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Thankful for family
Investigators find rifle was hidden from view
Annual Wadena Christmas Festival ready to shine
Jury trial set for Wadena man accused of killing wife
Second woman accuses Sen. Franken of sexual harassment
Prairie Centre opens season with a split
WDC senior Casey Volkmann commits to play volleyball at Winona State
Bethlehem Academy edges Wadena-DC for third place
Welcome home ceremony for Wolverines
Defending state champions stop Wadena-DC in the semifinals
Judith Darlene Kocurek
Eugene J. Foster
Daniel Papillon new leader of TOPS
New physician assistant joins TCHC Henning Clinic
Gedde joins Elders Home and Heritage Manor as administrator
Like 'pure gold': Nutrition business opens on Jefferson
Laying out the welcome mat
Entertainment briefs - Nov. 23 edition
Center hosts Zeitgeist quartet concert
Into the great wide open: Music legend Tom Petty dead at 66
Pageant Brings together Local Children, Regional Artists, and Two Communities
'Art in Your Park' for kids returns to New York Mills
St. Huberts church hosting Harvest Festival Oct. 28
God may be an easy target, but he's a strong one
The cost of being a disciple
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Wi-Fi scam beware free connection offer
Your letters - Nov. 9 edition
What are the laws regarding drivers and electronic devices?
VA Selects Providers for Dental Insurance Program
Your letters - Nov. 2 edition
Sports briefs - April 27 edition
DNR offers tips to private forest owners dealing with storm damage
Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
AgweekTV: Bringing Up Bison
More hunting opportunities coming with spring turkey hunting season
Zander James Rushmeyer
Bryce Allen Roller
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
July 20, 2011
Hot enough for everyone
The heat is on, and as we dash from our air-conditioned vehicles into air-conditioned buildings, one can't help wondering how people coped with extreme summer heat in the pre-technology era. Were they vulnerable to heat exhaustion and heat stroke? Or were they simply tougher than...
July 20, 2011 - 2:46pm
July 19, 2011
Workers escape Wadena, Minn., fairgrounds building blown down in Tuesday morning storm; building first demolished in 2010 tornado
By Brian Hansel and Rachelle Klemme JR Construction owner Robert Weiher told his three-man crew to "get out of there" Tuesday morning and his...
July 19, 2011 - 1:56pm
July 18, 2011
FEMA offers tips to beat the heat
Summer is here and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency wants individuals and families to understand how to cope with extreme heat. "A combination of high temperatures and high humidity creates a dangerous situation in which heat induced...
July 18, 2011 - 8:33am
May 8, 2011
Mini quake shakes things up in Alexandria area
The rumbling started at 2:20 a.m. Friday. "At first, we thought something had blown up, like a gas tank," Betty and Jack Yelle of Evansville wrote in an e-mail to the Alexandria Echo Press . A 2.5 magnitude earthquake shook the Alexandria area, according to the U.S. Geological ...
May 8, 2011 - 2:58pm
May 1, 2011
Severe weather drill
May 1, 2011 - 10:16pm
Free SkyWarn Weather Spotter Course offered
SkyWarn Weather Spotters are a National Weather Service team of volunteers, trained to observe and report significant weather. Weather spotters support their local community and emergency managers by providing the NWS with timely and accurate severe weather reports. These reports...
May 1, 2011 - 12:41pm
Calmer summer weather pattern expected in central Minnesota
As Minnesotans gripe about a cold spring season, they are also bracing for the inevitable summer storms, and destructive tornadoes have already...
May 1, 2011 - 12:15pm
March 23, 2011
March 23, 2011 - 10:51am
March 20, 2011
From tornado to tsunami warning
Most Wadena area residents can remember where they were when they heard of the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Japan - somewhere safe in Minnesota. Sara (Hacking) Backstrom, Vicki Pearson and Daryl Pearson were in Hawaii in the path of the waves. Backstrom, reporter at the Pioneer...
March 20, 2011 - 6:15pm