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This year, National EMS Week is May 19-25. To help our readers better understand the experiences of Emergency Medical Service personnel, the PJ interviewed three EMS workers about the job.
Dr. Karen Nyberg, a NASA astronaut and native of Vining, Minn., will be headed to the International Space Station on May 28.
Help for Lee Michaelson’s post-traumatic stress disorder came underneath a pair of floppy ears.
Authorities responded to a two-vehicle crash at approximately 2:30 p.m. Friday about two miles north of Sebeka on Highway 71 near 308th Street. Lieutenant Mike Wedin of the Minnesota State Patrol said a silver Pontiac was traveling northbound on Highway 71 and was signaling a left turn into a private residence in order to use the phone there.
On May 14, it will be exactly one year since Nicole Johnson lost her left hand in a machine malfunction. Three things have helped her bounce back since then: the loving support of her family, a relentlessly positive attitude – and technology that looks straight out of a Star Wars movie. The accident took place when Johnson was operating an industrial sewing machine at the Homecrest factory. She said the whole thing took less than a minute to happen.
The Wadena City Council on Monday voted unanimously to add a spa/whirlpool design to the Regional Wellness Center plans following a grassroots petition in support of the idea.
Amid thousands of golden arches across the country, the ones Diane Lee stands under shine a little bit more than the rest. Lee, who operates the Wadena McDonald’s, was recently given the Ray Kroc Award, whose honorees comprise the top one percent of all operators of all the 14,000 McDonald’s restaurants in the nation. She said she had been nominated for the past four years, so she was “shocked” when she actually won the award this year.
Although they gained national attention for allegedly disrupting a Perham church service in a vocal defense of their faith, Fikri Rramat and Elshan Mirzazade led a tension-free discussion of Islamic culture for Tamera Moore’s World Religion class at M State-Wadena Wednesday. Fargo TV station WDAY and the Perham Focus reported in March that the pair were ejected from the Assembly of God church after confronting guest speaker Walid Shoebat over the content of the remarks he was delivering to the assembled congregation. The boys later said he was spreading lies and distortions about I
Following a packed public informational meeting Thursday that saw many attendees voicing support of a whirlpool in the Regional Wellness Center, the Wadena City Council voted to investigate the possibility of adding a spa/whirlpool design to the wellness center plan. In between the informational meeting and the council’s vote, Wadena Mayor Wayne Wolden acknowledged the vocal support of the spa idea. “We had a room full of people here tonight advocating pretty hard for a whirlpool,” he said.
When Ben Geyer heard the first explosion after finishing the Boston Marathon, he didn’t want to believe it was a bomb. In fact, he willfully searched his brain to find some other explanation for the sound. When the second blast came and Geyer started to see wounded and terrified people fleeing the scene, however, he had no other choice but to realize what was going on.