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Murder, kidnapping charges await man accused of killing Watkins' 5-year-old
Living history: Wadena County population shrinks
Property Transfers, Marriages - Aug. 18 edition
Wadena County wanted - Aug. 18 edition
Courts - Aug. 19 edition
Wadena State Bank golf team triumphs
Wolverines have veteran talent in tennis ranks
Senior baseball state tournament coming to area
Does the NFL really need pre-season games?
Riewer fans 18 but Blazers fall in state tournament bid
Joan N. (Asselin) Marquardt
Leonard Lowers, Sr.
Karvonen Funeral Home adding cremation services
Henning woman accepts new NJPA position
New coffee, boutique shop to open on Highway 10
Jennie-O Turkey Store announces new hire
Tri-County Health Care scores well in national wellness initiative
50-year marriage focus of Long Lake Theater's musical
Madhatters to perform 'Twelve Angry Men' this weekend
Bluffton Hometown Days kicks off Thursday night
Old Wadena Rendezvous folklife festival returns this weekend
Country singer to perform at Staples Music in the Park
Garlic Parmesan Chicken
Birth announcements - Aug. 18 edition
Perkins graduates from Northwest Technical
Extraordinary encounter with stranger enlivens parish pilgrimage
Area students graduate from Bemidji State
Your letters - Aug. 18 edition
Bad ideas to improve VA services
Can a vehicle be sold without a VIN plate?
It's here: The coming workforce squeeze
Your letters - Aug. 11 edition
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
August 19, 2016
Does the NFL really need pre-season games?
Why not ditch the National Football League's pre-season schedule?
August 19, 2016 - 8:15am
August 12, 2016
Kepler playing well enough to earn AL Rookie of the Year honors
Minnesota outfielder Max Kepler has to be considered a strong contender at this point for 2016's American League Rookie of the Year award. Kepler, who was born in that great baseball city of Berlin, Germany in 1993, has proven to be quite adept at parking baseballs where outfielders...
August 12, 2016 - 12:10am
August 8, 2016
Athletics often a big help for schools, enrollments
How much athletic participation does your school have? Worlds will not collide if you do not happen to know the answer but the question for schools might be a bigger one than you think. Dave Retzlaff was the head men's basketball coach and athletic director at what is now called...
August 8, 2016 - 8:15am
July 30, 2016
Green was quite a shock
It does not seem to be that long ago the Vikings named a Stanford football coach to be their top man. Dennis Green, who died last Friday of a heart attack at the age of 67, was quite an eye opener when he signed on to replace Jerry Burns in 1992. Until Green came along, every Minnesota...
July 30, 2016 - 8:15am
July 22, 2016
Sure Vikes look good on paper, but so do some others
Are the Minnesota Vikings sounding a little too cocky as the 2016 season approaches? Heading into training camp the headlines are all about how wonderful the Vikes are going to be when the regular season arrives in September. The competition is going to be scattered like bowling pins....
July 22, 2016 - 8:15am
July 16, 2016
Surging Twins doing more by doing less
I remember watching Tom Kelly in the dugout in his days managing the Minnesota Twins and wondering if he was taking a nap. Having known a guy who once fell asleep in the middle of a lecture on Henry David Thoreau while sitting next to his professor, I knew it was possible to drift...
July 16, 2016 - 8:15am
July 8, 2016
Athletes make those summer days pay off
The Minnesota State High School League's Clay Target Shooting Tournament last week marked the end of the 2015-2016 school year. A year that officially opened last August when practice sessions for the fall sports season began. So is it really the end? Don't be silly. Volleyball,...
July 8, 2016 - 11:55am
June 18, 2016
Pheasants still part of Minnesota hunting tradition 100 years later
That gaudy rascal of the grasslands is celebrating an important anniversary this year. It was 100 years ago that the ring-necked pheasant was successfully introduced in Minnesota. I was on a farm in southern Otter Tail County last week enjoying the last rays of daylight when a rooster...
June 18, 2016 - 8:15am
June 5, 2016
Is it just the players or is it something else?
Why are the Minnesota Twins so terrible this season? After playing so well last season it has not made any sense they are back to playing at a minor league level. The Twins are nursing one of baseball's worst records with two months of the season gone. Many fans are beyond asking...
June 5, 2016 - 12:10am
May 8, 2016
Molitor has to find way to rally Twins in May
However Paul Molitor and his coaches go about it, their biggest job in May will be putting the Twins on the winning track. As the first month of the season ended last Saturday, the Twins had a record of 7-17 They were 9.5 games back in the American League Central and resting uncomfortably...
May 8, 2016 - 12:08am
April 15, 2016
Spring turkey hunting a good way to start your pulse racing
You are out in the country at first light on a cool and peaceful Minnesota spring morning. The climbing sun has the shadows on the run and then...
April 15, 2016 - 12:08am
February 22, 2016
Will Vikes take Haeg in 2016 college draft?
It is a good bet the Minnesota Vikings will be shopping for some better blocking this spring. After all, Teddy Bridgewater was sacked 44 times during the regular season and went down three times in the divisional playoff loss to Seattle. So perhaps what the Vikings could use is a...
February 22, 2016 - 12:08am
January 23, 2016
Best is yet to come if Vikes make the right moves
Mike Zimmer is to be congratulated for the rugged defense he has built. When Zimmer took over in 2014 the Minnesota Vikings had a defense that ranked dead last in the NFL. This year, as they built a 11-5 record, the Vikes had the fifth-ranked defensive unit in the NFL. Since 2013...
January 23, 2016 - 12:08am
November 27, 2015
What if we could not hunt?
A nephew of mine posed a question to me last week that had a barb attached to it. Knowing I liked to hunt he asked me what hunters do if some cataclysm occurred and suddenly there was nothing to hunt? It was a hypothetical question posed by a huge fan of the Star Wars saga who...
November 27, 2015 - 12:10am
November 13, 2015
Zimmer has Vikings in first halfway through the season
It has been interesting to follow the mindset of Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer. After 19 years as an assistant coach in the NFL, Zimmer was more than ready to accept when the Vikings asked him to replace Leslie Frazier. It was a practical union - the Vikings needed a defense...
November 13, 2015 - 12:10am