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Wadena Fire Department hosts annual bingo fundraiser
Secretary of State stops in Wadena County on last of 87-county tour
WDC kicks off Top 20 training for students, parents
Water, sewer, electric rate increases proposed in Wadena
SE project assessment hearing is Tuesday, Dec. 1
Penalties hurt Blue Devils in 4-2 loss
What if we could not hunt?
Bowling Scores - Nov. 19 edition
Twins beginning to cook up a new team
Tumberg has 10 returners from 2014-2015 squad
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
June 29, 2012
County selects security option
Finally, after years of discussions and postponements of a decision, the Wadena County Board of Commissioners voted on June 26 to provide security for the courthouse. The special board meeting was called for the purpose of hearing two new options from architect Tony Stoll, of BHH...
June 29, 2012 - 2:00pm
June 27, 2012
Photo of the Day: A sticky start to the fair
June 27, 2012 - 6:24pm
June 25, 2012
Fair to provide free water testing
The Wadena Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), will offer a free nitrate water testing clinic at the Wadena County Fairgrounds from 2 to 6 p.m.
June 25, 2012 - 5:36am
Council proceeds with recreation building, baseball diamond
The Wadena city council approved construction of a concession stand/multi-use building, along with a baseball diamond, for the southwest park area during the regular June meeting, but not before addressing concerns. Construction conversations arose because of damage from the June...
June 25, 2012 - 5:31am
Old airport concert venue rejected at city council
The idea of building a concert amphitheater on Wadena's old airport property was discouraged by officials and members of the public at the June 12 regular city council meeting. Brad Morgan of unofficially incorporated B and M Promotions brought his summer concert idea to the council...
June 25, 2012 - 5:31am
Early county fair brings new events
The Wadena County Fair, typically held in August, is coming up this weekend with a larger carnival and other new features. Malinda Dexter, fair board treasurer, said the 119th fair, set to be held June 28-30, was scheduled earlier in order to book additional features. This year's...
June 25, 2012 - 5:24am
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