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Police scanner - Oct. 1 edition
Wadena bustling with economic activity
Wadena County approves 2016 budget
Broadband applications increase in latest funding round
Pirates square off with Class A giants at Burnsville
Wolverines test themselves against huge field at Milaca
Wolverines earn split at Staples
Hornets sting Wolverines for first win of season
Wolverines earn victory, tie in Class AA Showcase
Paul M. Hepokoski
Azure Vision Care opens at new location
CMCU sponsors new scoreboard at ‘The Mas’
Sweet Pickins opens on north Jefferson
Verndale Custom Builders opens
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognized TCHC for organ donor enrollment achievement
Mary Ann Patten a heroine at sea
Fochs to present "Minnesota's Lost Towns" Oct. 16
Vergas author releases 12th novel
Entertainment briefs - Sept. 24 edition
Bistro to show series of food movies starting Sept. 22
Immanuel Lutheran Church members serve Wadena
More than $600 goes to St. Joseph Catholic Church
WDC Class of 1955 holds reunion
Living Faith: Does Beth Moore preach 'prosperity gospel'?
VA expands review of chemical exposure in drinking water at Marine Corps base Camp Lejeune
What needs to be done when selling vehicle through private party?
Thank a ref for giving back to their sport
Your letters - Sept. 24 edition
Does traffic have to wait for cyclists trying to cross at an intersection?
Great summer, great color?
Tulaby boater chases buck until it drowns
Wadena County has additional wildlife designated land
Officers nab alleged serial burglars
Two Fergus Falls men have been arrested in connection with a string of area burglaries over the past several months. Adam Sundby and Adam Devorak,...
March 4, 2013 - 4:12pm
March 1, 2013
Otter Tail County sees continued rise in gun applications
Otter Tail County continues to see a rise in gun applications, with many people surmising a link to the national debate on Second Amendment rights. On Feb. 22, the county sheriff's office reported five permit to carry applications, three permits to purchase and two handgun renewals....
March 1, 2013 - 9:02am
January 21, 2013
Otter Tail County part of new regional law enforcement radio log system
A new regional radio "logger" system that will record law enforcement and other emergency radio traffic and 911 calls in a 10-county area, including Otter Tail County, will be housed at the Kandiyohi County dispatch center in Willmar and the Meeker County Sheriff's Office in Litchfield. The...
January 21, 2013 - 10:42am
January 19, 2013
Wadena Board considers hiring coordinator
At a first-of-its-kind work session Thursday, the Wadena County Board of Commissioners discussed whether to restructure the way the county operates. The meeting was the last one that Auditor-Treasurer Char West would attend.
January 19, 2013 - 12:00am
August 22, 2012
Otter Tail deputy finds stolen Fargo puppy
FARGO - A puppy stolen from a pet store here over two weeks ago has been recovered safely in Otter Tail County, according to a WDAY News report. Fargo police told WDAY that the puppy was found by a deputy who was following up on a tip he received that led to the women who allegedly...
August 22, 2012 - 9:59am
May 8, 2012
Wadena County chooses Option 6 for redistricting
At their April 26 county board meeting, Wadena commissioners held a public hearing to take testimony about the proposed six options for redrawing commissioner districts in accordance with the population data from the U.S. Census of 2010. One member of the public attended the public...
May 8, 2012 - 1:55pm
Major grant won by Morrison-Todd-Wadena Community Health Board
Wadena County Public Health Director Cindy Pederson announced the receipt of a $1,000,000 grant on April 26, to the Morrison-Todd-Wadena Community Health Board, including Cass County Public Health. The grant, called a Community Transformation Grant (CTG), was made by the Minnesota...
May 8, 2012 - 1:55pm
Al Doty endorsed for Senate District 9
Delegates from Cass, Morrison, Todd and Wadena Counties met in Browerville April 29 to endorse DFL candidates for election from the newly-reorganized State Senate District 9. Former State Representative Al Doty was endorsed as the DFL candidate for State Senator. Before his legislative...
May 8, 2012 - 1:55pm
April 22, 2012
April 22, 2012 - 1:12pm
Steps to take before building in County
Wadena County has been county-wide zoned since 1971, and most people know that building permits are required anytime one is planning a construction project, whether it is new construction, moved on construction, an alteration of an existing structure, or the installation or replacement...
April 22, 2012 - 11:12am
February 20, 2012
Homeless in Wadena County; OTWCAC takes stock of sheltered, unsheltered homeless
What does it mean to be homeless in Wadena County? The definition is broader than the unflattering stereotype of the drunk derelict on the street. Dana Patsie and Diane Leaders of Otter Tail Wadena Community Action Council (OTWCAC) said people who don't fit the stereotypes can end...
February 20, 2012 - 2:52pm
January 29, 2012
Lake Region Electric Cooperative to hold district meetings
Cooperative membership means members have the opportunity to vote and elect directors to represent them. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, members of District 1 will nominate candidates for director at 6:30 p.m. at Lake Region Electric Cooperative headquarters in Pelican Rapids. Although only district...
January 29, 2012 - 3:14pm
January 15, 2012
An update from the Wadena County sheriff
As I start my sixth year in office as your sheriff, I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season. For those of you who lost a loved one...
January 15, 2012 - 11:58am
January 14, 2012
Wadena airport runway project may not get funded
The Wadena City Council discussed future airport plans at the regular meeting, with some funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) falling through. Benita Crow of engineering and professional services firm SEH said runway alignments have to fall short of 95 percent wind...
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January 14, 2012 - 12:15pm
December 18, 2011
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,...
December 18, 2011 - 2:38pm