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Timber Roots fire: one building damaged
Courts - April 16 edition
Police Scanner - April 16 edition
WDEC students rebuild engines
Fast moving fire contained southeast of Aldrich
Schmitz rolls first 300
Thursday Twilight League: Mason Bros. Champs
Bowling - April 16 edition
Track and Field: Outfitting the Wolverines
Schluttner scores winning run in Raiders' 4-3 victory
Vernon Matthiesen, Sr.
Utecht shares stories of football, memory loss
Business briefs - April 9 edition
Business briefs - April 9 edition
Todd-Wadena Electric to celebrate 75 years
Verndale clinic open, accepting patients
Quilting facts, folklore and fabrication
Jefferson Highway has historic significance
Entertainment briefs - April 16 edition
Entertainment briefs - April 9 edition
Latest installment in "furious" series doesn't disappoint
Birth announcements - April 9 edition
NAMI Connection group meets in Wadena
Church briefs - April 16 edition
Loaded Chicken Potato Casserole
Wadena County student studying in China
Healthcare Decision Day is April 16
What type of fire extinguisher is required in 10-passenger vans?
VA works to expand choice program eligibility background
Invest in state parks and trails
Your letters - April 9 edition
Farmers hoping for rain
State record fish caught in Otter Tail County
Fishing on the ice. Going after Tullibee
Beautiful sky: Setting sun
Winged vistors: Turkeys enjoy mild spring
January 30, 2011
It's time for more nuclear
With a new Republican-controlled Minnesota Legislature, the state's long-standing ban on new nuclear plants is finally getting a hearing. That's good, because it should be repealed as the GOP suggests. Opponents of nuclear power are quick to point to disasters like Chernobyl and...
opinion / editorials
January 30, 2011 - 5:33pm
August 26, 2009
Cash for Clunkers: wild success or miserable failure?
Cash for Clunkers has been the most successful program in the history of civilization. Cash for Clunkers has been a boondoggle -- a prime example of government run amok. It all depends who you ask. It's amazing that we hear those two statements constantly, presented all the time,...
opinion / editorials
August 26, 2009 - 1:22pm
July 29, 2009
Good health care reform badly needed
There's a lot of talk in Washington and around the country about the latest health care reform plan. No matter what happens, we need some sort of positive reform of our system. Our confidence that it will turn out that way isn't high. But first, we need to put aside some of the...
July 29, 2009 - 4:05pm
July 22, 2009
Big change for PJ, Intercom in September
The last year or so has been a challenging one at the Pioneer Journal. As many people know, the majority of newspaper revenues are derived from advertising, and the top advertisers in nearly every newspaper are realtors, car lots, grocery stores and stores that insert shopping flyers....
July 22, 2009 - 4:07pm
July 15, 2009
Why have hearings at all?
This week, Judge Sonia Sotomayor is going through her confirmation hearings on Captiol Hill. Why? Why have hearings when all sides agree that she will, in the end, be confirmed? Democrats are in the bag for Sotomayor -- after meeting face-to-face with many of them, she's already...
July 15, 2009 - 3:30pm
July 8, 2009
Dahlstrom: a steady hand at the helm
Wadena-Deer Creek Superintendent Dr. Virginia Dahlstrom has done everything we could expect of her and more in her first year in the top spot at WDC schools. Dahlstrom came in during a maelstrom of budget cutting and drama at the district, and quickly took the reins. Since then,...
July 8, 2009 - 1:45pm
June 30, 2009
Three great ones pass on
It's said the great celebrities die in threes: Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison; or Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. Recently we saw the passing of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. McMahon was the trusty sidekick to Johnny Carson, and the...
June 30, 2009 - 2:34pm
June 24, 2009
The Tweets that shook the world
The disputed election in Iran and resulting protests have illustrated the problem repressive regimes have in the 21st century: their grip on the flow of information is loosening, and there's nothing they can do about it. Governments in some countries have had a monopoly on that information...
June 24, 2009 - 2:42pm
June 17, 2009
Murals project inspires awe
It was five years in the making -- or 1,000 years, depending on your perspective -- and the Murals of Minnesota History project is about to celebrate its completion. The idea was born in April 2004, and the first mural was hung in May 2005, converting alley space -- which was at...
June 17, 2009 - 2:34pm
June 10, 2009
Gibson: Showing him respect doesn't cost anything
Public officials generally don't crave the spotlight, but it shines on them anyway because of the high-profile nature of their jobs. That could certainly be said about Mike Gibson, who was hired more than a year ago as a human resources consultant for Wadena County. A lot of concerned...
June 10, 2009 - 3:23pm
June 3, 2009
Pawlenty: Served us well
Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Tuesday afternoon he doesn't plan to run again in 2010 for another term as Minnesota's chief executive. While he could be inflexible at times, his tenure has been good for Minnesota. Pawlenty made a pledge and kept it. On that much his opponents as well...
June 3, 2009 - 2:24pm
May 27, 2009
Split votes, sound governance
It has been interesting watching the Wadena City Council over the past few years cast so many split votes when such non-unanimous tallies are a rare occurrence at other election official meetings. At its May meeting, at least four times there were split votes among the five elected...
May 27, 2009 - 2:06pm