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Wadena VFW taking nominations for Teacher of the Year
WDC welcomes 20 foreign exchange students
Weekly crime report - Sept. 21 edition
School board's elementary project receives a boost
One vegetable one community wrapping up first year
WCA/Ashby Knights wear down Wolverines
Wolverines rally to defeat Verndale
Wolverines downed by Long Prairie-Grey Eagle
Strong showing for Wolverines in Bagley
Wadena-DC drops two at triangular
Robert John Ramstorf
Living in the golden years
TCHC Foundation donates AED funds to police department
M State's Simon honored with Veterans' Voices award
Henning Clinic ranked one of top 15 performers in state
Offering up her '.02Cents'
Halbrooks featured at next legacy event
Entertainment briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Entertainment briefs - Sept. 7 edition
Author Charles Baxter comes to Wadena
Entertainment briefs - Aug. 24 edition
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Beef and Avocado Quesadillas
Faith briefs - Aug. 31 edition
Korean Beef Bowl
Faith briefs - Aug. 24 edition
VA hearing and vision benefits only 1 in 4 vets utilize
Your letters - Sept. 14 edition
10 overlooked VA disabilities
Minimum wage hike argument doesn't add up
What is a state patrol blood relay?
Knob Hill, MDHA sponsoring Forkhorn Field Day Oct. 1
Fly fishing class slated for May 24, 31 and June 7
Time to drop the lines
Sports briefs - April 27 edition
Chalk up a pair for the Grants
Sarah Lynn Cusey
Oryhan Mythyas Kotchen
Athena Jo Collom
Area students graduate from Bemidji State
July 6, 2017
Wadena-DC sweeps Sebeka
It was a tale of two games for the Wadena-Deer Creek American Legion baseball team when it completed a doubleheader sweep of Sebeka on July 5...
July 6, 2017 - 10:53am
January 4, 2017
Sebeka man convicted in shooting incident
An 18-year-old Sebeka man pleaded guilty in Otter Tail County District Court on Tuesday to shooting a handgun at three people in Perham on Aug. 5. Judge Sharon Benson convicted Taylor Ray Allen Luster of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. Initially, Luster was charged...
January 4, 2017 - 3:03pm
January 23, 2016
Local residents will meet to fight proposed pension cuts Saturday
Retired and active members of the Teamsters union are organizing to fight back against efforts to cut their Central States Pension Fund pension benefits by half or more. Local retirees have planned a meeting for 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at Hub 71 cafe in Sebeka. It's one of dozens...
January 23, 2016 - 12:10am
March 29, 2015
Fire destroys garage northeast of Sebeka
Menahga and Sebeka Fire Departments were called to a garage fire Wednesday afternoon, March 18 in Meadow Township, northeast of Sebeka. Upon arriving at the scene, the firefighters found an unattached garage fully engulfed by flames and a small grass fire, which appeared to be...
March 29, 2015 - 12:10am
August 17, 2014
Fire destroys unoccupied vehicle
Fire destroyed an unoccupied vehicle Monday morning northeast of Sebeka. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a vehicle fully engulfed in flames on County Road 23 near 280th Street Northeast. The Sebeka Fire Department extinguished the fire, which caused...
August 17, 2014 - 12:00am
March 3, 2014
Sebeka police chief arrested for DWI
A New York Mills officer cited Sebeka police chief Eric Swenson for suspicion of driving drunk Feb. 26. In his latest brush with the law, Swenson was pulled over about 11 p.m., New York Mills police officer Bruce Wangsness said Monday. The incident report won’t be released to...
March 3, 2014 - 8:28pm
July 25, 2013
Swenson speaks out: suspended Sebeka police chief says he plans to retire in 2015
Sebeka Police Chief Eric Swenson spoke only briefly during the public portion of the city council meeting to suspend him for 30 days last week, but in a half-hour phone interview Wednesday with the Pioneer Journal, Swenson opened up. He talked about how he's doing following the suspension,...
July 25, 2013 - 3:47pm
July 12, 2013
Sebeka police chief suspended after being cited for domestic assault
Chief of the Sebeka Police Department Eric Swenson has been suspended with pay by the city following his citation for domestic assault, which may violate Swenson’s probation for a prior misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. Sebeka Deputy Mayor Lowell Stewart said Monday that...
July 12, 2013 - 9:45am
May 17, 2013
Sebeka school transforms into relief shelter during Green Valley Fire
When a massive fire threatened the citizens of Menahga Tuesday evening, Sebeka Public Schools, the Red Cross and an assortment of average Sebekans stepped up to give shelter, food and comfort to their neighbors from the north, working late into the night and early Wednesday morning...
May 17, 2013 - 10:55am
January 19, 2013
There and back again; Group reflects on recent mission to Haiti
Although the Caribbean may be a popular spot for snowbirds hoping to get away from the tough winters up north, there's one island there that...
January 19, 2013 - 12:00am
August 28, 2012
Your Letters: Give a sound trouncing on Election Day
I am 74 years old and a lifelong Republican. Party affiliation was an easy choice for me as a young adult in the 1950s and 60s. In those days, it was the Democrats who were out of touch with reality.
August 28, 2012 - 10:42am
August 11, 2012
Sebeka man fails to register as sex offender second time
A predatory offender is facing a felony charge after a second offense of failure to register as such. Court documents said Darrell Wallace Dumpprope, 53, of Sebeka, failed to give written notice of his residence since his July 5 release from the Minnesota Correctional Facility of...
August 11, 2012 - 5:47pm
Warrant issued for predator with prior conviction
A warrant has been issued for a felony charge against Ricky Eldon Dague Jr., 29, of Sebeka, after he knowingly violated registration requirements for convicted sex offenders. According to court documents, an investigator made a compliance check Aug. 1 at an apartment listed as the...
August 11, 2012 - 1:59pm
Philip Blake Schmidt of Wadena to Amanda Rae McManigle of Wadena. Gregory LaVerne Greenwaldt of Bertha to Betty Marie Schumaker of Sebeka.
August 11, 2012 - 9:19am
Darin Ray Pikar, 26, Sebeka, windshield prohibitions.
August 11, 2012 - 9:19am