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August 4, 2012
Photos by Rachelle Klemme
John Steffenson stocks ice cream in the frozen foods section after the arrival of a new Wednesday morning shipment. Verndale Grocery and Treasures Too, owned by Wadena County Developmental Achievement Center, opened July 12.
Verndale residents gain grocery store
August 4, 2012 - 12:00am
Gloria Junker, 
director for WCCRP
WCCRP 'not going down'; Crisis workers seek
August 4, 2012 - 12:00am
Photo by Rachelle Klemme
Janice Aagard, treasurer for Wadena County Relay for Life, sets up silent auction items at Mid-Central Federal Savings Bank Tuesday morning, in anticipation of the Aug. 10 event at Sunnybrook Park. Aagard herself is a cancer survivor.
Relay for Life set for Aug. 10
August 4, 2012 - 12:00am
July 31, 2012
Photo by Rachelle Klemme
Don Niles of Wadena, left, and Al Doty of Royalton, Minn. view Jaws of Life equipment presented by Jason Wright of the Wadena Fire Department during the TCHC Block Party July 17. Firefighter Brent Johnson (not pictured) said July 25 the fire department is trying to raise $17,000 for new Jaws of Life equipment, and as of that day they raised $14,011 with the hope to get $2,989 in time to order in August.
Firefighters nearly done with Jaws of Life fundraising efforts
July 31, 2012 - 11:30am
July 28, 2012
Photo by Brian Hansel
The former Leaf River Ag Service building in Wadena started coming down Tuesday morning. Doing the demolition work is Forest River Salvage of Fordville, N.D. The building was badly damaged by the tornado that hit Wadena in June, 2010.
Wadena residents give council feedback on townhome project
July 28, 2012 - 5:40pm
Former Bertha branch manager sentenced for embezzlement
July 28, 2012 - 9:15am
Photo by Rachelle Klemme
Gary Bolenbaugh of Wyoming, Minn. was one of many MS TRAM bicyclists settling in Wednesday late morning at Sunnybrook Park during the Wadena stop of the event, which featured a route from Bemidji to Alexandria July 22-27. MS TRAM is a fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The event's website states, "Movement is something many of us take for granted, but for people living with MS movement isn't a guarantee."
Biking for a cause
July 28, 2012 - 9:04am
Gloria Junker, director of Wadena County Crisis and Referral Program, holds Tigger the therapy cat.
Center in crisis: Wadena referral program to be shut down
July 28, 2012 - 8:44am
Photos by Brian Hansel
Carpenters Justin Cameron, left, and Andy Pomeroy construct a Woodplay Outback 5 play set Tuesday on the Jon and Shelly Snyder farm near Wadena. The play set is a gift from the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Make-A-Wish Foundation smiles on one young Wadena boy
July 28, 2012 - 8:44am
July 21, 2012
Photos by Rachelle Klemme
Isaac Heppner slides down one of the inflatables. Tri-County Health Care's Summer Block Party was held Tuesday in its west parking lot. TCHC President Joel Beiswenger said they had a better than expected turnout, and they were likely to make the block party an annual event.
TCHC Block Party
July 21, 2012 - 12:00am
Community Action office opens in Wadena
July 21, 2012 - 12:00am
School board members, union negotiators going to mediation
July 21, 2012 - 12:00am
Wadena County Commissioners hear numerous budget requests
July 21, 2012 - 12:00am
Photos by Rachelle Klemme
Artists and musicians gather at one of the tables at the "Proper English Tea" fundraiser for The ArtsPlace in Wadena, themed around Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. The ArtsPlace is the new name for the arts center, located in the downstairs of the Bernauer Building on 114 S. Jefferson St. From left, Mim Maas, Cheryl Prindle (hidden), Janice Snyder, Miss Wadena 2012 Halley Maas, Lisa Winter and Mary Moen.
Locals celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee with English tea
July 21, 2012 - 12:00am
Scott Dau
Farmers hope for more rain, less heat
July 21, 2012 - 12:00am