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February 7, 2019
Winter Weather: Area closings announced today
February 7, 2019 - 11:29am
December 26, 2018
Finance Officer, Lloyd Lanz, accepting CAFR award from Wadena Mayor George Deiss.
Photo courtesy of the City of Wadena
City of Wadena is awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
December 26, 2018 - 12:04pm
December 23, 2018
The fire was incredibly destructive. Fire crews have only started clearing the debris.
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Update: Fire destroys two Perham businesses in early morning fire
December 23, 2018 - 4:19pm
December 20, 2018
New economic project aims to help Wadena County businesses
December 20, 2018 - 5:15pm
November 30, 2018
Downtown Perham maintains a strong business district, despite the growing popularity of online shopping. (Paula Quam / Focus)
Fighting back: Local retailers step up their game as online shopping gives them a run for their money
November 30, 2018 - 8:03am
Joey McQuiston stands by a display of retro and newer gaming consoles and games for sale at his store, Joeys PCs. He added the retro gaming systems in order provide a different draw to his business others in the area were not providing.
Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal
Business in Wadena: Brick and mortar looks to do what online can't
November 30, 2018 - 8:00am
November 23, 2018
Our goals with this Bricks and Clicks series
November 23, 2018 - 8:02am
Downtown Perham has a wide variety of retail stores. Jason Miller / FOCUS
The fight for your dollar
November 23, 2018 - 8:00am
November 6, 2018
Conservation farmer Andy Dombeck, center, receives his Water Quality Certification sign from Darren Newville, left, of the East Otter Tail and Wadena Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and Jim Lahn, right, the area certification specialist for the water quality program. (Submitted Photo)
Local father-son farmers get Water Quality Certified
November 6, 2018 - 8:48am
April 17, 2018
Troy and Abby Pettit and their two children were waiting in Cabo San Lucas for an American Airlines flight Monday, April 16, 2018, after their Sun Country flight back to Minnesota was cancelled and the airline left them stuck in Mexico. Photo courtesy of the Pettit family
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
April 17, 2018 - 2:55pm
February 14, 2018
Greg Susens (left), assistant manager, looks on as Ashley Sivertson, assistant supervisor, helps a customer at the Short Stop station in Duluth Wednesday morning. (Bob King / Forum News Service)
Sour taste: Duluth could tighten down on sales of flavored tobacco products
February 14, 2018 - 9:51am
October 16, 2017
Rich Las (left) raises freshwater prawns in a large hoop style greenhouse at his home on Pelican Lake west of Orr, Minn., with his daughter, Leah, 4, son Riley, 11, and wife Karen Las. The tank he uses is about 20 feet wide by 46 feet long and four feet deep. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Cultivating new ideas: Farmers, entrepreneurs pushing the bounds of what can be grown and raised in northern Minnesota
October 16, 2017 - 8:51pm
October 9, 2017
The Rub My Rack BBQ team from Fort Ripley Township is all smiles after making it to the finals Saturday of the Sam's Club National Pro BBQ Tour in Bentonville, Ark., where the family placed 29th overall -- but seventh in the pork ribs category -- among the 50 teams in the cook-off. Photo by Patty Blankenship
In national BBQ competition, Minn. family takes 7th in pork ribs, 29th overall
October 9, 2017 - 1:21pm
July 2, 2017
Jim Lucachick, Beltrami County Commissioner and owner of Lucachick Architecture Inc., was one of the speakers Thursday, June 22, during a Jobs for Minnesotans press conference at the Bemidji Eagles Club in support of Enbridge’s Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Project. Maggi Stivers / Forum News Service
Labor group urges support for Line 3 project
July 2, 2017 - 9:45am
May 14, 2017
The Allete headquarters in downtown Duluth seen at dusk the evening of Wednesday, May 10. (Clint Austin / Forum News Service)
Duluth-based Allete thrives as it renews focus on all things energy
May 14, 2017 - 6:00am