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Fairgrounds grandstand design approved

September 7, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Wadena Commissioners unanimously approved a design for a new fairgrounds grandstand, during Tuesday’s county board meeting. Continue Reading

Wadena Board approves bids for highway projects

September 7, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Wadena County Commissioners approved bid awards for two more road and bridge projects to take place this season, during the Aug. 23 board meeting
PCI Roads, LLC, of St Michael, Minn., was the low bidder for a bridge remodeling project on CSAH 12 in Nimrod at Stigman Mound Park. Continue Reading

County board drops courthouse security addition

September 7, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

After voting on June 26 to proceed with the design phase of the proposed Courthouse Security Addition (Option E), Wadena County Board members abandoned the project Tuesday. Continue Reading

The numbers are in

August 17, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Voters mold results during primary election Continue Reading

Officer Ron Noon to retire after 25 years

August 17, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Officer Ron Noon has been on the Wadena Police Department 25 years, and now he is retiring.
Noon’s last scheduled shift was Thursday, and he is on the payroll and subject to call until Aug. 25, after which he is officially retired. Continue Reading

Prescription drug abuse on the rise

August 11, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Prescription drug abuse has risen in the Wadena area in recent years, according to Wadena area law enforcement.
Sgt./Investigator Naomi Plautz said prescription drug abuse is nothing new, and part of the reason people hear about it more is due to more publicity, but it has really has risen in recent years. Continue Reading

Wadena County Commissioners hear numerous budget requests

July 20, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

In a four-hour special July 16 board meeting, Wadena County Commissioners listened carefully as 13 department heads presented their 2013 budget requests.
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Wadena board hears appeal from County Humane Society

July 15, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Caroline Hartman and Susan Stoddard of the Wadena County Humane Society (WCHS) appeared before the Wadena County Board at its July 10 meeting to ask for help. Continue Reading

Outdoor seating for The Uptown approved by Wadena City Council

July 15, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

The Wadena City Council gave its blessing to a restaurant owner to add an outdoor seating area.
Jim Formanek, owner of The Uptown, presented plans to build an outdoor dining area in what is currently the building’s parking lot. Continue Reading

Council disagrees with Brainerd ad agency

July 15, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

The Wadena City Council met with a representative of a Brainerd-based advertising agency to go over what Councilman Don Niles described as a “miscommunication” over whether the agency had held up their end of a contract. Continue Reading