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Mayhem on I-94: Car theft suspect climbs on truck as traffic comes to halt
VFW honors Mehl and Becker with 'Teacher of the Year' awards
Emergency Service Personnel Recognized for Dedication to their Communities
Living History: JCPenney sale license is extended
Hutson recognized with international teaching award
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
Tigers hold Pirates at bay in 41-37 subsection tilt
Allen A. Nikkari
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
Birth announcements - March 16 edition
The seasons of dating and marriage
Area students named to NDSU dean's list
Humbly listen to God and one another
Your letters - March 16 edition
Phillips: 'Neighbors' columnist gets well-deserved kindness
Are colored well lights against the law?
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune
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
April 8, 2016
New county proposal moves attorney, corrections out of courthouse
Wadena County Commissioners have instructed BHH Partners to work on a preliminary design for a new county building to house the county attorney...
April 8, 2016 - 12:10am
March 26, 2016
County to consider two options for additional space
Wadena County commissioners will compare financial figures for two locations as they look for additional space to house county departments. At a special meeting March 17, commissioners briefly toured the existing courthouse then discussed the county's space needs. Space and facilities...
March 26, 2016 - 12:10am
March 11, 2016
County to share department head position
Ryan Damlo is now officially transit director for both Wadena and Becker counties. The Becker County Board made the move earlier this month....
March 11, 2016 - 12:10am
January 16, 2016
Environmental groups, DNR and R.D. Offutt to seek agreement on pines-to-potatoes study
Groups petitioning for an environmental review of a local potato grower's expansion into the pinelands in Wadena County and surrounding areas say they're willing to negotiate with the grower and state officials. The Land Stewardship Project, Pesticide Action Network and Toxic Taters...
January 16, 2016 - 12:10am
January 8, 2016
Sheriff Carr is first vice president of state association
Wadena County Sheriff Michael D. Carr moved from Second Vice President to First Vice President of the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association during...
January 8, 2016 - 12:10am
December 26, 2015
County looks at building renovation options
Space solutions continue to be discussed in Wadena County as departments in the courthouse are running out of room. Chad Bormann, Project Manager...
December 26, 2015 - 8:15am
October 3, 2015
Wadena County approves 2016 budget
The Wadena County Board has set the preliminary 2016 tax levy at a 3.5 percent increase. The levy was set at $8,300,246 in September. The final levy will be approved in December and can be decreased before that date. It can't be any higher than that amount. County commissioners...
October 3, 2015 - 12:10am
September 4, 2015
County mulling options to address space needs at courthouse
Wadena County commissioners continue to look at space needs at the courthouse and recently had another space needs analysis completed. Most...
September 4, 2015 - 8:15am
August 21, 2015
Growth in recycling forces Transfer Station expansion
Work started last week on a Wadena County Transfer Station expansion. "Our recycling numbers keep increasing and we need a more efficient...
August 21, 2015 - 12:10am
August 17, 2015
Suspect who fled from police caught after hiding out in deer stand
A two-day manhunt finally turned up a Park Rapids man considered dangerous and possibly armed in northern Wadena County. Hubbard County's...
August 17, 2015 - 8:15am
Violent storm rumbles through county
Cleanup was underway early this week following a major thunderstorm that produced strong winds, with gusts of 80 miles per hour or more, along...
July 17, 2015 - 12:10am
June 26, 2015
Task force agent taking drugs out of circulation
Wadena County's new drug task force agent is helping to get drugs off the streets. After receiving $72,544 from National Joint Powers Alliance's Innovation Funding Program, the Wadena County Sheriff's Office was able to hire a drug task force agent to oversee drug and violent crimes...
June 26, 2015 - 12:10am
June 23, 2015
'Ship of Gold' is finally found
The world's only true "Ship of Gold" and one of the smartest fugitives ever drew attention at the same place and time. The ship was the American...
June 23, 2015 - 12:10am
County approves funding part of SE Wadena project
Wadena County Board Commissioners approved $1.9 million in funding for the city of Wadena southeast infrastructure project using no local levy dollars. The project funding will come from the Wadena County municipal state aid construction account, which is managed by County Engineer...
May 23, 2015 - 12:10am
April 22, 2015
Avian flu detected in Wadena County commercial turkey flock
The highly pathogenic avian influenza was confirmed in central Minnesota for the first time Tuesday, while two other Minnesota counties reported additional flock detections Tuesday, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. A commercial turkey flock of 310,000...
April 22, 2015 - 4:45pm