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New M State programs target business needs
Buddy Bench designed to help students advocate for themselves
Hee-haw! Donkey basketball makes for fun evening at WDC School
Wadena opens Christmas season with Nativity lighting
Capitol Chatter: Legislature by the numbers
Three Wolverines place in top four at Kaatz Memorial
Wolves overcome Wolverines 4-2
Ross, Wolverines topple Thunder 76-60
Tigers stop Blue Devils 3-0
Bowling scores - Dec. 1 edition
Three new providers have joined Tri-County Health Care
Wadena Insurance opens in downtown Wadena
Tri-County Health Care recognized as CALS hospital
Friendly Rider Ridership increasing as new service added
Wadena restaurant owners open restaurant in Perham
Betsy Nelson to discuss 'Tasting Minnesota' at second Book Ends event
Winter reading program begins Jan. 2
Entertainment briefs - Dec. 1 edition
'Book as Art'
Wadena Christmas Festival is Saturday
Christmas Rum Cake
Birth announcements - Dec. 1 edition
Life expectancy for person with advanced dementia hard to predict
Clergy View: What a difference a day can make
Area students win Northern Co-op Foundation scholarships
Your letters - Dec. 1 edition
What's the difference between careless and reckless driving?
Good news in the battle of the bulge
Veterans retired pay can be used in divorce, separation
Veeder: Feeding cows memorable in so many ways
Cougar pair spotted fighting in northern Minnesota
Deer harvest could reach 185,000
Minnesota deer facts
Outdoor briefs - Sept. 15
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