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State gains 4,400 jobs in June
Their own 'little kingdom'
News briefs - July 20 edition
Vehicles collide on Highway 10
Perham man injured in motorcycle crash
Wadena-DC knocked off by Paynesville
Phillips' RBI single in the 12th lifts W-DC
Vikings must solve identity crisis in training camp
Vikings moving training camp to Eagan starting in 2018
Wadena-DC Babe Ruth advances to District Tournament
Delores "Dee" Lugert
Bernice "Bunny" Piepkorn
OB-GYN Beth Helgerson joins Tri-County Health Care
David Paulson Agency in Wadena joins North Risk Partners
Tri-County Health Care inWadena earns ACR accreditation
TCHC Foundation awards Marquardt-Prindle Scholarship
Weaver entertained full house at Book Ends event
Entertainment briefs - July 20 edition
Entertainment briefs - July 13 edition
Events happening at Sebeka Community Education
Friends of the Library golf fundraiser set for Aug. 18
Area students make dean's list at Bemidji State
Spicy Chicken Stir-Fry
We can celebrate freedom in Christ every day
Clergy view: True change happens within
Your letters - July 20 edition
Can you be charged for window tint for vehicle purchased at dealer?
VA veterans identification card issued with VA benefits enrollment
Your letters - July 13 edition
Do I need a front fender on my collector's car?
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
July 4, 2014
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
March 21, 2014
Wadena County transfers Friendly Rider, Volunteer Driver Program to Highway Department
Wadena commissioners voted March 11 to accept the recommendation of Social Services Director Paul Sailer and County Engineer Ryan Odden to transfer the Friendly Rider Transit Program and the Volunteer Driver Program from Social Services to the Highway Department, effective April 1....
March 21, 2014 - 12:00am
October 30, 2013
Wadena Board asks Region 5 to Help Create a County Economic Development Authority
By Rin Porter At the board meeting held Oct. 24, Wadena Commissioners asked Melissa Rademacher, Region 5 Economic Development Commission, to assist the board in following Minnesota Statutes 469, to create an Economic Development Authority. Commissioners invited Region 5 to send...
October 30, 2013 - 10:28am
Public favors one-half cent county sales tax, Wadena Board hears
By Rin Porter The Wadena County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on Oct. 21, at the Courthouse to give information to the...
October 30, 2013 - 10:21am
Arbitrator rules on Teamsters Local 320 and Wadena County contract is-sues
By Rin Porter Nearly 11 months after the county’s new labor agreements went into effect on Jan. 1, arbitrator Stephen F. Befort delivered his decisions on the unresolved issues between the county and its unit of 19 essential public safety employees represented by Teamsters Local...
October 30, 2013 - 10:19am
October 2, 2013
Wadena Board denies annual hauler license for City Sanitation
By Rin Porter Wadena County Commissioners learned Tuesday that City Sanitation – one of seven garbage haulers doing business in the county – is behind on paying its fees to the county, and may not have been bringing all Wadena County garbage it collects to the county’s designated...
October 2, 2013 - 11:07am
May 15, 2013
WCSO: 5 houses, 25 outbuildings lost in county from Green Valley Fire
Five houses and 25 outbuildings were destroyed by a wildfire known by officials as the “Green Valley Fire” in Wadena County alone, Sheriff Mike Carr said Wednesday afternoon.
May 15, 2013 - 5:06pm
September 8, 2012
County board drops courthouse security addition
After voting on June 26 to proceed with the design phase of the proposed Courthouse Security Addition (Option E), Wadena County Board members abandoned the project Tuesday. Instead of having workers add on to the front of the Courthouse, which would have included a metal detector...
September 8, 2012 - 12:00am
Wadena Board approves bids for highway projects
Wadena County Commissioners approved bid awards for two more road and bridge projects to take place this season, during the Aug. 23 board meeting PCI Roads, LLC, of St Michael, Minn., was the low bidder for a bridge remodeling project on CSAH 12 in Nimrod at Stigman Mound Park. They...
September 8, 2012 - 12:00am
Fairgrounds grandstand design approved
Wadena Commissioners unanimously approved a design for a new fairgrounds grandstand, during Tuesday's county board meeting. The new design was proposed by architect Tony Stoll of BHH Partners in Perham. The old grandstand was destroyed by the June 17, 2010, tornado that ripped...
September 8, 2012 - 12:00am
August 18, 2012
The numbers are in
About one in five registered voters in Wadena County weighed in on Tuesday's primary elections for county, state and federal offices. County...
August 18, 2012 - 12:00am
August 11, 2012
Prescription drug abuse on the rise
Prescription drug abuse has risen in the Wadena area in recent years, according to Wadena area law enforcement. Sgt./Investigator Naomi Plautz said prescription drug abuse is nothing new, and part of the reason people hear about it more is due to more publicity, but it has really...
August 11, 2012 - 1:59pm