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UPDATED: Two dead after shooting at Grand Forks Walmart
Property Transfers, Marriages - May 21 edition
Courts - May 21 edition
Living history: Two injured in scaffold fall Saturday
72-year-old's journey to benefit Lions Leader Dog program
Raiders hammer Wolverines 14-2
Blazers collect split with Bluffton in Hi-10 League doubleheader
Templing, Stokes, Moore pace Raiders
Riewer, Card propel Raiders past Tigers
Kern fires 83 at Deacon's Lodge
Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Visits
M State ranks in top 10 for investment
Paws & Prairie Animal Clinic opens on Highway 10
Wadena Chamber of Commerce Ambassador visits
England Prairie grounds a step back in time
Beautiful Wadena: Part 2
Entertainment briefs - May 21 edition
They're back, pitches!
WDC students enjoy free open swim at 'The Mas'
Birth announcements - May 21 edition
Broccoli Stuffed Shells
Purity's perception: Seeing God
Area students graduate from UW-Milwaukee
Your letters - May 21 edition
Memorial Day time to honor troopers killed in WWII
VA eliminates net worth as health care eligibility factor
Your letters - May 14 edition
Can you transport a shotgun over state lines?
Water levels low: Boaters beware for fishing opener
Otter Tail County lakes should be active this weekend
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
Council listens to therapy pool pitch
The Wadena City Council was in a special meeting March 15 about the proposed wellness center at the time they got word about a chance to testify in St.
March 24, 2012 - 4:30pm