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July 9, 2012
Terry Erickson, 39, suffered serious injuries on July 4 as he tried to escape the path of an incoming boat on Big Cormorant Lake near Lake Park, Minn. His wife, Taryn Erickson, 37, escaped the hit-and-run accident unharmed with a neighbor, while their two children had minor injuries. Photo/Forum Communications Co.
West Fargo family tried to bail out as hit-and-run boater sped toward them on Big Cormorant
July 9, 2012 - 11:22am
June 30, 2012
Drunk driver had invalid license
June 30, 2012 - 12:00am
June 25, 2012
Two people were transported by Tri-County ambulances following an apparent rear-end crash on the intersection of Dayton Ave. and 1st St. SE between a black pickup truck and a gray van at about 5:10 p.m. June 25.. The driver and passenger of the pickup, an elderly man and woman, were taken to the hospital. The woman was able to talk on a cell phone before going into the ambulance. The driver of the van behind them was not physically injured. The Wadena Police Department also responded to the scene.
Crash outside Public Health building
June 25, 2012 - 5:44pm
Drunk driver hits tree in Menahga
June 25, 2012 - 5:24am
Photo by Rachelle Klemme
Gary Cushman stands just under the shade of the salvaged area of his hay shed in Orton Township. Cushman said he personally saw the Tuesday afternoon lightning strike that started the blaze, and Sebeka firefighters doused it before it could go further.
Firefighters douse rural shed
June 25, 2012 - 5:15am
June 19, 2012
Menahga man convicted in DWI related rollover
June 19, 2012 - 5:19pm
Verndale man facing two felony counts after vehicle hits electrical pole
June 19, 2012 - 5:19pm
May 22, 2012
Thank You: Family and friends of Vincent Sellnow
May 22, 2012 - 1:53pm
May 19, 2012
Photo by Rachelle Klemme
A low-flying air tanker releases water to douse a wildfire northeast of Nimrod on Monday.
Fire scorches Nimrod area again
May 19, 2012 - 4:12pm
Photo provided
Nicole Johnson, who was airlifted out of Wadena this week after losing part of her left arm to a machine malfunction at work, smiles with her husband Jason at Memorial Hospital in Minneapolis.
A home with Homecrest
May 19, 2012 - 4:12pm
May 16, 2012
Cole Gustafson
Any lessons in Cole Gustafson's tragic farm accident?
May 16, 2012 - 2:36pm
May 14, 2012
Photo provided
Vincent Sellnow stands with his girlfriend Kayla Willis at her parents' place.
Missing Brainerd man had strong bonds with family, friends in Verndale area
May 14, 2012 - 10:37am
May 8, 2012
Photos by Brian Hansel
Three vehicles piled up on North Jefferson in front of Bill Stearns Insurance Agency about 3:45 p.m. Thursday. Police officers were on the scene directing traffic around the accident site.
Pile-up
May 8, 2012 - 2:12pm
Photo by Rachelle Klemme
One motorcycle was involved in an accident Thursday, April 26 at about 6 p.m. in Verndale by the intersection of U.S. Highway 10 and Brown Street. The rider, who appeared to have been with a patriotic group, was transported by Tri-County Ambulance. Verndale Police, Wadena County Sheriff, Verndale Fire and Rescue and the Minnesota State Patrol also responded to the scene.
Motorcycle accident
May 8, 2012 - 1:49pm
April 28, 2012
Photo by Beth Kern
Fire Chief Dean Uselman and Dick Wirta stand at the excavation site with the flame from the burning propane in the background.
Propane tank unearthed
April 28, 2012 - 3:38pm