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News briefs - July 28 edition
Highway 71 resurfacing begins south of Wadena to Bertha July 25
Wadena Scout earning Eagle rank
More than 700 brave hot, humid weather to attend TCHC Block Party
WDC Babe Ruth club will meet DGF or Litchfield in state opener
Speer hired as GM, publisher of Northland Outdoors
Pirates capture 7 on 7 title at Nevis
Senior Babe Ruth crew qualifies for district baseball tourney
Sure Vikes look good on paper, but so do some others
William "Cookie" Helmbrecht
Michael Charles Brakefield
Betty L. (Powell) Shiflett
Jennie-O Turkey Store announces new hire
Tri-County Health Care scores well in national wellness initiative
Gray Horse Quilt Shop opening in Wadena
Larry's Family Pizza finishing extensive remodel
Star Tribune names NJPA a 2016 Top 150 Workplace
The Abiders to perform Friday at Sounds of Spirit Lake
Old School to perform at Staples Music in the Park
'Annie Get Your Gun' performance coming up in Park Rapids
Alan Godage & Sundown to perform at Staples Music in the Park
Entertainment briefs - July 21 edition
Church briefs - July 21 edition
Birth announcements - July 21 edition
Grilled Wonton Chicken Salad
Perez graduates from Rochester Community and Technical College
Living Faith: A full house beats a good flush, I always say
Your letters - July 21 edition
Must vehicles have hoods?
AgeOptions partners with AmeriCorps for in-home care for vets
Be alert, it's election season
Letters - July 14 edition
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
Ruffie drumming counts up in Minnesota
Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
AgweekTV: Bringing Up Bison
Signs all point to a good fishing opener in area
June 25, 2012
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
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...
March 25, 2012 - 5:17pm