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So 'mush' fun: Area man sets world record for most sleds ever pulled by a dog team
Perham seniors attend the Dorian Choral Festival
Attempted break in at Triple Play Liquors in Dent
Minnesota lawmakers look to crack down on rising insulin costs
Central Minnesota man buried in avalanche dies in New Mexico hospital
Perham cruises in home win with Frazee
Detroit Lakes edges out Perham
Lakers snap Perham's winning streak
WATCH: The Rink Live plans second day of streaming Hockey Day Minnesota interviews
Lakers double up West Fargo
John A. Farster
Donald Herman Stoering
Robert "Bobby" Jackson
Edward Leo Doll
Happy Birthday Ethan
Maddie Marie Palubicki
Trump talks ag labor and trade at the American Farm Bureau Convention
Minnesota lawmakers trade ideas, jabs on health care costs
Sanford, Essentia publish procedure prices, but it won't be much help for patients
NDSU works through ag research funding cuts
School store now open in PHS
Our opinion: This is why we didn't do the story on the 'racist' comments on Facebook
Minnesota should do more to protect victims of domestic violence
Why are we paying people not to work?
Phillips: Kindness can bring us to our knees
Bricks and Clicks series message: David can beat Goliath
Perham Area calendar
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Former Moorhead woman competing on new season of 'The Bachelor'
Minnesota family's ties to 'Silent Night' lyricist make performing holiday classic extra special
Perham Area calendar
Diagnosed with terminal cancer a year ago, Lisa Flynn is striving to keep fate in her favor, one day at a time
Easing holiday stress for pets
Coming back home to the hive: Yellowjacket alumni find compelling reasons to nest in Perham
November is National Diabetes Month: Perham's Paul Sonnenberg has lost 120 pounds to gain freedom from type 2 diabetes
The land of milk and money: Local dairy farmers cope with chronically low milk prices, uncertain futures
December 13, 2018
United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena predicts budget shortfall without more help
The United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena Counties is asking for help to meet their annual campaign goal. After an initial review the organization is predicting a budget shortfall of $88,000, according to a press release. The gap comes at a time when more people than ever are asking...
December 13, 2018 - 12:21pm
November 8, 2018
Local father-son farmers get Water Quality Certified
Andy Dombeck and his father, Mike Dombeck, are both conservation farmers who want to protect the land and water for future generations. As one...
November 8, 2018 - 9:24am
November 6, 2018
Ottertail woman charged with check forgery
Crystal Lynn Grant, 40, of Ottertail has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony check forgery. According to court records, she allegedly used old checkbooks to forge checks in Otter Tail, Wadena and Becker counties. On Oct. 8, District Judge Doug Clark issued a summons...
November 6, 2018 - 9:39am
August 22, 2018
Minnesota woman admits to shooting 2 dogs
WADENA, Minn.—A Wadena woman is facing two felonies after admitting she shot two dogs earlier this month. Patricia K. Strayer, 57, admitted...
August 22, 2018 - 12:55pm
May 2, 2018
Former head brewer at Perham's Disgruntled Brewing opening brewery in Wadena
Former head brewer and co-founder of Disgruntled Brewing in Perham, Brett Doebbeling, is planning a new brewery in the former Coast-to-Coast...
May 2, 2018 - 11:38am
April 12, 2018
Record home sales at record prices a highlight of sales study
A 2017 home sales study shows some area communities are selling more homes than ever and selling at record-high prices. The study performed by...
April 12, 2018 - 8:15am
February 22, 2018
Cold weather: The job must go on
In terms of cold weather in Minnesota, this winter seems like a doozy. In December we tied the 1964 record low of 24-below zero and broke the...
February 22, 2018 - 8:21am
February 21, 2018
Old Scandinavian pastime of kicksledding makes a return at Minn. preserve
WADENA, Minn.—If you lived in one of the Scandinavian countries during the winter a century ago, there is a very good chance you not only...
February 21, 2018 - 11:42am
November 23, 2017
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Editor's note: This is the second of two feature stories in today's newspaper on local families that are thankful to have gone through the adoption...
November 23, 2017 - 4:40pm
Thankful for family
Editor's note: November is National Adoption Month, and what better time to talk about family than at Thanksgiving? Family, in all its many modern...
November 23, 2017 - 12:48pm
March 4, 2013
Tracking the noise; Train horns in Wadena aren't fading away anytime soon
Those who have been kept up late at night or had their conversation with friends drowned out by the horns of trains passing through Wadena will most likely will have to continue dealing with the noise. There is a solution that exists for noisy trains, called a "quiet zone," which...
March 4, 2013 - 9:53am
February 20, 2013
3 arrested for stealing $19K in supplies from local business
Local authorities arrested three men Thursday after the suspects tried to get away with more than $19,000 worth of wiring and tools from a local business. At around 1:24 a.m., the Wadena Police Department responded to a report of unknown individuals in the Minnesota Valley Irrigation...
February 20, 2013 - 11:50am
Wadena man faces felony domestic charge after violating no drink order
Jeffrey Lynn Welde, 43, of Wadena, faces one felony count of domestic assault after an altercation with his girlfriend. Court documents state that on June 3 at approximately 10:39 a.m., officers were advised of a domestic at a Wadena residence. Deputies were informed that a woman...
June 20, 2012 - 9:43am
May 11, 2012
Fair Oaks Lodge and Fair Oaks Apartments under new ownership and management
Fair Oaks Lodge Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation and Tri-County Health Care Home Care and Hospice in Wadena are under the new ownership of Legacy...
May 11, 2012 - 9:03am
March 20, 2012
Wadena seeks aid as tornado forces out residents, businesses
Wadena is losing residents and businesses, city leaders told a Minnesota Senate committee Monday night in seeking state aid to rebuild facilities...
March 20, 2012 - 11:46am