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Verndale bus garage project moving forward
Students learn about fur trade at history museum
5-year-old Henning girl returns home after farm accident
Iken, Snyder name 2016 Homecoming Queen and King
Senior class dedicates football season to Pierce and Kelderman
Ross finishes in Top 50 at Milaca Mega meet
Weniger, Pirates lasso Mustangs 52-8
Pirates place eighth in Class A Showcase
Former Viking to sign autographs Friday in Wadena
Silverstreaks hand Wolverines 46-6 loss
Stephanie Mae Peters
Paws & Prairie Animal Clinic expanding in Wadena
Cyber Cafe offers safe space for teens
Lunde Auto Sales opens in Wadena
Karvonen Funeral Home adding cremation services
Henning woman accepts new NJPA position
Photo walk in downtown Wadena Saturday
Barn raising finished, barn dance commences
Who will be the Great American Storyteller?
Entertainment briefs - Sept. 22 edition
The Art of Labor: Working for a Living
Local resident receives national award for excellence in cancer advocacy
Birth announcements - Sept. 22 edition
An open letter to the Wetterlings: Your Jacob's passing leaves us all grieving
Wadena County 4-H demonstrates knowledge, skills at State Fair
State struggles to get grip on mental health problems
Letters to the editor - Sept. 22 edition
What is zipper merge and how does it work?
Expanded role of service dogs
Don't make one of these four mistakes with car seats
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
July 29, 2016
City computers infected with virus
A virus hit City Hall computers in June, causing the system to be down for five days in a two-week period. "Our computers were down for a total of five days over about a two-week period of time," said City Administrator Brad Swenson. The computer virus originated in the Planning and...
July 29, 2016 - 12:08am
July 23, 2016
Boy scout to spruce up city entrance signs
A Wadena scout received approval from the city council to start working on a project that will benefit the city while helping him earn his Eagle...
July 23, 2016 - 12:10am
City of Wadena receives 2015 audit report
The city of Wadena received a report on its 2015 audit with a clean, unmodified opinion except for the liquor store. From 2011-2013, the cash balances were a little bit higher than 2014-2015 because there was about 4.7 million spent on capital projects for the wellness center.
July 23, 2016 - 12:08am
June 18, 2016
Bid awarded for Community Center Drive
The Wadena City Council awarded a low bid to Anderson Brothers Construction for improvements to Community Center Drive Because of the construction of the Wadena Hockey Arena, reconstruction of Wadena-Deer Creek High School and construction of the Maslowski Wellness and Research Center...
June 18, 2016 - 12:08am
May 29, 2016
Cities like Wadena experiencing 'donut hole' broadband effect
As broadband expansion continues throughout the state, a task force is keeping an eye on guidelines to make sure everyone has access to high speed Internet. Wadena city councilman Don Niles is a member of the governor-appointed broadband task force. He presented an update on broadband...
May 29, 2016 - 12:08am
May 21, 2016
Wadena council seeking input on splash park proposal
A splash park proposal was met with some opposition by some Wadena City Council members and staff May 10. Public Works Director Dan Kovar said...
May 21, 2016 - 12:10am
March 4, 2016
Public hearing March 8 for Community Center Drive project
The Wadena City Council will have a public hearing for a street and utility project on Community Center Drive Tuesday, March 8. Local improvements...
March 4, 2016 - 12:10am
February 12, 2016
Informational meeting on Phase 2 of SE infrastructure project is Feb. 17
The city of Wadena will hold a public informational meeting/open house to update the businesses and residents in the southeast area of Wadena from Dayton Avenue North to the tracks and from Jefferson Street to Fourth Street Southeast to discuss and hear comments and concerns about...
February 12, 2016 - 12:08am
February 6, 2016
Councilmembers recommend independent CVB
A proposal to completely nullify the relationship between the Wadena City Council and the Chamber of Commerce and create an independent Convention and Visitors Bureau was presented last week. No decision was made Thursday night but a dialogue was started and additional meetings will...
February 6, 2016 - 12:10am
January 30, 2016
City to discuss relationship with CVB
The Wadena City Council has scheduled a special meeting to decide the future of the Convention and Visitors Bureau. The CVB is responsible for...
January 30, 2016 - 12:10am
January 22, 2016
Wadena looks to create rail quiet zone through town
The city of Wadena is hoping to establish a rail quiet zone through town, coinciding with the 2018 Highway 10 reconstruction project. The city's...
January 22, 2016 - 12:10am
December 18, 2015
Wadena tax levy increasing 16.62 percent
Wadena's property tax levy is increasing 16.62 percent from 2015 but is still lower than the city's 2012 levy. "Most years it stays pretty flat," said City Administrator Brad Swenson. The tax levy has actually been going down a bit because some debt has gone off the city's books...
December 18, 2015 - 12:10am
November 27, 2015
SE project assessment hearing is Tuesday, Dec. 1
Wadena residents living in the southeast infrastructure project area can attend a public hearing to receive information about special assessments that will be placed on their properties. The hearing will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 at Wadena City Hall. Residents living in this...
November 27, 2015 - 12:08am
August 2, 2015
Uselman hired as full time officer in Wadena
The Wadena City Council approved hiring Lance Uselman as a full time police officer for the city of Wadena at its July council meeting. Police Chief Naomi Plautz, Sgt./Investigator Brandon Pearson and City Administrator Brad Swenson interviewed candidates for the open position....
August 2, 2015 - 8:15am
Council OKs demo of downtown house
A house acquired by the city of Wadena will be torn down. City Administrator Brad Swenson reminded the council that the previous council acquired...
August 2, 2015 - 12:10am