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Property transfers and marriages - July 17 edition
News briefs - July 17 edition
State Fair Competition Entry Deadlines Approaching
Becker County group sets priorities in fight against zebra mussels
Golf scores - July 17 edition
Blazers keep rolling with victories over Staples, WDC
Wadena nine advances in sub-district tourney
Birk moving up in National Football League
Summer football camps coming up in Wadena
Sharon Loraine (Wegscheid) Van Watermulen
Wadena Garden Club: Yard of the month
Olson wins RMH grand prize
Area students awarded TCHC Foundation scholarships
Red Cross bloodmobile a success
Artists receive awards in annual Regional Art Show at the Cultural Center in New York Mills
Foto Find - July 17 edition
Entertainment briefs - July 17 edition
Churches of Wadena: part one
Verndale Straw Hat and Sunbonnet Days slated for July 25-27
Zornes displays wooden masks and stone sculptures at the Cultural Center through July 31
Birth announcements - July 17 edition
Ludovissie makes dean's list at Itasca Community College
Dykhoff receives degree from UW-River Falls
Area student receives NDSU scholarship
Central Lakes announces Spring 2014 graduates
Minnesota's biodiesel mandate: costly, risky and unfair
Military members suffer illnesses and injuries related to cold temperatures
What are the restrictions on Class D driver's licenses?
State should provide assistance to flood victims
Ancient evidence of the Bible's reliability
My new favorite way to fish
Breeding duck numbers down, wetland numbers up
Breeding duck numbers down, wetlands up in Minnesota
Ruffed grouse drumming counts up significantly in state
Trolling for troops
Possible high magnesium in northwest Wadena water
Water issues in a northwest Wadena neighborhood were brought up during the city council's regular June 12 meeting. Kerry West of northwest Wadena said his water quality is terrible, and he sent a sample to the city. "If I make a pot of coffee, it's got slime," he said. Light and...
June 25, 2012 - 5:24am
June 19, 2012
City council discusses tornado recovery options
Incentives for people to build in Wadena and other tornado recovery issues were discussed by the city council during its regular meeting June 12. Though the ideas are in the discussion stages and no action was taken on them, Mayor Wayne Wolden proposed offering free lots and other...
June 19, 2012 - 10:30am
June 11, 2012
County commissioners discuss building security
Building security modifications for the Wadena County Courthouse were discussed during Tuesday's county commission meeting. Tony Stoll, principal...
June 11, 2012 - 5:14pm
May 22, 2012
Search for Mrs. Wadena County announced
Applications are being accepted for the title of Mrs. Wadena County, said a press release sent to the Pioneer Journal. The winner will have the honor of representing her county at the Mrs. Minnesota pageant, set to be held at Ritsche Auditorium March 16 and 17, 2013 in St. Cloud,...
May 22, 2012 - 1:21pm
May 20, 2012
Council to apply for DEED funds
Several motions on the fate of the proposed Wadena Regional Health and Wellness Center were approved by the city council during an hour-long special meeting Tuesday afternoon. The city plans to go ahead and apply for a piece of the $47.5 million pie, left up to the discretion of...
May 20, 2012 - 4:51pm
May 15, 2012
Charges filed in mailbox vandalism incidents
Three men from Verndale are being charged with third degree damage to property and disorderly conduct in association with mailbox vandalism in Wadena County. December 11 through Jan. 15, more than 30 Wadena County mailboxes were vandalized. Four minors, as well as the three adults,...
May 15, 2012 - 12:21pm
May 14, 2012
Wadena residents deserve four lanes
Since I returned to Wadena to work at the Pioneer Journal, I've heard significant chatter regarding the two-lane stretch of Highway 10 that runs through town. While some patrons confess years of debate surrounding the implementation of four lanes has rendered them mentally exhausted,...
May 14, 2012 - 11:37am
April 16, 2012
Wadena County Humane Society Socialization and Obedience Classes
The spring classes for Obedience Training and Socialization will begin Monday, April 16 at 8:30 p.m. at the 4-H Building, Wadena Cty Fair Grounds located on Highway 10 West, Wadena. Equipment needed: 6 foot training lead (leather or web) No chain leads Training collar (choke...
April 16, 2012 - 11:04am
April 13, 2012
Wadena County healthier, but still near bottom
Wadena County saw a slight improvement in health outcome rankings from last year in County Health Rankings compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Wadena County was ranked 80 out of 84 counties for health outcomes; three counties were not included in...
April 13, 2012 - 1:44pm
Todd-Wadena Kinship reinstated under merger
The Kinship of Todd-Wadena Counties Board of Directors unanimously voted to re-establish its youth mentoring program under the Kinship Partners program of Crow Wing and southern Cass counties. The organizations have begun the steps to bring programming, volunteers, mentors, and mentees...
April 13, 2012 - 1:44pm
April 9, 2012
1940 census scans posted online show snapshot of what Wadena County life was like
A picture of life in 1940 for Wadena and other areas has been posted online now that the full details of the 1940 census have been released at...
April 9, 2012 - 12:36pm
April 2, 2012
County considers redistricting for commissioners
At its March 27 meeting, Wadena County Commissioners heard from Auditor/Treasurer Char West and Auditor/Treasurer Department employee Rosalie Miller about six options for changing the boundaries of the county's commissioner districts. The changes are necessary because the county's...
April 2, 2012 - 11:30am
March 25, 2012
Going 'green' for food drive
Wadena-Deer Creek junior high student council organized a food drive in honor of March as Food Shelf Awareness Month. The student council challenged...
education / food
March 25, 2012 - 5:17pm
Your Letters: Repetition doesn't help
If you're not yet a political activist, but witnessed the best and experienced the worst, this may help: Wadena County government is not corrupt, Wadena County government is not corrupt, Wadena County government is not corrupt. After several weeks, it didn't do much for me, either. Victor...
March 25, 2012 - 1:51pm
March 24, 2012
Barn, garage burn in Huntersville Township
On Saturday, March 16, the Wadena County Sheriff's Office responded to a structure fire at 27177 360th Street in Huntersville Township. The homeowners were awakened by their dogs barking and upon investigating found their barn on fire, according to the sheriff's office. The fire...
March 24, 2012 - 5:17pm