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Community supports Youngbauer
'Benchmark' may be on the way for WDC elementary students
M State Veterans Resources Coordinator takes on statewide position
House passes first part of child abuse law changes
Shooting incident between father and son investigated in rural Perham
Raiders stage second half rally to topple Wolverines 59-52
Rutten's 29 lifts Perham over Wadena-Deer Creek
Five area matmen advancing to Xcel Energy Center
Wolverines to face Hawley in South Sub-Section 8AA quarterfinals
Verndale cagers to face top-seeded Nevis Thursday
Lucas James Pearson
Reuter Dental gives kids free dental care as part of statewide initiative
M State showcases Wadena trade and technology programs
Keith Leiran receives AFLIC honors from American Family Insurance
The top of its class
Rick Wolf, LPN, creates new Mohs surgery instrument
A step back in time...
Entertainment briefs - Feb. 19 edition
Firth, Jackson surprise in "Kingsman: The Secret Service"
WDC graduate published first novel
Entertainment briefs - Feb. 12 edition
Birth announcements - Feb. 19 edition
Jesus wants us to accept his forgiveness
What is the history of Lent?
Local student graduates from St. Cloud State
Time to fight back on privacy
Your letters - Feb. 19 edition
Can mobile businesses set up at rest stops?
What do the coins on gravestones mean?
Clean Minnesota lakes well worth the investment
DNR conservation officers seize 37 guns, 28 sets of antlers
Owatonna angler wins truck at Brainerd Jaycees Extravaganza
September 25, 2011
Your letters: Give us feedback on Reform 2.0
I hope you are enjoying the final days of summer, even though it sometimes feels more like fall - or even winter - with temperatures having already dipped into the 30s. We can't do much about the weather, but we are already laying the groundwork for the 2012 legislative session,...
September 25, 2011 - 11:15am
Your letters: Union brought down a great local employer
Paul G. Jaehnert's short letter to the editor (Sept. 10) on the unions' contributions had omitted some significant key points, but did say succeeding generations took some benefits for granted. While there was a time in our country when unions were an important means to get just...
September 25, 2011 - 11:13am
Your letters: Solyndra an example that nothing changes
I have a nephew going to college to be a history teacher. He understands that history repeats itself largely because we fail to learn from past mistakes. Maybe he will become a history advisor for the White House some day. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were privately owned lending...
September 25, 2011 - 11:12am
Your letters: Tough love for that apple tree
I enjoyed reading Alan Linda's article on apple trees in the Sept. 10 edition. I'm no authority on the subject but just want to share what my mother, the late Dorris Truax of rural Hewitt, did to get her apple tree to produce. After several years of hardly any apples, a sister...
September 25, 2011 - 11:11am
September 18, 2011
Your letters: 40 Days for Life event coming up
In America alone, a nation that was founded on an unalienable right to life, endowed by our Creator, more than 1.2 million innocent children are killed by abortion in the United States each year. However, it's not only children that are affected. Millions of women have been wounded...
September 18, 2011 - 9:47pm
Your letters: Atheists being cry babies
First they whined and complained about prayer in schools, then they kicked their feet about a public displayed Nativity scene, then they protested the possibility of walking into a Ten Commandments plaque, and now they fear a cross at the World Trade Center more than any political...
September 18, 2011 - 9:46pm
September 11, 2011
Your letters: Did you remember the contributions of unions?
Enjoy your Labor Day holiday? The reason we celebrate Labor Day is largely because of the contributions made by unions to the betterment of America's workers. The numerous beneficial influences of organized labor cannot be ignored. Most of the benefits workers now enjoy are directly...
September 11, 2011 - 6:26pm
August 28, 2011
Your Letter: City had no right to treat me this way
I have resigned as the maintenance supervisor with the city of Verndale in July. You would think that after 18 years of service that the city would treat a person with more respect. I had given what I thought was a proper two-week notice but I guess the rules had changed a few years...
August 28, 2011 - 11:03am
Your Letters: SCSEP is a job program
Earlier this week, at President Obama's Atkinson, Ill. Town Hall Meeting, Pam Dennis of the Henry County Community Action Agency cited Experience Works as an example of a program that helps people keep their heads above water. The program Ms. Dennis was referring to is the Senior...
August 28, 2011 - 11:02am
August 20, 2011
Your letter: Replace those who push pork barrel spending
Our president and the members of his administration wouldn't use the word terrorists when talking about Muslim extremists. Even when one of them kills 13 soldiers on American soil. They do not to seem to have a problem calling the citizens of the United States terrorists and hostage...
August 20, 2011 - 9:09am
Your letters: Great expansion story -- with no government help
The trucking industry is a vital part of Wadena's economy. It was nice to see the article about one of these companies in the paper. It should be noted that the expansion of this local company was made without any government stimulus money! It is refreshing to know that there are...
August 20, 2011 - 9:08am
August 14, 2011
Your letters: Name-calling not the same as debate
For some, I guess name calling and absurd generalizations will do in place of factual, substantiated arguments. It's much easier to call a person such as myself that has never even met a socialist by that name than to actually deal with issues and arguments I've raised without resorting...
August 14, 2011 - 11:37am
Your letters: Liberal 'facts' not based on fact
I was surfing all six PBS channels Saturday night (Aug. 6) and came across Tavis Smiley interviewing Bill Moyers. Moyers said: "People call me liberal because I base my opinions on facts. A majority of Republicans who watch FOX News come away believing Obama was born in Kenya."...
August 14, 2011 - 11:36am
Your Letters: This is a moderate?
Sometimes what is not said is more telling of a person's true feelings than what is actually said. A fine example of this is the letter of the self-proclaimed moderate Greg Van Hee, in the Pioneer Journal of Saturday, Aug. 6. The examples of his presumed moderation are the elections...
August 14, 2011 - 11:35am