10 years ago Excerpts from the Aug. 9, 2007 Pioneer Journal • Police officer bitten by suspect A Verndale police officer is being tested for communicable diseases after a suspect allegedly bit him hard enough to break the skin. On July 28 around 10 p.m., Verndale police officer norm Pettis fielded a call from a Verndale firefighter that a woman was "going through the compartments of the a fire truck and removing items from the vehicle," and that she might be under the influence of something because of her strange behavior, court records said.
I used to really love The Uptown. I would meet friends there for a drink or dinner before going to a movie. One of my favorite things to order were their Waffle Fry Nachos. They are no longer on the menu and I find myself craving them every once in awhile. I decided to try and recreate the dish. This recipe is close. It is not healthy, but is delicious. Enjoy! Waffle Fry Nachos Makes eight servings • 1 pkg. (22 oz.) frozen waffle fries • 10 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
15 years ago Excerpts from the Aug. 1, 2002 Pioneer Journal • Farmer still recovering after accident Just more than six months after the power takeoff on his tractor almost took his life, Andrew Kesler has started to button his shirt and pants on his own. "When I pick something up, I have to make sure I actually have it in my hand because I can't feel it," Kesler said.
Most mornings I am rushed getting ready for work. I grab a cup of coffee and maybe a handful of almonds or a yogurt. But sometimes I am in the mood for a heartier breakfast. This recipe for a Chili Cheese Omelet is perfect. It is ready to go in 10 minutes and is filling and delicious. If you really need meat in it, toss in a bit of turkey bacon. Enjoy! Chili Cheese Omelet Makes one serving • 1 green onion, chopped • 1 tsp. Coriander • 2 large eggs • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil • 1 tsp. Red pepper flakes
Tired of eating lunch out or bringing a sandwich to work? I often find myself eating at my desk, working through my lunch break. This recipe for Chicken Bruschetta reminds me to enjoy a little down time and savor good food. It is ready to go in 15 minutes and is so delicious, you might make a double batch to have for dinner. Enjoy! Chicken Bruschetta Pasta Makes one serving • ½ c. boiled whole wheat spaghetti pasta, drained • ½ red onion, finely chopped • 1 tomato, finely chopped • Fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
15 years ago Excerpts from the July 25, 2002 Pioneer Journal • Long Prairie ok's girls hockey co-op After the approval of the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle school board at its June meeting, the new girls cooperative hockey is moving forward. "The schedule is set as soon as we get approval from the Minnesota State High School League, which is basically having our paperwork filed," said Becky Woessner, Wadena-Deer Creek activities director. The WDC school board at its June meeting unanimously approved the application for cooperative sponsorship.
20 years ago Excerpts from the July 17, 1997 Pioneer Journal • Taste of Wadena includes special treats Fresh fruits and vegetables are closer to your kitchen than you think. The annual Farmer's Market is coming again to Burlington Northern Park next week. It's been informally dubbed "Taste of Wadena" and organizers are hoping to incorporate local service organizations as well. Beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, local farmers and gardeners will have a variety of fruits and vegetables available as they come in season.
Another favorite recipe of mine that is a single serving is this recipe for Spicy Chicken Stir-Fry. I love spicy food and I especially love Asain - it reminds me of all the good food back home in Seattle, where I grew up. When I am really missing home, I whip up this and it takes me back. This recipe is ready to eat in 15 minutes and is so delicious and spicy. Enjoy! Spicy Chicken Stir-Fry Makes one serving • 1 tsp. Peanut oil • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast half • 1 clove garlic • ½ jalapeno chile • 4 oz. snow peas
The old kennel ordinance in Wadena that has been around since the 1980's surrounding the number of dogs a resident can own is bringing out new emotions once again. It's a city ordinance that is complaint-driven, meaning if somebody has three or more dogs but nobody complains about the noise, they're allowed to keep all of the dogs. Authorities there have said they're not out there "headhunting"; however, if somebody complains of too much barking from a house that holds three dogs or more, the law is enforced.
There are many days when I am cooking for just me and more times than not, I make a sandwich or a light salad. When I want something different, this is my go-to recipe. The sweetness of the cranberries pairs very nicely with the savory flavors of the chicken and avocado. It is a healthy, quick meal that is perfect for those days when you want to feel special but don't want to slave away in the kitchen. Enjoy! Cranberry Chicken Avocado Bowls Makes one serving • ½ small avocado, diced • 4 oz. canned chicken • 1 Tbsp. dried cranberries