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Heavy rain leads to wash outs; Area still listed as severe drought
County approves funding part of SE Wadena project
Wadena County wanted - May 21 edition
WDC Class of 2015 recalls high school years
Bad day in the rain: Accident on Highway 10
WDC boys place third, girls finish fifth in Mid-State
Ross places fifth in Brainerd Invitational
Twins' break from big league baseball may finally be over
Late surge gives Raiders 14-2 win over Wolverines
Bulldogs hang Wolverines with 5-4 setback
Mary Lou Klemek
Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Visits
M State ranks in top 10 for investment
Paws & Prairie Animal Clinic opens on Highway 10
Wadena Chamber of Commerce Ambassador visits
17 Years: Wegscheid bids farewell as township supervisor
England Prairie grounds a step back in time
Entertainment briefs - May 21 edition
They're back, pitches!
WDC students enjoy free open swim at 'The Mas'
Entertainment briefs - May 14 edition
Birth announcements - May 14 edition
Local students graduate from Minnesota State University, Mankato
Strawberry Pretzel Salad
Hospice volunteers gather to celebrate life
Your letters - May 14 edition
Can you transport a shotgun over state lines?
VA accelerates deployment of nationwide opioid therapy tool
Take a second to learn about strokes
Your letters - May 7 edition
Water levels low: Boaters beware for fishing opener
Otter Tail County lakes should be active this weekend
April 22, 2012
Council discusses new city logo
The proposed Wadena city logos from Adventure Advertising generated a lot of comments, the majority of them to the effect that the city should stick with the present logo, according to City Administrator Brad Swenson and council members at the regular council meeting held April 10. The...
April 22, 2012 - 2:29pm
November 5, 2011
Preserving the Integrity of the Legacy Amendment
In 2008, Minnesota's voters approved the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Constitutional Amendment also known as the Legacy Amendment. I was in the Legislature and witnessed the debate as the amendment progressed through the legislative process and passed with significant support. Many...
November 5, 2011 - 9:30pm
October 2, 2011
your letters: Imagining a more perfect nation
We Americans are fond of asking, "Who is to blame for this economic morass we are in?" I ask, "Who has the best opportunity to fix the problem?" Determining the blame for our present financial difficulties is a useless endeavor. Was it the previous administration? The current one?...
opinion / letters
October 2, 2011 - 10:14pm
July 23, 2011
Minnesota agricultural exports up 22 percent in 2010
Minnesota exported $5 billion in agricultural products last year, according to figures released by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). This is an increase of more than $900 million from the 2009 total of $4.1 billion. It's the second time since 2008 ag exports have reached...
July 23, 2011 - 11:45am
July 10, 2011
Your letters: Do you need an apology
It amuses me to read from whiners from outside District 10 demanding multiple apologies (For liberals, one apology isn't sufficient.) from Sen. Gretchen Hoffman. (PJ, June 25, 2011: John Branstad, Madison Lake, Minn.) Perhaps liberals from California should be demanding an amplified...
July 10, 2011 - 9:33am
February 27, 2011
Public health director retiring
After 29 years of service with Wadena County, Public Health Director Karen Nelson gave a tearful resignation to the Wadena County Board of Commissioners. After 46 years of working in Public Health, Nelson plans to retire. The board unanimously approved, with regret, Nelson's resignation...
February 27, 2011 - 4:06pm
August 13, 2010
Tornado debris management site to close
Solid Waste Director Mike Hanan updated Wadena County commissioners of changes concerning tornado debris management. Beginning August 12, 2010, demolition debris hauled in by a commercial contractor was required to be dumped in an area separate from that area utilized by individual...
August 13, 2010 - 11:52am
August 6, 2010
Contract with MnDOT for radio communication pending
Wadena County Emergency Management Director Scott McKellep presented the board with a contract between Wadena County, Central Minnesota Regional Radio Board and the state of Minnesota through its Commissioner of Transportation for the design, procurement, construction and operation...
August 6, 2010 - 11:36am
March 12, 2010
Joint summer recreation remains a hot potato between school, city
The Wadena City Council tabled a scheduled discussion about the joint summer recreation program at its meeting Tuesday night due to the absence of two council members. City Administrator Brad Swenson recommended the council table the matter. "I think this is a very important discussion,"...
news / education
March 12, 2010 - 3:32pm
February 5, 2010
Youngbauer hired at planning and zoning
Zoning Administrator Deana Skov introduced new planning and zoning employee Linda Youngbauer to the county board Tuesday. Youngbauer was hired at grade 49 step 1 at $11.22 an hour starting Feb. 2.
February 5, 2010 - 2:49pm
County makes maintenance agreement with Staples
The Wadena County Board approved a maintenance agreement with the city of Staples. The city will provide winter snow and ice removal on County State Aid Highway 30 from Fourth Street to the junction of CSAH 2.
February 5, 2010 - 2:48pm
Highway department upgrades Web page
The Wadena County Highway Department page has been updated with the department's fax number, a five-year road plan map, the county's snow and ice policy and permit forms for moving, driving and utilities, Assistant Highway Engineer Jeff Adolphson informed the county board. The department...
February 5, 2010 - 2:45pm
December 18, 2009
County looks to cut more to prepare for unallotment
Wadena County commissioners scheduled an emergency department head meeting for Tuesday, Dec. 22 so they can trim another $123,000 from the 2010 budget to allow for proposed state unallotments next year. Auditor/ Treasurer Char West told commissioners the county's general fund would...
December 18, 2009 - 2:43pm