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WDC FCCLA students participate in State Conference
Courts - April 23 edition
WDC students named to 3rd quarter honor roll
Council approves Miss Wadena practices at wellness center
WDC school board meets in executive session
Schluttner fires three-hitter for Raiders in 12-0 victory
Petro, Herron fail to advance in Upper Midwest
Weniger, Glenz lift Raiders over Eagles
Moore dominates weights at Pillager
Wolverines drop pair to Staples-Motley
Mervin D. Harris
Damlo steps into transit director position
Friendly Rider drivers win safety awards
Utecht shares stories of football, memory loss
Business briefs - April 9 edition
Business briefs - April 9 edition
WDC Prom 2015
Community dinners continue April 28
Entertainment briefs - April 23 edition
Verndale author pens book of poems
Jefferson Highway has historic significance
Birth announcements - April 16 edition
Handling Hurtful People - Part 3
Local student makes Dean's List at Northwest Technical College
Atchley receives Elks Lodge Citizen of the Year Award
NAMI Connection group meets in Wadena
Healthcare Decision Day is April 16
Is your cell phone spying on you?
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
Farmers hoping for rain
State record fish caught in Otter Tail County
Fishing on the ice. Going after Tullibee
December 3, 2010
A lesson on 'Maxist Theory'
I have three children, all of them very unique. I have never mentioned any of their names. In fact, I have received considerable criticism for always calling my daughter "the girl." Today, that all goes away. Like unmasking a superhero, the secret is out. Asked if it was OK if I...
December 3, 2010 - 2:31pm
November 26, 2010
Thinking back, old school
Something dawned upon me the other day while I was watching my old high school being torn down. I was flooded with memories, all of them good. In the end, I don't know if all the memories in that old building were completely dependent on the building. The memories I had were of one...
November 26, 2010 - 9:56am
December 31, 2009
New Year's resolutions are silly
The New Year is a fresh start, clean slate, and all that other stuff. It fills the heart and mind with all the things that can be. Inspiring, in a word. I go out of my way to make New Year's resolutions each year and for what I consider good reasons. Stop, I can't stand it. It is...
December 31, 2009 - 10:41am
December 3, 2009
Oddballs who captured our attention
Famous people do stupid things every day. We all do stupid things every day. It only seems like celebrities are further from the food chain of reality because reporters follow them. However, every once and a while seemingly normal people scrape off the boring and do something wild...
December 3, 2009 - 8:34pm
November 20, 2009
A near-perfect hunt for the Phillips
The duck hunters went deer hunting and the season was a wild success. My oldest was successful in his very first hunt. I had the opportunity to spend a little quality time in the stand with the girl as well as her younger, not little, brother. There was a great adventure. And the...
November 20, 2009 - 9:02am
November 6, 2009
Deja vu and the eventual revelation
It is funny how life comes full circle -- sometimes when you least expect it. A mystic would say that all the stars were aligned in your favor. They may even go as far as to imply kismet. Quantum physics states that it is possible for all things to reoccur, no matter how unlikely....
November 6, 2009 - 10:27am
October 2, 2009
An ode to 'the girl' from daddy
I've had a lot of time with the kids lately. I think that is fantastic. Sometime I wonder if the three of them feel the same. Sometimes the things that I think are cool, or fun or educational are simply not on their radar. In fact, it seems some of the time that the only machine is...
October 2, 2009 - 10:29am
July 22, 2009
What makes one funny?
The other day I had a big smile thinking about a couple of funny people and what makes them funny. One is skilled, one not. However, they may be the two funniest people I know. Oddly, they are two of the most open, caring and best listeners I know. Their differences are huge but humor...
July 22, 2009 - 4:11pm
May 27, 2009
Exposing kids to the story of veterans
My kids are pretty good sports about my idealistic, adventurous spirit. They are constantly being exposed to the local culture. This may be through a smattering of meetings, causes or history adventures. Some of this is to expose them to something they may not otherwise experience....
May 27, 2009 - 2:07pm