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72-year-old's journey to benefit Lions Leader Dog program
Police Scanner - May 21 edition
Sixth-graders collect record amount of tabs for Ronald McDonald House
Rare trophy returns to Quincer family
WDC school board meets in Deer Creek
Raiders hammer Wolverines 14-2
Templing, Stokes, Moore pace Raiders
Riewer, Card propel Raiders past Tigers
Kern fires 83 at Deacon's Lodge
Twins' break from big league baseball may finally be over
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
17 Years: Wegscheid bids farewell as township supervisor
England Prairie grounds a step back in time
Entertainment briefs - May 21 edition
They're back, pitches!
WDC students enjoy free open swim at 'The Mas'
Entertainment briefs - May 14 edition
Birth announcements - May 14 edition
Local students graduate from Minnesota State University, Mankato
Strawberry Pretzel Salad
Hospice volunteers gather to celebrate life
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?
VA accelerates deployment of nationwide opioid therapy tool
Water levels low: Boaters beware for fishing opener
Otter Tail County lakes should be active this weekend
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