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Wadena residents remember the death of an American President
Thankful for family
Investigators find rifle was hidden from view
Annual Wadena Christmas Festival ready to shine
Jury trial set for Wadena man accused of killing wife
Hopp leads Prairie Centre to road win
Prairie Centre opens season with a split
WDC senior Casey Volkmann commits to play volleyball at Winona State
Bethlehem Academy edges Wadena-DC for third place
Welcome home ceremony for Wolverines
George A. Hanson
Judith Darlene Kocurek
Eugene J. Foster
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
M State choirs welcome the holiday season with 'Gloria'
Entertainment briefs - Nov. 23 edition
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
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
Leo Sylvester Bosh
April 12, 2017
Living history: Smokers: 'Where'd our rights go?'
10 years ago Excerpts from the April 5, 2007 Pioneer Journal • Smokers: 'Where'd our rights go?' Passage of a strict, statewide smoking ban by the Minnesota Senate March 27 has relit the debate over smoking in bars and restaurants. The bill bans smoking in all public Minnesota workplaces...
April 12, 2017 - 4:37pm
April 4, 2017
Living History: Local task force deciding fate of community center
20 years ago Excerpts from the March 27, 1997 Pioneer Journal • Local task force deciding fate of community center It all started with a good idea. Then, another one followed and pretty soon, a task force was created to determine whether these good ideas were indeed good for the...
April 4, 2017 - 3:54pm
March 28, 2017
Living History: Wadena County sued for $2,719
20 years ago Excerpts from the March 20, 1997 Pioneer Journal • Snowmobile club is in the red The winter of 1996-97 is fading, but problems for the Trailbreakers Snowmobile Club are beginning to surface. The club, which grooms some of the most popular trails in the state, may have...
March 28, 2017 - 4:40pm
March 21, 2017
Living History: JCPenney sale license is extended
20 years ago Excerpts from the March 13, 1997 Pioneer Journal • JCPenney sale license is extended A "going out of business sale" means just that according to a Wadena City ordinance. Specific limits placed on the length of the sale and what can be sold help insure that other businesses...
March 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
March 14, 2017
Living History: FEMA funds are OK'd for Wadena
20 years ago Excerpts from the March 6, 1997 Pioneer Journal • FEMA funds are OK'd for Wadena Staff from FEMA and DEM were in Wadena on Tuesday with some good news. The Federal Emergency Management Agency finally decided that Wadena County had enough snow this winter to earn disaster...
March 14, 2017 - 4:49pm
March 7, 2017
Living History: 911 emergency number now functional in Wadena area
15 years ago Excerpts from the Feb. 28, 2002 Pioneer Journal • Abandoned buildings may be meth havens Farmers who own abandoned buildings may be unwilling partners for those looking to produce methamphetamine. "People need to be aware of buildings they own like this," Wadena Police...
March 7, 2017 - 3:00pm
February 27, 2017
Living History: Board cancels contract with ATVI contractor over unfinished project
15 years ago Excerpts from the Feb. 21, 2002 Pioneer Journal • Auditor/treasurer job to be discussed today at public hearing Wadena County residents will have a chance to voice their opinions about whether the county auditor/treasurer position should be appointed instead of elected....
February 27, 2017 - 4:20pm
February 14, 2017
Living History: Tin cans will be salvaged in Wadena
20 years ago Excerpts from the Feb. 6, 1997 Pioneer Journal • Johnson found guilty of murder A Wadena man was convicted Thursday of strangling his wife to death and hiding her body in an excavated portion of her Wadena home last July. Jerry Lewis "J.J." Johnson, 38, was convicted...
February 14, 2017 - 3:00pm
February 8, 2017
Living history: Keep hands off red flags on fire hydrants
20 years ago Excerpts from the Jan. 30, 1997 Pioneer Journal • Lead plagues Wadena family What would you do? That is what Jay Steward is asking. Steward moved his family to Wadena in May of 1995. He was looking for a safer environment for his wife and children. But along with the...
February 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
January 31, 2017
Living history: gas under $2 for first time in two years
10 years ago Excerpts from the Jan. 25, 2007 Pioneer Journal • Gas under $2 for first time in two years This week, area drivers turned from the gas pump to cast their eyes on a sight they haven't witness in nearly two years - the number "1" leading the price of gas. Wadena gas prices...
January 31, 2017 - 8:15am
January 22, 2017
Living history: Wadena Walmart opens Monday
10 years ago Excerpts from the Jan. 18, 2007 Pioneer Journal • Wadena Walmart opens Monday Among many new features, employees at the Wadena Walmart will wear navy blue tops with khaki pants instead of the traditional vests. "I think we're the second store in the state to implement...
January 22, 2017 - 10:18am
January 17, 2017
Living history: Council cuts Maas bill
10 years ago Excerpts from the Jan. 11, 2007 Pioneer Journal • Council cuts Maas bill The Wadena City Council lowered an assessment bill that included demolition of a playhouse in Wadena resident Mim Maas's yard after she appealed the decision. In a letter dated Dec. 27, Maas said...
January 17, 2017 - 2:30pm
January 10, 2017
Living history: Carr Sr. hands keys to Carr Jr.
10 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 Carr Jr., on Tuesday after serving as Wadena County Sheriff for 28 years. "For me, today is kind of a bittersweet day," Mike Jr. said. "I've...
January 10, 2017 - 8:15am
Living history: Schools win equal levy lawsuit
25 years ago Excerpts from the Dec. 26, 1991 Pioneer Journal • Schools win equal levy lawsuit A judge in a district court has ruled what many school officials have believed for a long time. Reliance on referendum levies is unconstitutional. The levies create disparities in spending...
January 10, 2017 - 12:08am
December 28, 2016
Living History: Cheese shortages create stiff competition for milk
25 years ago Excerpts from the Dec. 19, 1991 Pioneer Journal • Wadena man killed in crash A rural Wadena man was fatally injured in a two-vehicle collision that occurred at the intersection of County Road 127 and township road T49 in Leaf River Township last Thursday.
December 28, 2016 - 8:15am