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New M State programs target business needs
Buddy Bench designed to help students advocate for themselves
Hee-haw! Donkey basketball makes for fun evening at WDC School
Wadena opens Christmas season with Nativity lighting
Capitol Chatter: Legislature by the numbers
Three Wolverines place in top four at Kaatz Memorial
Wolves overcome Wolverines 4-2
Ross, Wolverines topple Thunder 76-60
Tigers stop Blue Devils 3-0
Bowling scores - Dec. 1 edition
Diana Lynn Aker
Three new providers have joined Tri-County Health Care
Wadena Insurance opens in downtown Wadena
Tri-County Health Care recognized as CALS hospital
Friendly Rider Ridership increasing as new service added
Wadena restaurant owners open restaurant in Perham
Betsy Nelson to discuss 'Tasting Minnesota' at second Book Ends event
Winter reading program begins Jan. 2
Entertainment briefs - Dec. 1 edition
'Book as Art'
Wadena Christmas Festival is Saturday
Christmas Rum Cake
Birth announcements - Dec. 1 edition
Life expectancy for person with advanced dementia hard to predict
Clergy View: What a difference a day can make
Area students win Northern Co-op Foundation scholarships
Your letters - Dec. 1 edition
What's the difference between careless and reckless driving?
Good news in the battle of the bulge
Veterans retired pay can be used in divorce, separation
Veeder: Feeding cows memorable in so many ways
Cougar pair spotted fighting in northern Minnesota
Deer harvest could reach 185,000
Minnesota deer facts
Outdoor briefs - Sept. 15
December 4, 2016
ATV rollover sends father and son to hospital
A father and his 7-year-old son were both injured Saturday when the all-terrain vehicle they were on rolled over on Azure Road near 320th Street, south of Motley. Jeremy Olsen, 31, of Cushing was operating the ATV and traveling north on Azure Road when he lost control, causing the...
December 4, 2016 - 12:08am
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