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Sheriff's office reports high number of calls about unsecured livestock wandering onto roads
WDC students gain hands-on learning in school greenhouse
Big meth bust lands Detroit Lakes man in prison for nearly 13 years
Wadena County wanted - Oct. 20 edition
Living History: Schmitt heads to state tourney
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 20 edition
'Take a Walk on the Wild Side'
Brass quintet kicks off concert series
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 13 edition
Outdoor briefs - Sept. 15
State pheasant forecast both good and bad
Shooting sports highlight for Forkhorn Field Day
Pheasant harvest shows 41 percent increase
State waterfowl season to begin Sept. 24
July 15, 2016
Firefighters extinguish attic fire in downtown Wadena
A fire that started in a downtown Wadena attic Tuesday night was quickly extinguished, with no additional damage reported. The Wadena Police Department was dispatched to 206 ½ Jefferson Street South at 9:39 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 for a possible attic fire. Officers arrived to the scene...
July 15, 2016 - 12:08am
May 30, 2016
Gas pump explodes at Detroit Lakes Cenex
A gas pump explosion at the Detroit Lakes Cenex had emergency crews scrambling early Monday evening. Just before 5 p.m. the Detroit Lakes Fire...
May 30, 2016 - 12:08am
May 3, 2016
No burning today as DNR issues Red Flag Warning
Wadena County is included in a Red Flag Warning issued by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for today, Tuesday. No burning permits...
May 3, 2016 - 3:43pm
January 30, 2016
Fire destroys residence in Compton Township
A house and garage owned by Randy Mills of Wadena was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon in Compton Township of Otter Tail County. The Otter...
January 30, 2016 - 12:10am
December 12, 2015
Reward being offered for suspected arson at Alber's Realty
The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a suspected arson case at Alber's Realty in Wadena. The Wadena Police Department, along with the State Fire Marshal's Office, is offering a $5,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a fire...
December 12, 2015 - 12:08am
April 19, 2015
Timber Roots fire: one building damaged
April 19, 2015 - 12:10am
April 18, 2015
Fast moving fire contained southeast of Aldrich
Several fire departments and the DNR worked much of Saturday night and into the early morning Sunday to contain a fire southeast of Aldrich....
April 18, 2015 - 12:10am
March 23, 2015
Barn lost to fire Saturday
A barn was a total loss after a fire Saturday afternoon in Orton Township, Wadena County. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office responded to a structure/barn fire on Bunny Hill Road in Orton Township about 4:25 p.m. Saturday, March 14. Deputies arrived on scene and learned the barn's...
March 23, 2015 - 12:08am
October 11, 2014
Blaze destroys unoccupied NYM home
No one was home when a fire destroyed a New York Mills trailer early Monday morning. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office,...
October 11, 2014 - 12:00am
August 17, 2014
Fire destroys unoccupied vehicle
Fire destroyed an unoccupied vehicle Monday morning northeast of Sebeka. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a vehicle fully engulfed in flames on County Road 23 near 280th Street Northeast. The Sebeka Fire Department extinguished the fire, which caused...
August 17, 2014 - 12:00am
July 4, 2014
Rural Todd County home burns to the ground
Fire flattened a rural Todd County home Friday. The owners, Rich and Connie Runston, were camping near Brainerd when they got word their home northeast of Bertha was a total loss. "There was nothing left," Rich Runston said. "The only thing we've got are the clothes we brought...
July 4, 2014 - 12:00am
May 23, 2014
After year of rebuilding, scars of wildfire remain
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- "She was a hot one!" Russ Knowles said as he recalled watching a raging wildfire blow past his Wadena County home, taking...
May 23, 2014 - 12:00am
April 15, 2014
Wadena County fire burns several acres in state forest, causes minimal damage
A grass fire burnt several acres near a home in Lyons State Forest Tuesday afternoon, searing the vinyl siding off of a shed but doing no other...
April 15, 2014 - 6:26pm
April 7, 2014
Fire on Jefferson
Luke Manderschied of the Wadena County Sheriff's Department talks with a Wadena fireman from the window of a second story apartment Monday afternoon...
April 7, 2014 - 3:58pm
March 1, 2014
Family survives Wadena house fire
A single father and his two teenage children escaped a fire that destroyed their home along Highway 71 on the southern edge of Wadena Saturday...
March 1, 2014 - 7:59pm