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New indoor water center is open at Thumper Pond
Trump, Clinton differences on rural policies evident with stances on federal regulations
Perham man assaulted during argument at Pine Lake resort
Vehicle fire reported near Staples
Lakers swim past Cardinals 130-48
Pirates clip Eagles in five games
Bowling scores - Oct. 20 edition
State-ranked Pirates roar past Lions
Zimmer has charted a great course for his Vikings
The Reverend Lloyd C. Kallevig
Daniel "Danny" Schmidt
Regina M. Klimek
Patricia "Pat" Freeman
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Massage therapist joins Glamour Salon
Wadena student named intern at marketing firm
Paws & Prairie Animal Clinic expanding in Wadena
Cyber Cafe offers safe space for teens
Lunde Auto Sales opens in Wadena
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 20 edition
'Take a Walk on the Wild Side'
Brass quintet kicks off concert series
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 13 edition
Changing terminology can make accepting end-of-life decisions easier
Clergy View: Thankful for the fingerprints of God
Helping the poor
Birth announcements - Oct. 13 edition
New VA health care form removes barriers
Help needed for veterans in crisis
Must vehicles stop for pedestrians waiting to cross?
Your letters - Oct. 13 edition
Do you need a pilot car for farm equipment?
Outdoor briefs - Sept. 15
State pheasant forecast both good and bad
Shooting sports highlight for Forkhorn Field Day
Pheasant harvest shows 41 percent increase
State waterfowl season to begin Sept. 24
March 4, 2010
Bullet was stray, charges may come
Authorities believe a bullet that struck a Wadena woman's vehicle while she was driving west of the city was an errant shot not meant for her. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office investigated after the woman had a bullet pierce her windshield and come to rest in the passenger's...
March 4, 2010 - 9:00am
Bullet hits car, misses Wadena driver
A Wadena woman got a big scare Tuesday when a bullet came through her windshield while she was driving but missed her. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department, Sharon Venneman was westbound on 280th Street west of Wadena when the bullet came through her windshield...
March 4, 2010 - 8:36am
March 1, 2010
Wadena woman airlifted to HCMC after crash
A 44-year-old woman from Wadena was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in the Twin Cities after a rollover crash Saturday, Feb. 27. According to Wadena County Sheriff Mike Carr, Dorie Pluth was working as a rural mail carrier when she rolled her vehicle around 11:11 a.m....
March 1, 2010 - 2:56pm
February 17, 2010
Wheelchair-bound Sebeka man dies of exposure
A 39-year-old paraplegic man from Sebeka, Minn. died from exposure after a personal care attendant and garbage man found him lying in the snow. Wadena County Sheriff Michael D. Carr said Michael Lee Johnson was found outdoors at his residence by a personal care attendant and his...
February 17, 2010 - 3:45pm
February 3, 2010
Bad for Little Falls, great for New York Mills
Good news for New York Mills traveled quickly from the Lund Boat plant and into the community Tuesday morning. Dirk Hyde, president of Lund Boat Company, announced the consolidation of the Crestliner plant in Little Falls with the New York Mills Lund facility. The manufacturing...
February 3, 2010 - 11:47pm
December 16, 2009
Park Rapids standoff ends with house being gassed and two brothers arrested
Two brothers were arrested after authorities gassed a house to end a standoff this morning in Park Rapids. One person, described by Park Rapids...
December 16, 2009 - 8:53am
November 25, 2009
In the ditch
November 25, 2009 - 10:42am
November 18, 2009
UPDATE: Authorities say they've found body of missing pilot
The body of Andrew Lindberg was found this morning with his downed plane in a remote, wooded area 21 miles east of Mahnomen in a remote area of the north-central part of the state. Deputies from Clearwater and Mahnomen counties reached the plane this morning, said Jeanine Brand,...
November 18, 2009 - 10:39am
Apparent plane wreckage spotted near Mahnomen
A private pilot flying over Mahnomen County spotted what appeared to be the wreckage of a plane late Tuesday afternoon in a remote wooded area 21 miles east of the city of Mahnomen, according to Sheriff Doug Krier. The pilot saw the tail fin of a plane sticking up out of a brushy,...
November 18, 2009 - 8:26am
November 16, 2009
Search continues for missing Farmington man
Search crews are back at work today looking for Andrew Lindberg, the Farmington man whose plane disappeared Friday night. According to several media reports Lindberg was flying from Lakeville's Air Lake Airport to Hallock Friday but his plane never arrived. Volunteers from the...
November 16, 2009 - 1:49pm
November 13, 2009
Schoon Farms fire consumes several barns
A Wing River Township farm was severely damaged by fire on Thursday night, according to Deputy Bryan Savaloja of the Wadena County Sheriff's Office. The fire was reported just after 11:30 p.m. Thursday and the Verndale Fire Department was paged to respond. The Schoon Farms are about...
November 13, 2009 - 10:31pm
November 4, 2009
District 2155 voters pass levy referendum questions
Wadena-Deer Creek District 2155 voters approved both questions in a school levy referendum Tuesday. Question 1 passed 1,058-787 while Question 2 passed 947-876, A total of 1,850 people voted. Question 1 proposed to rescind the existing referendum revenue authorization of $101.17...
November 4, 2009 - 7:11am
November 3, 2009
Perham's levy fails, no word yet on WDC
Perham's operating levy failed by a narrow vote Tuesday, 1,746 to 1,622, the East Otter Tail Focus reported on its Web site (http://www.eotfocus.com/event/article/id/13641). There has been no word yet on the two levy questions for Wadena-Deer Creek.
November 3, 2009 - 9:53pm
October 23, 2009
TCH further restricts hospital visitors
Tri-County Hospital has announced further changes to its visitation guidelines as a precaution against the spread of influenza, including H1N1, within the community. TCH is now restricting hospital visitors to immediate family over the age of 18 only. Effective immediately, officials...
October 23, 2009 - 11:08am
September 29, 2009
Driver taken to hospital following Highway 71 rollover Tuesday morning
PARK RAPIDS -- The driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee was taken by ambulance to the Park Rapids hospital Tuesday morning following a one-vehicle rollover on U.S. Highway 71 north of Portage Lake. Officers on the scene said the driver suffered minor injuries in the crash, which occurred...
September 29, 2009 - 4:08pm