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Local leaders attend legislative conference
Sebeka police chief cited for DWI retires; part-time officer named interim chief
Courts march 6
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Theisen tops 1,000-point scoring plateau
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Irma Allen to play piano with WDC Band at March 10
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Wolverine: 'The true wilderness carnivore'
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Spring sports are quickly approaching
Women at greater risk for alcohol related problems
Get help to find the right health plan
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Birth announcements March 6
Bruer, May graduate from Bemidji State
Area students earn honors at several colleges, universities
Spring Pasta Salad
Birth announcements Feb. 27
April 12, 2013
Group petitions city for Wellness Center whirlpool
A local petition group has entered into the community discussion of what the coming Wellness Center will be like with a request that its leader feels will lead to an advantage for the new building over other community centers in the area. Ed Blazek said his petition for a whirlpool...
news / local
April 12, 2013 - 9:42am
April 6, 2013
Registration opens for Miss Wadena pageant
Registration is open for the Miss Wadena Scholarship Pageant which will be held Saturday, June 22 at 7 p.m. Elegibility requirements are that candidates must be females from the Wadena-Deer Creek School District graduating in the class of 2013 or 2014. They must be of good moral character,...
April 6, 2013 - 10:00am
‘Saddle Up! Introduction to Horses’ class, April 9 or 11
Wadena-Deer Creek-Bluffton Community Education is offering an introduction to horses class for families. The class will be taught by Ron Sundby and his family. Learn how to groom a horse, what horses like to eat, how to properly walk around a horse, how to saddle a horse and more!...
April 6, 2013 - 6:00am
April 5, 2013
City Council votes full speed ahead after Wellness Center delay
The Wadena City Council in a special meeting March 27 voted unanimously to let the architects working on the Wellness Center project move forward using the general building outline plan approved in December. However, several council members were initially reluctant to do so before...
April 5, 2013 - 1:30pm
WDC students place wreath on Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Four Wadena-Deer Creek High School students placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday as part of their band and choir trip itinerary. The Wadena VFW Ladies Auxiliary donated the large red, white and blue wreath. Student representatives...
news / education
April 5, 2013 - 10:27am
Oakridge to host dance at Elks Lodge
Oakridge Homes will host a dance for the handicapped from 6-8 p.m., Friday, April 19, at the Elks Lodge in Wadena.
entertainment / events
April 5, 2013 - 10:16am
March 25, 2013
Photo of the Day: Breaking the ice
March 25, 2013 - 2:41pm
Status of social networking at WDC: It’s complicated
Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are a digital double-edged sword for Wadena–Deer Creek Middle/High School. On one hand, WDC uses official social network profiles to give updates to the community about goings-on in the school. On the other, a sophisticated blocking...
March 25, 2013 - 10:07am
March 21, 2013
My Two Cents: Planning a ‘staycation’
By Jessica Keddy, Special to the Pioneer Journal We have one 17-year-old, two 7-year-olds and two 3-year-olds. As you can imagine, traveling is super intense, expensive and exhausting. This summer we are planning a trip to Yellowstone, after going to a graduation in Billings, Mont....
March 21, 2013 - 6:29pm
Westrum makes official superintendent acceptance via text message
It was officially decided during Monday’s Wadena-Deer Creek School Board meeting that Lee Westrum will be the district’s superintendent next year, and some could argue the method of communication with Westrum was a bit out of the ordinary. Although it had been apparent the school...
March 21, 2013 - 4:45pm
TCHC building revamp enters next phase of construction
Tri-County Health Care (TCHC) began its next phase of renovations this week as part of an extensive multi-million-dollar development plan that included the new Rehabilitation Center completed earlier this year. Work crews were busy Thursday with installing a sheet rock wall near the...
March 21, 2013 - 4:43pm
Snowstorm hits Wadena days before spring; experts say weather should shape up first week of April
In a continuation of the seemingly relentless pattern of storms affecting Wadena over the past few weeks, the area was struck again by a snowstorm late Sunday and early Monday. As of late Monday morning, about 4-6 inches had fallen in the Wadena area, said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist...
March 21, 2013 - 4:39pm
Photo of the Day: Ready to leave the shop
news / local
March 21, 2013 - 1:34pm
March 19, 2013
Photo of the Day: Join the club
March 19, 2013 - 12:26pm
March 18, 2013
Photo of the Day: A teller's hello
March 18, 2013 - 2:37pm