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Truckers Against Trafficking receives public awareness award
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Two generations share life experiences
WDC recognizes staff during National Autism Awareness Month
E-cig use in youth triples since 2014
Panthers keep Wolverines out of win column
Wangsness sparks WDC boys in Cardinal Invite
Do not let the first round hype fool you
WDC girls tie for sixth at Bemidji Invite
Raiders pummel Panthers in 12-1 victory
17 Years: Wegscheid bids farewell as township supervisor
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Friendly Rider drivers win safety awards
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Business briefs - April 9 edition
Actors find 'A Little Piece of Heaven'
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Beautiful Wadena: Part 1
Winnie and me: Regale toad known throughout community
Community dinners continue April 28
Heltemes recognized for outstanding cookie sales
Watermelon, Arugula, Feta and Mint Salad
Seventh graders read Earth Day booklets to elementary students
Fourth-graders present 'Living Wax Museum'
WDC band students participate in Northwest Region Band Festival
Does the Minnesota State Patrol use dogs within its agency?
President signs VFW federal charter into law
Why are trucks with loud mufflers ticketed when motorcycles are not?
VA benefits spending varies by state
Farmers hoping for rain
State record fish caught in Otter Tail County
April 14, 2012
1,600 acres burn south of Nimrod
Strong northwest winds pushed a wildfire across about 1,600 acres starting late Easter Sunday afternoon south of Nimrod. The number was upped from a previous estimate of 1,400 acres, not because the fire had burned more ground since Monday but because of a more accurate reading of...
April 14, 2012 - 2:53pm
Firemen work at Pizza Ranch
When the worst of the Nimrod Jeep Wildfire was over, the Wadena Fire Department had a pizza fundraiser to get to. "I was up all day [Sunday]...
April 14, 2012 - 2:53pm
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 the fire was 80 percent contained according to Ron Sanow, fire information officer for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The...
April 9, 2012 - 12:36pm
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March 24, 2012
Barn, garage burn in Huntersville Township
On Saturday, March 16, the Wadena County Sheriff's Office responded to a structure fire at 27177 360th Street in Huntersville Township. The homeowners were awakened by their dogs barking and upon investigating found their barn on fire, according to the sheriff's office. The fire...
March 24, 2012 - 5:17pm
Zosel home on Bryant catches fire
A fire started in the attic of a home on Bryant Avenue Southwest in Wadena Sunday, but no one was harmed in the blaze at 215 Bryant Ave. SW, the home of Jeane and the late Bob Zosel. "There was a lot of damage," Jeane Zosel said. At approximately 3:50 p.m. Sunday, March 18, the...
March 24, 2012 - 4:30pm
March 19, 2012
Zosel home on Bryant catches fire Sunday
A fire started in the attic of a home on Bryant Avenue Southwest in Wadena Sunday, but no one was harmed in the blaze. At approximately 3:50 p.m. Sunday, March 18, the house fire was reported to the Wadena Police Department. The home at 215 Bryant Ave. SW belongs to Jeane Zosel,...
March 19, 2012 - 1:49pm
March 17, 2012
Family unharmed after house fire in Verndale Thursday
On Thursday, March 8 around 10:30 p.m., the Verndale Fire Department was called to a house fire at 310 S. Farwell St. in Verndale. The house was a rental home to a family of eight, according to Verndale Police Chief Cory Carr. By the time firefighters arrived, at least one of...
March 17, 2012 - 2:54pm
March 16, 2012
Firefighters working to buy new Jaws
The Wadena Fire Department Relief Association is raising funds to purchase new Jaws of Life equipment which firefighters said is crucial to carry...
March 16, 2012 - 3:34pm
March 10, 2012
Feb. 25 Police responded to a report of a customer assaulting a clerk in a convenience store when the customer tried to exchange one brand of cigarettes for another brand, and the store clerk refused, citing a no-return policy on tobacco products. Feb. 28 The sheriff's office...
March 10, 2012 - 2:52pm
March 3, 2012
DC firefighters conduct controlled burn
The controlled burn of a vacant Deer Creek house the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 25 sent up an impressive billow of smoke and provided practice for the city's volunteer firefighters. Fire Chief Jerry Moen said they got a permit from the DNR, which lets them carry out controlled burns...
March 3, 2012 - 3:43pm
February 25, 2012
Dogs die in Wadena County fire
Three buildings and four to six dogs were lost in a fire in Wadena County Feb. 18. According to Wadena County Sheriff Mike Carr, Camp Canine had three outbuildings fully engulfed in flames by the time firefighters were summoned. Camp Canine is at 23457 130th Street. One of the three...
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February 25, 2012 - 3:28pm
January 21, 2012
Unoccupied house in Long Prairie destroyed by fire
The Long Prairie Volunteer Fire Department was paged at 2:52 p.m. to 22697 Gate Way Drive, an unoccupied house which was fully engulfed with flames upon arrival of the fire department. The Osakis Fire Department assisted with tankers and man power. All contents and structure were...
January 21, 2012 - 11:49am
December 18, 2011
House burns down outside Wadena
A house on Otter Tail County Road 75 west of Wadena burned down, but no one was home at the time of the fire Wednesday. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office said the fire was called in by a passing motorist around 10:13 p.m. on Dec. 14. The Wadena and Deer Creek Fire Departments,...
December 18, 2011 - 1:43pm
Menahga woman dies in house fire
A 91-year-old woman died in a 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 1 of...
December 18, 2011 - 1:41pm