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June 30, 2012
DEED results pushed back
June 30, 2012 - 12:00am
June 25, 2012
Photo by Cara Newberry
Rev. Del Moen and Mayor Wayne Wolden stand by with several excited youngsters as head coach  for the Minnesota Gophers, Tubby Smith, and Miss Wadena, Haley Anderson, cut a ribbon to finalize the dedication of Wadena's southwest park. Kids were so eager to utilize the new equipment that they crowded the park, getting in some playtime while awaiting Tubby Smith's arrival. The enthusiasm from Wadena youth merely illustrated a quote from speaker Christie Meier,:"Play is to a child wha...
Tubby Smith visits Wadena
June 25, 2012 - 5:15am
June 19, 2012
Tornado survivors tell their stories
June 19, 2012 - 10:31am
City council discusses tornado recovery options
June 19, 2012 - 10:30am
Photo by Rachelle Klemme
Rick Johnson of Wadena watches his granddaughter Izzy Johnson draw and cut paper at their new home. Rick and Gail Johnson rebuilt after the Wadena tornado totaled their original house. Two years later, they no longer see summer storms the same way.
Two years after two tornadoes
June 19, 2012 - 10:30am
June 11, 2012
"Once we've finally closed, around 70 employees will then be dismissed." 

- Davis Leino-Mills, OTWCAC executive director
A 'sad day' for Community Action
June 11, 2012 - 5:13pm
June 1, 2012
Submitted photo by Ryan Damlo
Ryan Damlo, left, son Cooper, wife April, daughter Kylie and storm chaser Reed Timmer hang out in front of the "Dominator 2", which Ryan said is similar to the storm chasing vehicle that cruised the streets of Wadena during the 2010 tornado. Ryan added that he was "starstruck" when he found out Timmer returned to the area Sunday to check on the weather.
Return of the storm chaser
June 1, 2012 - 7:06pm
May 30, 2012
Ryan Damlo, left, son Cooper, wife April, daughter Kylie and storm chaser Reed Timmer hang out in front of the "Dominator 2," which Ryan said is the same storm chasing vehicle that cruised the streets of Wadena during the 2010 tornado. Ryan added that he was "starstruck" when he found out Timmer returned to the area Sunday to check on the weather. Submitted photo by Ryan Damlo.
Photo of the Day: Return of the storm chaser
May 30, 2012 - 4:10pm
May 29, 2012
Photo by Dana Pavek, WDC Schools
Workers from Athletic Performance Solutions of Oak Park Heights, Minn., install the sub-flooring for the new WDC gym floor this week. The tongue-and-groove maple will be installed later in the week. The finish and stripping will continue in June, followed by the installation of bleachers that will seat 1,284. The new gymnasium can be partitioned into three courts, separated by curtains. A total of 20 basketball hoops hang from the ceiling.
Flooring, sidewalks added
May 29, 2012 - 1:26pm
May 22, 2012
Photo and cutline by Dana Pavek
Wadena-Deer Creek FEMA representative Bruce Boyne (left) gets an update on the progress of the new school's safe room construction Tuesday from Jesse Fiskewold, project superintendent. The safe room will be constructed according to FEMA guidelines, and will also be used as an additional gymnasium at the new school. Students and community members will use the area for physical education, athletic events and community functions.
Safe room
May 22, 2012 - 12:58pm
May 19, 2012
Photos by Dana Pavek
As the 73,000-pound cement panel is set, the east wall starts to take on a finished look.
WDC High School progress
May 19, 2012 - 5:00pm
May 1, 2012
Tornado watch in Wadena County
May 1, 2012 - 4:06pm
Tornado watch in Wadena County
May 1, 2012 - 12:00am
April 28, 2012
Photo by Dana Pavek/ WDC Schools
Wadena Deer Creek FEMA representative Bruce Boyne points to the area where the safe room will be located, adjacent to the new gym. Landwehr Construction began preparing the site on April 23, as scheduled. Decent weather conditions have benefited the start of this project as well as the school construction.
Work begins on WDC's multi-use safe room
April 28, 2012 - 3:38pm
April 2, 2012
Wellness Center makes Senate bonding version
April 2, 2012 - 10:48am
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