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Vikings stadium finished ahead of schedule
Courts - June 23 edition
Hubbard County traffic stop leads to arrest, one pound of meth
Operation Round Up awards $8,825 to local non-profits
Drowning reported in Lake Andrew Monday night
Nelson, Collins post best times at Sunnybrook
A better Bridgewater could go a long way
Hendrickx fools Blazers to give Perham 11-1 win
WDC Legion tops BHV squad 6-2
Kern places 76th in Class AA state golf tournament
Henrietta Louise Brady
Tri-County Health Care honors employee service at recognition lunch
Tri-County Health Care earns national award for marketing
'The Station' now serving customers in Deer Creek
Five Wings Arts Council announces new grant program
New dentist joins Reuter Family Dentistry team
Wings & Wheels Over Wadena is Saturday
2016 'America's Greatest Thinker' named
Wadena County Fair lineup is set
Entertainment briefs - June 16 edition
Author Fest celebrates local and regional writers
Are students receive scholarship from Arvig
Living Faith: Untimely death reminds that nothing can separate us from love of God, love for others
Local students make dean's list at Bemidji State
Hartman makes dean's list at UW-La Crosse
Area students earn honors at UND
What are the seat belt law exemptions in Minnesota?
Minnesota approves historic tax cut for veterans
Put down the stone, step away from the sinner
Your letters - June 16 edition
Hawaii joins Minnesota and six other states to find all faces of the Vietnam fallen
Be aware of bears this spring
AgweekTV: Bringing Up Bison
Signs all point to a good fishing opener in area
Bluffton man's invention aims to thwart generator thieves
Overnight chill creates beautiful frost-filled landscape
July 17, 2012
Minnesota man electrocuted by extension cord
WILLMAR, Minn. -- An Eagle Lake man was electrocuted Sunday evening while working on a boat lift at his home. According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department, Brian Van Engen, 56, was moving his boat lift when it came into contact with an extension cord that had been rubbed...
July 17, 2012 - 1:23pm
April 22, 2012
Late night vehicle fire totals pickup
On Tuesday, April 17 at 2:03 a.m. the Wadena Police Department and the Wadena Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at 517 S Jefferson Street in the city of Wadena. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found a 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck engulfed in flames. Fire fighters responding...
April 22, 2012 - 2:21pm
Two-vehicle crash occurs in Staples
On Tuesday at 8:40 a.m. David Deyoung of Staples was westbound on County Road 7 at the intersection of 277th Ave with his 1996 Jeep SUV when he lost control of his vehicle on the slush covered roadway. Deyoung slid off road way left (South Ditch) when he was struck broadside by a...
April 22, 2012 - 2:20pm
April 20, 2012
Tri-County treats self-inflicted gunshot wound
The Otter Tail County Sheriff's office was notified by Tri-County Hospital in Wadena Saturday that they had attended a man with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The victim suffered partial amputation of his left thumb while target shooting with his handgun. The cause of the accident...
April 20, 2012 - 2:21pm
Three people injured in rainy weekend crash
Three people were injured in an accident between Wadena and Deer Creek Sunday morning during wet road conditions. According to the Minnesota State Patrol website, a 2011 Chevrolet Cruise was heading southeast at the end of the Ottertail Cutoff on County Road 52 when it missed the...
April 20, 2012 - 2:19pm
April 14, 2012
1,600 acres burn south of Nimrod
Strong northwest winds pushed a wildfire across about 1,600 acres starting late Easter Sunday afternoon south of Nimrod. The number was upped from a previous estimate of 1,400 acres, not because the fire had burned more ground since Monday but because of a more accurate reading of...
April 14, 2012 - 2:53pm
December 4, 2011
Seat belt saves man from serious injury
The Wadena County Sheriff's Office was called for a motor vehicle crash in section 10 of Red Eye Township around 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Nov. 26. The crash occurred when a 2006 Ford pickup, driven by Tyler Ament, 18, of rural Menahga, lost control on ice while traveling eastbound on...
December 4, 2011 - 10:27am
Vehicle collides with skid steer on Thanksgiving
The Wadena County Sheriff's Office was called for a motor vehicle crash in section 1 of Aldrich Township around 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, when a 2004 Toyota SUV, driven by Vickie Kueker, 30, of rural Verndale, struck a New Holland Lx885 skid steer driven by Chester Anderson, 64,...
December 4, 2011 - 10:26am
November 28, 2011
Two hurt in Shell River Township crash
The Wadena County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a one-vehicle crash shortly before 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19. Upon arrival, it was learned that a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer was being driven by Daniel Lincoln, 32, of rural Menahga. The vehicle was southbound on County Road...
November 28, 2011 - 12:29pm
November 27, 2011
Vehicle flips, driver treated
The driver of a van was treated at the scene of an accident in Wadena for dizziness after his vehicle flipped over at the intersection of U.S. Highway 10 and Shady Lane Drive, according to Wadena police. Terence Bernard Quigley, 53, of Burnsville, Minn., was eastbound on the highway...
November 27, 2011 - 12:30pm
November 13, 2011
Wadena deer hunter injured in fall
David Folkestad, 53, of Wadena, was hunting from a stand in Section 32 of Bluffton Township at 4 p.m. Saturday when the wooden floor gave way and he fell eight feet to the ground. Folkestad was treated for back injuries at Tri-County Hospital in Wadena and airlifted to Hennepin County...
sports / outdoors
November 13, 2011 - 11:48am
October 16, 2011
15-year-old dies in Otter Tail County crash
A 15-year-old Dalton girl was killed and seven other people were injured in a Sunday morning collision at the intersection of Minnesota Highway 210 and Otter Tail County Highway 33 in Otter Tail County. Skylah Oksness was a passenger in a 1999 Buick Regal driven by Aimee Magnusson,...
October 16, 2011 - 3:28pm
October 14, 2011
Friday afternoon accident
A silver Oldsmobile Alero sedan and a turquoise Oldsmobile Silhouette were involved in an accident in downtown Wadena in front of Pizza Ranch...
October 14, 2011 - 4:53pm
October 2, 2011
One hurt in ATV rollover
On Sunday, Sept. 25, the Wadena County Sheriff's Office received information of an ATV accident in section 15 of Thomastown Township, northwest of Staples. Three individuals were involved. John Forstner from Gibbon, Minn. was transported to a medical facility in the cities with...
October 2, 2011 - 11:09pm
One driver hurt in crash on Kern Drive
On Sept. 22 around 5 p.m., the Wadena County Sheriff's Office responded to a two vehicle accident with injuries on Kern Drive approximately one mile north of Wadena County Road 6. The driver of a Dodge Neon, Macey Ray Hoeper of rural Wadena, was traveling southbound on Kern Drive...
October 2, 2011 - 11:07pm