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Businesses seek solutions for aging rural workforce
Pedestrian killed by oil train identified as Detroit Lakes woman
Five injured when vehicle hits ambulance in western Minnesota
WDC students make 2nd quarter honor roll
Natural gas will now be offered in Deer Creek, Parkers Prairie
Saturday Scorecard 2/18
Friday Scorecard 2/17
Perham girls hoops outlast Verndale in overtime
WDC skaters to face No. 2 Alexandria in Section 6A quarterfinals
Thursday Scorecard 2/16
Gladys (Schmidt) Sagehorn
Carold Verner Anderson
Karvonen Funeral Home crematory addition is complete
Brunswick NYM employees rewarded for efforts
Over 100 attend NJPA's workforce conference
Tri-County Auxiliary raises record amount at annual holiday auction
Three new providers have joined Tri-County Health Care
NYM Cultural Center to host self-care session Feb. 25
Native Pride Arts Dancer Larry Yazzie to perform in Park Rapids
Elmer's Summer Melodrama Actor Auditions Set for Feb. 18
Author Candace Simar to be featured at Book Ends Saturday
Computer workshop set for Feb. 25 at Wadena library
Area students make dean's list at MSU-Moorhead
Jacobson graduates from the U of M Crookston
Clergy View: Jesus is alive and listening
Birth announcements - Feb. 9 edition
Area students graduate from NDSU
Who do I report illegal snowblowing to?
Let bonding bill really put Minnesota to work
Eligibility for VA Disability and SSDI
Minding Our Elders: Be smart, plan for your own care needs ahead of crisis
COMMENTARY: An early start for a strong Farm Bill
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 17, 2015
Severe Weather Awareness week a time to plan ahead
Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 13-17. Wadena County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management is reminding everyone that it is essential to plan ahead for Minnesota's severe spring and summer weather. An informed and prepared community helps reduce the risk and cost associated...
April 17, 2015 - 12:10am
April 12, 2015
UPDATE: Fire departments continue battling large wildfire into early morning hours
Several fire departments and the DNR continued to battle a large fire southeast of Aldrich into the early morning hours Sunday. The fire spread...
April 12, 2015 - 7:38am
April 11, 2015
County attorney to receive more office space
Wadena County commissioners approved additional office space for County Attorney Kyra Ladd so she can move ahead with hiring additional staff. The decision was made at a workshop Thursday, April 2. Commissioners gave approval for Ladd to hire a second assistant county attorney...
April 11, 2015 - 12:08am
April 5, 2015
Buildings lost in Friday night fire north of Wadena
Firefighters spent several hours Friday night battling a fire in Leaf River Township north of Wadena. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting a structure fire shortly before 10:30 p.m. Friday, March 27 in Section 29 of Leaf River Township. Several outbuildings...
April 5, 2015 - 12:08am
March 27, 2015
More county building projects proposed
Wadena County commissioners approved funding sources for the courtroom remodel project and will meet to discuss additional building projects at a special workshop next week. Commissioner Bill Stearns proposed funding the courtroom remodel project from several different sources,...
March 27, 2015 - 12:10am
Wadena County residents in oil train 'danger zones'
ST. PAUL -- The 2,790 Wadena County residents who live near railroad tracks carrying North Dakota crude oil should be prepared for a train accident, a state emergency management official says. "If you live by the train, people need to take some personal awareness of what's around...
March 27, 2015 - 12:08am
March 21, 2015
County moves ahead with courtroom remodel
Wadena County commissioners approved proceeding with a contract for a courtroom remodeling project at a special meeting Thursday, March 12. The project is projected to cost approximately $450,000. Bruce Schwartzman, architect for BHV Architects in Minneapolis, said that the estimates...
March 21, 2015 - 12:10am
February 20, 2015
Report finds Wadena County vulnerable to climate hazards
Drought. Extreme heat. Heavy downpours. Air pollution. Vector-borne diseases like tick-borne and the West Nile virus. Flooding. Those climate hazards present major challenges to the quality of life in Minnesota and Wadena County has some of the most vulnerable populations in the...
February 20, 2015 - 12:10am
October 10, 2014
County targets economic growth
Curt Kreklau doesn't view the tax abatement policy commissioners passed last month to entice businesses to build and expand in Wadena County...
October 10, 2014 - 12:00am
August 31, 2014
Sheriff Carr asks city, county for special deputy funding
Sheriff Mike Carr has asked Wadena County commissioners to help fund a special deputy position beginning in 2015 to be assigned to the West Central Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force. The request came during the Aug. 19 board meeting. The sheriff's proposal is for a deputy position...
August 31, 2014 - 12:00am
August 4, 2014
Wadena County responds to misuse of recycling containers
After hearing about continued misuse of the county's recycling containers by vandals, the Wadena County Board decided on July 22 to fight back with surveillance. Solid Waste Director Mike Hanan and Transfer Center Supervisor Tammy Ehrmantraut appeared before the board to describe...
August 4, 2014 - 12:00am
Committee: Wadena County should create economic development authority
To attract, improve and retain local businesses, Wadena County should create an economic development authority (EDA) and sign a contract with an existing agency to run it. That's the unanimous recommendation of a 13-member citizen committee. Wadena-Deer Creek superintendent Lee...
July 4, 2014 - 12:00am
May 30, 2014
Medical assistance enrollment spikes in Wadena County
-- BEGIN ARTICLE BELOW -- DO NOT REMOVE THIS LINE -- Medical assistance enrollment has increased 34 percent in Wadena County since the beginning of the year, due to implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Leota Lind, chief executive officer of South Country Health Alliance...
May 30, 2014 - 12:00am
May 24, 2014
Wadena County to sell Sebeka Legion
Commissioners handled a variety of important county business matters at their meeting May 13. Sebeka city attorney Jeff Pederson appeared...
May 24, 2014 - 12:00am
May 8, 2014
Wadena County hires Coordinator, Human Services Director
Wadena commissioners spent more than five hours discussing and debating which of the finalists for two top jobs should be offered the positions, and what salaries should be chosen to accompany the offers at a special meeting held May 2. First, the county board held a closed session...
May 8, 2014 - 12:00am