Skip to main content
Seven Wadena businesses in way of Hwy. 10 reconstruction
Asbestos abatement, color committee, part of elementary remodel work
Weekly crime report - April 19 edition
Wadena County wanted - April 19 edition
Two injured in motorcycle accident near Menahga
Whitetail Run gearing up for 2018 season
Wolverines blast Staples-Motley in opener
Wadena-DC boys win third straight indoor meet, girls finish sixth at Foley
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Gopher Road Trip coming to Perham
Stephen "Steve" Papillon
Jeanette Irene Guyton
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Sebeka Fire and Rescue receives TCHC Foundation grant
Wadena SWCD establishes priorities for 2018
Wadena County DAC day program faces seven percent cut
Farmers, ag suppliers bracing for busy planting season
Kathleen Novak to visit Wadena for Book Ends
Northern Lights Chorale concerts coming soon
Minnesota poets to read at Wadena County Historical Society April 19
Entertainment briefs - April 5 edition
Entertainment briefs - March 29 edition
St. Huberts church hosting Harvest Festival Oct. 28
God may be an easy target, but he's a strong one
The cost of being a disciple
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Ask A Trooper: How do troopers help people with opioid addiction?
Veterans: VA Compensation/Care for Project 112/SHAD
Veterans: 3K-5k National Personnel Records Center military records restored weekly
Ask A Trooper: What is the length limit for loads off the rear of a pick-up?
Letter: Thankful for Good Samaritan
Public comment sought on Minnesota’s first deer plan
Time to call in those longbeards is coming soon
Return of cold weather doesn’t mean ice is safe
Why are good duck numbers not translating to good hunter numbers?
Count your blessings and your birds
Maddison Caroline Hendershot
Ethan James Johnson
Ellie Marie Karlson
Josiah Alvin Barnes
April 4, 2015
'Tornado lots' ready for building
Signs on the edge of town advertise tax-free residential lots available in Wadena. Now that spring in the air it's the start of construction season. The tax-free lots are located in the southwest section of town where an EF-4 tornado tore through Wadena, ripping up homes. This...
April 4, 2015 - 8:15am
September 19, 2014
September 19th Severe Weather
On the evening of Friday September 19, a few storms moved in from southern Manitoba, and one quickly became severe. A Tornado Warning was issued...
September 19, 2014 - 10:05pm
June 20, 2014
City grants tax breaks to spur 'tornado lot' development
Vacant lots, some with driveways to nowhere, dot Wadena's southwest side, eerie reminders of the darkest day in the city's history. Almost...
June 20, 2014 - 12:00am
August 29, 2013
Tornado hits Wadena Monday, no damage reported in county
Tornado sirens sounded on the streets of Wadena Monday night as the National Weather Service issued several tornado warnings for Wadena County. According to the NWS website, at 8:15 p.m. a local spotter took video of a brief funnel cloud touchdown 100 yards northwest of the intersection...
August 29, 2013 - 3:37pm
January 12, 2013
Missionaries to visit Assembly of God
Wadena Assembly of God will hold a special service 10 a.m. Sunday with missionaries Mark and Anjali Jones. The Jones' have ministered for 10...
January 12, 2013 - 12:00am
October 30, 2012
Science Museum Wadena Days set for Nov. 16-18
The Science Museum of Minnesota invites residents of Otter Tail and Wadena counties, areas hard-hit by the biggest tornado outbreak in Minnesota's history in June 2010, to see the new "Tornado Alley" Omnitheater film for free during Wadena Days on Nov. 16-18, according to a press...
October 30, 2012 - 2:54pm
September 13, 2012
Wadena awarded DEED grant for wellness center
The Wadena Regional Wellness Center project was awarded $4.2 million from the DEED Capital Projects Grant Program, making Gov. Mark Dayton's final choices today (Thursday). "We are extremely ecstatic," Mayor Wayne Wolden said. The award amount was short of the $4.625 million asked...
September 13, 2012 - 11:13am
September 5, 2012
A school of their own
There wasn't an empty seat in the house Wednesday evening, as community members, students and staff flooded into the new Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High...
September 5, 2012 - 5:28pm
August 28, 2012
Give it up for the gold and blue!
To say the least, this has been a busy summer at WDC, and I am sure the frantic moves and shifting of school items will continue until all staff and students are settled into their new spaces in the next few months. Will the new high and middle school open on Sept. 4? Oh, yes. Will...
August 28, 2012 - 11:01am
New school, same spirit
Aug. 17 turned out to be a beautiful Friday; one I felt couldn't be spent entirely indoors. So I decided to take my work outside for a bit. The new Wadena-Deer Creek School has really been taking shape, and I figured the blue skies would make for good pictures of the building. I...
August 28, 2012 - 10:42am
August 11, 2012
A trip through the Wadena multiverse
Wadena is a small community with good hunting land, a golf course and an ice arena home to hockey enthusiasts. Sitting on the intersection of...
August 11, 2012 - 10:51am
July 28, 2012
Wadena residents give council feedback on townhome project
Wadena City Council members and Compton Township officials got feedback from a few local residents regarding the annexation of a proposed townhome...
July 28, 2012 - 5:40pm
July 21, 2012
Community Action office opens in Wadena
The local Community Action agency now has an office in downtown Wadena. Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership quietly opened its 311 S. Jefferson St. location Tuesday. Staff members were unpacking office equipment in the morning. "We are very excited," Dana Patsie of Childcare...
July 21, 2012 - 12:00am
July 16, 2012
Dedication of new WDC Middle/High School set for Aug. 29
The dedication of the new Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School on Aug.
July 16, 2012 - 3:05am
June 30, 2012
DEED results pushed back
Although Wadena city officials and staff were timely in their completion of a grant application, they will have to wait longer than expected to hear the results. The Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) grant application for the Wadena Regional Wellness Center...
June 30, 2012 - 12:00am