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Flood relief bill passes house, heads to Governor Dayton
Courts - Jan. 29 edition
Wadena courthouse generator may be installed on Presidents' Day
Dayton releases budget plan
WDC's one-act performance of 'The Chair Play' advances to Sections, Jan. 31
Glenz, Pirates hop back on winning track
Shorts, slippers, S Chancellor on field Saturday
Seahawks-Patriots an intriguing chess match
Seahawks "LOB" leads second Lombardi chase
Mimmack, Smith lead Flying Warrors past Blue Devils
Riepes building skills through extension program
Lakewood Health System recognized for Minnesota Hospital Association Patient Safety Initiative
Tri-County Leases Retail Space to Seip Drug
Hanson, Brenk earn promotions at Forum Communication
Niche program offered at M State
The bus ride from Branson
Entertainment briefs - Jan. 29 edition
Ensemble cast marches to the forefront in 'Selma'
Entertainment briefs - Jan. 22 edition
Waffle maker produces some surprising treats
Birth announcements - Jan. 22 edition
Alina Perez Makes the Dean's List at Rochester Community and Technical College
Rachel Craig earns Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award
Certificate of Eligibility now available online
Do police officers have quotas to meet?
Minnesota must heed call of oil-safety report
Can proof of insurance be shown electronically?
Your letters - Jan. 22 edition
A winter walk through Glendalough
Owatonna angler wins truck at Brainerd Jaycees Extravaganza
Federal court wolf ruling - now what?
April 15, 2011
Escaped inmate back in custody
A jail inmate in Wadena County who walked away from a Sentenced to Serve crew this morning is back in custody. The Wadena County Sheriff's Department...
April 15, 2011 - 2:29pm
Jail inmate gets loose from STS crew
A Wadena County jail inmate is on the lam after escaping from a Sentenced to Serve crew this morning in Verndale, Minn. The Wadena County Sheriff's...
April 15, 2011 - 1:01pm
March 8, 2011
California man arrested in Wadena as part of central Minnesota drug sweep
A California man was arrested in Wadena as part of a multi-state drug investigation. Guns, a large amount of methamphetamine and more than $150,000 in cash was seized in three raids. The Central Minnesota Drug and Gang Task Force announced the arrests, which were part of an investigation...
March 8, 2011 - 9:09am
November 13, 2010
PERFECTION: Wolverines win state tournament
A season that felt destined for greatness delivered for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines volleyball team. They are the state champions in Class AA. After a promising showing at the 2009 state tournament, the WDC coach and players dealt with plenty of adversity, losing homes and their...
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November 13, 2010 - 5:07pm
October 11, 2010
Wadena continues to seek funds as talks resume
Wadena leaders hope this week brings better results than last week as they try to get funding included in special legislative session disaster appropriations. "They are still reluctant to put in much, if any, of the Wadena project in," Sen. Dan Skogen, DFL-Hewitt, said. Talks recessed...
October 11, 2010 - 12:24pm
October 6, 2010
Flood relief likely; tornado relief iffy
ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislators are on call to vote on flood-relief funding Monday, but it remains unclear whether communities affected by a June 17 tornado outbreak - including Wadena - also can expect help. Even the flood action is tentative, depending on whether the federal government...
October 6, 2010 - 8:20am
October 5, 2010
Suspect sought after robbery at knife point
Authorities are seeking a suspect in a robbery at knife point Monday near Menahga. Around 9:43 Monday night, Wadena County sheriff's deputies responded to a report in Section 9 of Blueberry Township, where a 57-year-old woman was robbed as she was leaving her home to go to work,...
October 5, 2010 - 2:19pm
August 20, 2010
One killed in head-on crash near Menahga
One person was killed when a car and dump truck collided head-on Thursday night near Menahga. Dustin J. Berttunen, 28, of Menahga was the driver of the 1996 KW dump truck, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The name of the deceased driver of a 2004 Volkswagen sedan has not...
August 20, 2010 - 8:22am
July 2, 2010
PRESIDENT DECLARES DISASTER FOR WADENA, OTTER TAIL COUNTIES
The head of the U.S.
July 2, 2010 - 3:18pm
June 22, 2010
Tuesday update: Damage total is 230, WOW weekend coming, Colfax/29 open
Here are the tornado relief effort updates for Tuesday morning, June 22: An updated damage assessment: Wadena suffered 26 destroyed buildings, 60 with major damage, 91 with minor damage and 91 "affected," for a total of 268. The previous total was 230. Volunteer coordinators...
June 22, 2010 - 9:23am
June 20, 2010
Sunday night update: It was an F4, WDCHS 'crumbling,' M State will rebuild
Here are the latest tornado recovery effort updates: Emergency Management Director Scott McKellep reported he heard from NOAA Sunday afternoon that the tornado (yes, we can officially say that) was an F4 with peak winds in excess of 170 miles per hour. The tornado cut a path 1.1...
June 20, 2010 - 8:56pm
Sunday update: SW quadrant reopens, no more passes
Here are the latest developments in the tornado recovery effort: The southwest quadrant is now open to residents. NO MORE PASSES ARE NEEDED. However, the area is restricted to residents and those who are helping in the debris removal process. If you don't fit into one of those...
June 20, 2010 - 11:01am
Red Cross wraps up damage assessment, to open shelter in Wadena
Trained Red Cross damage assessment volunteers have completed their survey of damage caused to homes, mobile homes, and apartments in Minnesota due to the storms that hit the state on Thursday night, June 16. The final report shows that a total of 795 dwellings were affected by this...
June 20, 2010 - 8:57am
June 19, 2010
Superintendent: Classes will open in the fall at WDCHS
There will be classes for Wadena-Deer Creek High School students this fall, but they probably won't be in the current high school. Ravaged by a tornado with pieces of the community center still lying on top of it, the building is unlikely to be ready for students this fall.
June 19, 2010 - 1:02pm
WDC High School 'pretty much destroyed'
Safety continued to be the top priority here Friday as cleanup began in the aftermath of Thursday's tornadoes. Meanwhile, the principal said Wadena-Deer Creek High School is "pretty much destroyed." Officials restricted access to the southwest section of the city, the hardest hit...
June 19, 2010 - 7:50am