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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
letter to the editor
October 5, 2018
Your letters: The season is changing
What a beautiful Sunday morning when I was picked up for church. Then in the afternoon it became windy and cloudy. It sure changed, just like Minnesota. Now we are into fall, the season of beauty. It's raining again Monday afternoon. It looks like it's going to stop. I heard it's...
October 5, 2018 - 6:59pm
September 28, 2018
Letter to editor: Thanks for support of Veterans Park
Thank you to all who donated and participated in our Veterans Park fundraiser! It was very successful and we thank you for your participation. David Ludovissie Veterans Park Committee
September 28, 2018 - 9:31am
Letter to editor: People can change
As a semi-retired high school teacher, I have been associated with adolescents for the past five decades. During that time I have seen a countless number of individuals who made bad lifestyle decisions in their youth and yet grew up to be mature, responsible and moral adults. Whatever...
September 28, 2018 - 9:14am
September 17, 2018
Your letters: City signs should be changed
It was interesting to read about the Wadena City Council's recent discussions in the Aug. 23 issue of the Pioneer Journal, especially the suggestion by Toby Pierce regarding the Wadena City entry signs. I've heard many disappointing remarks regarding the present signs. I personally...
September 17, 2018 - 8:09am
September 4, 2018
Your letters: Teacher of the Year program cut
At the August VFW Post 3922 meeting funding for the Teacher of the Year program was cut. It terminated promoting the program in the Wadena community and school. Rotary Club members who were at their meeting on July 25 and the Elks Lodge members who were at their meeting on July 26...
September 4, 2018 - 8:15am
August 28, 2018
Your letters: Unwinnable wars
Lyndon Johnson's war on poverty, the Johnson-Nixon Vietnam conflict, George W. Bush's ego trip into Iraq and Donald Trump's trade war have something in common. They were all ill-advised, unnecessary and not winnable. Jerry Miller, Sebeka
August 28, 2018 - 9:06am
Your letters: Look to elected school officials for answers
"School Choice" is a policy often endorsed by conservative candidates -including the GOP gubernatorial Jeff Johnson - that uses euphemistic language to disguise the destructive nature of those policies towards public schools.
August 28, 2018 - 8:15am
August 21, 2018
Your letters: Overturn Roe vs Wade to stop natural disasters
A woman has the "right" to kill her baby? Where in the bible or our Constitution does it say that? At the moment of conception a "human man" and and "human woman" create a new "human baby boy" or a new "human baby girl." Human life begins at conception! If it didn't, there wouldn't...
August 21, 2018 - 9:30am
June 26, 2018
Your letters: Either you are for God or against Him
The eight years of the former President along with the radical left, the ACLU and the IRS under the reign of President Obama have shown they are against God!
June 26, 2018 - 12:48pm
June 24, 2018
Other Opinion: Replace Line 3 best, safest option
As we approach the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission hearings later this month, it's important to understand what Enbridge's Line 3 Replacement Project is about: protecting communities and the environment and bringing economic opportunities to the region.
June 24, 2018 - 10:07am
June 20, 2018
Your letters: Support your county fair
Kudos to the Fair Board! I want to express my appreciation to the Wadena County Fair Board. They have been working hard on planning and preparing for the 2018 County Fair which begins this Thursday. Many of the Fair Board members attend a conference to gain new ideas for performances...
June 20, 2018 - 9:47am
June 19, 2018
Your Letters: Wadena needs a lake
What beautiful weather we had. Maybe it was really warm. The fishermen and women really have fun catching the trophy fish on their trips. They always say what Wadena needed was a big lake. But most of the lakes are a half an hour from Wadena. Thomas Hostad, Wadena
June 19, 2018 - 11:02am
April 10, 2018
Letter: Thankful for Good Samaritan
Thank you a thousand times to Josh from Verndale for stopping to help our client Leroy when you saw him fall on the ice on Sunnybrook Road. Thank you for helping him up and into your truck and bringing him back to his Parkwood home. Leroy has a mission to rid our neighborhood of stray...
April 10, 2018 - 12:48pm
Letter: Gun violence crisis runs much deeper than mass shootings
In 2017, there were over 310 mass shootings in the U.S. in which four or more people were injured or killed. Since 2013, there have been 142 school shootings, with 19 already in 2018. What we sometimes forget are the almost 35,000 gun deaths and approximately 65,000 gun-related injuries...
April 10, 2018 - 9:06am
March 31, 2018
Letter: Christianity gets more press because of passionate people
Zeus or Jesus seems more like a first century choice, than a 21st century one, but here it is. A recent writer, troubled by uncomfortably frequent references to the Judeo-Christian God in the PJ, expressed relief at seeing the name of another deity (Zeus) in an article about a police...
March 31, 2018 - 10:34am