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Buffer strip law should present no problems locally
Avoidance of county spraying comes with a price
Crime report - June 22 edition
Ross crowned Miss Wadena 2017
Wadena Legion takes second at Perham Tournament
Senior Woods finishes WDC golf career with unlikely trip to state
Late rally lifts Bluffton to victory
Local teams prep for wood bat tournament
Miron reaches the podium, W-DC boys advance
Mark Joseph Kern
Operation Roundup grants awarded to local non-profits
Tri-County Health Care Auxiliary elects new leaders
Tri-County Health Care president/CEO to rappel off high rise for fundraiser
West Central Telephone membership elects two new directors
Redig joins Tri-County Health Care as emergency specialist
Entertainment briefs - June 22 edition
Wadena County Fair draws a crowd
Z and Greg will perform June 15 at the library
Entertainment briefs - June 15 edition
New York Mills author releases memoir
Ridgewater College announces spring semester 2017 dean's list
Local students named to MSU- Moorhead's Dean's List
UND releases honors lists
Blowers Chapel 'Operation Arctic' VBS grades K-6 June 18-22
Your letters - June 15 edition
CBO proposes to eliminate seven VA compensable disabilities
Can you get a DWI while riding a horse?
Beware of people with political shovels trying to deepen the divide
Your letters - June 8 edition
Fly fishing class slated for May 24, 31 and June 7
Time to drop the lines
Sports briefs - April 27 edition
Chalk up a pair for the Grants
Minnesota should see another good turkey hunting season
April 9, 2012
1,400 acres burn south of Nimrod, Minn.; fire danger still high
Strong northwest winds pushed a wildfire across more than 1,400 acres late Sunday afternoon six miles south of Nimrod. As of Monday morning...
April 9, 2012 - 12:36pm
January 6, 2012
Missing rural Todd County, Minn., woman found dead a quarter mile from her residence after husband reports her missing
A woman reported missing from Todd County was found dead Thursday afternoon. The Todd County Sheriff's Department and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension issued a crime alert Thursday morning after Maryann Biskey was reported missing by her husband.
January 6, 2012 - 8:57am
December 14, 2011
91-year-old Menahga, Minn., woman dies in house fire
A 91-year-old woman died in a house fire Tuesday in northern Wadena County. Evelyn Edith Anderson of rural Menahga was found deceased in her home just after noon on Dec. 13, the Wadena County Sheriff's Office said. Menahga firefighters were called to the structure fire in Section...
December 14, 2011 - 4:26pm
November 21, 2011
Investigators say trailer house fire earlier this month in Verndale, Minn., was arson
Investigators believe a fire this month in Verndale was arson, and they're offering a reward for the public's help in solving the crime. According to the Wadena County Sheriff's Office, a trailer house in the city of Verndale was on fire on Monday, Nov. 7, and the Verndale Fire Department...
November 21, 2011 - 9:08am
August 22, 2011
Car ripped in half in accident near Wadena, Minn.
A vehicle was ripped in half and a man was left in critical condition by a three-vehicle crash north of Wadena Sunday night. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, seven people were involved in the crash around 6 p.m. on U.S. Highway 71, about two miles north of Wadena. A 1992...
August 22, 2011 - 10:19am
July 19, 2011
Workers escape Wadena, Minn., fairgrounds building blown down in Tuesday morning storm; building first demolished in 2010 tornado
By Brian Hansel and Rachelle Klemme JR Construction owner Robert Weiher told his three-man crew to "get out of there" Tuesday morning and his...
July 19, 2011 - 1:56pm
May 9, 2011
Parkers Prairie, Minn., man killed in crash
A Parkers Prairie man is dead and another was seriously injured in a crash around 2:30 a.m. Sunday near Henning. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office reported Justin Hemmerlin, 24, was killed in the crash. He was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Robin Turchin, 23. The one-vehicle...
May 9, 2011 - 11:35am
March 8, 2011
California man arrested in Wadena as part of central Minnesota drug sweep
A California man was arrested in Wadena as part of a multi-state drug investigation. Guns, a large amount of methamphetamine and more than $150,000...
March 8, 2011 - 9:09am
January 21, 2011
Minnesota's Otter Tail County braces for flooding
High water table conditions, above normal rainfall over the past year, and heavy snowfall this winter may result in significant spring flooding in Otter Tail County. The Otter Tail County Emergency Operations Team is urging all residents to prepare for the possibility of significant...
January 21, 2011 - 3:45pm
December 17, 2010
Man wanted in Wadena, Otter Tail Counties in custody in Colorado
A Battle Lake man who allegedly slit the throat of a dog -- and threatened in 2006 to do the same to a Wadena-area woman -- is in custody after...
December 17, 2010 - 9:14am
October 29, 2010
The Great Pumpkin has arrived! WDC Students and Staff will try to guess the weight of the pumpkin that arrives every year at this time. Greg...
October 29, 2010 - 9:57am
September 28, 2010
5-year-old hit getting off bus
A 5-year-old girl was kept in a hospital overnight for observation after she was hit getting off the school bus in Verndale Monday night. According to the Verndale Police Department, a Wadena-Deer Creek school bus was dropping the girl off on Brown Street at 3:53 p.m. when she was...
September 28, 2010 - 8:52am
August 20, 2010
One killed in head-on crash near Menahga
One person was killed when a car and dump truck collided head-on Thursday night near Menahga. Dustin J. Berttunen, 28, of Menahga was the driver of the 1996 KW dump truck, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The name of the deceased driver of a 2004 Volkswagen sedan has not...
August 20, 2010 - 8:22am
Autopsy ordered for man found on Hwy. 210
Authorities have identified a man found lying in the road in Henning who later died at a hospital. The Henning Police Department said Dajun Timothy Honer, 31, was found injured, lying in the traffic lane of Minnesota Highway 210 within city limits around 3 a.m. on Sunday, July 18....
July 20, 2010 - 8:51am
July 9, 2010
Historical Society collecting tornado stories
"The Wadena County Historical Society would like to offer our sympathies to those affected by this tragedy," said Sandi Pratt, director of the Wadena County Historical Society. But Pratt said her group would like to preserve the history of this monumental event. "If you have any...
July 9, 2010 - 3:26pm