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Real ID bill passes first test in Minnesota House, but access at issue
It's now President Trump, vowing 'America First' in nationalist speech
Osberg to work on rural employment issues in Otter Tail County
Ross and Snyder selected as nominees for ExCEL Award
Speed limit to increase on Highway 29 west of Wadena
Bowling scores - Jan. 19 edition
Thursday Scorecard 1/19
Wheeler paces Wolverines in Minnewaska Round Robin
Glenz cans big trey in 50-46 overtime win
Wolverines post 65-57 PRC win over Trojans
Keith D. Davis Jr.
Steven M. Hoyhtya
Martha "Marty" J. Kohlmeyer
Over 100 attend NJPA's workforce conference
Tri-County Auxiliary raises record amount at annual holiday auction
Three new providers have joined Tri-County Health Care
Wadena Insurance opens in downtown Wadena
Tri-County Health Care recognized as CALS hospital
NYM Cultural Center hosts comedy music show Jan. 20
Ice in their veins: sleds will reach over 150 mph at state championships in DL
Acts of Solace Project seeking performers in Wadena
Author Lois Greiman visiting Wadena Saturday
'Hidden Figures' an Oscar-worthy film
Local students make dean's list at St. Cloud State
Area students make dean's list at University of Jamestown
Birth announcements - Jan. 12 edition
Area students earn honors at Central Lakes College
Your letters - Jan. 12 edition
Big laws need bipartisan support
What should go in car emergency kit?
Salonen: 'Hacksaw Ridge' foxhole scene brings hope
Minding Our Elders: Restructuring life after caregiving ends
Annual Menahga Family Fishing Derby is Jan. 21
Shout-out for Pout: New Minnesota state eelpout record is on the books
Chronic Wasting Disease found in two farm-raised deer
Cougar pair spotted fighting in northern Minnesota
November 18, 2016
Woman who took Alexandria squad car denied lower bond
A woman accused of stealing an Alexandria officer's squad car appeared in court on Monday, Nov. 14, where she asked Judge David Battey to lower her bail and grant her furlough time to pick up her mail. Judge Battey denied both requests. The appearance was intended to be Jennifer Hillard's...
November 18, 2016 - 12:10am
DL woman arrested for felony car theft
A Detroit Lakes woman is facing felony theft charges after allegation that she stole a vehicle. Billie Joe Stewart, 36, was arrested following...
September 18, 2016 - 12:08am
February 27, 2016
Man charged with felony theft at Wadena benefit
A man has been charged with two felonies after allegedly stealing money from a cancer benefit in Wadena in January. A criminal complaint was signed by the Wadena Police Department and issued by the Wadena County Attorney's Office to charge William Joseph Stushek, 47, of Brainerd with...
February 27, 2016 - 12:08am
January 22, 2016
Police investigating theft from cancer benefit
The Wadena Police Department is investigating a theft from a cancer benefit at the Wadena Elks Club Saturday, Jan. 9. Steve Hoyhtya was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in November, which has spread to his liver and brain. Friends and family organized a benefit for Jan. 9 to...
January 22, 2016 - 12:08am
January 14, 2016
UPDATE: Charges pending in theft from local benefit in Wadena
Update: The Wadena Police Department would like to thank all of those who helped identify the suspect in the theft from the benefit this past weekend at the Elks Club. Charges are pending in this case and details will be made available at a later date. Previous story: The Wadena Police...
January 14, 2016 - 10:35am
December 21, 2015
Avoid delivery thieves this holiday season
The USPS predicted that the agency will likely deliver more than 450 million packages to doorsteps and mailboxes this holiday season. The abundance of deliveries to front porches across the country can be jackpots for holiday grinches. Home surveillance video footage featured on...
December 21, 2015 - 12:08am
October 27, 2015
Detroit Lakes woman pleads guilty to felony theft
A Detroit Lakes woman accused of stealing about $143,000 from her employer has pleaded guilty to one felony count of theft or diversion of corporate...
October 27, 2015 - 12:10am
June 15, 2015
Wadena woman charged with felony theft
Cassandra Sue Steward, 44, of Wadena, is charged with theft - issuance of non-sufficient fund checks, a felony. The Wadena Police Department received reports that more than 51 checks ranging from $12 to $496 were allegedly written by Steward at many different stores and many different...
June 15, 2015 - 12:10am
May 17, 2015
Farm Service Agency employee charged with stealing loan money
A Verndale farm wife and program technician at the USDA's Farm Service Agency office in Wadena has been charged with stealing more than $100,000 through a loan scam she is charged with engineering. Michelle Richter, 43, processed 16 separate FSA loans ranging in amount from $1,389...
May 17, 2015 - 12:10am
August 2, 2012
Man gets jail time for New York Mills church burglary
Jeremy Dale Sommerland, 26, formerly of NY Mills, was sentenced for burglary and damage of property in the first degree. He will serve 51 days in Otter Tail County Jail, with nine days credited for time already served. Sommerland, a recent resident of Trent, S.D., had evaded law...
August 2, 2012 - 8:31pm
Former Sebeka councilman charged with kidnapping; allegedly spoke of murder-suicide
A former Sebeka city councilman has been charged with kidnapping and allegedly spoke openly about a murder-suicide plot. Randy Lee Pickar, 53,...
April 2, 2009 - 10:43pm
September 17, 2008
Ramsay guilty of clinic theft, ordered to pay $145,000
A Perham woman who admitted Monday to stealing from an eye clinic where she used to work may avoid jail if she repays what she took, a prosecutor said. Ruth Ann Ramsay, 51, pleaded guilty in Otter Tail County (Minn.) District Court to one count of theft. Perham Police Chief Brian...
September 17, 2008 - 12:00am