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Wadena County wanted - Dec. 1 edition
Weather changing some after school WDC activities
Wadena County senior companions recognized for service
Police Scanner-Dec. 1 Edition
Bowling scores - Dec. 1 edition
Volkmann earns multiple volleyball honors
Pirates geared up for strong basketball season
Crunch time here for the Vikings
Wolverines hope to shake off problems on court
Carol A. White
Three new providers have joined Tri-County Health Care
Wadena Insurance opens in downtown Wadena
Tri-County Health Care recognized as CALS hospital
Friendly Rider Ridership increasing as new service added
Wadena restaurant owners open restaurant in Perham
Winter reading program begins Jan. 2
Entertainment briefs - Dec. 1 edition
'Book as Art'
Wadena Christmas Festival is Saturday
Christmas in Wadena show returns this weekend
Christmas Rum Cake
Birth announcements - Dec. 1 edition
Life expectancy for person with advanced dementia hard to predict
Clergy View: What a difference a day can make
Area students win Northern Co-op Foundation scholarships
Your letters - Dec. 1 edition
What's the difference between careless and reckless driving?
Good news in the battle of the bulge
Veterans retired pay can be used in divorce, separation
Veeder: Feeding cows memorable in so many ways
Cougar pair spotted fighting in northern Minnesota
Deer harvest could reach 185,000
Minnesota deer facts
Outdoor briefs - Sept. 15
November 2, 2016
Drug agents seize meth and firearms; 3 facing charges
Three people face criminal charges following a drug bust in which authorities seized methamphetamine with a street value of about $1,000 and several firearms. The arrests on Friday at a rural Brainerd residence also resulted in two young children being placed in emergency foster care....
November 2, 2016 - 8:15am
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