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Flood relief bill passes house, heads to Governor Dayton
Courts - Jan. 29 edition
Wadena courthouse generator may be installed on Presidents' Day
Dayton releases budget plan
WDC's one-act performance of 'The Chair Play' advances to Sections, Jan. 31
Glenz, Pirates hop back on winning track
Shorts, slippers, S Chancellor on field Saturday
Seahawks-Patriots an intriguing chess match
Seahawks "LOB" leads second Lombardi chase
Mimmack, Smith lead Flying Warrors past Blue Devils
Riepes building skills through extension program
Lakewood Health System recognized for Minnesota Hospital Association Patient Safety Initiative
Tri-County Leases Retail Space to Seip Drug
Hanson, Brenk earn promotions at Forum Communication
Niche program offered at M State
The bus ride from Branson
Entertainment briefs - Jan. 29 edition
Ensemble cast marches to the forefront in 'Selma'
Entertainment briefs - Jan. 22 edition
Waffle maker produces some surprising treats
Birth announcements - Jan. 22 edition
Alina Perez Makes the Dean's List at Rochester Community and Technical College
Rachel Craig earns Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award
Certificate of Eligibility now available online
Do police officers have quotas to meet?
Minnesota must heed call of oil-safety report
Can proof of insurance be shown electronically?
Your letters - Jan. 22 edition
A winter walk through Glendalough
Owatonna angler wins truck at Brainerd Jaycees Extravaganza
Federal court wolf ruling - now what?
February 4, 2012
Sauk Centre woman critically injured in crash
Two people from Sauk Centre, Minn. were injured in a crash Thursday night that temporarily shut down traffic on U.S. Highway 10 west of Wadena. A 2008 Ford vehicle was stopped on U.S. Highway 10 in dense fog around 5:20 p.m., waiting to make a turn onto Otter Tail County Road 75,...
February 4, 2012 - 3:27pm
January 31, 2012
10 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient Without Spending a Dime
A common perception of "going green" is that it requires a big investment: either you have to spend a lot of money on something like an energy efficient HVAC system and expensive CFLs for your whole house, or you have to invest a lot of time researching product ingredient lists and...
January 31, 2012 - 11:07am
January 28, 2012
Abandoned animals moved from abandoned house
Wadena County Sheriff's Deputies moved a horse and some dogs from a location they believe was abandoned by the owners. Wadena County Chief Deputy Bill Cross reported the sheriff's office was called out on Jan. 17 to the residence on Wilderness Drive. Some neighbors saw the horse...
January 28, 2012 - 2:55pm
January 8, 2012
TCHC offers tips for avoiding injury in cold and icy conditions
In central Minnesota, we have had a warmer than normal winter, but more cold and icy conditions are likely to return before winter is declared over. Winter weather can create hazardous walking conditions at work or around your home. Tri-County Health Care encourages everyone to review...
January 8, 2012 - 1:56pm
January 1, 2012
Piles of Fleece and Blankets of Snow: Can a Space Heater Save You Money?
One of my favorite things about winter is sitting under a huge pile of blankets and quilts with a good book and a cup of homemade hot chocolate....
January 1, 2012 - 3:45pm
U of M offers tips to prevent freezing septic systems
Freezing problems with septic systems may be more common this year because a lack of snow cover across Minnesota exposes existing system inadequacies as temperatures dip lower. Snow serves as an insulating blanket over septic tanks and soil treatment areas. According to Extension...
January 1, 2012 - 1:05pm
Near-misses on the ice
The Todd County Sheriff's Office issued a dangerous ice warning Thursday night and said no one should operate vehicles or ATVs on the ice. There have been several near-miss incidents in the area: A 20-year-old man from Fargo fell through thin ice on his ATV on Prairie Lake near...
news / outdoors
January 1, 2012 - 11:41am
December 31, 2011
Funds available for energy assistance program through Jan. 13
Funding is still available for available for households in Otter Tail and Wadena County for help with heating and electric costs. If households needing help have not already applied for help this heating season funds are still available to assist households in need that meet income...
December 31, 2011 - 12:00pm
Mild December creating headaches for ice fishermen
Ice fishing has been a difficult sport for some this winter as unusually mild temperatures prevail in west central Minnesota. Houses have already...
news / outdoors
December 31, 2011 - 11:33am
December 24, 2011
Brown ground expected to persist
Why is the weather so nice, after it was predicted to be another blizzard fest like the last two years in a row?
December 24, 2011 - 12:13pm
Brown Christmas not unique to 2011
5 years ago Excerpts from the Dec. 21, 2006 Pioneer Journal Snow still a no show Some are anxious for white fluffiness to coat the snowless ground this winter, but Wadena city workers are spending time preparing for snowfall and catching up on other projects. Wadena Wal-Mart...
December 24, 2011 - 11:55am
November 13, 2011
Winter survival kit necessary, experts say
Nov. 7-11 was Winter Weather Awareness Week. The Wadena County Sheriff's Emergency Management office reminded citizens that the winter months are quickly approaching and it is important to be ready in case of a winter weather emergency. Officials would like to encourage citizens...
November 13, 2011 - 2:25pm
September 25, 2011
New record low set Sept. 15
A record low temperature for Sept. 15 was set this year for Wadena. The official climate station three miles south of town recorded 26 degrees. "That is a record low. The previous record low for the 15th was 28 back in 1964," lead forecaster Dan Riddle at the National Weather Service...
September 25, 2011 - 11:39am
July 23, 2011
July 23, 2011 - 5:36pm
Storm downs trees
The Tuesday morning windstorm, which prompted a severe thunderstorm warning from the National Weather Service, took down trees and knocked out...
July 23, 2011 - 5:34pm