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Wildfires flare near Park Rapids with dry, windy conditions
Wadena Lions Club fish fry is Friday
No burning today as DNR issues Red Flag Warning
Wadena native joins ranks of 'supercentenarians' Friday
Hotel developer seeks TIF funding
Petro named Fightingest Fighter at Walker
Quincer sets pace for Wolverines
Pantages, Miron spark Wolverines at chilly Park Rapids Invite
Wolverines face rugged field at Legacy
Dykhoff, Wolverines crush Pillager 12-4
Kenneth "Ken" Theisen
New salon opens in Jefferson Square
Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative holds annual meeting
Knute Nelson Home Care and Hospice now open
Tri-County installs bariatric lift for needs of patients, caregivers
Full service marketing agency opens in area
Kruzin 4 Kidz t-shirt kickoff party is Saturday
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Sarah Morris and band performing this weekend
Musicians teach students art of rhythm, dance
Birth announcements - April 28 edition
Addicted to love (the everlasting kind)
Shredded Beef Tacos
M State honors outstanding educators
Hartman named to Dean's List at University of Minnesota
State smart to turn to the primary system
Preservation successes at Civil War battlefield Antietam
What information is released to public after a crash?
The hard truth of distracted driving
What are the rules regarding hands-free phone call systems?
Be aware of bears this spring
Bluffton man's invention aims to thwart generator thieves
Overnight chill creates beautiful frost-filled landscape
Ice could still be too thin for recreation
More hunting opportunities coming with spring turkey hunting season
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
August 22, 2015
Mauer, Twins only doing well in spurts
Seeing Joe Mauer strike out has always been a surprise to me because he has such a beautiful swing. I saw him fan twice in last Sunday's 4-1 win over Cleveland. He reached base one time when he drew a walk but he did not score or drive in any runs. It was a rather dismal performance...
August 22, 2015 - 8:15am
July 26, 2015
Coaching not a featherbed but it has some rewards
I remember sitting down with a veteran high school football coach one time before the season and asking him how he felt his team would do in the season ahead. "We will be 4-4," he said. He went on to tell me the games his team would win and those they would lose in a very matter-of-fact...
July 26, 2015 - 12:10am
June 29, 2015
Peterson days recalled in Buchan's book
Drop the name "Peterson" when you are talking basketball in this part of Minnesota and there is a good chance you will hear some stories about...
June 29, 2015 - 12:08am
June 23, 2015
Are these Twins good, bad or somewhere in between?
A big league baseball season can resemble a roller coaster ride with all of its ups and downs. After sputtering in April, then climbing the American League Central standings with an incredibly solid May, the Twins have been plunging so far in June. Hey baby, it is a long, long...
June 23, 2015 - 9:33am
June 6, 2015
Zimmer hunting for a Super Bowl defense
From the looks of the latest NFL college football draft, we can expect Minnesota's defense to be even more impressive this season. Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer inherited a leaky defense from Leslie Frazier in 2014. The 2013 Vikings had defense that was superb at preventing...
June 6, 2015 - 12:10am
May 4, 2015
Do not let the first round hype fool you
Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was the first player selected in the NFL's 2014 college football draft. Enough drool was spilled over this guy by the hype masters to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool before the draft. You just had to believe the South Carolina pass rushing terror...
May 4, 2015 - 12:49am
April 18, 2015
Hunter has the look of a future big league skipper
It’s in the cards that Torii Hunter is going to make a fine baseball manager when his playing days are over. He is a fan favorite, a clubhouse favorite and he picks his fights well - even if he does not always win them. Hunter showed us some of the same understanding former...
April 18, 2015 - 12:08am
March 27, 2015
Do Twins have their pitching problem licked?
As their pitching goes, so go the Minnesota Twins in 2015, so what kind of strategy do rookie manager Paul Molitor and rookie pitching coach Neil Allen have in mind? When Ron Gardenhire was managing the Twins he once admitted he did not know that much about handling a pitching...
March 27, 2015 - 12:08am
March 14, 2015
Dayton's plan could provide a war over water
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton wants to see 50 feet of buffer strip protecting all state waters in the future. It is an idea many sportsmen are likely to support and many farmers are likely to oppose. Dayton came out with his proposal at a Department of Natural Resources roundtable...
March 14, 2015 - 12:10am