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UPDATED: Alexandria man dies after ice rescue on Lake Andrew; 2-year-old hospitalized
Property Transfers - Feb. 26 edition
Royalty: Fair Oaks King and Queen
Wadena County wanted - Feb. 26 edition
Balanced scoring carries Cardinals past Pirates
Wolverines face playoff rematch with Hawley Thursday
Pirates to start run for Section 5A title Thursday
Bowling scores - Feb. 26 edition
Godel named to all-conference wrestling team
Marilyn Lois Peltoniemi
Percy D. Anderson
United Country Aasness Auctioneers again receive top honors
M State showcases Wadena trade and technology programs
Reuter Dental gives kids free dental care as part of statewide initiative
Keith Leiran receives AFLIC honors from American Family Insurance
The top of its class
All about Abe
Fire protection in the early days
Entertainment briefs - Feb. 26 edition
A step back in time...
Entertainment briefs - Feb. 19 edition
Birth announcements - Feb. 26 edition
Schwartz named to Mankato State Fall Dean's List
Students named to Fall Dean's List at the U of M, Crookston
Local students selected to University of Minnesota Twin Cities Dean's List
How to handle hurtful people - Part one
Your letters - Feb. 26 edition
Can you enter Canada with a DUI?
Time to fight back on privacy
Your letters - Feb. 19 edition
Can mobile businesses set up at rest stops?
DNR conservation officers seize 37 guns, 28 sets of antlers
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