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Boy scout to spruce up city entrance signs
Courts - July 21 edition
Vandalism plagues Menahga city beach, campground baths
Minnesotans for Unity peaceful demonstration planned July 23
Ottertail woman injured in crash on County Highway 52
Pirates capture 7 on 7 title at Nevis
Senior Babe Ruth crew qualifies for district baseball tourney
Sure Vikes look good on paper, but so do some others
Blazers suffer two setbacks in Countryside League weekend
Post 171 ends season with 15-4 record
Betty L. (Powell) Shiflett
Michael Charles Brakefield
Jennie-O Turkey Store announces new hire
Tri-County Health Care scores well in national wellness initiative
Gray Horse Quilt Shop opening in Wadena
Larry's Family Pizza finishing extensive remodel
Star Tribune names NJPA a 2016 Top 150 Workplace
Alan Godage & Sundown to perform at Staples Music in the Park
Entertainment briefs - July 21 edition
Monroe Crossing to perform Friday at Spirit Lake
Interdisciplinary landscape artist to speak Friday
Menten, Nye & Max to perform at Staples Music in the Park
Pauly makes Dean's List at Bemidji State University
Births - July 14 edition
Hinojos makes dean's list at UM-Twin Cities
Berger makes dean's list at Normandale Community College
Be alert, it's election season
Letters - July 14 edition
What are the rules regarding cyclists?
Court rules that VA has been shortchanging veterans since 2009
Violent minority are sucking us in
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
Ruffie drumming counts up in Minnesota
Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
AgweekTV: Bringing Up Bison
Signs all point to a good fishing opener in area
July 1, 2016
Women arrested with 40 grams of meth, two children in vehicle
Two women were arrested for traveling with a large amount of meth in a vehicle while transporting two children. Authorities say they pulled over...
July 1, 2016 - 12:08am
June 18, 2016
Sheriff requests funding to keep drug agent
Wadena County Sheriff Mike Carr is asking county commissioners for funding to keep a drug officer in the county. Methamphetamine took off in...
June 18, 2016 - 12:08am
May 21, 2016
Four pounds of meth recovered in drug bust
A man is charged with felony drug possession after four pounds of meth was discovered in a package being delivered to a Wadena home. The Wadena...
May 21, 2016 - 12:08am
March 27, 2016
Rural Staples man arrested for alleged drug sales
A rural Staples man was arrested for alleged drug sales after a search warrant was issued March 15.
March 27, 2016 - 12:10am
March 25, 2016
No heroin seen yet in Wadena area
Heroin has been responsible for seven deaths and more than a dozen non-fatal overdoses in north central Minnesota over the past few weeks and while heroin hasn't been seen yet in Wadena County, local law enforcement say it's just a matter of time. Wadena County Sheriff Mike Carr said...
March 25, 2016 - 12:10am
December 20, 2015
Wadena man sentenced for meth and marijuana
Matthew Allen Kehn, 24, of 61264 County Road 50, Wadena, has been sentenced to prison for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime. A second felony fifth-degree drug charge was dropped in a plea agreement. According to court records, he was in a vehicle pulled over by Detroit...
December 20, 2015 - 12:08am
December 18, 2015
County attorneys criticize plan to slash prison terms for serious drug offenders
County prosecutors are coming out against a proposal to reduce guideline sentences for serious drug crimes, but criminal defense lawyers say the changes are needed. I truly believe our communities (especially in greater Minnesota) will be impacted by this legislative effort by...
December 18, 2015 - 12:08am
October 2, 2015
Four arrested for alleged meth crimes
Four people were arrested last Friday at a Wadena residence after a search warrant was issued for alleged methamphetamine sales and use. The...
October 2, 2015 - 12:10am
June 26, 2015
Task force agent taking drugs out of circulation
Wadena County's new drug task force agent is helping to get drugs off the streets. After receiving $72,544 from National Joint Powers Alliance's Innovation Funding Program, the Wadena County Sheriff's Office was able to hire a drug task force agent to oversee drug and violent crimes...
June 26, 2015 - 12:10am
May 2, 2015
Three arrested for allegedly selling meth at Wadena motel
Three people were arrested, including a Wadena motel manager, early Wednesday, April 22 for selling and distributing methamphetamine out of the...
May 2, 2015 - 6:26am
March 28, 2015
Six arrested in Staples drug bust Friday
Six people were arrested early Friday after officials executed four search warrants simultaneously in the city of Staples. It was in connection with an ongoing joint investigation on a methamphetamine distribution organization operating out of the city. The investigation was...
March 28, 2015 - 8:15am
March 23, 2015
Six arrested in Staples drug bust Friday
STAPLES - Six people were arrested early Friday after officials executed four search warrants simultaneously in the city of Staples. It was...
March 23, 2015 - 11:13am
October 3, 2014
Law enforcement seeks local task force agent
Before she joined the Wadena Police Department, Naomi Plautz worked as a regional task force agent, making undercover drug buys, executing search warrants and conducting surveillance. That was 16 years ago.
October 3, 2014 - 12:00am
December 4, 2013
Woman, husband caught shoplifting arrested for drug possession
The Wadena Police Department responded to Super One Foods to assist the Loss Prevention Officer Tuesday, Nov. 26, in an apprehension of a shoplifter that was out of control and they were struggling in the parking lot. When officers arrived they placed the female suspect, 38 year old...
December 4, 2013 - 10:04am
April 5, 2013
Drug raid leads to arrest
Search of a Motley home March 25 lead to the arrest of Donnel Mary Kist, 46, for probable cause possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and restricted individual possessing a firearm. Agents of the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force along with members...
April 5, 2013 - 10:59am