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Klobuchar, Peterson go to bat for rural broadband
WDC fifth-grader advances to regional spelling bee
Wadena County Dairy Princess candidates sought
Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
Wadena to consider including fitness classes with memberships at 'The Mas'
Thursday Scorecard 2/23
Tuesday Scorecard 2/21
Pirates push PRC record to 11-1
Local deer numbers pretty impressive
Trojans reel off sixth straight against Wolverines
Alfred E. Breid
Marjorie L. Johnson
Karvonen Funeral Home crematory addition is complete
Brunswick NYM employees rewarded for efforts
Over 100 attend NJPA's workforce conference
Tri-County Auxiliary raises record amount at annual holiday auction
Three new providers have joined Tri-County Health Care
Wadena County Historical Society announces spring programs, starting with Living History Day Saturday
NYM Cultural Center to host self-care session Feb. 25
Native Pride Arts Dancer Larry Yazzie to perform in Park Rapids
Elmer's Summer Melodrama Actor Auditions Set for Feb. 18
Author Candace Simar to be featured at Book Ends Saturday
Craig sisters make dean's list at University of St. Thomas
Huotari receives honors at Vermilion Community College
Birth announcements - Feb. 16 edition
Pesto Quinoa Salad with Walnuts
Area students graduate from Minnesota State University-Moorhead
Letter: Don't disparage hard-working, productive Americans
Who do I report illegal snowblowing to?
Let bonding bill really put Minnesota to work
Eligibility for VA Disability and SSDI
COMMENTARY: An early start for a strong Farm Bill
Lack of snow means burning restrictions will happen soon
Tulibee dominate catch in Brainerd Jaycees Extravaganza
Annual Menahga Family Fishing Derby is Jan. 21
Shout-out for Pout: New Minnesota state eelpout record is on the books
Chronic Wasting Disease found in two farm-raised deer
January 11, 2017
Minding Our Elders: Recognizing elder's life legacy strategy to cope with loved one's decline
Dear Carol: The New Year is arriving and I'm trying to make my annual list of what I'm happy about and what I want to improve. This year, I'm...
January 11, 2017 - 12:10am
January 8, 2017
Salonen: Silver anniversary hopes dashed --EMDASH-- sort of
"I love you, Roxane." The words reach deeply into my heart this quiet evening as my husband and I glance out the window from my mother's sixth-floor...
January 8, 2017 - 10:18am
January 7, 2017
Veeder: Diary of a Christmas blizzard
My gramma Edie used to keep a diary of her life here at the Veeder Ranch. They weren't particularly thorough, and most were written in tiny scrawl...
January 7, 2017 - 8:15am
New regulation decreases cost of outpatient medication copay for most veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulation on copayments for veterans' outpatient medications for non-service connected conditions. VA currently charges non-exempt veterans either $8 or $9 for each 30-day or less supply of outpatient medication, and under current...
January 7, 2017 - 12:10am
January 6, 2017
In the dark over life insurance? Here's help
It happens too often: A family member dies suddenly or is incapacitated and doesn't have the ability to communicate before they pass away. If they don't have their financial affairs in order, their survivors, already grappling with grief, are left to pick up the pieces on their own,...
January 6, 2017 - 2:00pm
January 4, 2017
Letters - Dec. 29 edition
Keep Christ in Christmas Thank you to the city of Wadena, Mayor George Deiss and area churches for placing the beautiful Nativity on the Wesley Lawn. Let us all keep Christ in Christmas. Vickie Nelson, Wadena
January 4, 2017 - 12:08am
January 1, 2017
Legal ramifications for DWI with a child in vehicle
Question: What are the legal ramifications if someone is arrested for DWI with a child in a vehicle? Answer: If the child is less than 16 years of age and is greater than 36 months younger than the driver, the DWI the violation would be enhanced to include Child Endangerment. •...
January 1, 2017 - 12:10am
December 31, 2016
Reasons you might need hearing help
Do you find yourself constantly increasing the volume on the TV? While eating in a noisy restaurant, do you struggle to keep up with your dining companions' conversations? Lately, does everyone seem to be mumbling? If your answer is "yes" to any of these questions, chances are, you...
December 31, 2016 - 12:10am
December 30, 2016
Addiction science needs new terms
We most often look at addiction through the eyes of therapists, physicians, police officers, family members and the addicts themselves. Now, here are the professionals with whom society should consult next: Linguists. Yes, we're serious. Because the more we learn about addiction,...
December 30, 2016 - 12:08am
December 28, 2016
Your letters - Dec. 22 edition
A matter of perspective I guess it's all a matter of perspective. After Fidel croaked, a Cuban citizen was quoted as saying, "Without Castro Cuba would be nothing." A more accurate statement might be: because of Castro Cuba is nothing. Jerry Miller, Sebeka Hospice workers offer comfort...
December 28, 2016 - 12:08am
December 27, 2016
What are the options for emergency information on cell phones?
Question: With all these smart phones out there, I've heard about being able to get emergency information from them if you find someone in some...
December 27, 2016 - 12:08am
December 26, 2016
Social security veterans affairs announces 0.3 percent benefit increase for 2017
Monthly VA compensation, pension, social security and supplemental security income (SSI) benefits for Americans will increase 0.3 percent in 2017, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration announced.
December 26, 2016 - 12:08am
December 25, 2016
Is forcing at-risk but content elder to leave his home wise?
Dear Carol: My dad is 85 and lives quite happily on his own. He has arthritis pain and has fallen at least twice, though he doesn't tell me unless...
December 25, 2016 - 12:10am
Creating jobs, driving innovation in rural Minnesota
Back in 2009, I had the opportunity to attend the grand opening of Ever Cat's biodiesel plant in Isanti. The company, started by a feed-supplement supplier for farmers, uses innovative technology to create biodiesel from waste. And every year since its opening, that plant has produced...
December 25, 2016 - 12:08am
December 21, 2016
Your letters - Dec. 15 edition
Credit where credit is due Local visionaries Carol Spearman and Rowland Joiner have recently retired away from this area and down to the Twin Cities. It's time to thank them for their dreams and efforts on behalf of our little community of Wadena. Those were heady and optimistic days...
December 21, 2016 - 8:15am