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Joey McQuiston, owner of Joey's PCs, upgrades the memory of a business client's personal computer Friday morning at his downtown Wadena business place on South Jefferson. Photo by Brian Hansel
The walking track at the Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School will be closed Friday because of the Section 6A individual wrestling tournament.
Boys' Basketball Sauk Centre 67, Wadena-Deer Creek 33 Girls' Basketball Wadena-Deer Creek 71, Park Rapids 62 Hope Theisen 19 points Caitlin Volkmann 14 points Verndale 67, Hillcrest 34 Teresa Moenkedick 25 points Elyssa Kern 13 points
The stoplight at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Colfax Avenue is raised Thursday to make room for an oversize load, which was escorted through Wadena by Minnesota Highway Patrol. Bill Hoium, dispatcher for the patrol office in Detroit Lakes, said the transport was planned in advance and it is common for workers to have to move stoplights to make room for oversize loads. Thursday's transport, which Hoium said was permitted to Northern States Transportation, Inc., was traveling from Browns Valley, Minn., to Cloquet, Minn. Photo by Dain Sullivan, Pioneer Journal
Wadena-Deer Creek will host its seventh- and eighth-grade Band and Choir Concert in the WDC Middle/High School gymnasium Monday. Above, Choir Director Mike Ortmann rehearses with the all-boys' choir in preparation for the concert. This is the first time the boys and girls are being separated into singing groups, and Mr. Ortmann is excited to introduce the two choirs at the concert.
This sunrise, captured by Ruth Koljonen on her cell phone Feb. 2, could be seen in New York Mills.
More than one-quarter of births to first-time moms in Minnesota are by cesarean section, according to a report released on Tuesday. That's a troubling statistic, a health economist with the state's Department of Health said. "There is a fair amount of evidence that the increased interventions have not really had a bearing on the health of the mothers or their babies," said Stefan Gildemeister, program director for health economics.
FARGO - Local residents baffled at the unfamiliar loud sounds coming from their cellphones Monday morning can rest assured it wasn't their fault. Just after 9 a.m., many in the region received an unprompted "emergency alert" telling them a blizzard warning was in effect. "Prepare. Avoid Travel. Check media," the alert read. Although the alert cited the National Weather Service, meteorologist Vince Godon said the agency wasn't behind the messages.
PARKERS PRAIRIE, Minn. - One person is dead after a small plane crashed in a rural area near here Wednesday evening. Spokesman Tony Molinaro, of the Federal Aviation Administration Great Lakes Region, which is based in Chicago, said the plane went down about five miles north of Parkers Prairie. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, the property owner at 59196 County Highway 40 reported hearing a loud noise associated with the crash around 6:30 p.m.