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A 71-year-old man was listed in critical condition Wednesday after a helicopter he was piloting crashed into a barn north of Little Falls. Gary Earl Oleen of St. Cloud was...
10 years ago Excerpts from the May 27, 2004 Pioneer Journal • Student graduates college, high school David Westman will have to be careful that he grabs the right mortarboard to wear for graduation on Friday night at Wadena-Deer Creek High School. Westman will accept his second diploma in two weeks when he graduates from high school. "When you are in high school, you never expect to go through a commencement ceremony before you graduate from high school,' Westman said. He graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Wadena on May 13 with a degree i
10 years ago Excerpts from the May 20, 2004 Pioneer Journal • Wadena crime rate falls Wadena crime dropped by nearly 100 offenses in 2003 but rose in narcotics, driving under the influence and disorderly conduct offenses. The number of crimes reported in 2003 is 829, down almost 100 from 2002, according to reports from the Wadena city police department. The larceny total is down the most, from 195 offenses in 2002 to 119 in 2003.
Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner and part of our family tradition is to grill, even if it is raining. This recipe for jalapeno-stuffed chicken has just enough...
5 years ago Excerpts from the May 14, 2009 Pioneer Journal • Thomastown golf course vandalized On Friday, May 8, Wadena County sheriff's deputies were called to the Vintage Golf Course in Thomastown Township for a report of damage to property.
With winter hopefully behind us, we can begin to look forward to summer and all that if offers: camping, hiking, fishing, golfing and, my favorite, grilling. This recipe for Caribbean...
10 years ago Excerpts from the April 29, 2004 Pioneer Journal ‘Dead’ resident protests tax hike A man who is still very much alive was recorded as dead two years...
15 years ago Excerpts from the April 22, 1999 Pioneer Journal • Spilled milk a cry for help In a move reminiscent of another troubled time, a dairy farmer from Bluffton dumped 100 gallons of milk in front of the Capitol April 15 to "protest the economic rape of rural Minnesota." Mark Rohr said he dumped the bulk of his morning milkings on Constitution Avenue to draw attention to the precipitous drop in dairy prices. Since December, the basic milk formula has dwindled from $17.34 to $11.27 per hundredweight. Based on data from the U.S.
10 years ago Excerpts from the April 15, 2004 Pioneer Journal • Advisor in hall of fame It has been almost 40 years since Sebeka FFA Advisor Charles Funk slid his arms into the sleeves of his first FFA jacket. In that time he has been busy showing students the difference that the organization can make in their lives. But FFA stepped into Funk's life earlier than that.