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New M State programs target business needs
Buddy Bench designed to help students advocate for themselves
Hee-haw! Donkey basketball makes for fun evening at WDC School
Wadena opens Christmas season with Nativity lighting
Capitol Chatter: Legislature by the numbers
Three Wolverines place in top four at Kaatz Memorial
Wolves overcome Wolverines 4-2
Ross, Wolverines topple Thunder 76-60
Tigers stop Blue Devils 3-0
Bowling scores - Dec. 1 edition
Diana Lynn Aker
Three new providers have joined Tri-County Health Care
Wadena Insurance opens in downtown Wadena
Tri-County Health Care recognized as CALS hospital
Friendly Rider Ridership increasing as new service added
Wadena restaurant owners open restaurant in Perham
Betsy Nelson to discuss 'Tasting Minnesota' at second Book Ends event
Winter reading program begins Jan. 2
Entertainment briefs - Dec. 1 edition
'Book as Art'
Wadena Christmas Festival is Saturday
Christmas Rum Cake
Birth announcements - Dec. 1 edition
Life expectancy for person with advanced dementia hard to predict
Clergy View: What a difference a day can make
Area students win Northern Co-op Foundation scholarships
Your letters - Dec. 1 edition
What's the difference between careless and reckless driving?
Good news in the battle of the bulge
Veterans retired pay can be used in divorce, separation
Veeder: Feeding cows memorable in so many ways
Cougar pair spotted fighting in northern Minnesota
Deer harvest could reach 185,000
Minnesota deer facts
Outdoor briefs - Sept. 15
October 20, 2016
Pirates end regular season unbeaten
Mike Mahlen’s Verndale Pirates used an assortment of scoring weapons in trouncing Laporte 43-16 Wednesday night to end the regular season with a perfect 8-0 regular season record. The Pirates are now expected to host Underwood in a 6 p.m. Section 4, Class Nine-man playoff game Tuesday...
October 20, 2016 - 9:00am
August 28, 2016
Cruel words - and rocks - thrown at local legislative candidates
Although for years it wasn't normal for encounters between local legislative candidates and the public to turn nasty, several incidents so far in 2016 have veered from that standard.
August 28, 2016 - 12:08am
August 5, 2016
Founder of Hewitt to receive long-awaited gravestone
After more than 100 years, Henry William Hewitt's grave now has a stone thanks to a curious researcher of local history. Henry William Hewitt...
August 5, 2016 - 12:08am
May 29, 2016
General McNair: Verndale man made the U.S. a superpower
General Lesley McNair has been called "A Maker of Armies." Originally from Verndale, McNair is the city's most famous citizen. "The astonishing...
May 29, 2016 - 12:08am
March 12, 2016
Area gardeners gearing up for growing season
The fifth annual Organic Management Workshop Saturday included in-depth presentations about growing healthy produce. Attendees learned about...
March 12, 2016 - 8:13am
March 7, 2016
Organic produce workshop to be in Verndale
The fifth annual Organic Management Workshop will be Saturday, March 5 at the Verndale Community Center. Learn more about growing produce organically at the event organized by the Staples Area Farmer's Market Association. Registration will be begin at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop will...
March 7, 2016 - 12:10am
December 24, 2015
UPDATED: Missing Verndale girl found Wednesday night
A missing Verndale girl was found safely Wednesday night, the Wadena County Sheriff's Office reported. The sheriff's office would like to thank...
December 24, 2015 - 10:04am
September 19, 2015
Verndale Custom Builders opens
Verndale Custom Builders is up and running, opening up a building that had been vacant since 2011. The previous company, Verndale Custom Homes,...
September 19, 2015 - 12:10am
Verndale receiving $10,000 grant for STEM work
The Verndale school has been selected to receive a $10,000 grant from America's Farmers Grow Rural Education program which is used to enhance STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) coursework. STEM coursework is closely linked to many high school robotics programs according...
September 19, 2015 - 12:08am
August 29, 2015
Verndale's pink house needs repairs or will be demolished
Verndale's iconic pink house could be nearing the end after the Verndale City Council gave the owner a deadline to commence work on the home...
August 29, 2015 - 12:10am
August 1, 2015
Verndale Straw Hat and Sunbonnet Days slated for July 31-Aug. 2
Verndale will hold it's annual Straw Hat and Sunbonnet days Friday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 2. The schedule is as follows: Friday, July...
August 1, 2015 - 12:10am
July 31, 2015
Follingstad to wear two hats at Verndale
Arick Follingstad will serve as Dean of Students and district assessment coordinator in Verndale beginning this fall. Follingstad, who graduated from Rothsay High School, is married with three children. His family presently lives in Fergus Falls but they will be moving to Staples...
July 31, 2015 - 12:08am
July 25, 2015
'Nothing that can't be replaced'
Allen Trosen was doing his afternoon chores when he got the news July 12: Nasty weather that included high winds was rolling into parts of central...
July 25, 2015 - 12:10am
February 28, 2015
Bulldogs hang 65-44 defeat on Pirates
Jordan Sales scored 18 points as Swanville defeated Verndale 65-44 Thursday to scoop up their fifth win in the last six games. Swanville improved to 13-9 on the season in handing the Pirates their fifth straight loss. Verndale closed out the regular season with a 10-15 mark. Tyler...
February 28, 2015 - 12:08am
February 8, 2015
Verndale-Grygla-Fisher alliance qualifies for U.S. Open Robotics Championship
Verndale's VEX Robotics team qualified for the U.S Open Robotics Championship last Saturday with a runner-up finish in the Minnesota VEX Robotics...
February 8, 2015 - 12:10am