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December 18, 2011
Wadena County cuts back Kitchigami Library appropriation by $10,000
At its Dec. 13 meeting, the Wadena County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to cut $10,000 from the customary $90,000 annual appropriation for support of the Kitchigami Regional Library. When questioned about the vote, Board Chair Rodney Bounds said, "We have to live within...
news / business
December 18, 2011 - 1:25pm
City deals with end-of-year business
The Wadena City Council had a variety of year-end business items at its December regular meeting. The city appointed or re-appointed the following people to city boards: Terry Lynk, Wadena Development Authority; Gary Sellman, Housing and Redevelopment Authority; Carmen Pederson,...
news / business
December 18, 2011 - 1:20pm
Oasis Spas loan being written off
The Wadena City Council dealt with Minnesota Investment Fund loans and other agreements and items during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday. The council closed out a MIF grant for Homecrest. Wadena Development Authority director Dean Uselman said that means the reporting requirement...
December 18, 2011 - 11:37am
County Truth in Taxation meeting attendance sparse
The Wadena County Board of Commissioners held its required Truth in Taxation public hearing on Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Courthouse. Only 11 members of the public attended. They were outnumbered by the five commissioners and seven county employees on hand to answer questions about...
December 18, 2011 - 11:14am
Community councils explore partnership
Mahube Community Council, Inc. and Ottertail-Wadena Community Action Council, Inc. announced they have entered conversations with each other to explore the opportunities for creating one Community Action Agency to serve the five counties of Becker, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Otter Tail, and...
December 18, 2011 - 10:39am
April 10, 2011
A $500,000 mistake?
If what Human Resources Consultant Mike Gibson told the Wadena County Board Monday morning turns out to be correct, the county has overpaid its employees through a cafeteria plan to the tune of a half-million dollars -- and it's still happening. Gibson told commissioners he was alerted...
April 10, 2011 - 9:19am
March 6, 2011
Wadena County official: follow this flood preparation checklist
Scott McKellep, director of emergency management for Wadena County, reminded Wadena County residents this week that flood potential is high this year. Because of ground saturation, and increased snow accumulation, even those residents not near a body of water may be at risk, McKellep...
March 6, 2011 - 5:27pm
Fire in Blueberry Township drives occupants out
A house fire in Blueberry Township on Thursday, Feb. 24 led to two people being treated for smoke inhalation. Around 5:30 p.m., the Wadena County Sheriff's Office, Menahga Fire Department and first responders, Menahga Police Department, Minnesota DNR and Tri-County Ambulance responded...
March 6, 2011 - 5:21pm
February 20, 2011
Operation Round Up program awards grants to local groups
The Todd-Wadena Community Trust board this month awarded Operation Round up grants totaling $10,323 to 15 local organizations.
February 20, 2011 - 8:17pm
February 11, 2011
Nitrate kits available for testing
About 2,500 rural residents should watch their mail for a free sample kit to test their drinking water for nitrates. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has received Clean Water Amendment funds to better understand the issue of nitrates in groundwater in central Minnesota. The...
February 11, 2011 - 3:55pm
February 6, 2011
A thawing of the Great Recession?
Times are still hard but the worst of the recession's effects on the job market are over, according to the Minnesota WorkForce Center of Wadena and the Wadena County Social Services. The Wadena County unemployment rate stands at 10.8 percent as of December 2010, according to the...
February 6, 2011 - 5:08pm
January 30, 2011
Larson's position absorbed, city to save $40,000
The Wadena City Council voted to have Lea Ann Motschenbacher, city clerk and customer service, and Wadena Development Authority Director Dean Uselman take over most of the Planning and Zoning Office duties starting Feb. 1 due to the retirement of Planning and Zoning Director Byron...
January 30, 2011 - 1:40pm
Elected official wage set at Jan. 20 county board meeting
After setting new salaries for elected officials during the Jan. 4 Wadena County Board meeting, with the condition that the salary increase would not trigger the "me too" clause of the union contract language, the county's labor attorney and human resource consultant discussed the...
January 30, 2011 - 1:38pm
January 16, 2011
Bounds takes helm of Wadena County Board
The Wadena County Commissioners held their first board meeting of 2011, with the newly elected an re-elected county commissioners on Jan. 4. County Auditor/Treasurer Charleen West called the meeting to order, then called for nominations for the new board chairman. Commissioner Ralph...
January 16, 2011 - 10:25am