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Three children killed in mobile home fire in Carrington
Defying the odds: Minnesota woman delivers baby that wasn't expected to live
Delays, new forms and more: Get ready for 2017 tax season
Detroit Lakes woman identified in fatal train accident
Wadena Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors present awards
Friday Scorecard 2/24
Thursday Scorecard 2/23
Tuesday Scorecard 2/21
Pirates push PRC record to 11-1
Local deer numbers pretty impressive
Alfred E. Breid
Marjorie L. Johnson
Karvonen Funeral Home crematory addition is complete
Brunswick NYM employees rewarded for efforts
Over 100 attend NJPA's workforce conference
Tri-County Auxiliary raises record amount at annual holiday auction
Three new providers have joined Tri-County Health Care
Wadena County Historical Society announces spring programs, starting with Living History Day Saturday
NYM Cultural Center to host self-care session Feb. 25
Native Pride Arts Dancer Larry Yazzie to perform in Park Rapids
Elmer's Summer Melodrama Actor Auditions Set for Feb. 18
Author Candace Simar to be featured at Book Ends Saturday
Jacobson graduates from the U of M Crookston
Craig sisters make dean's list at University of St. Thomas
Huotari receives honors at Vermilion Community College
Birth announcements - Feb. 16 edition
Pesto Quinoa Salad with Walnuts
Doggone it, that policy decision was stupid
Tax burden for Minnesota retired veterans
Letter: Don't disparage hard-working, productive Americans
Who do I report illegal snowblowing to?
Let bonding bill really put Minnesota to work
Lack of snow means burning restrictions will happen soon
Tulibee dominate catch in Brainerd Jaycees Extravaganza
Annual Menahga Family Fishing Derby is Jan. 21
Shout-out for Pout: New Minnesota state eelpout record is on the books
Chronic Wasting Disease found in two farm-raised deer
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