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Madhatters honors three area high school seniors for receiving scholarships
Family of shooting victim in far western Minnesota calls it a "prank gone wrong"
Ferguson arrested for possession of child pornography
Living History: Enget will retire in 2008, murder in New York Mills
Lewis Wins 25th annual Great American Think-Off
Shockers upend Pelican Rapids, stop Huntersville
Wadena Legion stomps Walker
Busy start to summer for Wadena-DC Babe Ruth Baseball
Wadena Legion takes second at Perham Tournament
Senior Woods finishes WDC golf career with unlikely trip to state
James "JJ" Wilcox
Operation Roundup grants awarded to local non-profits
Tri-County Health Care Auxiliary elects new leaders
Tri-County Health Care president/CEO to rappel off high rise for fundraiser
West Central Telephone membership elects two new directors
Redig joins Tri-County Health Care as emergency specialist
Entertainment briefs - June 22 edition
Wadena County Fair draws a crowd
Z and Greg will perform June 15 at the library
Entertainment briefs - June 15 edition
New York Mills author releases memoir
Birth announcements - June 22 edition
Caramel Apples with Bacon
Ridgewater College announces spring semester 2017 dean's list
Local students named to MSU- Moorhead's Dean's List
Newspapers still top choice for news
VA ID card wait time unknown
What are the road rules for skaters and rollerbladers?
Your letters - June 15 edition
CBO proposes to eliminate seven VA compensable disabilities
Fly fishing class slated for May 24, 31 and June 7
Time to drop the lines
Sports briefs - April 27 edition
Chalk up a pair for the Grants
Minnesota should see another good turkey hunting season
September 23, 2016
Progress made at Veterans Memorial Park
Work on the Wadena Veterans Memorial Park has been progressing in Sunnybrook Park. A new memorial wall was installed last week by Fergus Falls...
September 23, 2016 - 12:08am
September 9, 2016
Jury finds Wadena man guilty of sexual assault of young girl
A 43-year-old Wadena man was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl when she was 7 or 8 years old. Shane Anthony Spicer, 43, was convicted Wednesday on two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct after the jury deliberated for about six hours, according to the...
September 9, 2016 - 12:10am
August 14, 2016
Man gets prison sentence for stabbing death of former Wadena man
Nicolas Peralez Jr. showed little emotion during his sentencing hearing July 27 as family members of the man he fatally stabbed wept in a courtroom at the Grand Forks County Courthouse. The 37-year-old Grand Forks man faced life in prison for the October death of 31-year-old Joshua...
August 14, 2016 - 12:08am
July 22, 2016
Sunnybrook Park campground draws visitors from across the country
Just off Highway 10 on the east side of Wadena, campers spend days, weeks and even months at Sunnybrook Park along Whiskey Creek. "We get people...
July 22, 2016 - 12:08am
July 21, 2016
Highway 71 resurfacing begins south of Wadena to Bertha July 25
Motorists traveling Highway 71 between Todd Line Road, south of Wadena, and Todd County Road 23 in Bertha, may encounter workers, heavy equipment and delays as the road is resurfaced beginning Monday, July 25. Segments of Highway 71 will be reduced to a single lane from sunrise to...
July 21, 2016 - 8:20am
July 8, 2016
July Yard of the Month goes to the Condiffs
In just a few years, the Condiff property east of Wadena has been transformed into a peaceful sanctuary with several gardens throughout the yard....
July 8, 2016 - 11:58am
July 2, 2016
Police chief warns of fireworks safety
Lighting fireworks on the Fourth of July is often part of Independence Day celebrations but they can also be dangerous. Wadena Police Chief Naomi Plautz said that certain fireworks are legal to use in the city limits while others are illegal. "The simple description is if it leaves...
July 2, 2016 - 12:08am
July 1, 2016
Utility excavation uncovered three old fuel tanks
Three underground tanks were removed from property on north Highway 71 utilizing funding from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's Superfund....
July 1, 2016 - 12:08am
June 18, 2016
Bid awarded for Community Center Drive
The Wadena City Council awarded a low bid to Anderson Brothers Construction for improvements to Community Center Drive Because of the construction of the Wadena Hockey Arena, reconstruction of Wadena-Deer Creek High School and construction of the Maslowski Wellness and Research Center...
June 18, 2016 - 12:08am
June 12, 2016
Level three sex offender moving in Wadena
The Wadena County Sheriff's Department and the Wadena Police Department are announcing a community notification for a Level Three sex offender moving within the community. Christopher Austin Sharp, 26, has a history of sexual contact with female victims ages 15-adult. Contact included...
June 12, 2016 - 12:08am
June 11, 2016
Progress made at Veterans Memorial Park
Work on the Wadena Veterans Memorial Park has been progressing in Sunnybrook Park. A new design was made after it was discovered that the original...
June 11, 2016 - 12:08am
April 18, 2016
Young woman, dog dead after train accident in Wadena
A young woman and dog were struck by an eastbound train and killed shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday in Wadena. According to the Wadena County Sheriff's Office, a young female and dog were seen on the train tracks in town east of Highway 71. The train was stopped on the tracks after the...
April 18, 2016 - 3:53pm
City explains recent high utility bills
Wadena residents might have noticed higher than normal electric and water bills for February. Several factors came into play that resulted in the higher bill, including a longer billing cycle, colder weather and a rate increase. "The reading dates in January ended up being earlier...
March 18, 2016 - 12:10am
January 23, 2016
Wadena teen dies in two-vehicle crash north of Wadena
A Wadena teen died in a collision just north of the Wadena city limits Friday night. The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office reported Samuel Scott Kelderman, 17, of Wadena, was traveling southbound in a 2006 Chevy Impala on Leaf River Road when he lost control of his vehicle and collided...
January 23, 2016 - 11:57am
Wadena among communities across state in need of water improvements
Minnesota cities, especially small rural ones, ask the state for money almost every year to improve their sewage treatment systems. Same for...
January 23, 2016 - 12:08am