Skip to main content
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
Margaret L. Garr
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
Wadena County board
August 30, 2014
County board, architects agree on courthouse remodeling schedule
Bruce Schwartzman, architect from BKV Architects, Minneapolis, appeared before the Wadena County Board along with colleague DuWayne Jones at a special meeting held Aug. 21.
August 30, 2014 - 12:00am
August 25, 2014
Wadena commissioners begin 2015 budget work
It's budget time again. Wadena commissioners kicked off the 2015 budget development season on Aug.
August 25, 2014 - 12:00am
August 23, 2014
Wadena County can't hire an auctioneer for the land sale after all
Well, it was a good idea, but it's not gonna happen. Auditor/Treasurer Judy Taves and County Attorney Kyra Ladd told commissioners at their...
August 23, 2014 - 12:00am
August 15, 2014
County may hire auctioneer for tax forfeited land sale Sept. 6
Wadena commissioners are considering hiring a professional auctioneer to conduct the Sept. 6 tax-forfeited land sale at the courthouse. More than 90 parcels of land are slated to be up for sale that day. The parcels include city lots, 40-acre plots, 80-acre plots and many more....
August 15, 2014 - 12:00am
August 3, 2014
Wadena commissioners rebuff plan for replacing HVAC equipment
At the July 24 work session, commissioners reacted with skepticism to County Coordinator Curt Kreklau's attempt to present a plan for replacing the county's 45-year-old heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment. Kreklau worked with the Minnesota Dept of Commerce...
August 3, 2014 - 12:00am
July 28, 2014
No agreement yet on MnDOT lease for Wadena County transit facility
After four months of negotiation, there is still no agreement on the terms of the lease that MnDOT and Wadena County will eventually sign for the newly remodeled County Transit Facility next to the Highway Department. The building, formerly used as a retail vehicle repair shop,...
July 28, 2014 - 12:00am
July 26, 2014
Wadena County Board approves tornado lot tax abatement plan
By a 3 to 2 vote, the Wadena County Board approved a plan to offer 10-year tax abatements to owners who build residential housing on any of 29 lots in southwest Wadena, beginning this year and continuing until Dec. 31, 2016. The plan was proposed by City of Wadena officials last...
July 26, 2014 - 12:00am
July 19, 2014
County begins budget process for 2015
Wadena County commissioners had their first discussion July 8 regarding the budget they must set for 2015. A preliminary budget and levy calculation must be completed and sent to the State of Minnesota by Sept. 15. Commissioners were in general agreement that county department...
July 19, 2014 - 12:00am
July 8, 2014
County taps reserves to pay for dispatch consoles
The Wadena County Board agreed in a unanimous vote June 24 to lend about $271,000 from the general fund to the sheriff's office for new dispatch consoles, the last major upgrade to its communication system. In 2008, when it began the transition to ARMER, the state's 800 megahertz...
July 8, 2014 - 12:00am
June 22, 2014
Wadena Board ok's court remodel project
After more than 10 years of discussing, delaying, getting architect plans, rejecting those plans, hemming, hawing, etc., on June 10 the Wadena County board finally approved a plan to remodel county courtrooms and bring them up to current Minnesota court standards. The plan, fashioned...
June 22, 2014 - 12:00am
June 15, 2014
Wadena Board reduces scope of court remodel project
Wadena commissioners heard an updated report from BKV Architect Bruce Schwartzman on June 9 on the estimated costs of the court remodeling project that has been on the books for about 10 years. The project was brought back to life after Commissioner Jim Hofer talked with Schwartzman...
June 15, 2014 - 12:00am
April 19, 2014
AFSCME Council 65 applies to represent Social Service employees
At the April 8 Wadena County Board meeting, Interim Social Services Director Steve Reger told commissioners that he has received a Maintenance of Status Quo Order from the Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services (BMS) requiring Wadena County "to preserve existing conditions and promote...
April 19, 2014 - 12:00am
April 18, 2014
Wadena Board interviews five county coordinator candidates
The Wadena County Board of Commissioners spent five hours on April 14 interviewing five candidates for the new position of county coordinator. Human Resources Consultant Cheryl Goettig coordinated the interviews, greeted the candidates, supervised their completion of required paperwork,...
April 18, 2014 - 12:00am
April 14, 2014
Wadena commissioners tour Highway Dept’s remote shops
Wadena commissioners held a special meeting on March 25 to take part in a “road tour” of the Highway Department’s five garage shops located...
April 14, 2014 - 10:08am
Wadena Commissioners decide on temporary office for county coordinator
After months of discussion and indecision, Wadena County commissioners have settled on where to place the new county coordinator temporarily when he or she is hired and begins work on May 1. During a strategic planning meeting held March 25, commissioners considered several locations...
April 14, 2014 - 8:07am