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Grass fire burns near Bluegrass
Fargo man accused of assaulting DL officer
Courts - April 30
Lynk asks for MCLU aid to challenge firing
Property Transfers and Marriages - April 30
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
Damlo steps into transit director position
Friendly Rider drivers win safety awards
Utecht shares stories of football, memory loss
Business briefs - April 9 edition
Actors find 'A Little Piece of Heaven'
Spring book sale slated for May 12-14
Entertainment briefs - April 30
Beautiful Wadena: Part 1
Winnie and me: Regale toad known throughout community
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'
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 18, 2015
Bethel man injured after falling from tree stand
A Bethel man fell out of a tree stand east of Menahga Saturday, April 11. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office received the report at about 12:24 p.m. Emergency personnel responded to a wooded area in section 25 of Blueberry Township. John Hoversten, 71, had been in the process of...
news / region
April 18, 2015 - 12:10am
August 12, 2014
Autopsy: Detroit Lakes woman died of strangulation
A Detroit Lakes woman whose body was found outside a Menahga home last month died of strangulation, according to her death certificate. Family members found 32-year-old Kelly Marie Lund dead in a tent on her brother’s lawn the morning of July 12. She had returned to her hometown...
news / state
August 12, 2014 - 6:35pm
January 2, 2014
Menahga couple loses everything in New Year's Eve fire
By Sarah Smith email@example.com A Menahga family is homeless after a New Year’s Eve fire burned their house to the ground. Diann and Ken Phillips watched Wednesday morning as flames continued to lick at the remains of the...
news / region
January 2, 2014 - 11:09am
January 18, 2013
Menahga Family Fishing Derby is Saturday, Jan. 19, on Spirit Lake
The 2013 Menahga Family Fishing Derby will be Saturday, Jan. 19. It runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Spirit Lake. More than $8,500 in prizes will be awarded. The grand prize will be a 2013 Ice Castle Fish House, drawn from the raffle winners at 3:45 p.m. A fish fry follows the event...
news / fishing
January 18, 2013 - 10:01am
September 8, 2012
Expired tabs lead to meth bust in Menahga
A Park Rapids man faces one felony drug-related charge after being stopped for expired tabs on his vehicle. A court documented statement of probable cause records that on Aug. 22, at approximately 7:34 p.m., Menahga officers observed a vehicle without current tabs in the city of...
September 8, 2012 - 12:00am
August 27, 2012
Menahga School puts cap on open enrollment
Menahga's open enrollment is being capped for the 2012-13 school year because of a dramatic influx of students. "It's a wonderful problem we have," said Menahga Superintendent Mary Klamm. "We feel really, really fortunate. If you can think of all the problems we could have, this...
August 27, 2012 - 11:30am
August 11, 2012
Darin Ray Pikar, 26, Sebeka, public nuisance, fees $190. Michael Alan Tanney, 21, Menahga, theft, local confinement (90 days, stayed 90 days for one year), adult probation (one year), fees $390. Jena Frances Morales, 19, Harvest, Ala., liquor under 21, probation to the court (six...
August 11, 2012 - 9:19am
Birth: July 25
July 25 - Melissa and Timothy May, Menahga, girl, Willow Ann May, 7 pounds, 7 ounces and 19.5 inches long, Tri-County Health Care in Wadena....
August 11, 2012 - 8:10am
August 4, 2012
Wadena County Wanted
Anthony John Norcross, 35, Ponsford, warrant: traffic. Scott Edward Carlisle, 38, Onawa, Iowa, warrant: disorderly conduct. Tracy Nicole Morgan, 27, Park Rapids, warrant: contempt of court. Juan Gabriel Garcia, 26, Brooklyn Center, Minn., warrant: contempt of court. Dawn...
August 4, 2012 - 12:00am
Kent Duane Hillukka, 18, Menahga, 70/60, fees $130. Patricia Cashman O'Reilly, 50, Minnetonka, 65/55, fees $130. Zachary Lee Neuenschwander, 18, Nevis, 75/55, fees $230.
August 4, 2012 - 12:00am
July 28, 2012
Jared Ray Halonen, 22, Menahga, disorderly conduct, reckless driving, uninsured vehicle. Joni Lee Schmitz, 36, Wadena, first degree DWI, driving restrictions. John William Butcher, 29, Ponsford, proof of insurance. Matthew Allen Clews, 19, Verndale, disorderly conduct. William...
July 28, 2012 - 8:27pm
July 21, 2012
Menahga girl struck by car
A 13-year-old Menahga girl was struck by a southbound car at 1:18 p.m. Saturday as she crossed U.S. Highway 71 in the city limits of Menahga. Samantha Wadsworth suffered non-life threatening injuries as she crossed the highway in front of a 2012 Dodge Journey wagon, driven by Brian...
July 21, 2012 - 12:00am
July 16, 2012
John Nieminen, 29, Pine River, seat belt, fees $115. Allen Dale Skaro, 61, Menahga, vehicle registration, fees $0.00. Daniel Ray Sharp, 44, Hunter, N.D., seat belt, fees $115. Dustin Carlisle Edelman, 24, Park Rapids, seat belt, fees $115. Jennifer Ann Knudson, 35, Wadena, seat...
July 16, 2012 - 4:50am
Jonathan Paul Rippentrop, 25, Menahga, object suspended between driver and windshield. Antonio Carlos Enriquez, 33, Wadena, (two counts) fifth degree sale of marijuana mixture, fifth degree possession of marijuana. Matthew Eugene Redmon, 25, Wadena (two counts) fifth degree sale...
July 16, 2012 - 4:50am
Car seat clinic to be held in Menahga
Todd-Wadena Healthy Connections will hold a car seat inspection clinic July 19, from 3-7 p.m. in the Menahga school parking lot, a press release sent to the Pioneer Journal said. Families are encouraged to take advantage of the free safety inspection. A car seat inspection typically...
July 16, 2012 - 4:45am