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Shovels and sleds replace bats and gloves
Teenager suffers minor injuries in two-vehicle crash
Community in shock over mother, son victims in Perham's double homicide
Update: Suspect identified in double homicide outside of Perham
Double homicide: Police find two victims in rural Perham home early this morning
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Gopher Road Trip coming to Perham
Morneau dazzles fans at Men’s Night Out
Wadena-DC boys take first in Bemidji
MSHSL to permit shorter regular-season baseball, softball games
Viola M. Horner
Kristine Lynn Lamont
Robert Lee Johnson
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Sebeka Fire and Rescue receives TCHC Foundation grant
Wadena SWCD establishes priorities for 2018
Wadena County DAC day program faces seven percent cut
Farmers, ag suppliers bracing for busy planting season
Kathleen Novak to visit Wadena for Book Ends
Northern Lights Chorale concerts coming soon
Minnesota poets to read at Wadena County Historical Society April 19
Entertainment briefs - April 5 edition
Entertainment briefs - March 29 edition
St. Huberts church hosting Harvest Festival Oct. 28
God may be an easy target, but he's a strong one
The cost of being a disciple
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Veterans: 3K-5k National Personnel Records Center military records restored weekly
Ask A Trooper: What is the length limit for loads off the rear of a pick-up?
Letter: Thankful for Good Samaritan
Letter: Gun violence crisis runs much deeper than mass shootings
Veterans: 3 tips for transitioning service members from former VA secretary
Public comment sought on Minnesota’s first deer plan
Time to call in those longbeards is coming soon
Return of cold weather doesn’t mean ice is safe
Why are good duck numbers not translating to good hunter numbers?
Count your blessings and your birds
Maddison Caroline Hendershot
Ethan James Johnson
Ellie Marie Karlson
Josiah Alvin Barnes
August 2, 2017
We Fest traffic in Wadena expected to be heavy Aug. 6
Wadena Police Chief Naomi Plautz reminds Wadena residents there will be heavy traffic in town Sunday. Aug. 6 with a large volume of WeFest participants traveling through town on Highway 10. The stop lights at Highway 10 and Second Street NW0 (by 10-Star Auto and the BBQ Smokehouse)...
August 2, 2017 - 2:02pm
July 13, 2017
Menahga driver injured in crash
A 2005 Ford Escape was involved in a crash on Highway 71 in Menahga at 12:40 p.m. Thursday when it pulled out of a Dollar General parking lot in front of a southbound 2013 Freightliner semi-trailer truck.Ahmed Abdi Ali, 34, Menahga, received non-life threatening injuries in the crash....
July 13, 2017 - 9:41pm
Large shed destroyed by fire north of Wadena
A large pole shed was destroyed by fire Wednesday on the Joe Horstmann farm two miles north of Wadena on County Road 20. The Wadena and Verndale Fire Departments answered the call to the Leaf River Township farm. According to Wadena Fire Chief Dean Uselman, the call came in at approximately...
July 13, 2017 - 11:21am
May 26, 2017
Mother Nature meets Monet
Darvin Peterson has a bit more to wrestle in the spring than most people. Luckily, he has a partner. On top of all the grass he has to keep mowed...
May 26, 2017 - 3:32pm
January 10, 2017
WDC Weather Related Announcements
No activities (games or Practices) Tonight
January 10, 2017 - 12:59pm
October 5, 2016
Wadena man injured in head-on crash
Jonas G. Stumbo, 26, of Wadena, received non-life threatening injuries early Wednesday morning when the 2008 Chevrolet Impala he was driving collided with a 1997 Jeep Wagon driven by Joel N. McDonald, 21, of Garfield. McDonald’s injuries were not documented. According to the Minnesota...
October 5, 2016 - 5:21pm
June 15, 2016
Missing Dent girl found in Wadena County
FERGUS FALLS - A missing 17-year-old Dent girl has been found safe on Tuesday in Wadena County. She had been missing since May 27. According to Lt. Barry Fitzgibbons with the Otter Tail County sheriff’s office, a family member called in the early morning hours of May 27 to report...
June 15, 2016 - 8:09am
February 13, 2015
WDC earns 'starred performance' rating at State One Act Play Festival
After watching, listening, and then individually critiquing eight Class A dramatic productions, a panel of judges rated five of them “starred performances” on Thursday during the 2015 State One Act Play Festival sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League. The two-day...
February 13, 2015 - 9:34am
January 30, 2015
Verndale-Grygla-Fisher alliance qualifies for U.S. Open Robotics Championship
Verndale's VEX Robotics team qualified for the U.S Open Robotics Championship last Saturday with a runner-up finish at the Minnesota VEX Robotics...
January 30, 2015 - 1:06pm
January 4, 2015
Thin ice claims pickup on Otter Tail Lake
Thin ice on Otter Tail Lake claimed a Battle Lake man’s pickup truck while the two occupants were rescued from its roof late Friday night. Robert Karst, 75, called to report he and an acquaintance were stranded on the roof of Karst’s partially submerged pickup. The...
January 4, 2015 - 8:54am
November 14, 2014
OTC Sheriff: Game turned into tragedy
Further investigation by the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s office into the accidental shooting of a 14-year-old boy Thursday has revealed he was playing a game with a .38 caliber revolver when he was struck in the head by a self-inflicted gunshot. The accident occurred at 8:26...
November 14, 2014 - 3:37pm
September 4, 2014
Storm damage clean-up under way in Wadena
September 4, 2014 - 9:49am
August 29, 2014
No one found in home after Fergus Falls standoff
UPDATE: A woman who triggered a police standoff after reporting a man threatening her with a gun in her home may have been hallucinating, a Fergus Falls police said Thursday. Witnesses who spoke with the woman before the standoff told police she “was experiencing...
August 29, 2014 - 7:46am
Rural Wadena man injured in heavy equipment accident
Scott Allen, 50, a resident of Compton Township in Otter Tail County, sustained non-life threatening back injuries Saturday morning when a dump truck he was operating was accidentally lifted off the ground by an excavator operated by Duane Moench, 79. According to the Otter Tail...
June 29, 2014 - 12:00am
March 6, 2014
Two men arrested for possession at Staples train depot
Two men in possession of methamphetamine were arrested at the train depot in Staples on Tuesday. The Staples Police Department received a report on Monday of an individual, carrying a large amount of methamphetamine, was traveling from Washington State to Staples on the Amtrak. When...
March 6, 2014 - 11:31am