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Mayhem on I-94: Car theft suspect climbs on truck as traffic comes to halt
VFW honors Mehl and Becker with 'Teacher of the Year' awards
Emergency Service Personnel Recognized for Dedication to their Communities
Living History: JCPenney sale license is extended
Hutson recognized with international teaching award
Seniors set to lead Raiders into track season
Wolverines have positions open for new fastpitch talent
Wolverines have five state qualifiers back for 2017
Sports briefs - March 23 edition
Tigers hold Pirates at bay in 41-37 subsection tilt
Allen A. Nikkari
Assisted living facility construction moving along quickly
Tri-County Health Care offering new acid reflux procedure
Tri-County Health Care earns ACR accreditation
Minnesota Valley Irrigation celebrates 25 years
Wadena Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors present awards
'A Band Called Honalee' to perform timeless music of the '60s
Author Mary Casanova packs 'em in at Book Ends event
Entertainment briefs - March 16 edition
Gallery exhibit honors women's artwork and advocacy
Young country music star to perform in Wadena
Birth announcements - March 16 edition
The seasons of dating and marriage
Area students named to NDSU dean's list
Humbly listen to God and one another
Your letters - March 16 edition
Phillips: 'Neighbors' columnist gets well-deserved kindness
Are colored well lights against the law?
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune
Lack of snow means burning restrictions will happen soon
Tulibee dominate catch in Brainerd Jaycees Extravaganza
Annual Menahga Family Fishing Derby is Jan. 21
Shout-out for Pout: New Minnesota state eelpout record is on the books
Chronic Wasting Disease found in two farm-raised deer
December 2, 2016
Menahga man charged with felonies in snowmobile crash
A Menahga man has been charged with two felonies after a snowmobile accident Nov. 21 in Wadena County. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office received a call at about 2:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 about a snowmobile accident on 340th Street, west of U.S. Highway 71 in Blueberry Township....
December 2, 2016 - 12:10am
November 26, 2016
Fire causes $750,000 in damage at Baxter business
A fire that destroyed Dean's Auto Parts in Baxter Friday night and sent fireballs into the sky caused $750,000 in damages, Brainerd Fire Chief...
November 26, 2016 - 12:10am
November 18, 2016
Woman who took Alexandria squad car denied lower bond
A woman accused of stealing an Alexandria officer's squad car appeared in court on Monday, Nov. 14, where she asked Judge David Battey to lower her bail and grant her furlough time to pick up her mail. Judge Battey denied both requests. The appearance was intended to be Jennifer Hillard's...
November 18, 2016 - 12:10am
November 16, 2016
WDC among several area schools reportedly on lockdown
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has just released a statement on their facebook page concerning the "generalized threat," which caused a code yellow in several area school districts this afternoon. "The BCA recieved a report early this morning from an individual who...
November 16, 2016 - 3:04pm
Blizzard and Winter Storm Watches in effect for Thursday night through Friday
The first winter storm of the season is upon us. A Blizzard Watch has been issued for portions of northwest Minnesota from Thursday night through...
November 16, 2016 - 10:20am
November 15, 2016
Three potential winter storm-related scenarios that will likely affect your area this weekend
A change in the weather is coming. This is something we have known for a couple of weeks. A pattern change will bring an end to the seemingly...
November 15, 2016 - 2:34pm
Arson suspect flees in squad car in Alexandria
The window separating the back of an Alexandria squad car from the front was only 11 inches by 11 inches, but a woman who had been arrested at a downtown fire on Sunday was able to squeeze through that window and speed off. Police said the suspect, Jennifer Hillard, 35, Alexandria,...
November 15, 2016 - 8:15am
November 14, 2016
Oodles of poodles: Minnesota dog ties record for largest litter
Kelli Hewitt's standard poodle looked like any other pregnant dog, the dog breeder from Lancaster, Minn. said. But she and her family couldn't believe how many puppies were coming as the poodle named Crystal Diamond RD - Crystal, for short - gave birth Aug. 28 at their farm. When...
November 14, 2016 - 12:10am
November 13, 2016
Hunter found dead in the woods in central Minn.
A 41-year-old man was found Monday, Nov. 7, deceased in the woods after suffering an apparent gunshot wound in central Minnesota. Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen reported deputies were called at 5:04 p.m. to a possible hunting accident on property near the intersection of Hawthorne...
November 13, 2016 - 12:08am
November 9, 2016
Dogs shot after chickens killed near NY Mills
Dogs which reportedly killed 30 chickens north of New York Mills were in turn shot and killed by the owner of the chickens. This incident, which occurred along Highway 67 north of New York Mills, was reported to the sheriff's office at 9:11 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27. "The owner of...
November 9, 2016 - 8:48am
November 7, 2016
Otter Tail County's broadband speeds rank fourth-worst in MN
When it comes to high-speed broadband internet access in Otter Tail County, people will have to, "Please wait... Your options are still loading." The county has some catching up to do. Currently, Otter Tail is the fourth-worst in the state when it comes to fixed, non-mobile broadband...
November 7, 2016 - 12:08am
November 6, 2016
Five arrested in Park Rapids drug buy
Five people were arrested and face felony charges in connection with a drug buy Thursday, Oct. 20 in Park Rapids where authorities seized meth, weapons and cash. A buy involving a half ounce of methamphetamine resulted in the seizure of 80 grams of methamphetamine, hallucinogenic...
November 6, 2016 - 12:08am
November 2, 2016
Drug agents seize meth and firearms; 3 facing charges
Three people face criminal charges following a drug bust in which authorities seized methamphetamine with a street value of about $1,000 and several firearms. The arrests on Friday at a rural Brainerd residence also resulted in two young children being placed in emergency foster care....
November 2, 2016 - 8:15am
October 30, 2016
New kitchen helps feed aging population in Wadena, Todd counties
A central Minnesota kitchen is now a step closer to serving hundreds of hot meals each week to area seniors, thanks in part to innovation funding...
October 30, 2016 - 12:08am
October 28, 2016
Report of suspicious person leads to Park Rapids school lockdown
The Park Rapids Area School District received a report Friday morning of a suspicious individual on school property. Law enforcement responded to the call and completed a search of the school prairie and surrounding wooded areas. No suspicious person was located and the lockdown was...
October 28, 2016 - 11:35am