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Overnight fire destroys rural Wadena home
Living history: Baxter escapee discovered here
Wadena PJ offered in E-PAPER format free through June 30
WDC students make fourth quarter honor roll
Wadena Legion takes second at Perham Tournament
Senior Woods finishes WDC golf career with unlikely trip to state
Late rally lifts Bluffton to victory
Local teams prep for wood bat tournament
Miron reaches the podium, W-DC boys advance
Mark Joseph Kern
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
Z and Greg will perform June 15 at the library
Entertainment briefs - June 15 edition
New York Mills author releases memoir
Entertainment briefs - June 8 edition
Author, Colin Mustful to speak at Wadena County Museum June 15
Ridgewater College announces spring semester 2017 dean's list
Local students named to MSU- Moorhead's Dean's List
UND releases honors lists
Blowers Chapel 'Operation Arctic' VBS grades K-6 June 18-22
Your letters - June 15 edition
CBO proposes to eliminate seven VA compensable disabilities
Can you get a DWI while riding a horse?
Beware of people with political shovels trying to deepen the divide
Your letters - June 8 edition
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
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
April 18, 2015
Bethel man injured after falling from tree stand
A Bethel man fell out of a tree stand east of Menahga Saturday, April 11. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office received the report at about 12:24 p.m. Emergency personnel responded to a wooded area in section 25 of Blueberry Township. John Hoversten, 71, had been in the process of...
April 18, 2015 - 12:10am
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