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Veteran's Day Contest: Fifth and sixth grade winners announced
Living History: Issue of fair trial moves Butzin case to Little Falls
Five shot, injured near shooting protest
Property transfers - Nov. 19 edition
Capitol Chatter: Again, property taxes to increase
Tumberg has 10 returners from 2014-2015 squad
Bowling Scores - Nov. 19 edition
Twins beginning to cook up a new team
Pirates counting on team play to carry cage fortunes
Pirates make run at state consolation championship
Judy (Druar) Pangrac
Bonnie Sue Witt
M State opens doors to community
Lakewood Health System receives state breastfeeding-friendly recognition
Perham Health designated as Level 4 Trauma Hospital
Lamplighter Community Theatre performs new twist on holiday classic
Alaska String Band to perform Sunday in Wadena
Win a turkey at annual firemen's bingo fundraiser
'From Sea to Shining Sea' fall concert series is next week
12th annual art show will be Nov. 19-20
Birth announcements - Nov. 12 edition
Sausage Apple Stuffing
Sunnybrook Park a haven for geese
Your letters - Nov. 19 edition
VFW stems from veterans advocating for benefits
Can troopers have facial hair?
Open government? Not even in Minnesota
Your letters - Nov. 12 edition
Trophy bear taken near Deer Creek
Hunters register 68,401 deer during first weekend
Firearm season promises to be more productive
Hunters have multiple ways to register deer
A morning duck hunt with a fellow millionaire
August 1, 2015
Jacob directs agricultural extension work in Wadena
In 1927, the agricultural extension work in Wadena county is ably directed by A.W. Jacob, county agent, and financed from several sources. State and Federal aid in the amount of $1,800.00 comes to Wadena each year to help carry on this work. The Board of County Commissioners appropriated...
August 1, 2015 - 12:10am
May 27, 2015
Beautiful Wadena: Part 2
The first actual settlement of Wadena was made in the fall of 1871 when Dr. C.B. Jordan filed a claim on section 6 which is now part of the city. A part of this claim became the home of F.B. Coon. The following year, Deacon H.W. Fuller arrived and took up a claim on what became...
May 27, 2015 - 12:10am
April 20, 2015
Jefferson Highway has historic significance
One hundred years ago, the Jefferson Highway was conceived. The idea of a transcontinental highway was planned after the recently built Lincoln Highway which ran east and west across the nation. The Jefferson Highway would run north and south from New Orleans, Louisiana to Winnipeg,...
April 20, 2015 - 12:10am
March 31, 2015
1903: Murray's has largest real estate office in Wadena
One of the oldest (in 1903) and most reliable real estate offices in Wadena is Murray's land office. It was established in 1885 by Mr. Asher Murray. Murray is the largest holder of real estate in this section of the state and by early evincing great faith the future of this country...
March 31, 2015 - 12:10am
March 25, 2015
From the Wadena archives...
In 1895, W.L. Winslow bought in with the Dowers in the Wadena Lumber Company. H.W. Gehr started a foundry and machine shop. G.E. Trent won state championship at the traps.
March 25, 2015 - 12:08am
March 2, 2015
Fire protection in the early days
The village of Wadena early recognized the need for fire protection and a volunteer fire department was organized in 1883. Prior to that time all the citizens turned out in case of fire and fought the fire as best as they could. With the organizations of the regular department...
March 2, 2015 - 12:10am
August 20, 2014
Recollections of Judge Murray of the early days in Wadena - Part One
In September 1880, when I first arrived in Wadena, the Northern Pacific railroad main line had only been built as far west as Glendive, Mont. This road was the only access to Wadena by rail. It was long before the days of the Great Northern branch through Wadena, or the Northern...
August 20, 2014 - 12:00am
August 3, 2014
Churches of Wadena --EMDASH-- Part two
Wadena is distinguished for its many fine churches. The 1927 issue of the Pioneer Journal described those that were flourishing in Wadena at...
August 3, 2014 - 12:00am
June 25, 2014
History of the Miss Wadena Scholarship Pageant
Contests and competitions have been around for centuries, but the first truly American beauty pageant began in Atlantic City in 1921 as a way to extend the tourist season past Labor Day. It included a competition on the beach to select "the most beautiful bathing beauty in America."...
June 25, 2014 - 12:00am