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Wadena County wanted - Feb. 15 edition
Blood drive nets 124 units
Semi leaves Highway 71; driver not injured
Update: Both lanes opened up on Highway 10 by Lake Park/Audubon after accident, fire
Local 'Haylift' geared to help eastern Montana ranchers
Inspiration on the mat
Wolverines open Section 6A playoffs with familiar foe
Breckenridge edges out Wadena-DC
Volkmann hits milestone in defeat against Menahga
Hawley earns section win over Wadena-DC
Jerome H. Hunke
Alma S. Ryckman
Donna M. Reineccius
Volunteer opportunity in health care available to area teens
Tri-County Health Care earns ACR ultrasound accreditation
TCHC awarded grant for opioid management program
47 retail stores closing as parent company struggles with debt, slumping sales
TCHC's February Festival of Health slated for Feb. 3
Davis braves cold to be guest speaker at Bookends event
Anders to demonstrate drums at Wadena library Feb. 26
Annual wine and chocolate event back at Depot Feb. 17
Schedule for for WDC Community Education classes/bus trips
Art For Lunch program debuts Feb. 1
St. Huberts church hosting Harvest Festival Oct. 28
God may be an easy target, but he's a strong one
The cost of being a disciple
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Ask A Trooper: What goes into a inclement weather car kit?
Editorial: So everybody is poor here in Wadena, now what?
Ask A Trooper: Why are the uniforms maroon?
Miller column: Newspaper's open forum important
Veterans: White House VA hotline is now fully staffed 24/7
Why are good duck numbers not translating to good hunter numbers?
Count your blessings and your birds
Hunting, fishing have mysteries of their own
Knob Hill, MDHA sponsoring Forkhorn Field Day Oct. 1
DNR to modernize its electronic system for hunting and fishing licenses
Owen Milo Accola
Crown College announces dean's list
Willow Sarahna Love Randall
crime and courts
January 27, 2018
Police Scanner - Jan. 25 Edition
Jan. 11 • Law enforcement received a report of a possible wolf sighting in Wadena County. A search for the animal was carried out but officers were unable to locate it. • A woman who did not speak English well reported her husband was in bed and had a large knife. The "knife"...
January 27, 2018 - 11:08am
January 21, 2018
Your legal rights: Beware of utility shut-off scams
Minnesota is a state with four seasons. When temperatures spike over 90 or dip below zero degrees, it can be crucial to keep the power on. And...
January 21, 2018 - 8:10am
January 19, 2018
Wadena County wanted - Jan. 18 edition
Madisen Nicole Hensel, 23, Isle, warrant: contempt of court. Donnel Mary Kist, 51, Motley, warrant: contempt of court. Scott Allen Lipe, 40,...
January 19, 2018 - 1:52pm
January 16, 2018
Tobacco companies to run court-ordered ads telling the truth about their products
Starting Nov. 26, 2017, the major U.S. tobacco companies must run court-ordered newspaper and television advertisements that tell the American public the truth about the deadly consequences of smoking and secondhand smoke, as well as the companies' intentional design of cigarettes...
January 16, 2018 - 12:57pm
January 15, 2018
Wadena County wanted - Jan. 11 edition
Mitchell Lee Peterson, 26, Henning, warrant: contempt of court. Stone Nickolas Putnam, 19, Alexandria, warrant: probation violation. Eugene Francis...
January 15, 2018 - 1:04pm
Police Scanner - Jan. 11 Edition
Dec. 28 • A Wadena resident asked for a call back after his residence was burglarized and some guns were stolen. Some of the property was recovered during the execution of a search warrant in Todd County. The complainant was seeking restitution. • A driver hit a dog on Juniper...
January 15, 2018 - 9:30am
January 12, 2018
Weekly crime report - Jan. 11 edition
Jan. 3 • Russell Beul Wettengel, 46, of Wadena, was arrested on a Cass County, ND warrant. Wettengel was transported to the Wadena County Jail. Jan. 4 • Leon Oswald Wirre, 67, of New York Mills was issued a citation for passing on the right, after being involved in a motor vehicle...
January 12, 2018 - 12:48pm
January 10, 2018
St. Marie murder trial: Day 2 of jury selection adds 3 more jurors
WADENA—Twelve more jurors were interviewed Tuesday on the second day of jury selection in the case of the State of Minnesota vs. Antonio...
January 10, 2018 - 2:05pm
3 dead cats leads to torture charges against Minn. man
A 38-year-old Brainerd man faces three felony animal mistreatment and torture charges after allegedly killing a cat named Tig and two other cats...
January 10, 2018 - 11:54am
January 8, 2018
Police Scanner - Jan. 4 Edition
Dec. 22 • A scam attempt on a vulnerable adult was reported to the Wadena County Sheriff's Office. • At 10:33 p.m. complainant reported a dark-colored pickup was in the ditch and partially blocking his driveway. He said the person in the driver's seat was asleep or passed out....
January 8, 2018 - 10:38am
January 7, 2018
Wadena County wanted - Jan. 4 edition
Brian Lee Fischer, 46, Ottertail, warrant: probation violation. Chad Everett Jensen, 44, Coon Rapids, warrant: probation violation. Adam Paul...
January 7, 2018 - 12:48pm
December 31, 2017
Police Scanner - Dec. 28 Edition
Dec. 15 • A Wadena police officer received a report of a semi crossing the road 5-6 times. The truck was speeding as it entered Wadena at 12:35 a.m. The semi was stopped. The driver said he was coming from Bemidji and heading for Verndale. He had a low front tire and admitted to...
December 31, 2017 - 1:31pm
December 25, 2017
Wadena County wanted - Dec. 21 edition
Donovan Clyde Basswood, 55, Ponsford, warrant: traffic violation. Shawnee Nichole Basswood, 30, Detroit Lakes, warrant: traffic violation. Jared...
December 25, 2017 - 10:59am
December 24, 2017
Weekly crime report - Dec. 21 edition
Dec. 11 • Alex Lee Swanson, 20, of Dent, was stopped and issued a citation for speeding. • Robert Mikel Smith, 26, of Perham, was stopped and issued a citation for driving after revocation. Dec. 14 • Wadena Officers assisted the Cheyenne Wyoming Police Department in the recovery...
December 24, 2017 - 1:28pm
December 23, 2017
Police Scanner - Dec. 21 Edition
Dec. 7 • The Wadena Sheriff's Office received a 911 call stating a possible rollover before the caller hung up. When the dispatcher reached the caller they said a male party rolled but asked them not to call 911. Dec. 8 • A man being threatened on social media told law enforcement...
December 23, 2017 - 12:42pm