-a-thon nets $365
10 years ago Excerpts from the June 1, 2006 Pioneer Journal • Crops recover from slow start Crops are close to being on schedule, local agronomists said, after some areas got off to a slow and wet start to the planting season. "It's not far off," said Ron Schertler, agronomist and...
June 5, 2016 - 8:15am
May 29, 2016
Living history: Aldrich starts dam for water reservoir
10 years ago Excerpts from the May 25, 2006 Pioneer Journal • Rev. Lane authors book After a second printing of his book this spring, the Rev. Chick Lane finds being an author humbling. So far, his book, "Ask, Thank, tell: Improving Stewardship Ministry in Your Congregation," has...
May 29, 2016 - 8:15am
May 24, 2016
Living history: exhibitionist gets 10-day jail sentence
30 years ago Excerpts from the May 20, 1986 Pioneer Journal • Wadena County under measles alert "Because the Minnesota Department of Health has placed all of Wadena County on a measles alert, the Wadena County Health Department will hold an extra immunization clinic May 21 at the...
May 24, 2016 - 12:10am
May 17, 2016
Living history: Man recalls saying 'ouch' as lightning strikes him
30 years ago Excerpts from the May 13, 1986 Pioneer Journal • Davidson being investigated by the BCA A former insurance agent from the Staples-Wadena area is presently being investigated by officials from Hubbard and Wadena County Sheriff's offices and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension....
May 17, 2016 - 8:15am
May 10, 2016
Living history: Sunnybrook Park opens to public Sunday
20 years ago Excerpts from the May 2, 1996 Pioneer Journal • Russian epidemic leads to new immunization rules A change in Minnesota's school immunization law will affect seventh and 12th graders.
May 10, 2016 - 12:10am
May 4, 2016
Living History: Boys win county titles in annual spelling contest
20 years ago Excerpts from the April 25, 1996 Pioneer Journal • Tornado to 'kill, injure' hundreds, helicopter to land here There certainly won't be a lack of action in Wadena Thursday. With landing military helicopters and emergency tornado drills, the town will be stirring with...
May 4, 2016 - 8:15am