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Dain Sullivan

Dain Sullivan is the Pioneer Journal's editor/general manager. Having joined the paper in May 2012, he previously served as a reporter for The Dickinson Press in Dickinson, N.D. Before that he reported at other Forum Communications-owned papers, including Detroit Lakes Newspapers and The Forum. Sullivan also spent time working as an intern at the Times-Record in Valley City, N.D. and a web producer at the Valley News Live news station in Fargo.
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Photo of the Day: Pedal through the snow

Marvin Bakken braves the cold and snow on his bike Friday in northeast Wadena. Photo by Dain Sullivan, Pioneer Journal

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Photo of the Day: Walking with family

Favorable temperatures allowed Curt Leeseberg and daughter Kendra, 2, of Wadena to take a stroll downtown Monday. Photo by Dain Sullivan, Pioneer Journal

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President Obama can cut loose, too

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Person steals car, rolls it during getaway

After it was reported a car was stolen from a Grey Eagle residence at around 4:18 p.m. Saturday, the vehicle was found rolled over with no one in sight, according to a report from Todd County Sheriff’s Office.

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‘Idol’ kicks off with mix of laughter, inspiration

As “American Idol” kicked off its 12th season Wednesday night, I kicked back on the couch, not really expecting to see anything too extraordinary from the show, which I’ve followed off and on since it was first aired in 2002.

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Photo of the Day: Clearing a path

Jacob Krack shovels snow off the sidewalk near his southeast Wadena home Wednesday. Photo by Dain Sullivan

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Photo of the Day: Read all about it

Jerry Anderson catches up on community news Monday at the Wadena City Library. Photo by Dain Sullivan

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Flu outbreak reflects need to fight germs

I’ve always considered myself to be somewhat of a germaphobe. A few times a day, I make sure to wash my hands just to put my mind at ease.

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Photo of the Day: Mailwoman walking

U.S. postal carrier Joanne Motl of Wadena enjoyed sunny weather Wednesday as she delivered mail on the southeast side of town. Photo by Dain Sullivan

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Photo of the Day: A sunny day with 'Sparky'

Mary Pate of Wadena enjoys Monday's weather by walking with her dog, "Sparky." Wadena temperatures reached 30 degrees by 2 p.m. Monday, causing some snow to melt around town. Photo by Dain Sullivan

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Columns

Lost in the bowels of Generica

In the last few years, I’ve experienced a strange deja vu/vertigo-like phenomenon that was just too weird to mention, so I didn’t. But now that I’ve mentioned it to a few people, I’ve found others have run into the same thing.

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‘You won’t beat me, devil fruit,’ I wheezed

Sometimes life is going along smoothly and then bam — out of nowhere, a piece of fruit tries to murder you.

‘Holy Grail’ the funniest movie ever

There are those who would argue “Caddyshack” is the funniest movie ever, and they can write their own letters to the editor to make that point, or tout another selection. If you ask me, the funniest movie ever made was “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

Online learning a change, but rewarding

Earlier this year, I made the ill-timed decision to go back to college. Had I known it would be such a challenging year at the newspaper, I probably would have chosen a better time to do it, but I soon learned it’s the kind of thing you have to just jump into. And now I’m glad I did.

A crushing blow, then several unexpected Thanksgiving treats

It was Thanksgiving week 1996, a Wednesday afternoon around 2:30 to be exact. I was the 24-year-old manager of the brand new radio station in Perham, and I was ready for a nice, long holiday weekend after signing on the station for the first time just three months before. It had been a whirlwind. I was tired, and had a cold.

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Dumb luck and the deer hunter

Though it’s been a few years since I’ve donned the blaze orange and trotted out in the snow chasing deer, the annual hunt still brings back a lot of memories.

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Fantasy football, and a word on Favre

For middle-aged, goateed men such as myself— and an increasing number of women and other guys — Christmas is coming in the next couple of weeks.

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What happened to MTV, CNN and ESPN?

I’m so old that I can remember when they played music videos on MTV, talked about news on CNN and recapped sports on ESPN.

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An ode to the Click and the Clack

Several years ago, when I was on a road trip with a friend and radio colleague, he turned on a public radio program that he said was about car repair, and I gave him a look like, “our cars together aren’t worth the price of a new muffler, and we couldn’t change a fan belt any more than we could perform a kidney transplant.”

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Trading in cars a formerly foreign concept to a junk car collector

A few years back, I did something for the first time in my life: I traded in a car.

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