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July 12, 2019
Michael Uhde (left) stands with his grandmother Phyllis Drum. Uhde recently had his hair cut after growing it out for more than two years in order to donate it kids that have lost their hair.
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Deer Creek man donates over a foot of hair to kids
July 12, 2019 - 5:15am
June 21, 2019
Miss Wadena 2018 Ellie Miron
Miron ready to hand off crown to next Miss Wadena
June 21, 2019 - 12:04pm
June 14, 2019
Sophia Kreklau was recently presented the Good Citizen Award. The award recognizes those who  who possess good citizenship qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in their homes, schools and communities.
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Kreklau wins Good Citizen Award with essay
June 14, 2019 - 5:15pm
June 13, 2019
Some of the original people to start Abby's Bakery in Wadena include Bob Branstner, Dave and Mary Schmidt, Diane Turner and Bev Lorentz.
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Baking legends: After a lifetime of rolling in dough, Schmidt can retire
June 13, 2019 - 5:15pm
June 6, 2019
Maria Molina - Garcia holds her daughter Amy with Morgan Wiese and Jenna Seibert, Wadena County Jr. Dairy Princesses at her side, Wednesday at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena.
Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal
June Dairy Days: Dairy Association welcomes first baby of June
June 6, 2019 - 9:16am
May 28, 2019
Past International Director Bruce Beck, PDG Margaret Van Erp and Lions Club International first Vice President Dr. Jung-Yul Choi at a recent Lions convention.
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Van Erp inducted into Lions Hall of Fame
May 28, 2019 - 4:08pm
May 25, 2019
Marriage Licenses
May 25, 2019 - 7:23am
May 22, 2019
Working on the tree bench project are Thrivent member and park neighbor Daryl Pearson with the help of Park Board Member Dean Krogstad, and city employees Shawn Swenson and Andy Worden.
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Tree bench ready and waiting in Tapley Park
May 22, 2019 - 5:15am
May 9, 2019
Flanked by Karen Buboltz, director of student development services (left), and M State President Carrie Brimhall (right), Chelsie Isacson received an award for her academic perseverance on April 30. 
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Soon-to-be M State graduates plan for the future
May 9, 2019 - 11:12am
May 3, 2019
Charles Allen succumbed to a ruptured brain aneurysm on March 29.
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Bleeding beneath: Brain aneurysm claims life of Charles Allen
May 3, 2019 - 5:15pm
April 30, 2019
Michael Schmidt and Michaela Roemmich pose for the cameras Saturday during the 2019 WDC prom.
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An ancient Greece prom
April 30, 2019 - 2:39pm
April 29, 2019
Bishop Donald Kettler (left), of the St. Cloud Diocese, with Ben Keppers, Colby Schmid and Joshua Tabery, (not pictured is Jayson Young). All four are members of Boy Scout Troop 54 Wadena and were honored with a Mass and reception on April 14 in St. Cloud.
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Scouts awarded for Catholic faith
April 29, 2019 - 5:03pm
Pete Gorton talks about the life of John Wesley Donaldson during the annual Old Wadena Society meeting Sunday in Staples.
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Old Wadena Society honors 2 significant figures at annual meeting
April 29, 2019 - 2:37pm
Kathy Langer, Director, Todd-Wadena Community Corrections (left); Sarah Urbach, Supervisor, Todd-Wadena Community Corrections; Honorable Doug Clark, District Court Judge, Wadena County; Honorable Daniel Benson, District Court Judge, Todd County; Deputy Troy Wangsness, Wadena County Sheriff’s Office; and Nitro, K-9 Partner, Wadena County Sheriff’s Office.
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Urbach awarded as outstanding supervisor
April 29, 2019 - 11:55am
April 25, 2019
Former M State President Peggy Kennedy honored with emeritus status
April 25, 2019 - 10:36am