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'Among the best': Gallant nominated for Teacher of the Year
Police Blotter - Jan. 10 - 17
MSCTC fall 2018 graduates announced
Local students named to MSU Moorhead Dean's List
Buyer's market: Commissioners slice values of tax-forfeited properties
Wadena-DC dance review postponed
Wolverines fall at home to Crookston
Loer's big night helps Wadena-DC over Verndale
Willmar skates past Prairie Centre
WATCH: The Rink Live plans second day of streaming Hockey Day Minnesota interviews
Karen Yvonne White
Leonard R. Lowers Jr.
Robert "Bobby" Jackson
Pizza to pastries: Leeseberg's Sweet Treats Bakery edges toward grand opening
Carr's Convenience in Verndale closes
Community health survey needs your help
Irrigation Clinic planned Jan. 24 in Wadena
Wadena State Bank donates to Food Shelf
WDC One-Act to perform 'Tracks' Friday
Poet Laura Hansen visits BookEnds Feb. 9
Madhatter's "Believe," the play, will go on
History in dance to be performed Nov. 30
Book Ends: Mike Lein brings northwoods humor to Wadena
St. Huberts church hosting Harvest Festival Oct. 28
God may be an easy target, but he's a strong one
The cost of being a disciple
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Veteran Services: Showing appreciation to Minnesotans in the military
Ask a Trooper: Who can pull me out of the ditch?
Ask a Trooper: Who cleans up after a crash?
Veteran Services: Changes for special survivor indemnity allowance
Ask a Trooper: When must vehicle lights be illuminated?
Central Minnesota family makes world's largest spinning ice disc
DNR invites public to apply for new deer advisory committee
UPDATE: Road-kill cougar to get full examination
Wardens wrestle deer that crashed into Minn. basement
Minnesota deer kill down 9.5 percent from last year
In memory of James Bounds
Hadley Jo Tabery
Briggs William Meyer
Kieren Reino Fraki
May 30, 2016
Transportation, bonding fail at end of Minnesota Legislature
Minnesota legislators came to St. Paul with hopes to pass a good many bills, but they failed to approve two major issues, transportation and...
May 30, 2016 - 12:08am
May 23, 2016
Legislators fight back as overdose deaths rise
Minnesota drug overdose deaths have jumped four-fold since 2000, the Minnesota Health Department reported Friday as state legislators made attempts to slow the increase. Opioid pain relievers such as Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet, morphine and codeine have become the drugs most associated...
May 23, 2016 - 12:10am
May 13, 2016
Local public works projects off the table
Republicans in the Minnesota Senate have narrowly blocked Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed $150 billion public works funding bill, putting in doubt water projects and improvement projects across the state. In this area, impacts include $680,000 for M-State in Wadena and $650,000 for the...
May 13, 2016 - 8:15am
May 9, 2016
Nearly $1 billion separates Minnesota legislators on public works funding
House and Senate leaders are far apart about how much to spend on public works projects. Nearly $1 billion apart. Minnesota Democratic senators...
May 9, 2016 - 8:15am
April 25, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Legislators look for investigations
Minnesota lawmakers do more than legislate; they also sometimes ask people to investigate, and they want to see those reports. Such is the case in a couple of recent issues: a state worker who seemingly emailed opposition to a northern Minnesota oil pipeline and a Commerce Department...
April 25, 2016 - 8:15am
April 19, 2016
Pesticides, farm programs discussed as ag policy omnibus bill heads to House Floor
The Minnesota House soon will decide whether certain pesticides should be prohibited from being used on golf courses and the best methods for encouraging organic farming. Representatives also will discuss helping with foreclosure mediation for farmers. Legislative tweaks without associated...
April 19, 2016 - 12:10am
April 18, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Rural educators face challenges
Rural Minnesota teachers face problems their colleagues in cities do not, U.S. Sen. Al Franken says his "rural education tour" is finding. "My office is meeting with rural educators across the state to better understand the challenges that come with delivering a top-quality education...
April 18, 2016 - 12:10am
April 12, 2016
Dayton signs law reopening Real ID rules
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday signed a new law lifting a seven-year-old ban on state planning for federal identification standards. The measure, which would allow the Minnesota Department of Public Safety to study bringing federal Real ID rules to Minnesota driver's licenses,...
April 12, 2016 - 8:15am
Senators tell railroads to begin talking safety
Warning bells figuratively clanged Friday when a Minnesota state Senate committee held its first hearing on new legislation to force railroads...
April 12, 2016 - 12:10am
April 11, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Driverless cars struggle when looking for lane lines
A Minnesota Senate committee supported a pilot project for vehicles that drive themselves, but on the same day Reuters news service reported that things are not going well for some of the vehicles in California. "Volvo's North American CEO, Lex Kerssemakers, lost his cool as the automaker's...
April 11, 2016 - 8:15am
March 28, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Little money available for pre-kindergarten classrooms
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton wants to increase education spending $77 million in the next year, mostly for his plan to offer classes for four-year-olds. But there is a catch. Many school officials say they are running out of room, especially after lawmakers last year passed a Dayton...
March 28, 2016 - 8:15am
March 15, 2016
Minnesota presidential primary gains momentum
Packed precinct caucuses, and reports that thousands left in frustration due to overcrowding, are leading more Minnesota political leaders to push a presidential primary election. The latest is Chairman Ken Martin of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, who on Friday said he would support...
March 15, 2016 - 12:10am
March 14, 2016
Franson announces intent to seek re-election
Rep. Mary Franson (R-Alexandria) has announced her intention to seek re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2016. Franson,...
March 14, 2016 - 12:10am
November 23, 2014
Think outside the box on streets
Cities in Minnesota, including Wadena, are having a tough time finding a consistent source of funding for street maintenance projects like seal coating and overlays. Those maintenance projects can essentially double the life cycle of city streets, making them last 50 to 60 years. For...
November 23, 2014 - 12:00am
June 14, 2014
Legislature boosts city, school funding
Minnesota lawmakers kept busy during the 2014 session, scaling back some of last year's tax increases, authorizing more than $1 billion in public works spending, raising the minimum wage and passing other high profile legislation, from an anti-bullying measure to a bill that permits...
June 14, 2014 - 12:00am