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February 15, 2019
Eric Wirta, PA
Wirta is Minn. Physician Assistant of the Year
February 15, 2019 - 5:30pm
January 20, 2019
Top-rated light shows in Minnesota include shows in Wadena, Clearwater, Minnetrista, New Hope, Eden Prairie and Willmar.
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'Christmas In Wadena' rated 'excellent' among state's light shows
January 20, 2019 - 11:26am
January 16, 2019
Participating in the honor band festival recently in Fergus Falls, front from left: Addison Block, Johanna Brunsberg, Ella Stroeing and Kayla Meeks.; back from left: WDC band director Lisa Weniger, Zach Meeks, Lucas Hinojos, Elliot Doyle, Sophie Kreklau, and Emma Bushinger. 
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WDC students attend Honor Band Festival
January 16, 2019 - 2:19pm
January 13, 2019
Kristine Spadgenske has been appointed to serve on the Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative.
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Spadgenske joins TWEC board of directors
January 13, 2019 - 5:15pm
December 27, 2018
Senior bookkeeper at Wadena-Deer Creek School District Joyce Boyne winds down her final days at work last week. Boyne has been working at the school for 50 years.
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Retirement: 50 years of joy for Joyce
December 27, 2018 - 12:04pm
December 26, 2018
Michael Denny is a multi-media journalist for the Wadena Pioneer Journal and Perham Focus.
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Denny growing news coverage for Pioneer Journal
December 26, 2018 - 8:25am
Derby puts it in park after 40 years on the road
December 26, 2018 - 7:23am
December 25, 2018
Presenting a Nativity scene to Marge Wolter are Kathy Harrison (left), Wolter, Sandi Pratt and Ronnie Voge at the Joyful Spirit United Methodist Church in Wadena.
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Wolter wins Nativity scene at Joyful Spirit
December 25, 2018 - 11:26am
December 24, 2018
Marriage Licenses: Redfield, Theisen get hitched
December 24, 2018 - 11:46am
December 14, 2018
Ella Stroeing (right) is presented the Patriot's Pen Award by Ruth Clark of the Wadena VFW and Ladies Auxiliary.
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8th grader explains why she honors the American flag
December 14, 2018 - 1:51pm
Marriage license: Nov. 26-30
December 14, 2018 - 11:26am
December 11, 2018
What's left of Josh Stoneman's 1950 Ford  with his neighbor's house in the background. The entire landscape is shades of grey, black and brown after the Nov. 8 fire that burned their town of Paradise, Calif.
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Paradise Lost: California fire hits former Wadena residents
December 11, 2018 - 3:22pm
December 5, 2018
The memorial motor finds a new home
December 5, 2018 - 5:15pm
November 26, 2018
Displaying their certificates are Wadena County Sheriff's Deputy Tyler Wheeler and Sgt. Bryan Savaloja. Sharing in the moment are Sheriff Mike Carr Jr. (from left), commissioners Chuck Horsager, Bill Stearns, Dave Hillukka and Jim Hofer and Jeanna Hayes of the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department.
Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal
Wheeler, Savaloja complete emergency management training
November 26, 2018 - 5:15pm
November 21, 2018
Rodney Rychner
Rodney Rychner is new full-time Wadena patrol officer
November 21, 2018 - 12:04pm