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Capitol Chatter: Dayton says clean water tops light rail politics
No tax cuts. No construction work. No special session.
Zebra mussels confirmed in Otter Tail Lake
Driver's medical issue lands vehicle in pond near Perham
Political campaign signs not permitted on state highway rights of way
Finck wins 14th club championship at Whitetail Run
WDC volleyers out to improve on 2015 finish
PRC teams can expect more trouble with Pirates
WDC harriers hunting for personal bests
Twins should have sights set on 2017
Joan Gertrude Wagner
William 'Bill' Bretz
Cyber Cafe offers safe space for teens
Lunde Auto Sales opens in Wadena
Karvonen Funeral Home adding cremation services
Henning woman accepts new NJPA position
New coffee, boutique shop to open on Highway 10
Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning announces fall schedule
Entertainment briefs - Aug. 25 edition
Step back in time at Finn Creek Folk Festival
Railroad Days celebration is this weekend in Staples
England Prairie Show Days return this weekend
Do youth see God and religion as irrelevant?
Garlic Parmesan Chicken
Birth announcements - Aug. 18 edition
Perkins graduates from Northwest Technical
Extraordinary encounter with stranger enlivens parish pilgrimage
New Ways of Stealing Credit Card Data
State legislature frozen in dysfunction
Your letters - Aug. 18 edition
Bad ideas to improve VA services
Can a vehicle be sold without a VIN plate?
State waterfowl season to begin Sept. 24
Anglers exceed Mille Lacs walleye quota, season continues anyway
DNR offers tips to private forest owners dealing with storm damage
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
A 3-year-old Norway pine on Todd and Glennda Erickson's property in Wadena County is the one billionth tree produced by the DNR State Nursery program. The tree was planted appropriately enough during Arbor Week last week. DNR Commissioner Mark Holsten and DNR Forestry Director Dave...
April 29, 2009 - 1:49pm
Minnesota officials expect swine flu cases
Health officials are responding to the first probable case of the swine flu in Minnesota and cautioning that there will be confirmed cases of the new flu strain in the state. The case was detected in a woman affiliated with schools in Cold Spring, in central Minnesota.
April 29, 2009 - 11:21am
Swine flu and you: FAQ
What is swine flu? Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses that causes regular outbreaks in pigs. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen.
April 29, 2009 - 10:46am
April 18, 2009
'Green Living' class offered on Earth Day
The Stomping Grounds and the City of Staples Green Committee are hosting a free "Green Living" class at 6 p.m. on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22 at The Stomping Grounds. The class is open to all ages. Learn simple, low cost ideas to green up your home. For more information about...
April 18, 2009 - 12:41pm
March 7, 2009
Can Minnesota trees help control climate change?
Kent Scheer got his first check last summer for the red and white pines he planted on his land. The Wadena landowner didn't cut them. He didn't even sell the trees. Scheer simply agreed to leave them standing so they can soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Scheer became...
March 7, 2009 - 9:35pm
November 6, 2008
VanOrsdel's hunting shack is one special spot
When was the last time someone stuffed you in an old chicken coop with 13 other people and expected you to enjoy it? Keith Van Orsdel has done...
November 6, 2008 - 12:00am
September 25, 2008
Fawn wanders up
A little fawn walked out of the woods behind the Dickey house in Wadena while Chad Dickey Jr. (aka "Bug-a-Boo") was outside playing recently. The fawn approached little Chad and they became immediate friends. Chad began petting the fawn and the fawn nestled up to the little boy as...
September 25, 2008 - 12:00am
Long Prairie Packing Company announces big expansion
American Foods Group LLC announced a multimillion dollar modernization and expansion of its Long Prairie Packing Plant. Demolition has been completed on 4,000 sq. ft. of building to make room for a 15,000 sq. ft. addition. This expansion will occur without production downtime. "The...
September 25, 2008 - 12:00am
August 12, 2008
Farm accident victim identified
Authorities have identified the victim of a farm accident near Clarissa Thursday as Jerald Daniel Long. The Todd County Sheriff's Office said Long, 65, of rural Clarissa, was pronounced dead at the scene after being pinned between a cattle gate and a round baler. The accident happened...
August 12, 2008 - 12:00am
Six horses recovering, but 19 died
Six horses -- Andre 3000, Conan, Falina, Gemini, Jute and Misha -- are being cared for at a rescue organization in Zimmerman, Minn., after they were removed from a farm near Hewitt because they were starving. Nineteen horses weren't so lucky. They were found dead at the same Hewitt...
June 12, 2008 - 12:00am
May 1, 2008
Living History: Exciting idea: Radioactive crops?
5 years ago Excerpts from the May 1, 2003 Pioneer Journal - Peacocks come to park Peacocks will take their place at Sunnybrook Park this week, thanks to a partnership between the city and a public works employee. The city bought eight peacock chicks last fall after making a deal...
May 1, 2008 - 12:00am
April 3, 2008
Pivoting to spring
April 3, 2008 - 12:00am
January 24, 2008
Archery club celebrates 40 years
The members of Mit-Ti-Quab archery club have aimed, released and hit their target in Wadena for four decades. In honor of their 40th anniversary in 2007 members created a club history book celebrating the art of shooting a bow and arrow. Mit-Ti-Quab's president, Dave Trout, and its...
January 24, 2008 - 12:00am
January 18, 2008
Glendalough State Park events for Jan. 19 postponed
The kid's ice fishing clinic and evening candlelight ski scheduled at Glendalough State Park for Jan. 19 have been postponed due to the forecast of dangerously cold conditions. The kid's ice fishing clinic has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2 at 9 a.m. The candlelight ski has...
January 18, 2008 - 12:00am
January 10, 2008
NY Mills man dies following 4-wheeler accident
A New York Mills man died Tuesday morning from injuries sustained in a 4-wheeler accident Monday. Emergency vehicles and crews halted County Road 53 traffic for a half hour Monday at the scene of the accident on the northeast side of Big Pine Lake. Michael George Lex, 37, New York...
January 10, 2008 - 12:00am