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Photo of the Day: Calling all bus drivers

March 5, 2013 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Wadena-Deer Creek Transit Director Tim Wohlert speaks to one of his drivers from his office in Wadena. Wohlert’s buses pick up students in 19 area townships. The WDC schools were running two hours late Tuesday morning due to heavy snowfall Monday. Photo by Brian Hansel, Pioneer Journal Continue Reading

Red plus blue equals purple bipartisanship

March 5, 2013 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Two Minnesota senators want to form a “purple” caucus to bring lawmakers from both parties together. Continue Reading

Minnesota health insurance marketplace moves ahead

March 5, 2013 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Minnesotans either will get a better deal on health insurance or they will face problems if the Legislature and governor agree on a new way for 1.3 million Minnesotans to buy health insurance. Continue Reading

WDC two hours late

March 5, 2013 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Wadena-Deer Creek Schools will be two hours late today. There is no morning preschool. Continue Reading

Capitol Chatter: $30 million appears headed to help businesses grow

March 4, 2013 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Legislative leaders say the governor has a good chance of getting $30 million he wants included in the next two-year budget to help businesses move to Minnesota or expand. Continue Reading

Officers nab alleged serial burglars

March 4, 2013 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Two Fergus Falls men have been arrested in connection with a string of area burglaries over the past several months. Continue Reading

Shed, skidsteer lost in New York Mills fire

March 4, 2013 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

A shed, skidsteer, about 30 bales of hay and several other farm items were lost in a fire in New York Mills on Friday. Continue Reading

Minnesota barn fire kills 1,800 hogs

March 4, 2013 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

A barn fire in western Minnesota on Saturday morning killed about 1,800 hogs and caused nearly $700,000 in property damage, the Morris Fire Department reported. Continue Reading

Photo of the Day: Snow sweeper

March 4, 2013 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Mike Olson of Olson’s Lawn Service & Snow Removal clears snow from a sidewalk Monday in downtown Wadena. Photo by Dain Sullivan, Pioneer Journal Continue Reading

Winter storm warning in effect for Wadena through Tuesday morning

March 4, 2013 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

A winter storm warning from the National Weather Service is in effect for Wadena and will remain so until 6 a.m. Tuesday. Continue Reading