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April 30, 2020
The Wynn family, including Aspen (left) Bristol, Alicia, Oakley and Macy, watch as people pass honking and hollering Wednesday, April 22, in Wadena. (Dad, Bryan Wynn not pictured).
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Community puts on parade to rally around Wadena boy’s health
April 30, 2020 - 8:00am
April 17, 2020
George and Magaen Kveton stand outside their camper outside of Wadena where they've been quarantining themselves from their family for their family's health and safety.
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Minnesota health care workers quarantine in camper away from family
April 17, 2020 - 8:00am
April 1, 2020
Outside the main entrance of the Wadena Clinic, Tri-County Health Care is accepting community donations of personal protective equipment, including medical-grade N95 masks, clear plastic face shields, safety goggles, safety glasses, used scrubs and sealed bottles of hand sanitizer. The donations can be left on the table outside, and staff will later bring the items inside to be sanitized. 
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Wadena hospital project suspended due to COVID-19
April 1, 2020 - 3:22pm
March 12, 2020
Stormy (left) and Leo (right) sealed the deal in getting Cameron Pearson to accept a prom proposal from Michaela Roemmich Thursday morning at the Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High  School.
Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal
Prom date wasn't horsing around when she proposed
March 12, 2020 - 4:06pm
March 11, 2020
Anita Small (left), Erica Keppers and Mike Wolfe celebrate after making a deal during a recording for the "American Pickers" episode to air Monday, March 16, on the History Channel.
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'American Pickers' show featuring Wadena residents airs Monday
March 11, 2020 - 4:26pm
February 25, 2020
Wadena VFW club manager Cody Boyer stands by a sign he placed outside the club two weeks ago. He said he has since heard a great deal of support and one complaint over the sign. Michael Johnson / Pioneer Journal
UPDATED: Wadena VFW stands by national anthem banner
February 25, 2020 - 5:37pm
February 18, 2020
A group of about 30 filled up much of a small conference room Tuesday at the Wadena County Courthouse. Most in attendance were there to voice support of their Second Amendment rights.
Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal
Wadena County votes to become 'Second Amendment Dedicated County'
February 18, 2020 - 4:26pm
November 11, 2019
Sebeka cattleman and farmer Tim Nolte told his side of the story to a group of stakeholders at his farm in the wood in northern Wadena County on Monday, Oct. 21. A group of about 30 politicians, state workers, neighbors, friends, Northern Water Alliance leaders and family members gathered for the discussion and bus tour where he talked about his conservation efforts and other opinions on his operation and attempt to secure permits for irrigation on cleared forest land. Barry Amundson / The Forum
Minnesota farmer caught amid environmental, agricultural clash defends his choices
November 11, 2019 - 7:00am
November 6, 2019
The Antique Archaeology van was spotted Wednesday, Nov. 6, outside a home at Second Street in Wadena. The crew was setting up for filming at the location.
Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal
'American Pickers' star spotted in Wadena
November 6, 2019 - 5:01pm
October 29, 2019
Wadena County Sheriff's Office deputies, Wadena Police and Minnesota State Patrol are seen posting just off Leaf River Road in Wadena in a search for a inmate that escaped at 2:44 p.m. from the Wadena County Courthouse. A reporting party stated they saw someone in orange in a cornfield in the area along Leaf River Road.
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Escaped Wadena inmate captured after manhunt
October 29, 2019 - 6:26pm
October 11, 2019
Doughnuts by the dozen were handed out around Wadena when weather kept them from going west to North Dakota. Mason Brothers sees it as a way to pay it forward.
Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal
As North Dakota town digs out, a Minnesota town digs into doughnuts that couldn't be delivered
October 11, 2019 - 2:15pm
June 20, 2019
The Animal Fest petting zoo area was partially assembled Wednesday afternoon at the Wadena County Fairgrounds. Following charges against the owner, the petting zoo is not to be part of the activities this week. Michael Johnson / Forum News Service
Petting zoo owner charged with animal cruelty at Minnesota county fair
June 20, 2019 - 7:10am
June 19, 2019
A man found dead inside the Wadena County Fair ticket booth, Thursday, June 6, has been identified.
Michael Johnson / Forum News Service
Man found in fairground ticket booth is identified
June 19, 2019 - 3:20pm
A man found dead inside the Wadena County Fair ticket booth Thursday, June 6 has been identified.
Man found in Wadena fairground ticket booth identified
June 19, 2019 - 3:19pm
June 7, 2019
The ticket booth at the Wadena County Fairgrounds is surrounded in caution tape Friday evening. A dead man was found naked inside the booth Thursday night. Michael Johnson / Forum News Service
Man found dead in Wadena County Fairgrounds ticket booth
June 7, 2019 - 7:01pm