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Police scanner - Feb. 22 edition
Waiting for the bus
Crowds all aboard with Depot fundraising
Otter Tail County authorities investigating death of man found unconscious on lake
Firemen receive approval for equipment purchase
Minnesota hero Jessie Diggins, and her mom, talk about the skier's historic golden moment
Wolverines drop regular season finale on the road
Wadena-DC downed in quarterfinals
WDC falls to Verndale, Sebeka
'It feels unreal': Minnesota's Diggins sprints to long-awaited gold in cross-country
Richard Maurice ("Maury") Pluth
James "Jimmy" Willis Chandler, Jr.
Arlo Ray Kneeland
Alma S. Ryckman
Donna M. Reineccius
Cold weather: The job must go on
'A Daughter's Love': Sisters open up business caring for seniors
Volunteer opportunity in health care available to area teens
Tri-County Health Care earns ACR ultrasound accreditation
TCHC awarded grant for opioid management program
A piece of original art: Madhatters cast set to perform “The Piece’
Good Morning Bedlam performs in concert at NYM Cultural Center
Davis braves cold to be guest speaker at Bookends event
Anders to demonstrate drums at Wadena library Feb. 26
Annual wine and chocolate event back at Depot Feb. 17
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
Kindness is a sweet gift to give or receive
Letter: Wadena man gets anonymous letter in the mail
Veterans: Death confirmation and separation pay procedures updated
Ask A Trooper: What goes into a inclement weather car kit?
Editorial: So everybody is poor here in Wadena, now what?
Why are good duck numbers not translating to good hunter numbers?
Count your blessings and your birds
Hunting, fishing have mysteries of their own
Knob Hill, MDHA sponsoring Forkhorn Field Day Oct. 1
DNR to modernize its electronic system for hunting and fishing licenses
Ived Raymond Bruns
Samuel Richard Carlson II
Owen Milo Accola
Supporting Denny McNamara
February 16, 2018
Update: Both lanes opened up on Highway 10 by Lake Park/Audubon after accident, fire
A two-truck accident and fire on Highway 10 has both lanes of the highway shut down between Lake Park and Audubon. The crash, which happened...
February 16, 2018 - 9:52am
February 14, 2018
A week in paradise
Pura Vida: a Spanish expression meaning "pure life" that can be used as a greeting, farewell, or way to say "thank you;" a symbol of a simple way of life that revolves around enjoyment and being happy; the most commonly used phrase in Costa Rica. Surrounded by lush, green mountains...
February 14, 2018 - 9:45am
February 9, 2018
Wadena Pioneer Journal earns journalism awards in MNA contest
The Wadena Pioneer Journal was honored recently with two journalism awards from the Minnesota Newspaper Association. Every year newspapers across...
February 9, 2018 - 2:44pm
January 30, 2018
Removing Chief Wahoo only a small step, Bemidji-area American Indian leaders say
BEMIDJI, Minn.—The Cleveland Indians baseball team plans to remove the toothy, red-faced Chief Wahoo logo from their uniforms next year,...
January 30, 2018 - 8:59pm
January 5, 2018
Bemidji, Minn. police officer captures stunning glimpse of annual meteor shower on dash-cam
BEMIDJI, Minn.—The new year has only just begun, but is already off to an astronomically spectacular start. A Minnesota police officer's...
January 5, 2018 - 9:32am
January 4, 2018
Outage leaves 2,000 without power south of Detroit Lakes
A large power outage in the Lake Eunice area south of Detroit Lakes has left more than 2,000 households without power, according to the Lake Region Electric Cooperative website. As of 9:45 p.m. Thursday, no power had been restored. The temperature in Detroit Lakes was eight below....
January 4, 2018 - 10:42pm
December 6, 2017
Parents Who Have Lost a Child Support Group to meet Dec. 11
Tri-County Health Care's monthly Parents Who Have Lost a Child Support Group, which helps area residents affected by the loss of a child, will meet on Monday, Dec. 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Whether the child was lost to miscarriage,...
December 6, 2017 - 4:40pm
December 4, 2017
Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers to meet Dec. 14
Tri-County Health Care and the National Alzheimer's Association will host the next Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers meeting on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 2:30 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room in the lower level of Tri-County Hospital in Wadena. This support group seeks to show...
December 4, 2017 - 8:15am
November 30, 2017
News briefs - Nov. 30 edition
Blood mobile nets 139 units The Red Cross Bloodmobile was at the Wadena Elks Lodge on Monday, Nov. 20, and Tuesday, Nov. 21. On Monday 82 units were received with goal of 74. On Tuesday, 57 units were received with a revised goal of 56. Those receiving gallon pins were: 10 gallons...
November 30, 2017 - 3:32pm
November 29, 2017
Grief support group meets Dec. 5
Tri-County Health Care will host its monthly Grief Support Group on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. The group's purpose is to offer understanding, suggestions for coping, support, friendship and hope to bereaved...
November 29, 2017 - 8:32am
November 28, 2017
Living history - Nov. 23 edition
20 years ago Excerpts from the Nov. 20, 1997 Pioneer Journal • Foot chase ends in arresting three Frank Alton Kilchesy, 21, Park Rapids, is charged with two gross misdemeanors - aggravated driving under the influence, punishable up to a year imprisonment and $3,000 fine and aggravated...
November 28, 2017 - 2:00pm
November 27, 2017
Western Minn. police chief sentenced for helping friend avoid DUI; keeps his job
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A small town police chief in western Minnesota has been sentenced on a misdemeanor obstruction of justice charge,...
November 27, 2017 - 11:06pm
Adult Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group to meet Dec. 19
Tri-County Health Care's monthly Adult Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group, which helps area residents affected by suicide, will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena.
November 27, 2017 - 4:40pm
Thankful for family: Wadena couple weathers the rollercoaster of the adoption process
Editor's note: November is National Adoption Month, and what better time to talk about family than at Thanksgiving? Family, in all its many modern...
November 27, 2017 - 8:44am
November 25, 2017
Diabetes Support Group to meet Dec. 20
Tri-County Health Care will host its monthly Diabetes Support Group on Wednesday, Dec. 20, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Maslowski Wellness and Research Center in Wadena. Anyone with an interest in learning more about diabetes is invited to attend for a brief walk followed by a conversation...
November 25, 2017 - 8:15am