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Annual Menahga Family Fishing Derby is Jan. 21
Park Rapids 106 returns with cross country snowmobile racing
Local veteran to take on 'PCT 4 PTSD' hike
Making memories through Kinship
Johnson's hat trick powers Panthers in win over RLF
Cass Lake defeats Nevis in conference clash
Hrdlicka, Howard help Braves defeat Pillager
Tigers avenge loss to Cass Lake
Staples-Motley's defense sparks win over Panthers
Robert P. Carlson
Lois Alvira Johnson
Geriatric services extended at TSZ
Basic Business Cents: Understand your organizational culture
Klein Insurance opens branch in Park Rapids
Longtime Park Rapids business owner sells Bruhn Optical
Teens, adults urged to join 'community reads together' project
Popular children's musician dies of cancer
"Onward from Selma" celebrates Martin Luther King
Stillwater resident wins 2018 turkey stamp contest
Talking Stick welcomes short submissions
2017 DNR Roundtable: Keeping what we have
Take A Kid Ice Fishing this weekend
Lot of pout: Burbot state record is on the books
Itasca State Park offering January snowshoeing events
About Fishing: 2016 fishing season in review
Letter: Obama tried bipartisan approach
Letter: Hope of unifying the country disappeared
Commentary: Working for progress and people of Minnesota
Commentary: A better person in 2017
Editorial: Another shutdown for Minnesota?
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
June 1, 2011
Day after storm brings signs of progress and what was lost in Park Rapids
As Day 2 dawned, Park Rapids residents woke up to aching backs and plenty of sunshine. But that sun carries a heavy price of what was lost...
June 1, 2011 - 6:56am
Weather Service confirms EF-1 tornado struck Park Rapids
The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado packing wind speeds of 105 mph hit Park Rapids at 10:30 Monday night. It was...
June 1, 2011 - 6:37am
May 5, 2011
Klobuchar returns to Wadena to view rebuilding
Minneapolis - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will be in Wadena on Friday to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for a new Wadena-Deer Creek High School to replace the one that was destroyed by a tornado that ripped through the community last summer. The new Wadena-Deer Creek...
May 5, 2011 - 7:47am
April 21, 2011
Activity resumes at Wadena-Deer Creek High School site
Over the next two weeks, the public will notice heavy equipment working once again at the site of the former Wadena-Deer Creek High School. Rachel...
April 21, 2011 - 7:58am
November 27, 2010
PDS: A Particularly Dangerous Situation airs Dec. 1 featuring Wadena tornado
June 17 was a day that brought an adrenaline rush and devastating human impact for storm chasers and weather spotters in the area. The "Storm...
November 27, 2010 - 11:44am
November 15, 2010
Wadena-Deer Creek High School goes under the wrecking ball
There were mixed emotions from different age groups Monday morning as Rachel Contractors began taking down the Wadena-Deer Creek High School. A...
November 15, 2010 - 12:23pm
October 14, 2010
Wadena Community Center sets up shop in temporary location
The ultimate rebuilding of the Wadena Community Center is somewhere down the road, but according to Manager Jenn Miller, the people who exercised...
October 14, 2010 - 7:59am
October 13, 2010
Wadena gets $750,000, not $20 million, for community center
Legislative leaders and Gov. Tim Pawlenty today agreed to spend $70 million on disaster relief, mostly for southern Minnesota communities hit by extensive flooding last month. Wadena's efforts to recover from a June 17 tornado also could get a piece of the appropriations, $750,000...
October 13, 2010 - 7:41am
October 7, 2010
Wadena-Deer Creek school settles tornado losses at $40 million
Wednesday was a big day in the history of Wadena-Deer Creek School District as board chairwoman Ann Pate signed a settlement resolution with Riverport Insurance Services in the office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. The $40,861,324 settlement has been four months in the...
October 7, 2010 - 7:44am
September 30, 2010
Wadena 2.0 readies for Design Team visit after tornado
A lot of talk about Wadena 2.0 has been going on these days, but not everybody knows what that looks like. Don Niles, chairman of the Wadena 2.0 steering committee, said that it is all about smart planning to rebuild the city. He emphasized the importance of the upcoming Minnesota...
September 30, 2010 - 8:08am
August 29, 2010
Wadena tornado damage tops $14 million
The tornado that struck Wadena County caused damage to 562 taxable properties, causing an estimated $14,727,900 in damages. Of those 562 damaged properties, 105 sustained greater than 50 percent damage or loss. The value lost on those 105 properties is about $10,480,000. Properties...
August 29, 2010 - 9:30am
August 18, 2010
Wadena Hockey Association wants construction in September
The pledge made in June that there will be hockey in Wadena this winter was made good Monday night when the Wadena Hockey Association board approved...
August 18, 2010 - 7:51am
August 10, 2010
Wadena-Deer Creek district inks 2-year lease with M State
The Wadena-Deer Creek School Board approved a two-year lease agreement with M State-Wadena, ensuring classroom space for their top four grades. District 2155's lease agreement with the neighboring technical college is for $63,751 a year. The lease calls for the use of 17 classrooms...
August 10, 2010 - 5:09pm
August 9, 2010
Wadena tornado survivors: 'We didn't have time to get scared'
Before June 17, tornado warnings were more exciting than scary for Jenn Davis, Jeremy Wolfenbarger, and their newborn daughter Isabella Wolfenbarger. Davis...
August 9, 2010 - 7:54am
August 4, 2010
4-H kids help clean up Wadena tornado
More than 50 volunteers answered the call to help clean up debris flung around the Wadena County fairgrounds by a tornado that destroyed multiple...
August 4, 2010 - 1:00pm