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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
Lakers swim past Cardinals 130-48
Pirates clip Eagles in five games
Bowling scores - Oct. 20 edition
State-ranked Pirates roar past Lions
Zimmer has charted a great course for his Vikings
Daniel "Danny" Schmidt
Margaret L. Garr
NJPA presents check to support regional veterans projects
Massage therapist joins Glamour Salon
Wadena student named intern at marketing firm
Paws & Prairie Animal Clinic expanding in Wadena
Cyber Cafe offers safe space for teens
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 20 edition
'Take a Walk on the Wild Side'
Brass quintet kicks off concert series
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 13 edition
Holweger graduates from basic training
Birth announcements - Oct. 20 edition
Sea Salt Caramel Apples
Changing terminology can make accepting end-of-life decisions easier
Clergy View: Thankful for the fingerprints of God
Your letters - Oct. 20 edition
New VA health care form removes barriers
Help needed for veterans in crisis
Must vehicles stop for pedestrians waiting to cross?
Your letters - 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
January 23, 2016
Local residents will meet to fight proposed pension cuts Saturday
Retired and active members of the Teamsters union are organizing to fight back against efforts to cut their Central States Pension Fund pension benefits by half or more. Local retirees have planned a meeting for 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at Hub 71 cafe in Sebeka. It's one of dozens...
January 23, 2016 - 12:10am
March 29, 2015
Fire destroys garage northeast of Sebeka
Menahga and Sebeka Fire Departments were called to a garage fire Wednesday afternoon, March 18 in Meadow Township, northeast of Sebeka. Upon arriving at the scene, the firefighters found an unattached garage fully engulfed by flames and a small grass fire, which appeared to be...
March 29, 2015 - 12:10am
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
March 3, 2014
Sebeka police chief arrested for DWI
A New York Mills officer cited Sebeka police chief Eric Swenson for suspicion of driving drunk Feb. 26. In his latest brush with the law, Swenson was pulled over about 11 p.m., New York Mills police officer Bruce Wangsness said Monday. The incident report won’t be released to...
March 3, 2014 - 8:28pm
July 25, 2013
Swenson speaks out: suspended Sebeka police chief says he plans to retire in 2015
Sebeka Police Chief Eric Swenson spoke only briefly during the public portion of the city council meeting to suspend him for 30 days last week, but in a half-hour phone interview Wednesday with the Pioneer Journal, Swenson opened up. He talked about how he's doing following the suspension,...
July 25, 2013 - 3:47pm
July 12, 2013
Sebeka police chief suspended after being cited for domestic assault
Chief of the Sebeka Police Department Eric Swenson has been suspended with pay by the city following his citation for domestic assault, which may violate Swenson’s probation for a prior misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. Sebeka Deputy Mayor Lowell Stewart said Monday that...
July 12, 2013 - 9:45am
May 17, 2013
Sebeka school transforms into relief shelter during Green Valley Fire
When a massive fire threatened the citizens of Menahga Tuesday evening, Sebeka Public Schools, the Red Cross and an assortment of average Sebekans stepped up to give shelter, food and comfort to their neighbors from the north, working late into the night and early Wednesday morning...
May 17, 2013 - 10:55am
January 19, 2013
There and back again; Group reflects on recent mission to Haiti
Although the Caribbean may be a popular spot for snowbirds hoping to get away from the tough winters up north, there's one island there that...
January 19, 2013 - 12:00am
August 28, 2012
Your Letters: Give a sound trouncing on Election Day
I am 74 years old and a lifelong Republican. Party affiliation was an easy choice for me as a young adult in the 1950s and 60s. In those days, it was the Democrats who were out of touch with reality.
August 28, 2012 - 10:42am
August 11, 2012
Sebeka man fails to register as sex offender second time
A predatory offender is facing a felony charge after a second offense of failure to register as such. Court documents said Darrell Wallace Dumpprope, 53, of Sebeka, failed to give written notice of his residence since his July 5 release from the Minnesota Correctional Facility of...
August 11, 2012 - 5:47pm
Warrant issued for predator with prior conviction
A warrant has been issued for a felony charge against Ricky Eldon Dague Jr., 29, of Sebeka, after he knowingly violated registration requirements for convicted sex offenders. According to court documents, an investigator made a compliance check Aug. 1 at an apartment listed as the...
August 11, 2012 - 1:59pm
Philip Blake Schmidt of Wadena to Amanda Rae McManigle of Wadena. Gregory LaVerne Greenwaldt of Bertha to Betty Marie Schumaker of Sebeka.
August 11, 2012 - 9:19am
Darin Ray Pikar, 26, Sebeka, windshield prohibitions.
August 11, 2012 - 9:19am
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
August 4, 2012
Sebeka Legion asks Wadena County for help
If the Sebeka Legion can't raise $22,000 in approximately 2 months, Wadena County will have to seize their building because of $85,000 in unpaid taxes. Deb Besett, manager, and Walt Schultz, former Legion commander, appeared before commissioners at the July 26 meeting to plead with...
August 4, 2012 - 12:00am