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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
The Reverend Lloyd C. Kallevig
Regina M. Klimek
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
September 18, 2016
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