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Human remains found near Brainerd may be man missing since 2014
Police Scanner-March 23 Edition
Carlson elected Seventh Judicial District Chief Judge
Minnkota Health Project receives $25,000 grant from Otto Bremer Trust
WDC schools on soft lockdown
Bowling Scores-March 23 Edition
Seniors set to lead Raiders into track season
Wolverines have positions open for new fastpitch talent
Wolverines have five state qualifiers back for 2017
Sports briefs - March 23 edition
Marjorie Ann Fraki
Assisted living facility construction moving along quickly
Tri-County Health Care offering new acid reflux procedure
Tri-County Health Care earns ACR accreditation
Minnesota Valley Irrigation celebrates 25 years
Wadena Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors present awards
'A Band Called Honalee' to perform timeless music of the '60s
Author Mary Casanova packs 'em in at Book Ends event
Entertainment briefs - March 16 edition
Gallery exhibit honors women's artwork and advocacy
Young country music star to perform in Wadena
The boundaries of Moses' Law
Birth announcements - March 16 edition
The seasons of dating and marriage
Area students named to NDSU dean's list
Minding Our Elders: Family members may feel guilty about missing the passing
Can police make traffic stops in unmarked vehicles?
No phone call in the vehicle is worth the pain
Your letters - March 16 edition
Phillips: 'Neighbors' columnist gets well-deserved kindness
Lack of snow means burning restrictions will happen soon
Tulibee dominate catch in Brainerd Jaycees Extravaganza
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
January 30, 2017
Fighting fraud: Tips to avoid being the victim
FARGO — The numbers are alarming. It's difficult to turn on the television without hearing stories of people falling victim to fraud. "Every...
January 30, 2017 - 8:42am
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