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An icicle-caked sign on Community Center Drive in Wadena spoke for many area residents Wednesday morning as the community felt the hand of winter once again. With a morning temperature of 32 degrees and the chance of precipitation at 90 percent, snow is in the forecast. Brian Hansel/Pioneer Journal
The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 8:25 a.m. Tuesday of a two-vehicle crash with injuries on Highway 10 in Aldrich. Upon the arrival of deputies, it was learned that two vehicles and four occupants total were involved.
Jonathan Pantages is greeted by his Wadena-Deer Creek teammates following Thursday’s 90-84 Section 8AA playoff victory over East Grand Forks. The seventh-seeded Wolverines, who were hosting their first playoff game in more than a decade, will now travel to Moorhead Saturday to face second-seeded Breckenridge in a 6 p.m. game at Concordia College.
Three Wadena firemen removed equipment from a truck Thursday morning after the fire department received a call to the Timber Roots yard at 1100 North Jefferson in Wadena. Firefighters were seen entering Building No 16. No smoke or fire was visible from the outside of the building. Brian Hansel/Pioneer Journal
The Otter Tail Central Bulldogs put the first six touchdowns on the scoreboard Wednesday night in a 52-8 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek. The loss leaves WDC with a 3-5 season...
Mike Mahlen’s Verndale Pirates used an assortment of scoring weapons in trouncing Laporte 43-16 Wednesday night to end the regular season with a perfect 8-0 regular season record. The Pirates...
Konnor Stueve was flanked by teammates Jonathan Pantages, left, Bereket Loer and Jimmy Kim during an emotionally-charged moment after he carried the baton across the finish line to win the...
The Wadena-Deer Creek trapshooting team opened their 2016 season in the final week of April by placing third in the seven-team Class 7A-Conference 1 standings. The Top 10 shooters in Week 1 were all boys. Ryan Grendahl led the back with a season average of 23.5. Grendahl ranked ninth in the conference. Jackson Becker, Adam Arneson and Lleyten tied for second on the team with 23. Brady Adams, Dylan Phillips, Jack Goeden and Josh Brink all averaged 22.5. Alex Snyder and Nolan Killian were tied with 22.
Firemen dealt with a blaze March 29 in Wing River Township after power lines were taken down by a wind-toppled evergreen. Todd Wadena Power was contacted to turn off the power and the fire was put out before it could spread very far. The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Verndale Police Department, the Verndale Fire Department and Nimrod Forestry.